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  • 507th KC-135 Stratotanker gets a bath

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Harris, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief rinses soap off the belly of a KC-135 Stratotanker which was scheduled for its routine wash on May 5, 2013 in the hangar also known as the fuel barn.Aircraft go through a general wash cycle of 180 days unless they are sent into more corrosive environments. Depending on the kind
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing members take part in Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    Master Sgt. Chris Bohannon of the 507th Command Post sporting bib number 3408 participates in his very first marathon. He ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Sunday April 28, 2013. Bohannon, who said running a marathon was on his bucket list, managed to finish the marathon in a very respectable time of just over five hours and escaped with only
  • The Inspection team you've never heard of

    The 1st Aviation Standards Flight is a small team of reservists performing critical inspections to ensure aircraft take off and land safely, not only at Tinker Air Force Base, but locations all over the globe. The 24-member flight, located at the Federal Aviation Administration center at Will Rogers World Airport is a little known part of the 507th
  • U.S. Air Force's only reserve AWACS unit receives a new commander

    Lt. Col. Brent Vander Pol assumed command of the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron, the Air Force's only reserve Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) squadron, in an April 5 change of command ceremony presided by 513th Air Control Group Commander, Col. Jeffrey McGalliard. Vander Pol comes to the 970th AACS from the 513th Operations Support
  • 507th, 137th ARW conduct emergency evacuation exercise

    Members of the 507th and 137th Oklahoma Air National Guard Air Refueling Wings fuels shops tested their emergency evacuation response skills and teamwork here March 20. The exercise is an annual requirement allowing contributors to the wings' joint emergency extraction plan to see if their written requirements translated into workable plans when
  • 1st ASF NCO saves Cessna crew after crash

    A 1st Aviation Standards Flight reserve technical sergeant is being hailed as an angel in waiting after he and a co-worker saved two Cessna 421 crew members from their burning wreckage at Fort Worth Spinks Airport on September 12, 2012.Tech Sgt. Brent Castleberry, 1st ASF was performing routine maintenance on the approach lights at the airport when
  • Air Force reservists and retirees eligible for TRICARE

    WASHINGTON - TRICARE has affordable healthcare programs available for all Air Force Reserve retirees - including "gray-area retirees" and actively-participating Air Force reservists, no matter what orders they are on.Reservists that retire before age 60 are eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage while they are in the "gray-area." This is the
  • "The Aviators" comes to Tinker, highlights KC-135, E-3 missions

    A crew from the popular television series "The Aviators" came to here on March 20-21, 2013 to highlight the KC-135 Stratotanker and the E-3 Sentry missions for an upcoming episode airing this fall.The film crew of four spent two days at Tinker filming the KC-135 and E-3 missions in order to highlight the guard, reserve and active duty components
  • Security Manager of The Year awarded to members of the 507th Security Forces Squadron

    Two members of the 507th Security Forces Squadron received the 72nd Air Base Wing 2012 Security Manager of the Year Award during the Tinker AFB quarterly security manager meeting held here on Feb 20, 2013.Master Sgt. Eric Kiddie and Tech. Sgt. Ricky Buettner received the award for going above and beyond their normal security manager duties, while