Tulsa Mayor visits 138th Fighter Wing
By Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Foster, 138th Fighter Wing
/ Published February 26, 2015
TULSA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Col. Raymond Siegfried, 138th Fighter Wing (FW) vice commander hosted Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. and staff Feb. 25, for a community outreach tour and wing orientation.
The tour is part of an ongoing community outreach program that promotes relations throughout the local area by familiarizing community leaders with the missions, capabilities, and future plans of the Tulsa Air National Guard.
The event began with a familiarization brief presented by Siegfried and was followed by a guided tour of the installation.
Deputy Civil Engineering Commander, Maj. Kurt Stephens briefed the mayor on recent improvements as well as future proposed upgrades.
"Working well with the local governing body is paramount to our success in Tulsa," stated Stephens. "We have always had good relations and support from the city and it favors our future to have the city leadership well educated in what the 138th Fighter Wing does and has to offer the city of Tulsa by being located at the Tulsa International Airport."
Before the visit concluded, Maj. Christopher Wells, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot at the 138th, took the opportunity to familiarize Bartlett with hands-on brief of the fighter cockpit and its functionality.