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One of new director Deirdre Gurry's priorities at Woodring is to emphasize to people in Enid that ❝this is their airport, and there are a lot of resources for them out here, and it is a fun place to be.❞ 

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APRA HARBOR, Guam — The leadership and crew of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine, USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) were presented with the Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen Battle “E” Award in a ceremony held at Naval Base Guam, Feb. 7.

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Improving the living quarters for enlisted airmen is a high priority at Vance Air Force Base, but it will likely need manpower and money from the city to do so. The project still is in the planning stages, so no official proposal has been sent to the city of Enid.

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras (AFNS) — Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing deployed a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 1 to deliver donated humanitarian aid to Honduras in support of the Denton Program.

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who are working to strengthen the fight in the tumultuous Sahel region.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — An air adviser based at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph is the 2019 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award winner in the senior officer category.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Celebrating a 100th birthday is monumental in itself, but for retired Col. Charles E. McGee, shortly after this celebration he would reach yet another milestone in his successful career.

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — A UH-1N Iroquois with a five-man aircrew rescued two missing snowmobilers south of the town of Neihart, Jan. 29.

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.— In the U.S., an Air Force instructor pilot’s job is to nurture the transition of a casual officer into becoming a world-class aviator; instructor pilots feed the fight directly and have a significant role, not only in the Air Force, but the Department of Defen…

RSVP of Enid is offering the public an opportunity to raise money for Enid Mobile Meals by sending a Cupid Gram delivery to friends, family and co-workers on Valentine’s Day.

Denny Price Family YMCA kicked off its annual fundraiser and membership drive Thursday with a goal of raising $175,000 to support its operations.

When viewers tune in to watch Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, they will get to see the skills of an Enid High School graduate — not on the field, but in the sky.

Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, deputy comm­ander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., will be the guest speaker when Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 20-06 and 20-07 have their graduation ceremony, set for 10 a.m. today in the Vance Air Force Base Auditorium.

As many as 60,000 students pass through Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida each year for a variety of training opportunities, including new pilots, new sailors, and students from as many as 150 foreign countries, and new vetting is on the way for those foreign students, Defense Secretary…

On Monday nights, my 19-year-old daughter, Lilly, and I commandeer the television to watch a show that admittedly has no cultural value. Mindless entertainment, this reality show isn’t based on reality at all, but rather, it’s a carefully contrived dating competition, in which 30 women compe…

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said during a Jan. 27 appearance at the Center for a New American Security that the service is making significant strides in harnessing and using data for deterrence, decision-making and warfighting while also maintaining do…

SAN ANTONIO (AFNS) — In the collaborative nature of innovation efforts in the Department of Defense, five agencies came together to present the first-ever Joint Small Business Innovation Research Open Topic for the first application period of 2020.

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Countless factors can contribute to the outcome of the mission at Beale Air Force Base, including something seemingly simple as the weather.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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