ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – November 4, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 11 … – 507th Air Refueling Wing

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – November 4, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 11)

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507th ARW Welcomes Home Deployed Airmen

First Lt. Kennedy Humphrey, a pilot from 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron, reunites with his child on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 2, 2023, after a months long deployment

CMSAF Bass visits Tinker AFB Reservists

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited Reservists from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, the 513th Air Control Group and the 35th Combat Communications Squadron Oct. 12, 2023, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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Reserve Civil Engineering Squadron Welcomes New Commander

The Tinker Air Force Base honor guard presents the colors at the 507th Civil Engineering Squadron assumption of command on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Sep. 10, 2023.

Reserve commander hosts first commander’s call

Col. Matthew Ghormley, commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, coins Tinker active duty medical individuals for their exceptional service before self on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 14, 2023

Beckman assumes command of the 507th Security Forces Squadron

The 507th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Kelly Quidley, passed the 507th Security Forces Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Christopher Beckman during the 507th Security Forces Squadron assumption of command ceremony here

Tinker reserve 1st Sgt. council promo video

First sergeants from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, showcase some of their responsibilities and special duties in their position as first sergeants here.

507th ARW October Enlisted Promotions


Message from Air Force Leaders

Airmen and Guardians,

On January 25, 2023, I directed a 90-day cross-functional review to comprehensively examine how the Department of the Air Force (DAF) investigates and responds to domestic violence cases, evaluate how we can increase survivor confidence in leadership, and determine ways to enhance our survivor support capabilities.  The review found the DAF lacked a sustained coordinating function to synchronize and organize engagement of all stakeholders across the lifecycle of a domestic abuse incident.  In response, I am announcing the establishment of the DAF Coordinated Community Response Senior Steering Group (CCR SSG) on Domestic Abuse.

The CCR framework, modeled after state and local community best practices, is central to our strategy for addressing the complex nature of domestic abuse and helping prevent, identify, and respond to interpersonal violence.  Many of our installations have already implemented this comprehensive framework, which leverages the expertise of the Family Advocacy Program, medical, military law enforcement, legal, command, and other helping agency representatives.  Our CCR will serve as the coordinating function in support of the recently established Office of the Secretary of Defense CCR and will align DAF prevention and response efforts throughout the course of domestic abuse incidents.

The CCR SSG will convene quarterly, effective September 1, 2023.  The initial focus areas include oversight and monitoring of the implementation plans from the Domestic Violence Cross Functional Review, providing a forum to elevate any concerns, and promoting awareness among DAF senior leaders.

The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs will serve as the CCR SSG Chair, while the Chief, Department of the Air Force Family Advocacy Program, will serve as the facilitator.  The CCR SSG is authorized to engage functional area offices and hold sub-working groups as needed.  At a minimum, the DAF CCR SSG will include senior leaders from SAF/IG, AF/SG, AF/A1, AF/A4, SF/S1, AF/JA, AF/RE, and ANG/A1.

Thank you all for your commitment to better support our Airmen, Guardians, and families.  I look forward to continuing our work together on this crucial endeavor.

Frank Kendall

Secretary of the Air Force

One Team, One Fight



RAT Training

In leu of annual CBTs, get (almost) all your needed trainings out of the way in one briefing!

DATE: Sunday, Nov. 5

TIME: 0800-1100

PLACE: Tinker Base Theater

Personal/Professional Development Opportunities

Resilience Initiatives

JANUARY – Post Deployment informal breakfast w/ helping agencies &USO

FEBRUARY 3 – Five Love Languages class, 25 couples (50 total), Base Chapel 1800-2000 (see flyer)

MAY – Community Partner and Helping agencies @ Family Day

AUGUST – Mental Health Fair

Please contact your first sergeant with any questions or for more information


Daylight Savings – Fall Back!

Don’t forget to set your clocks backwards one hour tonight so you aren’t an hour early to work!

(i.e. If the clock says 10pm, set it to 9pm)

RRPA Application is Available in myFSS

Instructions for submitting a Reduced Retired Pay Age application are included both in the below Frontline and myFSS link:

ARPC RRPA Frontline                      AFR/ANG Reduced Retired Pay Age myFSS Article


A portion of Tailfeather Drive will be closed from Aug. 7 to Dec. 2023.

The parking lot at the southwest corner of Bldg. 9201 will be accessible during the construction.

To see other construction projects, visit

Dress and Appearance Changes

As of April 1, 2023

  • CDCs are No-Salute zones
  • Cold weather headbands authorized
  • Four operational badges authorized above USAF tape

See for all

AFI 36-2903 changes

Express III Shoppette open on UTA weekends

0630 to 1730
– Beginning May 13th the Express III Shoppette down the street from 507th ARW HQ will be open for the remaining drill weekends of FY23.

Chapel services available on UTA Sundays

Chapel Service Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0715-0745, Location: Bldg 1094, 72nd MDG, Heritage Hall in the basement

Event: Chapel Service Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0730-0800 Location: 72nd APS Conference Rm.

Event: Bible Study Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0800 – 0830, Location: Bldg 1048, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Conference Room.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Contact Tech. Sgt. Nicaela Garcia for more information about upcoming events at

If you would like to submit information or photos to the On-final, email us at


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