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Sergeant Dee Campbell Small Unit of the Year Award Sergeant Dee  ...
Sergeant Dee Campbell Small Unit of the Year Award

71st Operations Support Squadron aviation resource managers accept the Sergeant Dee Campbell Small Unit of the Year Award during a wing recognition ceremony here March 30 from Col. Clark Quinn (left), the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen (right), the 71st FTW command chief. They received their award for efforts between October 2013 and September 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 4/29/2015

New special forces training New special  ...
New special forces training

Special Tactics Airmen participate in various physical challenges designed to assess the physical demands associated with Battlefield Airman AFSCs, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airmen are participating in the physical fitness study in support of the Women in Service Review. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Trevor Tiernan)
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Posted: 4/23/2015

Lt. Col. Loveless atop AconcaguaLt. Col.  ...
Lt. Col. Loveless atop Aconcagua

Lt. Col. Daniel Loveless, the 71st Medical Operations Squadron commander, kneels atop Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest point in the Southern and Western Hemispheres at 22,841 feet, in February. Loveless was one of 10 people in his group to crest the summit. His trek lasted from Feb. 7 to 21. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 4/22/2015

Bowling champsBowling champs
Bowling champs

(Left to right) Shawn Brundzo, Brad Hancock, Rick Myers and Heath Conley, from the 71st Security Force Squadron bowling team, hoist the 1st Place trophy for the 2014 intramural bowling season March 19 at the Eagles Nest Bowling Alley, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
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Posted: 4/22/2015

Severe weather brief Severe weather  ...
Severe weather brief

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Young, 71st Operations Support Squadron, Weather Flight forecaster, briefs students at Eisenhower Elementary, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, about tornado safety during an assembly March 23. He talked about types of severe weather that affects Oklahoma, how to find a safe room, and the types of items that should be stored in a safe room. (U.S. Air Force photo \ Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 4/21/2015

ChoppedChopped
Chopped

Airman 1st Class Ariel Schlenther, a 71st Medical Operations Squadron Aerospace Physiology technician, tends to her chicken at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, March 30. Vance Airmen wrapped up a month-long series of cooking classes with a culinary competition in the style of the TV show "Chopped.” (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 4/15/2015

Vance March madnessVance March  ...
Vance March madness

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 71st Student Squadron 'A' team repeated as Vance basketball champions with a win over the 71st Operations Support Squadron, 66-62 March 19. They are (from the left) John Pierce, Bo Decker, Jerrel Scriven, Dariel Baker, Joe Grant, Tim Martinelli, Kyle Green, Patrick Morgan and Brandon Peters. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 4/8/2015

Vance March madnessVance March  ...
Vance March madness

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 71st Student Squadron's Kyle Green looks for an open man at the Vance Bradley Fitness and Sports Center March 19. The 71st STUS defeated the 71st Operations Support Squadron, 66-62, to repeat as base champions. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 4/8/2015

BTZ winnersBTZ winners
BTZ winners

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Airmen 1st Class Toni Greka, front, and Ariel Schlenther, rear, both 71st Medical Operations Group aerospace physiology technicians, sit at the controls of a hypobaric chamber here. Greka and Schlenther were selected for below-the-zone promotion to senior airman March 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 4/8/2015

BTZ winnersBTZ winners
BTZ winners

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Airmen 1st Class Ariel Schlenther, front, and Toni Greka, both 71st Medical Operations Squadron aerospace physiology technicians, hug after finding out they were both selected for below-the-zone promotions. Airmen selected for below-the-zone promotions sew on their senior airman stripes six months early. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 4/8/2015

Airman Leadership School honors graduatesAirman  ...
Airman Leadership School honors graduates

Senior Airman Jeremy Kalik-Underwood, from the 71st Operations Support Squadron, is presented the John L. Levitow Award by Command Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st Flying Training Wing command chief, and Tech. Sgt. James Bolinger, the 71st FTW Public Affairs Office NCO in-charge, March 25 during the first-ever Airman Leadership School graduation at Vance in the Vance Collocated Club. Bolinger was representing the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 990 who sponsored the award. (U.S. Air Force photo\2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 4/3/2015

