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  • New maintenance platforms to increase safety, decrease inspection time

    The 507th Maintenance Squadron received and installed new KC-135 maintenance platforms here Jan. 14, designed to increase safety and efficiency while completing Isochronal Inspections (ISO). These new platforms which are approximately 1,500 square feet, spanning the length of a KC-135 wing are also designed to decrease the ISO fly to fly time,
  • Reserve JAG earns Bronze Star

    A 507th Air Refueling Wing staff judge advocate was awarded the fourth highest combat decoration, the Bronze Star for leading detainee operations in Afghanistan for 12 months. Maj. Jack Spencer served as the Chief of Detainee Operations to the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force, Kabul, Afghanistan, from September 2011 to October 2012. As the
  • Over 130 Reserve Airmen deploy to Southwest Asia

    More than 130 Reserve Airmen said goodbye to their families, friends and civilian employers here Jan. 7, as they deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Air Refueling Operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.The reservists will support a broad spectrum of air refueling missions coming in and out of the area of operations. "The
  • 507th Civil Engineer Squadron gets new commander

    Lt. Col. Patricia Pettine assumed command of the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron from Lt. Col. Brian Stahl during a ceremony here Jan. 5, 2013. Pettine, a Dearborn, Michigan native comes to the 507th CES with an extensive background in civil engineering. She began her Air Force civil engineering career on active duty serving at Schriever and Eielson
  • Highly skilled dance performed at 25,000 feet

    When most people think about skillful dancing, the thought of a couple moving gracefully across a dance floor comes to mind. If you are part of the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling crew, you're probably picturing two planes less than 50 feet apart bouncing around at 25,000 feet while trying to connect a refueling boom into what appears to be a golf
  • Another snowstorm moves in

    An unexpected snowstorm blew in for the second time in less than a week, making outside work conditions around the 507th Air Refueling Wing very difficult. The whiteout conditions combined with the frigid temperatures brought work to a halt on the flight line as workers are not able to get outside to take care of daily tasks.After enduring months
  • Reserve and Guard Airmen spread holiday cheer to disabled veterans

    Reserve and Guard Airmen treated over 300 area disabled veterans to Christmas gifts, food and holiday cheer at the Norman Veterans Center Christmas party December 21.The program, better known as Angel Tree, is run every year by members from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 137th Air Refueling Wing and 513th Air Control Group supporting the veterans
  • New program prepares recruits for Air Force Basic Military Training

    Twenty two Air Force Reserve enlistees took part in the new Development and Training Flight (DTF) program here designed to ease civilians into Air Force life. New recruits awaiting Basic Military Training (BMT) have the opportunity to take part in this program, the first of its kind for the 507th. It's designed to give newly enlisted Airmen the
  • Operation Holiday Spirit a big success

    The Del City American Legion was alive with activity here Nov. 30, as Reserve and Guard Airmen raised over $34,000 for military families in need at the Operation Holiday Spirit (OHS) annual charity fund raiser. This year marks the 14th year of Operation Holiday Spirit, where members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 513th Air Control Group and 137th
  • Air Refueling over the skies of Louisiana

    A 465th Air Refueling Squadron crew refuels a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster from the 172nd Airlift Wing over the skies of Louisiana on November 29. The 465th ARS crew conducted over 45 minutes of refueling with the Mississippi ANG unit.
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