The Latest News From Tinker Air Force Base

Tinker Talks – 552 Command Chief Shares Personal Experience to Raise Awareness to Violence Prevention

On this episode of Tinker Talks we sit down with the 552nd Air Control Wing Command Chief, Kenny Mott to discuss violence prevention. Chief Mott shares a childhood experience dealing with violence in the home, how he overcame it and some valuable resources that helped guide him through those difficult days.

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Tinker Talks – Leading through a pandemic

On this episode of Tinker Talks we sit down with four senior leaders to talk about leading through a pandemic, specifically COVID-19. Air Force Sustainment Center Commander, Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander, Brig. Gen. Chris Hill, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing Director, Dennis D’Angelo and 72nd Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Col. Paul Filcek share thoughts, processes and conversations early in the pandemic and how the leadership team at Tinker has worked through the difficult task of balancing safety of the workforce while continuing our national defense mission.

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Tinker Talks – Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Goldfein talks depot maintenance during COVID, diversity and inclusion and more

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Tinker to see firsthand how the Air Force Sustainment Center is successfully performing depot operations during COVID-19.
We also discussed diversity and inclusion in today’s Air Force. The general was candid in his comments about where the Air Force stands and what the plan is moving forward.

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Tinker Talks – COVID-19; talking with your children and coping with anxiety

On this edition of Tinker Talks we talk discuss ways to communicate Coronavirus to your kids. What to say and do and how to keep them stress-free during these difficult times. We also discuss how to cope with anxiety and stress during this time. As this pandemic spreads the effects will likely take a toll on some. We will discuss ways that we can identify and help those in need.

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Tinker Talks – Coronavirus update with the 72 Medical Group

This edition of Tinker Talks focuses on COVID-19 updates and helpful information from our the Tinker Air Force Base 72 Medical Group. Joining us today are 72 MDG Commander, Col. Jennifer Trinkle, Public Health Emergency Officer, Col. Cindy Graessle, and Public Health Commander, Maj. Trinette Flowers-Torres.
They give us some great information about the Coronavirus and Tinker’s current status, with regards to health and operations. They also re emphasize the proper procedures and CDC guidelines on cleaning and taking care of yourself and those around you.

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Tinker TalksInstallation Commander reflects on first six months in command, key updates

Welcome to Tinker Talks. This episode we sit down with Col. Paul Filcek, the 72 Air Base Wing and Tinker Air Force Base Installation Commander for a candid conversation about privatized housing, big changes in the medical community, leadership philosophy and more.

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Tinker TalksAir Force Weather Operations, it is mission critical

Weather Flight Commander, Capt. John Martin takes time out of his buys day to sit down with us and talk about weather operations, it’s vitally critical role to the mission and what it takes to become an Air Force forecaster.

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Tinker TalksVeteran volunteers – they served and continue serving today

This month we discuss a program that generates little conversation but plays a vital role to our mission success here at Tinker Air Force Base. They are the retired veteran volunteers.

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Tinker TalksResilience Tactical Pause

In this episode of Tinker Talks, we sit down with Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex commander, Brig. Gen. Chris Hill and 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deputy Mark Estorga to discuss rising suicide rates in the Air Force.

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Tinker TalksTinker’s other warriors, the Military Working Dogs

This episode highlights some of the hardest working members of the security forces team – The Military Working Dog. Join us on location as we sit down with SSgt. Desi Padilla of the 72 Security Forces Squadron to talk about his role as a handler and the training and relationship he has with his MWD.

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Tinker TalksF-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander and crew chief

We were fortunate enough to catch up with F-16 Viper Demo Team Commander, Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz and Crew Chief, NCOIC, Tech Sgt. Ryan Hutchinson during the 2019 Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show at Tinker Air Force Base. The team discuss flying, maneuvers, training, recruiting and more. Tune in for a great conversation with the new commander and his crew chief.

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Tinker TalksPolice Week and leadership with Security Forces commander

This episode we sit down with the commander of the 72 security forces squadron, Lt. Col. Tyrell Mayfield to discuss Police Week and leadership. We discuss his personal philosophy on reading and how it relates to professional leadership skills.

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Tinker TalksRemembering the OKC Bombing with Fire and Rescue members

This month we sit down with three members of the Tinker fire and rescue units who responded the day of the bombing 24 years-ago and remain at Tinker today. We talk about that horrific day and how it has impacted their lives, professionally and personally. This is the first time the three have spoken publicly about their experience and are the last three firefighters at Tinker that were involved with the search, rescue and recovery efforts.

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Tinker TalksBig Rocks update with installation commander

This month we sit down with 72 Air Base Wing commander, Col. Kenyon Bell and discuss important construction updates including those that have impacted traffic. We also take a look at the “Big Rocks” coming in the next few months and hear about the commanders leadership philosophy. All this and more on this month’s Tinker Talks.

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Tinker TalksNew year, new you

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Tinker TalksHow will you spread some joy?

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Tinker TalksThe State of Tinker

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Tinker TalksCol. Trinkle talks TRICARE

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Tinker Talks – 552 Air Control Wing commander talks mission, major accomplishments, and partnership

In this episode, 552 Air Control Wing Commander discusses the important strategic mission and major accomplishments of last year and the long-standing partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also as his time winds down…what’s next for the colonel?

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Tinker Talks – Supply chain’s critical role to the Air Force mission.

 

In this episode, 448 Supply Chain Management Wing Director, Mr. Dennis D’Angelo, discusses the supply chain’s mission and how innovation initiatives and Art of the Possible successes are posturing them for the future.

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