Tulsa ANG participates in “National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”

Parents and children pose for a group photo at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Parents and children pose for a group photo at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Kade Davis, son of Capt. Tyler Davis, 138th Fighter Wing Executive Officer, watches over his dad's shoulder as he works at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Kade Davis, son of Capt. Tyler Davis, 138th Fighter Wing Executive Officer, watches over his dad's shoulder as he works at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks to John Hill Jr., son of Tech. Sgt. John Hill, 138th Contracting Office, about the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks to John Hill Jr., son of Tech. Sgt. John Hill, 138th Contracting Office, about the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks to visiting children about the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks to visiting children about the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Larson, 138th Logistics Readiness Squadron, holds his son Wyatt as they watch F-16's take-off at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Larson, 138th Logistics Readiness Squadron, holds his son Wyatt as they watch F-16's take-off at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Staff Sgt. Ian Owen, 138th Security Forces Squadron, displays the various types of weapons involved with his job 23 April, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Staff Sgt. Ian Owen, 138th Security Forces Squadron, displays the various types of weapons involved with his job 23 April, 2015, at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Ella Bennett, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Mason Bennett, 138th Logistics Readiness Squadron, tries on a flight helmet with the help of 1Lt. John Nowakowski, 125th Fighter Squadron at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Ella Bennett, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Mason Bennett, 138th Logistics Readiness Squadron, tries on a flight helmet with the help of 1Lt. John Nowakowski, 125th Fighter Squadron at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, briefs visiting children on the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day".   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt.  Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Massey, 138th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, briefs visiting children on the capabilities of the F-16 at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (U.S. National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Preston L. Chasteen/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Chad Patterson, 138th Maintenance Squadron, speaks with visiting children at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."   The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career.  (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Wendy Burgy)

Tech. Sgt. Chad Patterson, 138th Maintenance Squadron, speaks with visiting children at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., 23 April, 2015, during "National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." The 138th participated in the event as a way to give children an insight into what their parents do, as well as demonstrating to them what is involved day to day in a job or career. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Wendy Burgy)

TULSA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Members of the 138th Fighter Wing and their families participated in the "national take our daughters and sons to work day" held here April 23.

The one day event allowed children to go to work with their parents and see first-hand what mom or dad does for a living, as well as give children a better understanding of what's involved with a job or career as an Air National Guard member.

Upon arrival at the 138th, children were registered, given refreshments, and briefed about what to expect with the day's events.

Program participants were given tours of the base and visited multiple work areas that highlighted various aspects of support and operations for the installation.

"Everything went really smooth," said Capt. Quentin Tibbetts.  Tibbetts helped coordinate the event with the 138th family readiness office.   "The kids really enjoyed every section that they visited, and it was good for them to see not only where their parents work, but what else goes on here on a day to day basis."

Tulsa implemented their program using the national program template, and hosted nearly 50 kids for this event.

"I believe we definitely embraced this year's theme of, empowering our children's future," stated Tibbetts.  "I'm sure some of these kids walked away from here today with an idea of what they may want to do with their lives in the future."

Take our daughters and sons to work day is a nationally recognized program that has received White House endorsement and participation for the last 10 years.