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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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Top 3 hosts speed mentoring

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August 19, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Senior NCOs from across Vance gathered in the Crazy Horse Enlisted Lounge at the Vance Collocated Club and offered their knowledge and experience to junior NCOs and airmen during a Speed Mentoring session Aug. 14.

The 23 Airmen who attended the session had the opportunity to pick the brains of the nine volunteer mentors for nuggets of Air Force knowledge.

"It's our job to know what's going on in the Air Force," said Master Sgt. Wardell Henning, the 71st Operations Support Squadron Radar and Approach Control assistant chief controller and event coordinator. "This creates a non-threatening environment for us to share what we've learned throughout our careers and share that knowledge with the future leaders of the Air Force."
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Vance Cycling Team to ride in Tour de Trykes

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August 13, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Seven members of the Vance Cycling Team plan to compete in the Tour de Trykes and Twilight Criterium in Enid, Oklahoma, Aug. 16.

Lt. Col. Mike Drost, Lt. Col. Will Maher, Capt. Trevor Sleight, 1st Lt. Dave Zitelli, Chris Sussmann and Randy Hutchcraft are scheduled to ride in the morning tour that starts at 8 a.m. at the David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

2nd Lts. Matt Bell and Patrick Fausel plan to compete in the evening criterium race at 5 p.m. in downtown Enid.

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Air traffic controller named the Airman of the Month

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August 13, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

A 71st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller is the 71st Flying Training Wing Airman of the Month for July.

Senior Airman Wesley Ritchie is the first Airman of the Month selected through a new process created by Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st FTW commander and Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st FTW command chief, shortly after they joined Team Vance.

Instead of a board and award package, Airmen are now selected based on merits determined by group superintendents.
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Two Vance Airmen receive Articles 15

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August 13, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Two military members assigned here received Articles 15 non-judicial punishment during the second quarter of 2014.

An Article 15 is a disciplinary measure used to promote positive behavioral changes in servicemembers without the stigma of a court-martial.

An Article 15 can be given for violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or violations of state or federal laws. Punishment by Article 15 can affect promotions, assignments and re¬enlistment opportunities.
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Team Vance Honorary Commanders take a tour of the 71st MSG

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August 11, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine


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Car theft in Enid on the rise

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August 8, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Car theft in Enid is heating up during a summer that has treated Team Vance to mild temperatures and a wet June.

Enid Police report that 64 vehicle thefts, and 274 thefts from vehicles have taken place since Jan. 1 of this year, said Tom Watts, an Enid Police Department system administrator.

"People in Enid often feel that since the incidents of violent crime here are low, that the crime rate here is low," said Staff Sgt. Remmecya Lavant, a 71st Security Forces Squadron investigator. "This year the Enid Police department has been getting more calls about vehicle theft and break-ins than in recent years."
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Avoid a backyard disaster: try these 5 tips for charcoal grilling success

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August 8, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Grilling is often the quintessential representation of Americana during the summer months. Unfortunately, using these hot, metal, flavor enhancers has led to many burns and a few fires.

In fact, over the last several years, injuries suffered by Airmen who were grilling have resulted in 67 lost work days and $86,000 in injury costs.

For this reason, members of the 71st Flying Training Wing Safety Office have a short list of tips to keep you safe for the remainder of the grilling season.
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New Drug Disposal Box moved to VCC

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August 6, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

The Prescription Drug Disposal Box here found a new home in the Visitor Control Center Aug. 4

The disposal box's move from Build 249, the Security Forces Squadron headquarters is an effort to make the box more available to Team Vance personnel and Enid residents.

"This gives people a designated place to dispose of their expired drugs and out of the hands of those who will abuse them," said Staff Sgt. Remmecya Lavant, a 71st Security Forces investigator. "We wanted to make it easy for people to dispose of their (prescription) drugs. This new location not only makes the box more accessible to Team Vance, but Enid residents as well, since the VCC is not on base."
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71st MDSS assumption of command

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August 6, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine


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Defenders learn how to shoot, move, communicate

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August 5, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Defenders from the 71st Security Forces Squadron went through a mandatory training called Shoot, Move, Communicate July 28 at the Combat Arms Training Maintenance facility here.

Shoot, Move, Communicate is a collection of training scenarios that familiarize trainees in the art of moving from cover to cover in stressful situations while directing fire.

"It's important to communicate with your team members when you are engaged in a fire fight so that you don't engage with each other," said Tech. Sgt. John King, the 71st Security Forces Squadron unit training manager. "It's not easy to move and communicate while carrying your weapon properly.
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Chaplain assistant teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class

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July 31, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

A short man wearing ABUs with five stripes on his sleeves unlocks the doors to the Community Chapel Activity Center shortly after leaving his office for the day. Once inside he changes into a black martial arts uniform and turns on some music. He opens up a storage area and carries out blue, padded mats. He arranges them in a square, touching each other and waits for his students to arrive.

Tech. Sgt. Tony Eclavea, a chaplain's assistant here, began teaching free Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in an effort to broaden activities for Team Vance Airmen.
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SIGMO features Italian dinner

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July 30, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Fourteen volunteers from the Wing Staff Agencies prepared and served an Italian meal to 116 Team Vance members during the July Singles' International Gourmet Meal Opportunity in the Community Chapel Activities Center July 28.

2nd Lts. Jessica Franklin and Michael McColister organized the event. The Italian Heritage menu included pasta pinwheels, green beans, coleslaw, garlic-herbed bread, assorted desserts, tea and lemonade.

Leftovers from the SIGMO feast were taken to Our Daily Bread community shelter in Enid where more than 45 homeless were fed.
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Preventing fraud, waste, abuse is everyone’s job

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July 30, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Fraud waste and abuse quietly drains resources from Vance Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force, impacts mission accomplishment and hits the taxpayer right in the pocketbook.

What is FW&A? Let's take a look at some definitions and examples.

Fraud is any intentional deception designed to unlawfully deprive the Air Force of something of value or to secure from the Air Force for an individual a benefit, privilege, allowance or consideration to which the individual is not entitled.
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Commander’s call

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July 30, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine


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Vance firefighters recognized for meeting state standards

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July 16, 2014 in Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base by clevine

Forty-four Team Vance firefighters received certificates July 15 in the Fire Department's training room recognizing them as firefighters for the state of Oklahoma.

Jon Hansen, the Oklahoma Council on Firefighting Training director, presented the first responders with advanced or master firefighter certifications.

"These certificates represent reciprocity between our fire department and the state of Oklahoma," said Mark Morton, the Vance Fire Department assistant chief of training.
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