Program works on first impressions
Chief Master Sgt. Shakeisha Perkins, 72nd Force Support Squadron superintendent, talks with Airmen in a relaxed setting at the Bricktown Brewery restaurant, during Tinker Air Force Base’s First Term Airmen Center downtown tour. Tinker has partnered with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau in an initiative to bring the military and civilian communities closer together in a unique program which began in January 2019. The group of Airmen spend part of a day downtown where they rode the new OKC Streetcar, for free, while learning about important landmarks, attractions and even where free parking is located. The downtown tour has quickly become a welcome capstone to the FTAC curriculum and, over time, should help integrate the military members with the community faster and smoother. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)