Air Show volunteers needed

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  • By Kimberly Woodruff
  • Tinker Public Affairs
Members of Team Tinker have an outstanding opportunity to showcase the Air Force mission to the local community with the 2014 Star Spangled Salute Air Show, June 20-22. To make this event a success and ensure the safety and security of those who attend as well as base assets, volunteer augmentees of any rank are needed to work during the air show.

There are approximately 300 volunteer positions available, including parking attendants, manning metal detectors, crowd control, hydration patrol and tear down. There are also some positions with distinguished visitors and event sponsors.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Capt. Benjamin Quigley, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, at benjamin.quigley.1@ He will coordinate the volunteer list for the base. Everyone who isn't already assigned to work the event is encouraged to help out.

According to air show organizers, this year's Star Spangled Salute Master Concessionaire Contractor -- Umbrella Food Systems, Inc. The Air Show Network -- is looking to hire private organizations that are interested in raising funds.

Private organizations must be a tax exempt, charitable or non-profit entity with members who will be performing services for the group. They volunteer their time without compensation or individual benefit. The contractor will select the private organization for booth assignments on a first come, first serve basis.

Umbrella, not the 72nd Force Support Squadron, is responsible for all hiring, payments to the private organization and will complete a contract with those private organizations who are selected.

Private organizations that wish to volunteer to help out the contractors at food, beverage or novelty booths should contact Cathy Clark-Fleck at
The contract and more information is at