Airman Leadership School honors graduates Airman  ...
Airman Leadership School honors graduates

71st Flying Training Wing leadership stands with the graduates of Vance’s first-ever Airman Leadership School class during a ceremony March 25 at the Vance Collocated Club. Fifteen Vance Airmen graduated the course, which is the first step to becoming front-line supervisors. (U.S. Air Force photo\Tech. Sgt. James Bolinger)
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Posted: 4/3/2015

Airman Leadership School honors graduates Airman  ...
Airman Leadership School honors graduates

Senior Airman Alisha Jones, from the 71st Operations Support Squadron, is recognized as the Distinguished Graduate by Command Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st Flying Training Wing command chief, and Master Sgt. Jon Dalton, from the 71st OSS, March 25 during the first-ever Airman Leadership School graduation at Vance in the Vance Collocated Club. Dalton was representing the Silver Talon Top 3 who sponsored the award. (U.S. Air Force photo\ 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 4/3/2015

Airman Leadership School honors graduates Airman  ...
Airman Leadership School honors graduates

Senior Airman Anthony Marple, from the 71st Operation Support Squadron receives the Academic Award from members of the Vance Chief’s Group March 25 during the first-ever Airman Leadership School graduation at Vance in the Vance Collocated Club. Representing the Chief’s Group were (left to right) Chief Master Sgt. Bruce McPherson, 71st Security Forces Squadron, Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 71st Mission Support Group, Command Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st Flying Training Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Kraig Chapman, 71st OSS. (U.S. Air Force photo\ 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 4/3/2015

Airman Leadership School honors graduates Airman  ...
Airman Leadership School honors graduates

Eric Ruiz Garcia of the 71st Medical Support Squadron accepts the Commandant Award from retired Maj. George Pankonin and Master Sgt. James Goswick, the ALS commandant, March 25 during the first-ever Airman Leadership School graduation at Vance in the Vance Collocated Club. Pankonin was representing the Air Force Association who sponsored the award. (U.S. Air Force photo\ 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 4/3/2015

The Ninety Nines logoThe Ninety  ...
The Ninety Nines logo

The Ninety Nines, an international organization of women pilots. (courtesy graphic)
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Posted: 4/1/2015

Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics
Special Olympics

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Spectators cheer on Olympians running the 50-meter dash during the 2015 Special Olympics at the Vance track March 25. This is the 26th year that Vance hosted the Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 3/31/2015

Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics
Special Olympics

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Members from Vance Air Force Base and Area 6 Special Olympics teams stand during a presentation of the colors and the singing of the national anthem during the 2015 Special Olympics at the Vance track March 25. This is the 26th year that Vance hosted the Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 3/31/2015

Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics
Special Olympics

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The members of Enid High Alumni, led by retired Air Force Maj. George Pankonin, the father of a special Olympian, gather for a photo March 25 during the Area 6 Special Olympics here. This is the 26th year that Vance hosted the Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo\Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 3/31/2015

Airman of the MonthAirman of the  ...
Airman of the Month

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Senior Airman Joshua Hubmann, a 3rd Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, files paperwork in his office March 25. Hubmann is the 71st Flying Training Wing Airman of the Month for April. Each month, Airmen are selected to represent their groups and can go on to be selected as the 71st FTW Airman of the Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 3/31/2015

 5th Flying Training Squadron commander 5th Flying  ...
5th Flying Training Squadron commander

Lt. Col. Douglas A. Stouffer, 5th Flying Training Squadron commander.
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Posted: 3/25/2015

Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolersPioneer fighter  ...
Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolers

