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Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the OKC Bombing. Of the 168 victims, two were Airmen stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. Their legacy continues—We will always remember. #OKCBombing

Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the OKC Bombing that took place on April 19, 1995. The 18th Annual OKC Memorial Marathon will be held April 29th, 2018. See sign up info for the Run to Remember below: #Okies #507ARW #OKCbombing #runtoremember

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The official magazine of the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, the On-final, took 3rd place in the 2017 Air Force media contest, PDF category. Click here to read the award winning edition: http://www.507arw.afrc.af.mil/Portals/143/Documents/OF/2018/April%202018%20On-final.pdf?ver=2018-04-07-111016-910

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Congratulations to these outstanding Airmen for being awarded Airman and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2017, April 8, 2018, at Tinker Air Force Base. Senior Airman Preston Baker, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, won in the Airman category, while Staff Sgt. Kirk Godfrey, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, won in the NCO category.

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Read how the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron joined forces with the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base to accomplish Aeromedical Evacuation training for Air National Guard Airmen.

Here’s how you can learn more about your Civilian Employee Benefits and Entitlements.

Welcome to Commander’s Call.

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The 72nd Aerial Port Squadron hosted their annual ‘Port Dawg’ rodeo today at Tinker Air Force Base, where Reserve Citizen Airmen can showcase job skills and teamwork in the spirit of friendly competition. Watch the time lapse video below as a Reserve Citizen Airman uses a forklift to transport a football.

The 72nd Aerial Port Squadron hosted their annual ‘Port Dawg’ rodeo today at Tinker Air Force Base, where Reserve Citizen Airmen can showcase job skills and teamwork in the spirit of friendly competition. Watch the time lapse video below as a Reserve Citizen Airman uses a forklift to transport a football.

Posted by 507th Air Refueling Wing on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Watch as Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 72nd Aerial Port Squadron navigate a course at Tinker Air Force Base today as part of their annual ‘Port Dawg’ rodeo; a competition designed to showcase job skills and teamwork within the unit.

Watch as Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 72nd Aerial Port Squadron navigate a course at Tinker Air Force Base today as part of their annual ‘Port Dawg’ rodeo; a competition designed to showcase job skills and teamwork within the unit.

Posted by 507th Air Refueling Wing on Sunday, April 8, 2018

The April 2018 edition of the On-final is released! Click the link below to see news and happenings within the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base:

http://www.507arw.afrc.af.mil/Portals/143/Documents/OF/2018/April%202018%20On-final.pdf?ver=2018-04-07-111016-910

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Good morning Citizen Airmen. The roads are very slick this morning. Reasonable late reporting is acceptable. Please drive safely.

Good morning, Okies! Click the link below to see a video KOCO 5 News made of the Blue Angels refueling with a 507th ARW KC-135R Stratotanker March 19, 2018, while they were on their way home to Florida.

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Brig. Gen. Thomas has announced the 2017 Air Force Media Contest winners. Congratulations to all the winners!

The 507th ARW On-final magazine won 3rd place for PDF publication, and the Tinker Air Force Base Tinker Takeoff won second place for printed publication! See all winners below:

Printed Publication
1. The Airlifter - 09.01.2017, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Delaware
2. Tinker Take Off - 12.15.2017, 72nd Air Base Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
3. The Air Pulse - 12.14.2017, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

PDF Publication
1. The Air Pulse - 08.31.2017, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
2. Seagull - 08.24.2017, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis ANGB, Massachusetts
3. On-Final - 08.06.2017, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

Storyteller of the Year
1. SSgt Danny Rangel, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

Graphics Categories

Digital Art
1. SrA Damon Kasberg, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
2. SMSgt Andrew LaMoreaux, 137th Special Operations Wing, Will Rogers ANGB, Oklahoma
3. Mr. Kent Bingham, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill AFB, Utah

Identity Design
1. Mr. David Perry, 75th Air Base Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
2. SrA Damon Kasberg, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
3. SrA Dennis Hoffman, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado

Layout & Design
1. Mr. Joshua Plueger, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
2. SrA Damon Kasberg, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
3. 1st Lt Nathanael Callon, 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

