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The current operations squadrons that fall under the 71st Flying Training Wing are the 71st Operations Support Squadron, the 3rd Fighter Training Squadron, the 8th Flying Training Squadron, the 25th Flying Training Squadron, the 32nd Flying Training Squadron, and the 33rd Flying Training Squadron. A reserve unit, the 5th Flying Training Squadron, augments all phases of flying training by providing qualified instructor pilots to the other flying squadrons.

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Vance Air Force Base News

No reporting today

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February 26, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Vance is closed to non-mission essential personnel today, Feb. 26, except those required to return the base to operational status.
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Mission essential – Robert Rudder, Dan Mel, security forces specialists

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February 21, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Airmen 1st Class Robert Rudder and Dan Mel are members of the 71st Security Forces Squadron at Vance Air Force Base.

Security Forces personnel are the first line of defense and the maintainers of the rule of law on Air Force bases and installations.

Each day Vance Security Forces safeguard the men, women, aircraft and infrastructure that make training world-class pilots possible - the very definition of mission essential.

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Delayed reporting today

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February 21, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Due to inclement weather, Vance personnel should report at 10 a.m. today. Please check back for further updates as we continue to monitor today's weather and road conditions. Stay safe!

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Check here for inclement-weather duty-reporting information for Feb. 21

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February 20, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Due to winter weather conditions and potential ice and snow on roadways tomorrow morning, Feb. 21, expect a reporting status update by 5:45 a.m.

Personnel are discouraged from taking undue risk by departing their homes prior to that time to report to the base. The following are potential outlets for reporting status information:
  • Your supervisor
  • Vance website -- www.vance.af.mil - Check the "Base Advisories" box on the right side of the page
  • Duty Reporting Line (for DoD personnel) -- 213-5100
  • Duty Reporting Line (for CSC personnel) -- 213-5653
  • Vance Facebook Page -- "Vance Air Force Base"
  • Vance Twitter -- @71FTW
  • Enid Radio Stations -- KGWA-AM 960, KOFM-FM 103.1, KCRC-AM 1390, KXLS-FM 95.7, KNID-FM 107.1, KEIF-FM 104.7
  • Oklahoma City television stations - KFOR Channel 4, KOCO Channel 5, KWTV Channel 9

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Two Team Vance members graduate Sheppard NCO Academy

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February 20, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Tech. Sgts. Jose Melendez-Alvarez and Brian Spann were among the 167 NCOs graduating with NCO Academy Class 13-2 during a formal ceremony held Feb. 15 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

Melendez-Alvarez is the NCO in charge of bioenvironmental engineering with the 71st Medical Operations Squadron.

Spann is an air traffic control watch supervisor with the 71st Operations Support Squadron.

The NCO Academy at Sheppard AFB provides mid-level enlisted Airmen with the tools and training to take on increased leadership roles and responsibilities. Each class is almost six weeks long.
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The flight lead concept

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February 20, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

We -- as an Air Force -- preach the Wingman concept. The notion of always looking out for our Wingman is the foundation of the teamwork and mutual support that makes our Air Force capable of great things. It is also frequently a reminder we hear before a holiday or a long weekend.

That said, I think this concept is incomplete because we don't talk about the role of the flight lead.

The Air Force employs the vast majority of its airborne weapons systems in formation for a variety of good reasons; increased firepower and mutual support are the biggest two.
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New life-saving devices for heart-attack victims installed on base

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February 20, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

The 71st Medical Operations Group has added 12 new heart attack rescue devices called automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in seven buildings on base.

"Having the AEDs more readily available improves the overall safety of base personnel," said Oscar Jacobs, the training manager and basic life support program director for the 71st MDG.

AEDs have electrode pads that apply to a person's bare chest and will automatically assess heartbeat rhythms to determine whether or not an electric shock will correct their heart rate.
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Violate new traffic rules, lose base driving privilege

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February 13, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

On Feb. 1 the 71st Security Forces Squadron implemented 19 changes to base driving regulations.

The new regulations not only add points to base driving records, they can result in revocation of base driving privileges for seven days to a year.

"These new regulations are meant to increase safety and act as a deterrent against driving violations," said Master Sgt. Travis Talton, the operations superintendent for the 71st SFS.
One change is a new regulation regarding cellphone use.
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Military personnel actions unavailable during software upgrade

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February 13, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

The Air Force is scheduled to upgrade the Military Personnel Data System and transfer it to the Defense Information System Agency's Defense Enterprise Computing Center March 13.

During the transfer and upgrade period, the Military Personnel Section at Vance AFB will not have the capability to perform any updates.

"The current Military Personnel Data System is based on 1990s software/technology," said Diane McCurdy, the 71st Force Support Squadron director. "This update will modernize the browser, enable for increased input and allow for a faster response time."
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Raffles legal in Oklahoma — under strict conditions

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February 13, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Raffling and games of chance are very popular during social events on or off base. Although gambling may be legal elsewhere in the military, it is generally prohibited in Oklahoma.

Under Air Force rules, each installation follows the gambling rules in effect for the state where the base is located. While most forms of gambling are illegal in Oklahoma, raffles are permitted under strict conditions. Other types of gambling and card games are not allowed.

A raffle in Oklahoma must be conducted by a qualified organization. It must be conducted by those members associated with the organization and no member can receive compensation. If your private organization conducts a raffle, no member of your group can keep any of the proceeds as compensation in any way.
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Normal Reporting Conditions

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February 13, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Reporting conditions are normal today. 
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Check here for inclement-weather duty-reporting information for Feb. 13

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February 12, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Due to winter weather conditions and potential ice on roadways tomorrow morning, Feb. 13, expect a reporting status update by 6:30 a.m.

Personnel are discouraged from taking undue risk by reporting to base prior to this time. The following are potential outlets for reporting status information:

1) Your supervisor
2) Vance website -- www.vance.af.mil - Check the "Base Advisories" box on the right side of the page
3) Duty Reporting Line (for DoD personnel) -- 213-5100
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Showing up alone: A challenge for spouses

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February 12, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

One of the most challenging things a spouse faces when moving to a new base is getting involved and making friends. It can be difficult to get involved because as the new person, you're stuck showing up to functions alone, which can be intimidating.

Why is showing up alone so hard?

In my opinion, it's partly a girl thing and partly just a case of shyness. As women, we are usually very aware of what other women could be thinking. Who wants to go to a complete stranger's house for a spouse social, where you'll walk in to 10 or more women staring at you? What if you're overdressed or underdressed? What if it's awkward? What if they're cliquey?
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Command post controller earns Levitow award at ALS graduation

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February 12, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Senior Airman Kristabel Hibbard received the John Levitow award during the Airman Leadership School graduation Feb. 8 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Hibbard, an emergency action controller in the 71st Flying Training Wing command post, was one of 16 Airmen in Class 13-B.

Two more Team Vance members graduated with ALS Class 13-B: Senior Airman Jerad Robinson, an air traffic controller with the 71st Operations Support Squadron; and Senior Airman Rosa Garrette, a formal training journeyman with the 71st Force Support Squadron.
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Mission essential — Nicola DeJesus, dental technician

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February 11, 2013 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Senior Airman Nicola DeJesus is one of five dental technicians who clean the teeth of more than 90 Team Vance members each month at the Dental Services Flight, part of the 71st Medical Operations Squadron at Vance Air Force Base.

By helping patients keep their teeth healthy, DeJesus is ensuring the 71st Flying Training Wing meets its mission of deploying combat ready warriors.

DeJesus is also the Airman of the Year for the 71st MDOS.
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