ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The official portrait of 24th Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson was unveiled by 25th Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett during a Pentagon ceremony July 28.

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Innovators across Air Education and Training Command now have an online collaboration tool designed to help them discover, learn and promote a culture of innovation.

Twenty-three junior officers are set to graduate Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, in a joint graduation of SUPT Classes 20-20 and 20-21, 10 a.m. today at Vance Air Force Base.

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania ANG deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, were the first to locate three missing mariners during a search and rescue mission in the …

Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma is asking the community to give online to the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, to meet increased need for food assistance during the ongoing coronavirus crisis and economic downturn.

KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Hawaii (AFNS) — The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrews flew five weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Douglas, the season’s first hurricane in the Pacific Ocean, July 24-27, collecting data to assist Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters.

A veteran Air Force pilot was honored for his service Tuesday, with the presentation of a book commemorating the type of aircraft he flew in Vietnam and a chance to visit at Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park and Vance Air Force Base with a few pilots who followed in his footsteps.

When the United States sent men to the moon in the 1960s, the effort was largely driven by the government. But the future of the U.S. space effort will be agile innovators in the private sector who partner with the government, the Space Force’s chief scientist said.

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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.

Enid’s annual discount shopping weekend, “Crazy Days,” coincides this weekend with Enid Comic Con and several other local events, for what Main Street Enid has billed a “Comic Con Crazy Weekend.”

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When you’ve had a career that has been as successful and lasted as long as the one Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel has had, it’s very likely you met many people who helped guide you along the way.

Low interest rates, a backlog of business and a healthy dose of cabin fever from the COVID quarantine all are driving up home sales in Enid, local realtors report — part of a surge in home sales that recently pushed Enid into the top 10 places to sell a home in Oklahoma.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Pregnant and postpartum Air Force members may now attend professional military education without an exception to policy, and are also exempt from the requirement to have a passing fitness assessment prior to attending.

PENTAGON — Technical Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again. In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around hi…

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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.

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. (AFNS) — Senior Master Sgt. Venita Smith, assigned to the 107th Attack Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, has been selected as the Air National Guard recipient of the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award 2020.

Three weeks into his new job as commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Col. Timothy Danielson said he’s settling in, and looking forward to giving Vance airmen the tools they need to continue “producing the world’s best pilots.”

AIR NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER, Md. (AFNS) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael A. Loh to serve as the 13th director of the Air National Guard July 20.

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — On July 17, after nearly two years serving at ‘the base on the border,’ Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, stood in the T-6A Texan II locker room preparing for his final flight as a part of Team XL.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACA­DEMY, Colo. — According to a report released by the Admissions Office at the Air Force Academy July 9, 1,145 cadets arrived at the school to begin Basic Cadet Training.

❝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

Because I wholeheartedly believe the old adage that says, “Tan fat is better than pale fat,” I’ve been spending more time in the sun this summer. My waistline plumped considerably during quarantine, and I’ve found that lounging in a bathing suit in my back yard is infinitely more enjoyable t…

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Department of the Air Force announced June 29 that all 161 Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients in good standing with the program and attending historically Black colleges and universities or Hispanic-serving institutions will receive an upgrade offer from their curr…

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry.

Specialized Under­grad­uate Pilot Training Classes 20-18 and 20-19 presented awards to a combined 13 graduates during the classes’ graduation last Friday at Vance Air Force Base.

When you walk into the terminal building at Enid Woodring Regional Airport, you are greeted by a collection of dozens of aircraft models, detailing about 80 years of military aviation history.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — A pair of senior Air Force and Army officers explained July 10 the rigorous “team effort” in place to protect recruits in basic training from the coronavirus even as the nation endures an explosion of new cases that is surpassing 60,000 each day.

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) — Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Air Force Surgeon General chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26.

The National Defense Authorization Act, a bipartisan bill, is expected to be passed this year, Sen. Jim Inhofe said during a teleconference with the media.

The leadership of a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts where nearly 80 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died packed dementia patients into a crowded unit as the virus spread, one of several “utterly baffling” decisions that helped the disease run rampant, investigators said…

Specialized Under­grad­uate Pilot Training Classes 20-18 and 20-19 will graduate a combined total of 28 junior officers in a ceremony 10 a.m. today, at the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.

Enid’s own “Lady Liberty” flew over the nation’s capital on the Fourth of July, in a fly-over of historic and active-duty military aircraft coordinated by the Department of Defense.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be creative to meet his enlistment goals. Using social media is one way. Signing up the grocery delivery guy is another.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Department of the Air Force, in support of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, stood up a special task force June 9, to address the issue of racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities and their impact on the forces.

Ellen M. Lord, under­sec­retary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, spoke on defense spending and capabilities after COVID-19 at the Brookings Institution’s European Union Defense Washington Forum, participating in the discussion via video.

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