Maj. Christina "Thumper" Hopper (left), from the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, speaks to Charleston area high school girls at the 8th Annual Joint Base Charleston Women in Aviation Career Day. Hopper was the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly combat missions during a major war. She shared stories of her overcoming adversity and challenges early in her life, and challenged the girls to be anything they want to be. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 3/25/2015

Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolersPioneer fighter  ...
Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolers

Maj. Christina "Thumper" Hopper, from the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, speaks to Charleston area high school girls at the 8th Annual Joint Base Charleston Women in Aviation Career Day. Hopper was the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly combat missions during a major war. She shared stories of her overcoming adversity and challenges early in her life, and challenged the girls to be anything they want to be. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 3/25/2015

Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolersPioneer fighter  ...
Pioneer fighter pilot motivates local high schoolers

Maj. Christina "Thumper" Hopper, from the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, speaks to Charleston area high school girls at the 8th Annual Joint Base Charleston Women in Aviation Career Day. Hopper was the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly combat missions during a major war. She shared stories of her overcoming adversity and challenges early in her life, and challenged the girls to be anything they want to be. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 3/25/2015

iMatter logo iMatter logo
iMatter logo

Air Education and Training Command launched the iMatter website March 23, giving all command Total Force Airmen access to an AETC-specific tool for sharing innovations and improvement ideas. To start using iMatter, Airmen can visit the site, https://app10-eis.aetc.af.mil/imatter/SitePages/home.aspx, and access a variety of resources, including an iMatter User’s Guide and instructional videos. Each iMatter site visitor must use his/her Common Access Card (CAC) and select the non-email CAC certificate in order to access the site. For non-CAC users or to find out more, contact the AETC Innovation and Transformation Office at AETC.AFSO21.Workflow@us.af.mil (Courtesy graphic)
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Posted: 3/23/2015

Air traffic awardsAir traffic  ...
Air traffic awards

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Capt. Leroy Jackson, from the 71st Operations Support Squadron and currently deployed to Southwest Asia, was selected as the Col. Derrel L. Dempsey Officer of the Year for 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo / Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 3/20/2015

Air traffic awardsAir traffic  ...
Air traffic awards

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Robert Ochs, the 71st Operations Support Squadron air traffic control manager, stands in the control room inside the radar approach control building March 12. Ochs is the Air Education and Training Command Air Traffic Control Manager of the Year for 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 3/20/2015

Air traffic awardsAir traffic  ...
Air traffic awards

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Staff Sgt. Ashley McGill, a 71st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, stands outside the air traffic control tower on the flight line, March 11. McGill is the Air Education and Training Command Air Traffic Control Controller of the Year for 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 3/20/2015

NBA Committment to ServiceNBA Committment  ...
NBA Committment to Service

Senior Airman Susana Twilley, 71st Operations Support Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, stands with Nick Collison, an Oklahoma City Thunder forward, March 9. Servicemembers from across the state teamed up with players from the Oklahoma City Thunder to package more than 20,000 pounds of food for Oklahoma families in 53 counties and 501 elementary schools. (U.S. Air Force photo \ David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

NBA Committment to ServiceNBA Committment  ...
NBA Committment to Service

Airman Danica Gendron, a 71st Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, packages food at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City March 9. Servicemembers from across the state teamed up with players from the Oklahoma City Thunder to package more than 20,000 pounds of food for Oklahoma families in 53 counties and 501 elementary schools. (U.S. Air Force photo \ David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

NBANBA
NBA

Senior Airman Susana Twilley, 71st Operations Support Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, packs a lunch at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City March 9. Servicemembers from across the state teamed up with players from the Oklahoma City Thunder to package more than 20,000 pounds of food for Oklahoma families in 53 counties and 501 elementary schools. (U.S. Air Force photo \ David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Color RunColor Run
Color Run

Todd Smoot, son of 33rd Flying Training Squadron's Lt. Col. Kevin Smoot, pitches in at the color run on base, March 14. Vance hosted the charitable run to support the Air Force Assistance Fund. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Color RunColor Run
Color Run

