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🔵 2023 Military Appreciation Luncheon

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🔵 2023 Military Appreciation Luncheon

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (11:45 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)


Join us for this year's Military Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23, from 11:45am to 1pm at The Station at Central Park in Moore. We will hear from Colonel Hardy "Tom" Giles, Vice Commander of the 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base.

Thank you to presenting sponsor Tinker Federal Credit Union

Thank you to session sponsor OG&E

Individual tickets are $30/Chamber members and $35/non-members. An early-bird $5 discount is available until May 16. Table for 8 sponsorships are available at $225/Chamber member and $275/non-members.

Each year, the Moore Chamber's Military Appreciation luncheon celebrates outstanding active duty and retired military personnel. National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month as a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. The month of May is characterized by six national observances which highlight the contributions of those who have served.

General membership luncheons are hosted by the Moore Chamber of Commerce six times a year and provide informative presentations and expert speakers on topics of significance and trends in the business community. The first two luncheons of the year (February and April) are open-topic presentations. Our Military Appreciation Luncheon is in May, Legislative Summit is in June, State of the City Luncheon is in July, and State of the Schools Luncheon is in October.

About Colonel Hardy T. Giles II

Colonel Hardy “Tom” Giles is the Vice Commander of the 72nd Air Base Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. His responsibilities include leading nearly 3,000 Airmen and overseeing $5 billion in resources and a $311 million operating budget. He provides installation support for over 27,000 personnel assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, Navy Strategic Communications Wing One, 507th Air Refueling Wing, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, and 45 other units including the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, and 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group. The 72nd ABW enables numerous critical missions at Tinker AFB, the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma.

Giles enlisted in 1989 and commissioned in 2000 through Air Force Officer Training School. He has served in a variety of positions as a personnel officer to include: Military Personnel Flight Commander, Action Officer in the Air Force Colonel’s Group,  Force Support Squadron Commander, Chief of Operations, Selection Board Secretariat, and Chief, Senior Leader Management & Chief, Personnel Division, as well as the Chief, Program Development Division at HQ AF.

More About Colonel Giles II

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$30 - Chamber member individual ticket (Early Bird Pricing of $25 before 5/16)

$35 - Non Member individual ticket (Early Bird Pricing of $30 before 5/16)

$225 -  Chamber member Table Sponsorship (Seats 8)

$275 - Non Member Table Sponsorship (Seats 8)

RSVP is required.

The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK 73160 United States
The Station at Central Park
Event Contact
Kelly Arnold APR
(405) 794-3400
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (11:45 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
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