Osage Nation Education Hosts Tinker Air Force Base Air Show Field Trip for Native American Youth

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On July 1, 2023, the Osage Nation Education Department took a group of Native American Youth, grades 3rd – 12th, to the Tinker Air Force Base Air Show in Oklahoma City. During the show, students viewed a World War II reenactment called Tora Tora Tora and other performances by Team Tinker, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and Fat Albert. They also participated in hands-on experiences, including robotics, drone technology, and other aircraft educational activities. Throughout the day, the students spoke with various professionals in the aerospace, aviation, and STEM career fields.  

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Attending youth represented the following communities: Collinsville, Fairfax, Hominy, Pawhuska, Skiatook, Sapulpa, and Tulsa.  They received a t-shirt, backpack, bucket hat, lunch, snacks, and dinner. The Osage Nation Education Department would like to thank Marathon Grant, Osage Nation Public Health, and the Wahzhazhe Health Center for supporting this event.