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Team Tinker to host Wing It Together event Oct. 27

  • Published
  • By Lauren Kelly
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Team Tinker units have joined forces to host the inaugural Wing It Together Resiliency and Sports Day event to be held Oct. 27 on the northwest corner of the base.

The “Wing It Together” opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the sporting events will kick off at 8:00 a.m. Food trucks and a live DJ will be at the event and there will be plenty of activities for those not playing competitive sports.

Project officers for the event, Capt. Esau Galindo, 552 Air Control Wing and 1st Lt Tyler Daily, 72nd Air Base Wing, emphasized that all units on Team Tinker are invited and encouraged to participate.

“Previously, two separate events were held by the 552nd Air Control Wing and the 72nd Air Base Wing,” said Daily.  “This year, the 72nd Air Base Wing and the 552nd ACW are teaming up to host this inaugural resiliency event and everyone from the Air Force Sustainment Center, the OC-ALC, the Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing 1, the 507th Air Refueling Wing and the 513th Air Control Group are invited to join in the fun.”

According to DAF Resilience program, it is important for us to connect and get to know each other beyond the uniform because the more we know about each other, the better we can support each other to live our best lives.

Competitive teams can create a team to compete in the following events: Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Softball, Kickball, Pickleball, 3-on-3 basketball, Volleyball, Cornhole, 5K Run/Walk and 2K fun run, as well as e-sports.

To sign yourself or a team up for a sporting event, please visit Wing it Together! Tinker Sports and Music Festival - Sports Sign Up (apps.mil) or scan the QR code on the flyer. 

Volunteers from each participating unit are also needed for various roles within the event.

Chief Master Sgt. Darren Wiseman, 507th Air Refueling Wing command chief, equated that in ancient Rome, their army found many successes in the combat formation called the phalanx where the soldiers stood side by side when the enemy struck, protecting their wingmen.

“We are better together,” Wiseman said. “This event reflects times of bonding and connection. Let’s seize the moment, stand side-by-side, strengthen our resiliency, and tell our enemies…not today!”

Competitive Events/Locations

Event Field: Cornhole

Tennis Courts: Pickleball

Football/Track Field: Ultimate Frisbee and Football

Softball Field: Kickball and Softball

Dormitory Basketball Courts: 3 vs. 3 Basketball and Volleyball  

Vanwey Dining Facility Parking Lot: Nintendo Switch Games

Around the base: *5K and 2K run

For those who don’t wish to compete in a sport, there are plenty of activities at the event field, including:

  • Helping Agencies
  • Tinker Air Force Base Chapel Services
  • Boxing Ring
  • Open Axe Throwing

And there are kid-friendly activities as well:

  • Bounce House
  • Fire/ Police Statics
  • Gaga Ball Pit
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course

 

Please contact Capt. Esau Galindo or 1st Lt. Tyler Daily with questions regarding this event or if you would like to volunteer.