Tinker Frontlines: Meet Pam Cowns
72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 21, 2020
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla, --
Pam Cowns serves as Tinker’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator. She has worked in the SAPR office for five years, but has also spent time as a program manager for the F101 engine, worked with the C21 program and served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring as a first sergeant.
Cowns is originally from Mustang, Oklahoma, but calls Midwest City her home. She loves spending time with her children and five grandchildren.
The main focus of the SAPR office is to care for victims of sexual assault and explain the reporting options they have. The SAPR Office has had to make changes to events scheduled for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, but their office is still open through this pandemic and one full-time staff member is in the office every day. The SAPR hotline (405-734-7272) is also operational 24/7, manned by the five full-time SAPR staff.
Cowns like helping people. "I like being able to see how someone goes from being a victim to a survivor and then flat-out thriving in life,” she said. “It’s very rewarding to see that.”