Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-14 and 20-15 presented awards to a combined 11 graduates, in separate ceremonies over the last two weeks for the T-1 and T-38 graduates.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Lt. Col. Kenyatta H. Ruffin assumed command of the 71st Operations Support Squadron during a ceremony held May 14 in the Greven Crosswinds Club.
ENID — This year’s Memorial Day celebration hosted by Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park was broadcast online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNS) — The 336th Training Group is streamlining Air Force survival, evasion, resistance and escape training with several possible permanent changes to modernize training which have been under review but are being expedited because of COVID-19.
T-38 students from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-14 and 20-15 graduated in a virtual ceremony Thursday at Vance Air Force Base.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A profession that faces disease and trauma and requires long hours on their feet may deter some, but for nurses, this profession was chosen to serve and ensure the health of those who live in their communities.
NEW YORK (AFNS) — With more than 160,000 cases and more than 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, New York has been one of the hardest hit cities in the world.
From the bright sunlight that glowed through my closed eyelids, it was a beautiful morning. But I couldn’t get up and face another day of this unending monotony. I pulled the pillow over my face, and yearned for sleep to deliver me.
A local nonprofit that provides shoes to children in need distributed shoes to several local nonprofits Monday and is seeking support to meet an increase in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
An illegally operated drone was reported Wednesday by Vance Air Force Base to Enid Police Department and shut down flight operations as law enforcement officers searched for the operator.
While the country continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, memories of fighting the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-19 are only separated from the present by one generation.
The T-38 came within 1,000 feet of the drone and was "close enough that the pilot could spot the drone as he passed it," according to the Vance statement.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — After national and worldwide tragedies related to COVID-19, the world faces a new challenge they have never before — finding ways to mourn loved ones who passed while practicing social distancing and travel restrictions.
Graduates of undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base and their families are able to move on to their next assignments, despite a military-wide “stop movement order” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) undersecretary for benefits will host a telephone town hall 4 p.m. today for any veterans who have questions or concerns about VA benefits.
The Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC) confirmed Wednesday morning it has ceased formation landings in undergraduate pilot training, after a November 2019 crash of two T-38C aircraft at Vance Air Force Base claimed two lives.
ENID — The annual Picnic for Progress drug take back and safety day is set for 3-6 p.m. May 16 at Champion Park, with some modifications this year due to the coronavirus.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — The global pandemic has changed the world. Due to these unprecedented times, adapting and overcoming takes on new meaning.
Twenty-one junior officers from the T-1 tracks of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-14 and 20-15 are set to graduate today at Vance Air Force Base.
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — After receiving a devastating hit from Category 5 Hurricane Michael a year and a half ago, Tyndall Air Force Base is now set to purge the last of its significantly damaged facilities and start rebuilding from the ground up.
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — Travis Air Force Base is now one of three staging areas for the U.S. Air Force’s specialized aeromedical evacuation missions relating to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
Graduates of undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base and their families are able to move on to their next assignments, despite a military-wide "stop movement order" to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
City officials announced Wednesday 2506 Old Post Road and 1906 Hunters Hill Drive will be closed beginning Friday, May 15, 2020, to allow contractors to complete concrete repairs.
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.
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will be one of the presenters for the first-ever Air Force Virtual Women’s Fly-In, which will be held live on the Columbus AFB Facebook page from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
Residents from Enid to Altus were treated to a 30-minute flyover of Air Force aircraft May 1, to honor health care and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is giving away one million free smoothies nationwide and donating $100,000 to aid nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — The Department of Defense, in conjunction with U.S. Transportation Command, has adopted a set of safety measures and protocols designed to protect military personnel and their families who are required to move household goods to new assignments during the coronavirus …
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFNS) — An A-10 Thunderbolt II damaged in a deployed location was quickly returned to service after a remote engineering assessment, while disbursed in response to COVID-19.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AFNS) — Within weeks of the pandemic’s spread, Brooke Army Medical Center drew on its deep bench of research expertise and joined the global race to find a COVID-19 treatment.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue, or PJ, community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medica…
Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett and Space Force Gen. John W. Raymond cast some light on the previously classified missions of America’s reusable space plane, the X-37B.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The American Red Cross serving Kansas and Oklahoma announces the hiring of Preston James as the Service to the Armed Forces director. James will be based in the Oklahoma City office but will cover the two-state region.
Wednesday was National Nurses Day — an annual observance that is taking on special meaning this year, as nurses remain on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
The Air Force released a report Friday on a fatal November 2019 T-38 accident at Vance Air Force Base, finding pilot error on the part of both the instructor pilot and student as the cause of the crash.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an accident that claimed the life a subcontractor at Vance Air Force Base on Monday, base officials confirmed Tuesday.
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) — When most Americans think of the Air Force and warfighting, they probably picture fighter jets engaged in dogfights in the skies above a hostile country, or in the case of Air Force Global Strike Command — bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles…
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) —The Department of the Air Force signed an agreement April 17 with Curative, Inc., to deploy and scale an oral fluid coronavirus test, which recently received a Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization, across Air Force installations.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — As state governors and Air Force base commanders implement measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, stay-at-home directives add new life stresses.
FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency recently announced it will support an agent shopping service at local commissaries where installation leaders establish a process to recruit volunteers and connect them with the customers who need this service.
The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base will graduate 10 T-38 pilots in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training classes 20-12 and 20-13 today.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans have a long history of overcoming adversity, lending a helping hand to neighbors, and maintaining hope and resiliency in trying times. It’s what they proudly refer to as the “Oklahoma Standard.”
Aircraft from Vance Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will conduct flyovers at several hospitals in Enid and the Oklahoma City metro today, to salute health care professionals and other essential workers for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.
Plans for National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, were made long before the coronavirus began making headlines. But, the need for volunteerism took on extra meaning in this year’s observance of National Volunteer Week, as new and younger volunteers continued stepping in to meet an increased d…
Acting Undersecretary of the Air Force Shon Manasco visited Vance Air Force Base Wednesday, and praised Vance airmen, wing leadership and the Enid community for working together to enhance mission capability at the base.
❝We absolutely have a mission critical capability here that has to continue, and we have to fight through it because that's what the nation asks of us and that's what we are going to do.❞ — Acting Undersecretary of the Air Force Shon Manasco
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating an accident that claimed the life a subcontractor at Vance Air Force Base on Monday, base officials confirmed Tuesday.
Inmates at William S. Key Correctional Center remain quarantined after a fellow inmate left DOC custody hours before a positive test result was returned last week, according to the Department of Corrections.
This Week's Circulars
- Fired Enid worker to receive money in lawsuit settlement
- Enid community members address BLM protests, Floyd death
- Teen leads authorities on 2-county pursuit
- City asks residents to request pickup of tree limbs, debris
- City to follow state reopening plan; theater deal approved
- City commission to talk moving to phase 3 of reopening
- Enid man charged with lewd molestation
- Six EHS students awarded $40,000 scholarships from Allen family
- Updated: Protesters march in downtown Enid in reaction to George Floyd's death
- EDITORIAL: Drone flight in Vance flight path was illegal, dangerous