Senior Airman Jovanna Flor and her furry friend at the base's first ever color run, March 14. More than 200 runners and volunteers colored Vance in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Color runColor run
Color run

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Hundreds of Runners from Team Vance and the surrounding northwest Oklahoma community throw water soluble dyes into the air during the 71st Flying Training Wing’s first-ever color run March 14. Proceeds from the 5k race benefited the Air Force Assistance Fund. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Goldstar parkingGoldstar parking
Goldstar parking

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Miriam Hamilton and children (from left) Andru Nylander, Tyler Nylander and Elisabeth Nylander at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., March 17. On request from Hamilton, the widow of Silver Star recipient Capt. Nathan Nylander, Vance will soon install reserved parking signs to recognize Gold Star Families and Purple Heart recipients. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Goldstar parkingGoldstar parking
Goldstar parking

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Miriam Hamilton and children (from left) Andru Nylander, Tyler Nylander and Elisabeth Nylander at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., March 17. On request from Hamilton, the widow of Silver Star recipient Capt. Nathan Nylander, Vance will soon install reserved parking signs to recognize Gold Star Families and Purple Heart recipients. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/19/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

Single Airman events calendar. (courtesy graphic)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Airman 1st Class Ariel Schlenther, a 71st Medical Operations Squadron Airman, works on her knife skills at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, March 2. “I learned a lot on Monday and I actually applied it to my dinner recipes this past week,” Schlenther said of the Single Airman program-organized class. “I love to cook and thought this would be a great opportunity.” (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Team Vance learned efficient kitchen skills as part of a culinary class series at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, March 2. Vance’s Single Airman Programming Initiative has connected troops and the military community with intermediate and advanced culinary skills classes throughout the month of March. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Team Vance learns from Chef Tyler Whitson at Autry Technology Center in Enid, March 2. The culinary class was the first of a four-class series offered via the Single Airman Program Initiative. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Stacy Ann Smith, a 25th Flying Training Squadron spouse, chops vegetables with classmates at Autry Technology Center in Enid, March 2. Team Vance enjoyed the first night of a four-part culinary course coordinated by the base's Single Airman Programming Initiative. While SAPI funds are initially allotted for single Airmen, opportunities can be extended to the greater military community. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Airman 1st Class Ariel Schlenther, a 71st Medical Operations Squadron Airman, separates a chicken at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, March 2. “I learned a lot on Monday, and I actually applied it to my dinner recipes this past week,” Schlenther said of the Single Airman program-organized class. “I love to cook and thought this would be a great opportunity.” (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

Cooking ClassCooking Class
Cooking Class

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Vance students receive professional culinary instruction at Autry Technology Center in Enid, March 2. Team Vance enjoyed the first night of a four-part culinary course coordinated by the base's Single Airman Programming Initiative. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/18/2015

ALSALS
ALS

150224-F-UZ487-001: VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Master Sgt. James Goswick, the Airman Leadership School commandant, aligns Airmen during a formation used for inspections Feb. 24 in the Honor Guard Training room. The Airmen are members of the first ALS class at Vance. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
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Posted: 3/10/2015

Basketball Basketball
Basketball

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- 71st Student Squadron's Kyle Green looks for an open teammate at Bradley Fitness and Sports Center, Feb. 25. Green shot 1-7 before leaving the game with an injury. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

Basketball Basketball
Basketball

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- 3rd Flying Training Squadron Jayhawk Graham Davis looks for an open teammate at Bradley Fitness and Sports Center, Feb. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

Basketball Basketball
Basketball

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- 3rd Flying Training Squadron Jayhawk Ricky Rivers looks for an open teammate at Bradley Fitness and Sports Center, Feb. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

Basketball Basketball
Basketball

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- 3rd Flying Training Squadron team captain Charlton Coats looks for an open teammate at Bradley Fitness and Sports Center, Feb. 25. Coats had 11 points in the Jayhawks’ eighth win in a row. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 3/9/2015

    

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