Enlisted Appreciation Night, April 29 – The 2017 Vance Enlisted Appreciation Night is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Vance Club. The event is a night with a long tradition of free food, games and prizes for the enlisted force at Vance. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Ebony Simmons, 580-213-6516.


Month of the Military Child -- April is the Month of the Military Child throughout the Department of Defense. Vance will celebrate the month with a parade scheduled at 4 p.m., Friday, April 28. Children with decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and scooters will circle the block beginning at the Child Development Center. For more information, call 580-213-7139.

Dads 101: the Basics, April 29 – Leadership Pathways is hosting “Dads 101,” a class for new and expecting fathers, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29, in the Bradley Fitness Center classroom. Designed to relieve the fear and anxiety of being a new father, the class will be taught by experienced dads. Attendees will learn infant bathing and diaper changing techniques and a variety of other coping skills. For more information and to sign up, contact Joel Urdang, 580-213-6420.

Volunteer at Brookdale Assisted Living, April 30 – Volunteers are needed for a visit to Brookdale assisted living facility Sunday, April 30. Volunteers will visit with residents of the facility and play chess, checkers and a variety of other games. For more information and to sign up, contact Airman 1st Class Jayonna Huhta, 580-213-7750, or Master Sgt. Latanya Benson, 580-213-7278.

Miracle League needs volunteers, April 29 -- Miracle League T-Ball is a baseball league for people with disabilities. The local 4RKids league needs 22 volunteers from 9:15 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 29. Volunteers are paired with a player, to be a friend and make sure they don’t get hit by the ball. For more information, contact Candace Reim, 580-213-3147, or visit


AFAF Color Run, May 6 – The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is hosting a Color Run May 6. For tickets and more information about the Color Run, go to


Vance soccer team practices Saturdays – The “Vance FC” soccer team holds practices Saturdays at 11 a.m. on the soccer field across from the Vance Club. Active duty, Guard and Reserve and military family members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Senior Airman Justin Bialozor at 580-213-7758.

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