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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

The perfect – and legal — holiday gift

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December 18, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Do you want to give your boss that perfect gift this holiday to remember you? How about a ticket to see his or her favorite team?

Make sure the ticket costs less than $10. Unfortunately, for that price the only thing for which they will remember you is the nose bleed they got from those top level seats.

When gift shopping during the holiday season, remember these few simple rules.

First, do not give cash. It could be misconstrued as a bribe.

Second, if your gift is for a supervisor, make sure it is valued at $10 or less.
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Applying core values to the organizational culture

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December 18, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Happy holidays Team Vance. Here's hoping you have a joyful Christmas celebration and return safely in the new year.

Before your break begins, I've got some questions for you. What is the 71st Flying Training Wing mission statement? What's the Air Education and Training Command vision statement? And what are the Air Force's three core competencies?

Don't worry - you have lots of seasonal planning on your mind and I couldn't answer those questions from a cold start either. I'll provide the answers shortly.
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Honor Guard responds to vehicle accident near Cushing

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December 18, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Seven members of the Silver Talon Honor Guard at Vance Air Force Base were first on the scene after a driver rolled his pickup truck Dec. 12 near a cemetery where they were scheduled for a funeral detail.

About 10 minutes before the funeral procession for retired Master Sgt. William Comfort arrived at the cemetery, two miles outside Cushing, Okla., members of the detail heard tires screeching and the sound of a crash coming from the road adjacent to the cemetery.

"We saw smoke and dust and all ran toward the accident," Senior Airman Josh Becerra. They found a pickup truck resting on its roof in the road. "I was the first to the scene and found the driver with his head and right shoulder pinned between the door and the frame of the truck."
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When you need help, look for helpers — they are out there

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December 18, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

As the tragedy unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last week, there were many different social media responses, photos, opinions, political rants and more. But there was one quote that stood out to me as it made its appearance on various Facebook pages.

Fred Rogers, of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," once said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
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Four Vance Airmen graduate Airman Leadership School

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December 13, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Four Team Vance Airmen graduated Dec. 11 with Class 13-A at the Airman Leadership School at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

Senior Airman Alton Kelly with the 71st Comptroller Squadron, earned the Academic Achievement Award for having the highest overall average on all academic evaluations.

Also among the 16 graduates of Class 13-A were: Senior Airmen Elisha Logan, 71st Communications Squadron; Tyler Kuthe, 71st Medical Support Squadron; and Michael Correa, 71st Security Forces Squadron.
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Santa visits Vance for breakfast, photos, games

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December 12, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Santa made an appearance a bit earlier this year during Vance Air Force Base's Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 1, in Hangar 170 on base.

More than 500 people attend the breakfast with nearly 200 children playing games and doing crafts. The event was open to all military and base personnel and their families.

Santa arrived promptly by fire truck at 9 a.m. to greet the children and then spent the rest of the morning posing for photos with families.

Members of the 71st Medical Group assisted with the photo sessions.
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Vance SARC presents ‘My Body My Life’ rape prevention class

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December 12, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

The first "My Body My Life" rape prevention and self-defense course was presented by the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office Nov. 29 in the Community Chapel Activity Center on base.

Ten women attended the course, which is divided into eight chapters: awareness, empowerment, relationships, self-esteem and abuse, alcohol and drugs, date rape, violent rape, and cyber cautions.

My Body My Life was developed by two police officers from Norman, Okla., to teach women ways to prevent, and protect themselves against, violence.
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Tree lighting ceremony features singing, hot chocolate

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December 11, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

More than 110 people attended the Vance Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m., Dec. 5, across the street from Eisenhower Elementary School on base.

Thirty-seven students from Eisenhower, under the direction of Nancy Dillard, entertained the crowd with holiday songs.

Col. James Abatti, the 71st Operations Group commander, invited the child of a deployed Airman to join him and throw the switch that brought 900 red, white and blue lights to life on the 25-foot pine tree.
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Vance Spouse Spotlight: Melissa James

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December 5, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine


Name:
Melissa Standley James

Base affiliation: My husband is the 71st Flying Training Wing commander at Vance AFB.

Do you have children? I have two, a son in college and a daughter in high school.

What is your educational background? I am a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where I played basketball. I also have a Master of Elementary Education degree from Wilmington University, Del.
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Bruxism — subconscious grinding or gnashing of teeth

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December 5, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Bruxism is the "doctor word" for teeth grinding or clenching. Specifically, bruxism refers to the subconscious, nonfunctional grinding or gnashing of the teeth.

Bruxism occurs in about one out of every four dental patients. Of those patients, only 80 percent are aware that they do it.

The factors that cause bruxism can be quite complex and multifactorial. One of the main factors is emotional stress.

Stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it. Stress is not always a bad thing. It can provide a motivational force that helps us accomplish a task or achieve success.
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Develop a plan to meet your goal – then do it

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December 5, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

On Sept. 20, Tech. Sgt. Dean Eyster with the 71st Security Forces Squadron here attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the number of pull-ups completed in one minute - 36 -- and for the one-mile fireman's carry -- 15 minutes, 11 seconds.

To break these records Eyster had to decide on a specific date for his goal and the process to reach it.

Each day of the week had a specific workout assigned to it, focused on preparation for breaking the pull-up and fireman carry world record.
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Ministry center for Vance’s junior Airmen opens Friday

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November 28, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

An Airmen Ministry Center for all E-4s and below at Vance Air Force Base will hold a grand opening at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, in the Community Chapel Activity Center on base.

The center is equipped with $8,000 worth of furniture and games, including a foosball table, 60-inch television with Xbox and PlayStation, a mini-basketball hoop game and more, said Staff Sgt. Darick Alexander, the NCO in charge of Program Support at the base Chapel.

The equipment was bought with fall-out money from fiscal year 2012.
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Base Christmas Tree lights up during ceremony Wednesday

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November 28, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Lights on the Vance Christmas Tree will be switched on during a ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, near the T-38 Talon display across the street from Eisenhower Elementary School on base.

"The ceremony will begin when the national anthem is played," said Chaplain (Capt.) Jon Bravinder, the organizer of the event.

Chaplain (Maj.) Randall Groves will give the invocation and then turn the ceremony over to Col. James Abatti, the 71st Operations Group commander.
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Prescription fax service now available at Vance pharmacy

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November 28, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

The Vance Air Force Base pharmacy now accepts faxed prescriptions from civilian medical providers or treatment facilities.

Instead of writing out a prescription on a piece of paper, your doctor or other healthcare provider can enter it directly into his or her computer and fax directly to the Vance pharmacy.

To ensure the validity of prescriptions, Oklahoma law requires all faxed prescriptions to originate from the provider's office.

This prescription fax service offers several benefits to Department of Defense beneficiaries who use the Vance pharmacy.
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Spouses find success in home-based businesses

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November 14, 2012 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Maybe I'm dating myself, but when my husband first entered the military, the only people that got to work from home were involved in direct-sell businesses like Pampered Chef and PartyLite.

While I avoided these people like a plague at first, I was also secretly wondering how I could land a work-from-home job. I eventually succumbed to -- and later abandoned -- selling Pampered Chef while stationed overseas.

Today, more spouses are working from home than ever before, and not just in direct-sell businesses. Ordinary companies are increasingly willing to allow telecommuting and spouses are generally becoming more educated and excited about entrepreneurship.
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