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The memo, signed by Col. Timothy Danielson, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance, applies to all military personnel assigned to Vance, even when they are off-base and on leave, and to government service civilian employees while on base.

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — The 81st Fighter Squadron, a geographically separated unit assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., graduated its last class of Afghan A-29 Super Tucano student pilots on Nov. 13 at Moody AFB.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Rick Sinkfield is the president of the San Antonio Chapter of The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., which exists to motivate youth to outstanding achievement and leadership in American society and to preserve the legacy of their role models, the Tuskegee Airmen.

Since my husband, Francis, and I tied the knot many years ago, I’ve cooked exactly 26 Thanksgiving turkeys. We ate every one of them, from their white tenderloins to their sinewy wings. Molinaris are not known to waste food, after all. But truth be told, not every turkey I cooked was perfect.

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The Hairston (Main) Gate at Vance Air Force Base will close Monday for three to four months, for upgrades to the gate's entry control equipment.

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A truck struck the East Maine bridge Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, damaging the vehicle but not causing any injuries, according to Enid police.

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Jim Schoenhals, of Shattuck, hoped for a book presentation as a late 78th birthday present for his older brother, Doug. Vance Air Force Base did far more than he had hoped for ...
 

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With coronavirus cases still on the rise, a replacement project on the base's longest runway and the continuing need to balance increased production with quality and safety, Col. Timothy Danielson, who assumed command at Vance Air Force Base on June 29, has his work cut out for him to continue that high standard.

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❝We're developing the world's best pilots here, and when they mentioned this as a possibility to me, I was more than excited to come here.❞ — Col. Timothy Danielson, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base

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Col. Corey "Senator" Simmons relinquished command of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, on Monday, completing his two-year tour by handing over the reins of the base and its airmen to Col. Timothy Danielson.

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❝We're going to miss this place.❞ ... Vance Air Force Base has distinguished itself under Col. Corey Simmons as the only Air Education and Training Command base to meet its production goals in both 2018 and 2019.

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A Vance Air Force Base graduate died Monday in a training accident over the North Sea, according to information provided by the Air Force and the 71st Flying Training Wing.

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On Nov. 21, 2019, instructor pilot Lt. Col. John “Matt” Kincade, 47, and student pilot 2nd Lt. Travis Wilkie, 23, were flying at the left wing of a second T-38 to the center runway at Vance, a formation landing, when their aircraft collided with the lead T-38, rolled over top of it and landed inverted off the runway.

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Viewers in Enid can expect to see flyover aircraft from both Vance Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base from about 9:35 to 10 a.m. Friday, flying north to south over the downtown square, between St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

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The survey is an attempt to determine the technology needs of the district's students for upcoming distance learning coursework. All Oklahoma schools have been ordered to develop distance learning lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic that has shuttered schools across the state and nation.

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Vance public affairs stressed as of Thursday morning there are no positive COVID-19 personnel on the base but said, "The base has chosen to err on the side of abundant caution and implement more stringent health protection measures."

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Due to a recently confirmed case of COVID-19 in Payne County, Mayor Will Joyce has declared a state of emergency in Stillwater in response to the spreading COVID-19 virus.

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TULSA — Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health officials assured Oklahomans on Friday the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus remains low in the state but urged them to take precautions after confirming the first known case of COVID-19 in the state. 

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