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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 - Financial assistance to those impacted by COVID-19

    Tinker Talks - Financial assistance to those impacted by COVID-19

    Welcome to another episode of Tinker Talks. We continue our discussion of impacts due to the Corona Virus, specifically financial impacts and some assistance to those who have suffered due to the COVID-19 virus.
    With millions of Americans out of work, the financial impact has the potential to reach our DoD active duty and civilian personnel. In our first remote recording we sit down with Gia Easley from the 72 Force Support Squadron to talk about assistance if needed and to give some education and information about the Thrift Savings Plan.

    Please remember, if you are dealing with financial, physical or emotional stress due to the current pandemic, make sure to reach out and get the help and support needed. There are a lot of resources available to our DoD personnel.
    Please look to our website - https://www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus/ for information and helpful links. Also check out our social media sites: @Tinker Air Force Base on Facebook and Instagram and @Team_Tinker on Twitter.

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

    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.

    Today's discussion is with Capt. Andrea Krunnfusz Mental Health Element Chief, and Clinical Psychologist and Capt. Adrianna Harrell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Family Advocate Officer in Charge.

    The Captain's from the 72 Medical Group give some sound advice on how to navigate these difficult discussions and times. This a very value-added podcast. They each gave some resources for everyone to use.
    NOTE: The posting of links and organizations below does not express endorsement by the United States Government in any way.

    Helping Agencies: Tinker Family Advocacy Program; Tinker New Parent Support Program (within FAP)
    Links/Articles:
    https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf
    https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
    https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/pandemic-resources
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/10-tips-for-talking-about-covid-19-with-your-kids
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

    Fun things:
    https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

    Helping Agencies: Mental Health Clinic, MFLC (Military Family and Life Counselors),
    Chaplains
    Military OneSource: www.militaryonesource.mil (includes several COVID-19 and mental health related resources, tips, and tricks!) or #800-342-9647
    Oklahoma 211: Dial 211, or visit 211oklahoma.org
    Inpatient Facilities: Oakwood Springs, Bethany Behavioral Health, St. Anthony’s
    Veteran Crisis Line: #800-273-8255, Option1 -or- text 838255

    Don't forget to check out our website www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus for all of the latest information you will need.
    Also check us out on social media - Facebook and Instagram - @Tinker Air Force Base and Twitter - @Team_Tinker

    Tinker Talks - Coronavirus update with the 72 Medical Group

    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.
    For all the latest updates on COVID-19 check out our Coronavirus website at https://www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus/ and also stay tuned to our Facebook page. @Tinker Air Force Base. If you have medical questions please call the Tinker COVID-19 Hotline: 405-582-6297.
    Until next time stay safe out there.

    Tinker Talks - Coronavirus update with the 72 Medical Group

    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, Lt. 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.

    For all the latest updates on COVID-19 check out our Coronavirus website at https://www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus/ and also stay tuned to our Facebook page. @Tinker Air Force Base. If you have medical questions please call the Tinker COVID-19 Hotline: 405-582-6297.

    Until next time stay safe out there.

    Tinker Talks - Air Force Sustainment Center commander

    Tinker Talks - Air Force Sustainment Center commander

    The Air Force Sustainment Center is big business and on this episode we get an opportunity to sit down with the commander of the AFSC to find out what that means.

    Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, AFSC commander joins us to discuss topics such as how we are using innovation to keep our legacy aircraft in the fight and up and coming technologies such as predictive maintenance.

    This is an information packed episode that you will not want to miss.

    Please make sure to leave us a message and a rating. Subscribe and download our episodes.
    Follow us on social media @Tinker Air Force Base on Facebook and Instagram and @Team_Tinker on Twitter. Also for AFSC specific news follow them on Facebook at @Sustainment and their website at www.afsc.af.mil.

    Have a great day and a better week!

    Tinker Talks - Installation Commander reflects on first six months in command, key updates

    Tinker Talks - Installation 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.

    Col. Filcek walked into a high speed command just over six months ago and now takes some time to sit down and discuss what has been accomplished and what it yet to be done.

    Don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram @Tinker Air Force Base and on Twitter @Team_Tinker. Please leave us feedback so we know what you think about this podcast or ideas of what you'd like to hear on future episodes.

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