Animation
1. Mr. Justin Weisbarth, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wrigth-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. MSgt Kelly Collett, Air National Guard Trainging and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee
3. A1C Tybee Hurst, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida

Military Graphic Designer of the Year
1. SrA Dennis Hoffman, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado

Civilian Graphic Designer of the Year
1. Mr. Joshua Plueger, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Print Categories

Media Campaign Plans
1. 432nd Wing, Creech AFB, Nevada
2. 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Korea
3. 137th Special Operations Wing, Will Rogers ANGB, Oklahoma

Information Story
1. SrA Robert McIlrath, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. SrA Delano Scott, 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
3. Mr. Benjamin Newell, 66th Air Base Group, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Feature Story
1. SrA Lane Plummer, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2. SrA Kelsey Tucker, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
3. SrA Chandler Baker, 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Commentary
1. SSgt Austin Harvill, 31st Fight Wing, Aviano AB, Italy
2. 1st Lt Lauren Linscott, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan
3. SSgt Brittany Cannon, 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri

Blog Post
1. MSgt Mike Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee

Photojournalism
1. SrA Dennis Hoffman, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado
2. SrA Ryan Conroy, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida
3. SrA Damon Kasberg, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

*New Writer of the Year
1. SrA Kaylee Dubois, 633rd Air Base Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia

Military Writer of the Year
1. SrA Jordyn Fetter, 11th Wing, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

Civilian Writer of the Year
1. Mr. Kenji Thuloweit, 412th Test Wing, Edwards AFB, California

Photo Categories

Operational Photo Series
1. SrA Valerie Halbert, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2. SSgt Leah Ferrante, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
3. SSgt Ryan Callaghan, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia

Training Photo Series
1. SSgt Jensen Stidham, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
2. SSgt Andrew Lee, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-H, Hill AFB, Utah
3. SSgt Marianique Santos, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. (Syracuse)

Picture Story
1. SSgt Marianique Santos, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. (Syracuse)
2. Mr. Samuel King, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida
3. TSgt Larry Reid Jr., 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

News Photo
1. TSgt Zachary Wolf, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia
2. SSgt Jordan Castelan, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
3. SrA Dennis Hoffman, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado

Feature Photo
1. SSgt Matthew Bruch, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
2. SSgt Jonathan Snyder, 52nd Fight Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
3. SrA Jeremy Mosier, 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Portrait
1. SSgt John D. Strong II, 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
2. SSgt Alexander Riedel, 36th Wing, Anderson AFB, Guam
3. SSgt Andrew Lee, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-H, Hill AFB, Utah

*New Photographer of the Year
1. A1C Alexander Cook, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona

Military Photographer of the Year
1. SSgt Marianique Santos, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. (Syracuse)

Civilian Photographer of the Year
1. Mr. Samuel King, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida

Video Categories

Short-form Production Video
1. Always Forward: A Tuskegee Airman’s Testament, 673rd Air Base Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2. AFRL/RX: Principal Expert in Materials & Manufacturing for the Air Force 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 4th Fighter Wing Mission Video, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina

Long-form Production of the Year
1. Night Flight, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
2. Hurlburt Field Safety Video, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Operational Videography
1. TSgt Wendy Day, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
2. SrA Nathaniel Stout, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
3. SSgt Jael X. Laborn, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

Training Videography
1. A1C Thomas Barley, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
2. A1C Johnathon D. Wines, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. SSgt Michael S. Hughes, 180th Fighter Wing, Swanton ANGB, Ohio

Multimedia Product
1. SSgt William Blankenship, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2. SMSgt Ralph Branson, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker International Airport, Ohio
3. SSgt Jamal Sutter, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

Video Story
1. Mr. Kenneth Raimondi, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2. MSgt Carl Clegg, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint NGB, South Carolina
3. A1C Cassandra Johnson, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

Video Spot
1. A1C Jerreht Harris, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, New Mexico
2. MSgt Carl Clegg, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint NGB, South Carolina
3. SrA Kristin Cerri, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

Video Series
1. TSgt Jeffrey Curtin, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2. SSgt Carly Thompson, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
3. MSgt Carl Clegg, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint NGB, South Carolina

