ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force will soon conduct focus groups with Total Force airmen and space professionals about their experiences surrounding interpersonal violence.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AFNS) -- Members of the 110th Operations Group at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base volunteered to assist firefighters battling the California wildfires that began in late August. This year alone, more than four million acres have burned in California, leaving familie…
An instructor pilot at Vance Air Force Base has been arrested for attempted lewd acts with a minor, according to Oklahoma County court records.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — If the Air Force were casting for another Marvel movie, their lead is right here at Vance — 2nd Lt. Rachel Vander Kolk.
Dressed as a friendly witch so as to not scare the tiny princesses and superheroes, I sat on the front porch of our base house with a bowl of candy in my lap, waiting. Peering down at the mix of seasonal sweets I’d bought at the commissary, I felt guilty having included candies that kids avo…
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — At this year’s Counter-small Unmanned Aerial Systems symposium, military and industry leaders came together virtually Oct. 8, to discuss recent developments and challenges in the field of anti-drone technology.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala — Air University’s Officer Training School commissioned its first two U.S. Space Force officers Oct. 16 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Military and civic leaders from the Enid area gathered here last Friday to induct retired Air Force Col. Chuck DeBellevue into the Partners in the Sky organization.
The nation has not seriously considered the possibility of engaging in competition through a crisis or possible direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable armed adversary in more than 25 years, Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said today.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. “DT” Thompson will swear in the first four Space Force recruits here Oct. 20, placing them on a direct path to Basic Military Training and marking another milestone in the new service’s growth and development.
The investigation stems from an Aug. 30, 2020, incident at the Target in Edmond, according to a criminal probable cause filing with the Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Reality hit when then Airman First Class Brittany Johnson of the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron left the hospital in September 2010 after a week-long stay for sexual and physical assault.
YWCA Enid, United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma and Schieber’s Donuts & Deli are raising awareness of domestic violence with special orders of purple doughnuts.
The Fifth Generation Aerial Target will take its first flight later this month at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, following nearly flawless completion of ground-based testing in September.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact jobs and the economy, Our Daily Bread is seeing a continued increase in demand, but a slump in volunteers and donations to meet the need.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — Department of the Air Force family suicide prevention training is now available as a way to educate spouses, partners, adult family members, and loved ones on the signs and symptoms of suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene?
A couple living at Golden Oaks Village was recognized Monday as the longest-married couple in Oklahoma, in honor of their over 78 years of matrimony.
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Leard, the 97th AMW commander, Col. Jason Pavelschak, the 97th AMW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kay II, the 97th AMW command chief welcomed members of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Aerospace and Defense, and Aerospace Co…
A daughter got to see her father honored, and a newly winged Air Force pilot got to see the family heritage he carries on, during a recent visit to M.L. Becker Educational Center at Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park.
Enid author and event organizer Tammy Wilson will be one of three featured presenters when Oklahoma Event Company hosts Ghost Stories Around the Campfire, 7 p.m. Friday in Guthrie.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — The proverb, “necessity is the mother of invention” clearly applies to Vance Air Force Base’s undergraduate pilot training initiative, Banzai Flight.
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AFNS) — Current events, such as the death of George Floyd, have made organizations across the U.S. Air Force take a deep dive into talking about views on racial disparity.
ENID — An ice skating rink will be available during the holiday season in downtown Enid this year, and local residents have been invited to help name it, according to a partnership between Main Street Enid, Stride Bank Center and Visit Enid to bring the event to the city.
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often foster…
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- The Air Force Test Center’s Test Pilot School is one step closer to standing up the Space Test Fundamentals course.
In June, the Defense Department released its Space Strategy document. That document lays out the department’s four-pillar strategy for work that needs to be done in space within the next decade and beyond.
Enid SPCA, American Humane and a network of local animal foster homes teamed up last week to send 23 dogs in need of forever homes to Colorado, where adoptive families are awaiting their arrival.
In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Integris Bass Baptist Health Center recently shared the stories of two women who are battling breast cancer, and who want other women to take breast self-exams and mammograms seriously.
“You empty a bag of Utz’s Dark Russet potato chips onto a cookie sheet…” I began, explaining an easy appetizer recipe I’d learned from a friend. “Then you sprinkle crumbled gorgonzola cheese over …”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — World War II officially ended over 75 years ago Sept. 2, 1945, when the Empire of Japan surrendered to the United States aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force recently announced new guidance that will improve support to nursing mothers when they return to work after having a baby.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and Enid SPCA are teaming up for the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the dog park in Crosslin Park.
Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25 presented awards to 12 graduates during the classes’ combined graduation ceremony last week at Vance Air Force Base.
Coach-A-Kid Enid is partnering with Public Library of Enid and Garfield County to offer online mentoring services, with hopes of connecting more youth with adult mentors.
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As part of the ongoing effort to build a more inclusive Air and Space Force, additional revisions were approved Sept. 15 to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel,” which are effective immediately.
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE — Leadership at Vance Air Force Base have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force last July to improve understanding, treatment, inclusion and success of underrepresented Airmen here.
Thirty-three junior officers are scheduled to graduate from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-24 and 20-25, in a combined graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. today in the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office awarded a $7.4 billion ceiling Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) contrac…
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is expanding global reach through a multi-phase construction effort to support the new KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker.
This Week's Circulars
- Events force closure of some Enid streets
- Bennie's Barn seeking public help to fill $50K fundraising gap
- Enid Elks to host parking lot Halloween event
- EPS sees increase in COVID-19 quarantine, isolation cases
- Quake center east of Enid near I-35
- TSET program helps bring new doctor to Enid
- Hospice Circle of Love Book Sale this weekend
- Mennonite Relief Sale to have preview event Sunday
- Longfellow Middle School experiment headed to space Dec. 2
- OSDH: Garfield County, much of state, in moderate COVID-19 risk; Enid schools to continue in-person instruction
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