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  • Colonel gives deployers tips for getting in the door to civilian jobs

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Chief Master Sgt. Linda Sparks was looking to take the next step in her career as a federal civilian employee when she returned from a 6-month Air Force Reserve deployment to Iraq, she said.She was among those who took a federal job resume writing class at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event July 19-21 to learn more about
  • 171st Successfully Tests LAIRCM System

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing tested the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) Gen 3 missile defense system here on May 25, 2018. The LAIRCM is designed to protect the KC-135 Stratotanker and other aircraft from surface-launched Infrared (IR) guided missiles.
  • From Scott to Scotland: Okies fly ambulance in the sky

    The 507th ARW has a fleet of eight KC-135 Stratotankers, which are used mostly for aerial refueling in operations worldwide, but the aircraft can also transform into emergency rooms in the sky to provide lifesaving in-flight patient care during a crisis.
  • Reserve firefighters train in Southwest Asia

    More than 50 deployed Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participated in an emergency response exercise Aug. 11, 2017, to practice teamwork skills of a new rotation of Airmen within the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.
  • Painting unveiling helps commemorate AF Reserve history

    Celebrating 100 years of Reserve Airpower, Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, an Air Force artist from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, unveiled a painting at the 2016 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous event October 1, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
  • Stabilizing the fleet

    Members of the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work together to guide a vertical stabilizer onto a KC-135 Stratotanker following rudder and stabilizer repair Sept. 27, 2016. The twosquadrons worked together to complete the task, normally performed at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. (U.S. Air
  • Okies on display at Africa Aerospace, Defence Expo

    WATERKLOOF AIR FORCE BASE, South Africa -- A team of Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron here and the 507th Maintenance Group here took part in the Africa Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2016 in South Africa, Sept. 14-18, as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the partnership between the two nations. The Airmen worked alongside
  • Security Forces gets new commander

    Lt. Col. Richard Ropac, 507th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Ricky Martin II, new commander of the 507th Security Forces Squadron, at his assumption of command ceremony Sept. 11, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Martin has served in various capacities to include: nuclear security, presidential support,
  • Climbing for freedom

    Okie firefighters from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron hike up the stairs of the fire training tower Sept. 11, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., during their 7th annual fire climb, held to honor the victims and heroes who perished on that day 15 years ago. Every year, Reservists climb up and down the fire-training tower to complete the 18
  • Resident "Okie" takes command

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Col. Douglas E. Gullion took command of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here April 2, 2016, at a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander. Gullion served as the 507th Operations Group Commander here for 18 months before taking command of the wing from Col. Brian S. Davis. Flournoy