A podcast dedicated to the latest events and happenings on one of the largest Air Force bases, “Tinker Talks” features various perspectives from the 5,600-acre installation. Captured by the 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, this podcast shares stories, updates and insights on Tinker Air Force Base.
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Current Episode: Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and on this episode we sit down with former guest, Ali Kern of the 72nd Medical Group Family Advocacy Office. She breaks down statistics on various forms of child abuse and gives valuable signs of what to look for and how to help.
Please share the word on this podcast. This is a very important topic that deserves wide attention. It's packed with valuable information and resources and is sure to keep you listening until the very end.
Previous Episode: 507th Air Refueling Wing Commander Talks Citizen Airman, Total Force
This episode features the commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Col. Michael Parks. He is an active duty colonel commanding an operational reserve wing.
Col. Parks talks about his career and how he came to be the commander of Oklahoma's largest flying wing. He also highlights what a Citizen Airman is and how they manage dual roles - citizen and Air Force Reservist.
We also dive into the importance the reserve mission is to the Total Force. Ops tempo has been very high for nearly two decades and the highly skilled Airman at the 507th are critical to maintaining operations around the globe.