*Audio Product
1. SrA Susan Lee, AFN Kunsan, Kunsan AB, Korea
2. A1C Julian Kemper, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Neveda
3. A1C Phillip M. Guadiana-Gomez, 36th Wing, Anderson AFB, Guam

*New Videographer of the Year
1. A1C Caleb Pavao, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Military Videographer of the Year
1. MSgt Carl Clegg, 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint NGB, South Carolina

Civilian Videographer of the Year
1. Mr. Sean Schroeder, 502nd Air Base Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Music Categories

*Live Recording Instrumental
1. Lorraine, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. Rolling Thunder, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California
3. Flying Fiends Centennial, USAF Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

*Live Recording Vocal
1. Skylark, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. That Old Black Magic, USAF Band of the West, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
3. None So Beautiful, The United States Academy Band, Peterson AFB, Colorado

*Studio Recording
1. Liminal, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. First Light, The United States Academy Band, Peterson AFB, Colorado
3. Cloudburst, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.

*Large Instrumental Composition or Arrangement
1. MSgt John Bliss, Breaking Barriers, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. TSgt Jeremy Martin, Blue Horizons, United States Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois
3. A1C Bradley Green, Flourish for Flight, United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia

*Small Instrumental Composition or Arrangement
1. A1C Bradley Green, Dona Nobis Pacem, United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
2. A1C Ian O'Beirne, Trust Autumn, United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California
3. TSgt George Father, Red River Valley, United States Air Forces In Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

*Jazz Instrumental Composition or Arrangement
1. MSgt Ben Patterson, A Shade of Jade, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. SSgt Nathan Heald, Besame Mucho, United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California
3. TSgt Ryan Leatherman, Stablemates, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

*Original Popular Song
1. When They Come Home, Max Impact, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
2. This Flag, Max Impact, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washignton, D.C.
3. Fly Higher, Blue Steel, The United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson AFB, Colorado

*New Public Affairs Musician of the Year
1. A1C Bradley Green, United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia

*Public Affairs Musician of the Year
1. SSgt Benjamin Huseby, United States Air Forces In Europe Band, Ramstein AB, Germany

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Watch as a 507th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airman marshalls in a KC-135R Stratotanker as it returns from an aerial refueling mission at Tinker Air Force Base March 30, 2018. #AFReserve #USAF #KC135 #stratotanker

Watch as a 507th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airman marshalls in a KC-135R Stratotanker as it returns from an aerial refueling mission at Tinker Air Force Base March 30, 2018. #AFReserve #USAF #KC135 #stratotanker

Posted by 507th Air Refueling Wing on Friday, March 30, 2018

Here’s your chance to help your fellow Airmen. The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs through May 4 and is dedicated to helping Airmen and families. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xQrRe #AFPC #AirForce #Airman

Air Force civilians at Tinker Air Force Base and across the world can take advantage of the program below, even during a government shutdown:

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A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., refuels a Blue Angel in flight, March 19, 2018. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron)

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507th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base refueled seven F/A-18 Hornets from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Aerial Demonstration team March 19, 2018. The Blue Angels returned home to Pensacola, Fla., after three months at El Centro Naval Air Facility, Calif.

4th Air Force Headquarters #USAF #AFReserve #Okies #BlueAngels #CitizenAirmen #507ARW #TinkerAFB #KC135 #Navy #aerialrefueling #Hornet

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The 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron had a busy weekend.

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Don’t forget to change your clocks, Okies!

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Attention all Okies, see the event below scheduled for March 17 for military children whose parents have deployed in the past 6 months or will deploy within the next 6 months!

Update on the Eaker Gate hours...

The March 2018 edition of the On-final is released! Inside there’s news of who won Annual Awards in the Wing, along with other special recognitions. Click here to read more: http://www.507arw.afrc.af.mil/Portals/143/Documents/OF/2018/March%202018%20On-final.pdf?ver=2018-03-03-161541-963

Tinker Air Force Base 4th Air Force Headquarters

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Riley Steed enlisted today into the Heating, ventilation and air conditioning career field as part of the 35th Combat Communication Squadron. Welcome to the team!

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