TINKER AIR FORCE BASE — Work on the first leg of the new KC-46A Pegasus’ maintenance depot, the single-largest construction project to hit Tinker Air Force Base since the 1940s, is progressing ahead of the official ribbon-cutting scheduled for today.
Col. Corey Simmons, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, gave an update on the base during a talk Thursday at Enid Regional Development Alliance’s quarterly meeting.
FORT LEE, Va. – Military commissaries are highlighting energy-saving products during October as the Department of Defense observes National Energy Action Month.
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AFNS) — With inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, the 23rd Flying Training Squadron is transforming the learning environment with the intent of developing better trained vertical-lift aviators prepared to conduct combat search and rescue, homeland security and special opera…
“Oh no!” I gasped last Sunday, in a crowded Rhode Island bar, as I watched 6-foot-5 Steelers’ quarterback Mason Rudolph drop like a rag doll after a helmet hit by Ravens safety Earl Thomas.
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn’t make it back into his space capsule — has died in Moscow at 85.
The U.S. military and the commercial sector rely heavily on space-enabled capabilities, and the Defense Department must protect those assets and maintain U.S. superiority in the space domain, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy said.
Veterans, civic organizations, schools and individuals are being sought to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade, set for 11 a.m. Nov. 9 on the downtown square in Enid.
ENID — Foster parents and children’s advocates filled the auditorium at Autry Technology Center on Friday to learn about the effects of childhood trauma and hear the inspiring story of a boy who escaped the cycle of addiction, domestic abuse and crime.
October is not all skeletons and jack-o-lanterns, there are also scary things that live in cyberspace. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this year’s theme, “Be Cyber Smart.”
ENID — Oakwood Christian Church is looking for other congregations in Enid to partner with them in Embrace Grace, a program designed to give love and support to young women in unplanned pregnancies.
FORT LEE, Va. – On a rainy Monday morning, Rebecca Ingvalson shopped the Fort Belvoir, Va., Commissary, like she’d never shopped there before. She sat in the comfortably dry confines of her car with her three children while CLICK2GO workers loaded her vehicle with groceries under the shelter…
“We’re going to be late,” my husband Francis began saying two hours before the Navy Ball. He would repeat the phrase every 15 minutes. It was October 1994, the night of my first formal military event as a Navy spouse. We had only been married one year, and I was four months pregnant.
The Defense Department is raising awareness of technology-facilitated domestic abuse as part of its Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign, which launched Oct. 1.
ENID — Hope Outreach Transitional Housing Ministry will host a four-year anniversary celebration, reunion and meet-and-greet barbecue Saturday to give supporters an opportunity to meet graduates of the program and see how their lives have been changed.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force met with privatized housing project owners at the Pentagon on Oct. 2 to discuss the status of actions being taken to reform the delivery of privatized housing under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.
The FBI Oklahoma City Division will host a diversity agent recruitment event on Oct. 17 in Oklahoma City. The event is part of the FBI’s Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Program, an initiative committed to building a high-performing, diverse, and inclusive special agent workforce.
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy recently redesigned its Airmanship program to give cadets more opportunities to experience the Air Force’s flying mission and produce the best pool of rated candidates.
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — In 2003, Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa was not Airman 1st Class Saeed Shnawa. He was a 21-year-old Iraqi student of technology at a university in Baghdad.
Overall student production is up by 34 percent from fiscal year 2017 to 2021, Simmons said. In order to keep up with those figures, there's work needed on the runways.
Eva Meraz-Corral, 47, told Enid Police Department detectives she was responsible for an attack on Diana Baez, 41, because she dated a man she had been involved with previously. Baez later died of her injuries.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — The 71st Medical Operation Squadron was re-designated to the 71st Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Vance Air Force Base, Sept. 27.
ENID — Volunteers and homeowners who need smoke alarms in their homes are being sought for this Saturday’s American Red Cross Sound the Alarm event. The deadline to sign up to receive smoke alarms is 4 p.m. today.
Denny Price Family YMCA, 415 W. Cherokee, is offering the community a free opportunity to enjoy family activities, ice cream and learn about the YMCA at this year’s “Sundae at the Y” event, 2-4:30 p.m. next Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan, along with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and secretaries from the Army and Navy, gathered with privatized housing project owners Oct. 2 to address the progress in reforming the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.
When I was a teenager, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring out of windows, over the water, into the distance, up at the sky — pondering my place in the world. I was prone to feeling overwhelmed by minuscule problems, so contemplating the vastness of the universe comforted me by maki…
The public will have a chance to tour and fly in historic aircraft this Saturday at Wings over Weatherford, returning for the third year to the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford.
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command welcomed rated officers and career enlisted aviators to come together during the Women’s Fly-In event in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 18-21. For the first time, Mobility’s Hometown sent an all-women aircrew to support…
Enid Aviation Advisory Board met in a special session Monday and greeted new Enid Woodring Regional Airport Director Deirdre Gurry, who will assume the position today when current director Dan Ohnesorge retires.
This Week's Circulars
- Officer at Vance pleads guilty to health care fraud
- Enid SPCA fundraiser Mardi Paws to offer good wine, beer and food Nov. 2
- Enid Police Dept. urging residents to secure their vehicles, remove valuables
- What's 2 Do in Enid, area
- Garfield, neighboring counties account for $328 million of ODOT's 8-year plan
- Deputies seize heroin, meth in drug bust
- 'Nothing is guaranteed' for former Kmart building's future
- EEOC sues Black Forest Decor for disability discrimination
- Family Farm Day set for Saturday
- Man who fled from police faces multiple charges
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