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    Tinker Talks - 507th Air Refueling Wing Commander Talks Citizen Airman, Total Force

    Tinker Talks - 507th Air Refueling Wing Commander Talks Citizen Airman, Total Force

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    Audio by Mark Hybers 

    72nd Air Base Wing

    Welcome to another episode of Tinker Talks. 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.

    Tune in and get educated about a little talked about, but incredibly important piece to the Total Force.

    For more information on the 507th ARW please visit
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    Tinker Air Force Base website:
    Facebook and Instagram - @TinkerAirForceBase and Twitter - @Team_Tinker



    Date Taken: 03.02.2021
    Date Posted: 03.03.2021 11:44
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 65452
    Filename: 2102/DOD_108211572.mp3
    Length: 00:24:07
    Year 2021
    Location: US

    Web Views: 156
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