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  • Tinker Reservists to return from Southwest Asia

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here are scheduled to return home today after supporting deployed air operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, against ISIS. An additional group of Airmen is scheduled to return from deployment on Sunday, Feb. 19.
  • Tinker Airmen grant wishes for Veterans

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- For the 21st year in a row, Airmen from Tinker stepped forward to support the residents of the Norman Veteran's Center by delivering gifts and spreading a little Christmas cheer during their annual Christmas party Dec. 22, 2016.   The Air Force Reserve-run program, dubbed “Angel Tree,” strives to fulfill Christmas
  • Photo Story - Tinker Citizen Airmen Deploy to Turkey

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Ninety-four Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here departed for a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to support Operation Inherent Resolve with KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support.   The group of Reserve Airmen, made up of a mix of operations and maintenance group professionals, is one of
  • Veterans Center Angel Tree party to be held Dec. 22

    Reservists and their families at Tinker are scheduled to visit the Norman Veteran’s Center at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 22 to celebrate the holidays with our nation’s heroes. Everyone is invited to join the 21st Annual Angel Tree party celebration and to help reach the goal of raising $1200 for the Veterans’ field trip fund before the Dec. 19 deadline.
  • Reservist finds niche, one brushstroke at a time

    Across time, a hobby can transform into a passion. For one creative Citizen Airman here at Tinker, his hobby of painting has taken him on a journey across the globe, gaining him notoriety along the way.
  • Operation Holiday Spirit: Helping our own

    Operation Holiday Spirit’s 18th annual celebration took place Nov. 5, with attendees enjoying a traditional steak dinner--cooked and served by our own 1st Sgts.--before jumping into the excitement of fundraising bidding wars and raffle prize selections. OHS is an auction that raises funds for Reservists within the 507th Air Refueling Wing who may need a little extra financial support during the holiday season. First time attendee, Staff Sgt. Karen Zuest, 507th Force Support Squadron knowledge operations manager, was impressed with the event.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vice wing commander arrives

    Air Force Reserve Command officials announced this month Col. Dana N. Nelson has been selected as the new vice wing commander for the 507th Air Refueling Wing here. Nelson last served as an individual mobilization augmentee to the Chief, Air Advisor Branch, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Maryland. She arrived at Tinker Sept. 7, and is now serving as