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Tinker leaders, helping agencies parade through base housing

Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, waves at base housing residents during the Chalk It Up Parade on May 27. Filcek was joined by several other Tinker leaders, members of base helping agencies, security forces and fire personnel along the parade route.

Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, waves at base housing residents during the Chalk It Up Parade on May 27. Filcek was joined by several other Tinker leaders, members of base helping agencies, security forces and fire personnel along the parade route. (Air Force photo by April McDonald)

The signature 552nd Air Control Wing AWACS golf cart, driven by 552nd ACW Command Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Mott and Wing Commander Col. Alain Poisson, was one of many that hit the streets of base housing residents May 27 for the Chalk It Up Parade.

The signature 552nd Air Control Wing AWACS golf cart, driven by 552nd ACW Command Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Mott and Wing Commander Col. Alain Poisson, was one of many that hit the streets of base housing residents May 27 for the Chalk It Up Parade. (Air Force photo by April McDonald)

Children anxiously await the Chalk It Up parade as it weaves through Mitchell Heights May 27. Several Tinker leaders, members of base helping agencies, security forces and fire personnel waved to families in base housing and handed out goodies along the parade route.

Children anxiously await the Chalk It Up parade as it weaves through Mitchell Heights May 27. Several Tinker leaders, members of base helping agencies, security forces and fire personnel waved to families in base housing and handed out goodies along the parade route. (Air Force photo by April McDonald)

Members of Tinker’s Helping Agencies handed out prepackaged bags of candy and goodie bags along the route of the Chalk It Up Parade May 27. Everyone participating in the parade wore masks and gloves.

Members of Tinker’s Helping Agencies handed out prepackaged bags of candy and goodie bags along the route of the Chalk It Up Parade May 27. Everyone participating in the parade wore masks and gloves. (Air Force photo by April McDonald)

The Family Advocacy office was one of several Tinker Helping Agencies to participate in the Chalk It Up Parade through base housing May 27. Personnel from those agencies wore masks and gloves as they handed out goodie bags and prepackaged bags of candy along the parade route.

The Family Advocacy office was one of several Tinker Helping Agencies to participate in the Chalk It Up Parade through base housing May 27. Personnel from those agencies wore masks and gloves as they handed out goodie bags and prepackaged bags of candy along the parade route.(Air Force photo by April McDonald)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

Dozens of Tinker families lined the streets of base housing May 27 for the Chalk It Up Parade.

Tinker senior leaders, members of various base helping agencies, security forces and fire personnel all participated in the parade to show appreciation for military families. Organizations participating included 72nd Air Base Wing, 552nd Air Control Wing, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Strategic Communications Wing ONE, Tinker Spouse Club, Key Spouses, Chapel, Base Housing Referral Office, 72nd Force Support Squadron, 72nd Comptroller Squadron, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Exceptional Family Member Program, Navy Ombudsman, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Family Advocacy, Mental Health Flight, the Integrated Resilience Office, Base Housing Resident Advocate and Balfour Beatty.

The team passed out 130 family bags of incentive items, as well as 330 prepackaged bags of candy for the children, along the parade route. Masks and gloves were worn by parade participants to ensure everyone stayed safe.