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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — A major part of becoming an effective leader is learning how to communicate efficiently with peers, leadership and subordinates.

LILONGWE AIR BASE — Airmen from U.S. Air Forces Africa conducted force development training with the Malawian air force, Jan. 13-17. Force development training provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to enhance relations, share ideas and build partnership capability in the region.

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the airman’s options are limited — until now.

ENID — Oklahoma State Depart­ment of Education is seeking sponsors to support the Summer Food Service Program, which helps keep lower-income kids across the state from going hungry over the summer break.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- What to do after retirement from the Air Force is a question that plagues many Airmen as they approach the end of their career. For one lieutenant colonel, an unsolicited email from the Air Force Personnel Center answered that question for her, and changed her…

WASHINGTON — Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department’s Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and their families.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Robotic media blasting used to strip paint from fighter aircraft such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon has been around at Hill Air Force Base for more than three decades. Now, the technology is being used for the first time to remove paint from the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, is growing its Enid Composite Squadron, and seeking both adults and youth to join the organization.

ENID — At least one Saudi in Oklahoma was among the 21 military students from Saudi Arabia removed from U. S. military installations Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, but officials have declined to confirm how many Saudi students were removed from Vance Air Force Base or how many remain.

WOODRIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of a U.S. Army Reserve unit that controls thousands of soldiers across the western United States have mishandled at least two sexual assault complaints by not referring them for outside investigation, according to victims, their advocate and documents obtained …

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RAN­DOLPH, Texas — Pilot Training Next begins the New Year with the start of the third iteration Jan. 8.

An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Navy Ensign Joshua Watson on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. A Saudi gunman killed three people including 23-year-old Watson, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy from Enterprise, Ala., in a sh…

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, that 21 Saudi military students —including at least one in Oklahoma — were returned to their home country as a result of an investigation in the wake of a Dec. 6, 2019, shooting by a Saudi student at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. 

You are here for a reason. You are the movers and shakers of Enid and Garfield County and Northwest Oklahoma. Now that you've heard the sermon, I want you to advocate. — Col. Corey Simmons, 71st Flying Training Wing commander

Seventy-five years ago last Wednesday, U.S. forces began the invasion of Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines, thereby fulfilling Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s 1942 pledge to recapture the island from the Japanese.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — A little more than four years after receiving their first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft, Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings have achieved full warfighting capability.

ENID — Denny Price Family YMCA, 415 W. Cherokee, soon will offer 24-hour access to its cardio, weight and fitness area.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force Aid Society’s General Henry “Hap” Arnold Education Grant application window is now open for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible recipients have until April 30 to submit applications.

ROBBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — With the establishment of the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of service, members of the Air Force Reserve will continue to play an integral role in space operations and provide strategic depth for the Total Force.

I’m a little upset that my husband didn’t give me a Peloton for Christmas, but then again, he might be in the doghouse if he did. Without a shiny new exercise machine in my living room, I’m left to muster the motivation to begin a 2020 fitness regimen all by myself.

After 34 years in the hospitality industry, managing hotels, restaurants and high-end country clubs, Enid native Rodney Brittain returned home to go into business for himself.

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE (AFNS) — After four years of planning, the 752nd Operations Support Squadron has successfully completed their first live mission on the AN/TYQ-23A weapons system at Tinker Air Force Base.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- With more than 2,000 reported cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarettes nationwide, it is vital that airmen understand potential impacts on their health.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force recently consolidated and moved enlisted members of Air Force Special Warfare to new Air Force specialty codes to encompass AFSPECWAR operator, enabler and support specialties.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — Two pararescue airmen received the Silver Star medal in a ceremony Dec. 13, for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — A KC-46A Pegasus crew from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the aircraft’s first flight around the world Nov. 26.

I find that the optimal time for one to muster motivation for self-improvement is right after one has polished off an entire pint of ice cream.

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — President Trump signed into law Dec. 20 the sprawling, $738 billion defense bill, making history by creating the Space Force as a stand-alone, sixth branch of the U.S. military and guaranteeing for the first time 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers.

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss — Everyone loves laughter, whether it’s used for therapeutic reasons or to lighten the mood in a room. BJ Lange, Air Force Wounded Warrior program comedy coach, turned laughter into a resiliency tool for airmen with his ‘Improv to Improve’ class held here, Dec. 11-14.

Along with funding for ongoing development of the T-7 Redhawk jet trainer, which is expected to come to Vance Air Force Base in 2023, the DCIP funding will likely directly benefit Enid and Vance, said Mike Cooper, city of Enid military liaison and chairman of Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission.

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