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  • Word from the birds

    Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing former commander, and Col. Michael Parks, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, sit down to talk about leadership, first impressions and wing vision Nov. 6, 2020, at TInker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Mary Begy)
  • Okies welcome new wing commander

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Col. Michael Parks succeeded Col. Miles Heaslip as the commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here in a change of command ceremony Nov. 8, 2020. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Pennington, 4th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony, which took place at 9 a.m. in Hangar 1030.  Col. Parks, who is currently active duty
  • Okies say farewell to commander, vice

    Reservists, friends and family bid farewell to both the vice commander and commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here Oct. 21 and Nov. 5, respectively, commemorating their service to the wing with final flights operating the KC-135R Stratotanker. Col Esteban "Esty" Ramirez, 507th ARW vice commander, retired after nearly 30 years of service and more than 5000 flight hours as a command pilot. Ramirez joined the 507th ARW in December 2019. Col Miles Heaslip, commander, will go on to serve at 4th Air Force Headquarters at March Air Reserve Base, California, and served as the 507th ARW commander from June 2018-November 2020.
  • 507th ARW November enlisted promotions

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Promotions from the 507th Air Refueling Wing enlisted ranks are:MASTER SERGEANTJon Dubler, 507th Air Refueling WingJames Frey, 507th Air Refueling WingTECHNICAL SERGEANTBryan Russell, 507th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronAnthony Martinez, 507th Civil Engineer SquadronNeil Seunath, 507th Maintenance GroupLavon Lehman,
  • Commander addresses Reserve Mobility capabilities at A/TA 2020

    Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, highlighted Total Force integration, the Reserve’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Reserve’s unique weather reconnaissance, aerial spray and aerial firefighting missions during the Airlift/Tanker Association’s 52nd annual convention, symposium and technology expo this week. This year’s event was held virtually due to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns.
  • HQ RIO releases full IR survey results

    Headquarters Readiness and Integration Organization’s vision continues to be making it easy for Individual Reservists (IRs) to serve.  In addition to the 40 plus improvements we’ve made to get after that vision, we launched an IR survey and I am grateful for the feedback we received.    How satisfied are you serving as an IR?  How often do your
  • Reservists must stay focused on PII breach reduction during ‘new normal’

    For most Reserve Citizen Airmen, partial or full-time telework has become the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since telework poses a slew of potential information security risks, Reserve Command officials are encouraging all members of the Reserve team to stay focused on Personally Identifiable Information breach reduction while working from home.
  • AF Reserve Tuition Assistance Update

    Department of the Air Force officials recently announced a reduction in tuition assistance benefits from $4,500 to $3,750 per fiscal year. This change, however, applies only to the military tuition assistance program (MilTA) and does not impact the Reserve tuition assistance program (ResTA).
  • 507th ARW October enlisted promotions

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Promotions from the 507th Air Refueling Wing enlisted ranks are:MASTER SERGEANTTrevor Hardesty, 507th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronBrett Stroud, 507th Maintenance GroupBradford Long, 72nd Aerial Port SquadronAdam Sanders, 72nd Aerial Port SquadronTECHNICAL SERGEANTGabriel Fields, 507th Civil Engineer SquadronWalter
  • Brown and Bass discuss PT tests, empowering Airmen and leading during pandemic

    In addition to the discussion of fitness and testing, the session also touched on issues ranging from the force’s resilience and mental health, to how the Air Force will cope with budget uncertainty this fall and winter, diversity, and how to reshape the service to confront peer adversaries, among others.