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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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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.

    Tinker Talks: Finding hope

    Tinker Talks: Finding hope

    Air Force Materiel Command’s Connect program is an initiative to focus on building relationships.

    This month, we invited Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Reeder from the Tinker Chapel to join us on this episode of Tinker Talks to discuss the topic of Hope.

    The purpose of AFMC Connect is to help units invest in their collective success by providing the time, tools, and resources to enhance personal and professional performance. AFMC Connect allows leaders at every level to have active and sustained engagement with their people.

    This is not a “one size fits all” initiative, but rather it provides a standardized message with accompanying tools and resources to better assist in successful engagement. This is a holistic approach to strengthen resilience, reinforce protective factors and reduce unwanted behaviors through deliberate and meaningful personal and professional development. Focusing on our mission, building a shared purpose, and strong connections will aid in assisting our most vital resource, our people and create the AFMC We Need!

    Tinker Talks: Program offers Tinker troops a home away from home

    Tinker Talks: Program offers Tinker troops a home away from home

    What began out of a tragedy has turned into a triumph for the young military members stationed at Tinker Air Force Base.

    Pam Kloiber, executive director and co-founder of the Team Tinker Home Away From Home program, recently sat down with Tinker Talks to discuss the program that pairs young service members with civilian host families to help alleviate the anxiety of being alone and far from home, often for the first time.

    On an icy Christmas Eve in 2011, two Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing were killed in an automobile accident in Oklahoma City. After a conversation with then-552nd ACW Commander Col. Greg Guillot, Kloiber had her marching orders and set out to create a program modeled after a similar one at the Air Force Academy.

    Over the last 10 years, more than 1,000 first term Airmen and Sailors have taken Kloiber up on her offer and actively participated in the program.

    Service members can become part of HAFH through several different avenues, Kloiber said. In addition to being linked with a host family, service members can attend a monthly life skills class through the “Empowerment, Enhancement and Education” initiative.

    Airmen looking for something to do over the holidays are welcome to reach out to Kloiber through the channels listed below. No commitment to join the program is necessary.

    For more information on the program, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TeamTinkerHomeAwayFromHome/ or their website at www.teamtinkerhomeawayfromhome.org. Airmen interested in the program can reach out to the career assistance advisors at the First Term Airman Center at 405-736-4959 or tinker.ftac@us.af.mil.

    Tinker Talks: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Tinker Talks: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    In this episode of Tinker Talks, we sit down with the Misty Feller, Tinker’s new domestic abuse victim advocate to discuss domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    “Domestic abuse does not discriminate,” Feller said. “People of any age, race, gender, sexuality, religion, education level and economic status can be a victim, or perpetrator, of domestic abuse.”

    If you are a victim of domestic abuse, call the Family Advocacy 24-hour hotline at 405-256-2825.

    Tinker Talks: Diversity and Inclusion

    Tinker Talks: Diversity and Inclusion

    In this episode of Tinker Talks, we discuss diversity and inclusion with Jose Milan, chief of Tinker’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility office. Air Force Materiel Commander Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. has said he wants AFMC to lead the Air Force in having a diverse and inclusive workforce. That’s where Milan’s DEIA team comes in.

    This episode is full of valuable information on how to make our workspaces more inclusive. Like General Bunch said, diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the success of the command. Please give it a full listen and tell a friend to listen.

    Please don’t forget to stay up-to-date with Tinker news and information:
    www.tinker.af.mil
    Facebook and Instagram - @TinkerAirForceBase
    Twitter - @Team_Tinker

    Until next time, thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and stay safe out there and respect one another.

    Tinker Talks: How is your outlook?

    Tinker Talks: How is your outlook?

    Air Force Materiel Command’s Connect program is an initiative to focus on building relationships.

    We invited Jae Grinston from the Diversity & Inclusion Office and Wakita Oliver from the 72nd Force Support Squadron to join us on this episode of Tinker Talks to discuss the topic of Outlook.

    The purpose of AFMC Connect is to help units invest in their collective success by providing the time, tools, and resources to enhance personal and professional performance. AFMC Connect allows leaders at every level to have active and sustained engagement with their people.

    This is not a “one size fits all” initiative, but rather it provides a standardized message with accompanying tools and resources to better assist in successful engagement. This is a holistic approach to strengthen resilience, reinforce protective factors and reduce unwanted behaviors through deliberate and meaningful personal and professional development. Focusing on our mission, building a shared purpose, and strong connections will aid in assisting our most vital resource, our people and create the AFMC We Need!

    Tinker Talks - Installation Commander outlines priorities, talks warrior mindset

    Tinker Talks - Installation Commander outlines priorities, talks warrior mindset

    In this episode of Tinker Talks, host April McDonald sits down with the 72nd Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Col. G. Hall Sebren Jr.

    Col. Sebren took command just a few short months ago, but has hit the ground running. He discusses his leadership approach and warrior mindset as well as top priorities.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Bebe Unicorn ,

Very Genuine

I am impressed that he took the time to come and talk to us to find out what we needed. Haven’t had that in a while. I’m glad balance is emphasized as well as seeing the whole picture. Great podcast.

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Tinker rocks!

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