VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Pilot training is constantly changing to ensure students have an environment where they not only learn to fly, but to adapt and quickly out-think their enemies.

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While Congress hashes out the details of Trump’s proposed “U.S. Space Force” — who will oversee it, how many personnel are needed, whether we can afford it, where will it be located — I am selfishly wondering what the future holds for the military spouse community after this sixth branch of …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein bestowed the Distinguished Flying Cross on Lt. Col. John “J.T.” Hourigan during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base, Aug. 10, praising the pilot’s “exceptional airmanship under duress.”

Warfighters are “absolutely” waiting for the enterprise cloud so they can gain real-time data access and other tools, the Defense Department’s chief information officer told reporters in a media roundtable at the Pentagon.

ENID — Every dog has its day, according to the City of Enid, and that day is Saturday. Enid Parks & Recreation department is hosting two events for dogs and their owners that day.

The 71st Flying Training Wing is scheduled to graduate 23 junior officers in a joint graduation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-21 and 19-22, at 10 a.m. today in the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.

The Coach-A-Kid mentorship program is hosting a lunch and learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 22 on the fourth floor of Stride Bank Center, to educate attendees about the program and mentorship tools at members’ disposal.

Enid Public Schools is several thousand dollars closer to funding a new districtwide competitive rocket design project, after receiving $7,810 in assistance from Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

The charity sounded like a worthy and patriotic cause — an organization that would send military families on Disney vacations and pay travel costs for families to see their loved ones graduate from boot camp in South Carolina and California.

A ride on a Huey helicopter Saturday morning reminded Frank Godman of what his father went through in Vietnam.

Every dog has its day, according to the City of Enid, and that day is Saturday, Aug. 17. The Enid Parks & Recreation department is hosting two events for dogs and their owners that day.

The 71st Flying Training Wing office of public affairs said the Aug. 29 training at Vance will include small group sessions. Vance has lost one airman to suicide in the past four years, according to the base public affairs office.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Fida served her country for almost five years as a military working dog. During the German Shepherd’s career, the European-born canine served as a combat tracker for the Marines and worked in detection training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lacklan…

The 19th annual Feed the Neighborhood event is set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Stride Bank Center, 301 S. Independence, with plans for free food, shoes, family activities, haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies for 2,000 area children.

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The possibility of moving every few years in an Airman’s career can be difficult for their spouses, especially when trying to establish a career. While some states accept existing occupational licenses and certifications, many states do not, requiring new res…

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. (AFNS) — The Air Force released a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program July 16.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed rookie long snapper Austin Cutting, the seventh-round draft pick from Air Force whose two-year military service requirement needed to be scheduled around team activities before his contract could be finalized.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen from the 330th Special Operations Recruiting Squadron, Special Warfare Training Wing and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape are working together to recruit, train and create better airmen for special warfare and combat support specialtie…

Last week, three hot shots from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine presented a report titled “Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society” at the Military Child Education Coalition’s National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C.…

Specialized Under­grad­uate Pilot Training Classes 19-19 and 19-20 presented awards to 13 graduates during a combined graduation ceremony at Vance Air Force Base last Friday.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Lt. Gen. Brad Webb took the reins of Air Education and Training Command from Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph July 26.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation’s number two military officer flatly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, and appeared headed for confirmation after answering pointed questions from senators for more than two hours.

ARABIAN GULF (AFNS) — U.S. Air Forces Central Command F-15E Strike Eagles attached to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participated in an air operations in maritime surface warfare integration exercise with the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) and a P-3 Orion i…

ENID — The Alz­heimer’s Association will host the third annual Northwest Oklahoma Walk to End Alzheimer’s beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Registration for teams and individuals participants is open.

Enid Comic Con returns Saturday and Sunday with more tables and myriad things that will pique the interest of comic enthusiasts from around the region.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School will host its first “A New East Side Story” 5K run, walk and community resource fair 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

"If I belong to an organization where there's a lot of pride in my team ... and I have great leadership, and a culture of respect and dignity, and people who care about me, the chances of me staying in are high." — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright

When Enid native Donald Shoals was picked up to play wide receiver with the Indianapolis Colts in 2002, it seemed his dreams had come true. He had no way of knowing then his dream job would be loading bombs on warplanes.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Not many pilots can say that they have served in ground operations, were specifically trained for combat and rescue missions and can deploy at a moment’s notice. But 2nd Lt. James Barnard can.

Twenty-eight junior officers of Specialized Under­graduate Pilot Training Classes 19-19 and 19-20 are set to graduate in a combined graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. today, in the Base Auditorium at Vance Air Force Base.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia.

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — The “solo” flight in a training aircraft is a significant step toward earning U.S. Air Force pilot wings.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Oliver Ray Crawford, who earned his wings and commission in the fading days of World War II and became a fierce and effective advocate for the Air Force for decades to come, died Sunday in San Antonio. He was 94.

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