Vance Spouses’ Club offers scholarships – The Vance Spouses’ Club has scholarships available for high school seniors, college students and spouses of Department of Defense employees, retired military and base contractors. For more information and to request an application, email Applications must be postmarked not later than March 22. In 2016, the VSC awarded $21,000 to local spouses and high school seniors.


Brundzo retires, Jan 20 – Tech. Sgt. Shawn Brundzo will retire from active duty during a ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m., Jan. 20, in the Military Working Dog Kennel. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Heath Conley at or call 580-213-7128.


Annual awards ceremony, Feb 17 – Vance’s Annual Awards ceremony is scheduled from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Vance Club. The uniform will be mess dress or semi-formal and similar for civilians. For more information and to purchase tickets contact:

Wing Staff Agencies – Tech. Sgt. Jessica Macias or Senior Airman Cardell Morgan

71st Mission Support Group – Tech. Sgt. Dan Mabie or Staff Sgt. Zachary Paskovitch

71st Medical Group – Staff Sgt. Tasha Johnson or Senior Airman Tanner Coots

71st Operations Group – Senior Airman Justin Fisher


Relationship dinner, Jan 18 -- The Vance Chapel has scheduled a free Resilient Relationship dinner at 6 p.m., Jan. 18, at the Oakwood Country Club in Enid. A presentation during dinner, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team," will cover a variety of relationships to include workplace, marriage, family and friendship. For more information, contact the Chapel at 580-213-7211.


Daedalian/River Rats meeting, Jan 19 -- The monthly Daedalian/River Rats meetings is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m., Jan. 19, at the Vance Club. All Team Vance is invited to attend. Membership in Daedalians or River Rats is not required. Dinner includes pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, tossed salad and dessert for $11.95 (club members) and $12.95 all others. RSVP by Jan. 13 to Howard Deunk at or call 580-213-5545.


Karon Graham is retiring Jan 31 -- Karon Graham is retiring after 30 years as a civil servant at Vance Air Force Base during a ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m., Jan. 31, in the Vance Club. For more information and to RSVP, contact Tech. Sgt. David DiBello, 213-7960, or

Martin Luther King Jr observance, Jan 13 – An observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m., Jan. 13, in the Community Chapel Activity Center. For more information, call 580-213-7452.

Black History Month committee – The Black History Month committee meets at 10 a.m., every Thursday in January, in the Vance Club Coffee Shop. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Ebony Simmons, 580-213-6516.

Turn off your myPay hard-copy mailings -- Help the Air Force save money by turning off your myPay hard-copy mailing option for Leave and Earning Statement, W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, IRS Form 1095 Health Insurance Statement and debt letters. The Air Force currently spends $354,000 annually to mail the hard-copies. For more information, call 580-213-7193. It is a digital world. Hop aboard.

Commander’s Action Line – If you’ve had no luck resolving a problem, voicing a complaint or passing on a compliment, call the Commander’s Action Line, 580-213-7777. Always try your chain of command first. But if that hasn’t worked, call the Action Line and leave a message.

Commissary offers scholarships for military kids – The Commissary’s Scholarships for Military Children program is accepting applications through Feb. 17. Funding for the scholarships is provided by the Commissary’s suppliers and vendors. For an application, go by the Vance Commissary or visit    

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