Community Summer Bash blasts off Saturday

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

Free hot dogs, hamburgers, potluck food, games, prizes and more will be on tap tomorrow when Airmen and Sailors living in the dorms get together with families who share Tinker Air Force Base as their home.

The Junior Enlisted Council and the base Housing Office are hosting the Community Summer Bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside and outside of the air-conditioned Junior Enlisted Recreation Center on the west side of the Vanwey Dining Facility in the dorm area.

“This is a great opportunity for our Airmen and Sailors to get out of their dorms, have some fun and meet the families that live just up the road from them in the residential area,” said Michele Speziale, Housing Management Branch chief. “We’re also inviting anyone and their families interested in mingling with our military’s newest members, especially senior personnel and retirees for an opportunity to mentor our great junior enlisted members.”

The event will also feature live music, speakers and indoor and outdoor games, including basketball. Families are encouraged to bring potluck food of their choice and recreational chairs and blankets to sit on. There is limited seating on the rec center’s deck.