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Col. Dwayne LaHaye receives his first salute the Airmen from the 71st Mission Support Group after assuming command of the group during a ceremony in Hangar 199, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 26. “To command is to serve, and that’s what I’m here to do,” said Lehay, addressing his new troops. “I am honored and humbled to join your team. Your outstanding reputation precedes you, and I can’t wait to see you in action.” (U.S. Air Force photo / Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 6/29/2015

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Col. Christopher Daniels hands the 71st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 26. Daniels’ replacement, Col. Dwayne LaHaye, joins Team Vance after a tour with Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 6/29/2015

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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Lance Hoggatt

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Lance Hoggatt speaks with Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students April 8 in the 8th and 3rd Flying Training Squadron’s Heritage Room at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 6/29/2015

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presents the unit guidon to Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker during the 19th Air Force assumption of command ceremony, June 23, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The 19th Air Force is responsible for the training of aircrews, remotely piloted aircraft crews, air battle managers, weapons directors, Air Force Academy Airmanship programs, and survival, escape, resistance, and evasion specialists to sustain the combat capability of the United States Air Force, other services and our nation's allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson)
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Posted: 6/24/2015

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71st LRS welcomes new commander

Maj. Shannon Caleb receives the 71st Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon from Col. Christopher Daniels, the 71st Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 22. Caleb relieved Maj. John Klohr during the morning ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo / Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 6/22/2015

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Team Vance partners with Enid for Camp Tomahawk

The boys of Camp Tomahawk and the several of the Airmen who spent the week with them pose for a photo June 5 in front of the A-26 Invader static display at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Thirty-eight children participated in this year’s camp which was hosted by Team Vance and sponsored by the Enid Chamber of Commerce. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech Sgt. James Bolinger)
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Posted: 6/22/2015

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Team Vance partners with Enid for Camp Tomahawk

Vance Air Force Base volunteers follow a group of girls into the mouth of Alabaster Caverns State Park, near Freedom, Oklahoma, June 11. Approximately 60 Airmen supported Camp Tomahawk, a two-week summer camp for underprivileged youth. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 6/22/2015

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Team Vance partners with Enid for Camp Tomahawk

1st Lt. Rocque Gartland, a 3rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, plays sharks and minnows with children from the “girl’s week” of Camp Tomahawk June 8 in the pool at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Team Vance has worked with the Enid Chamber of Commerce to provide a summer camp for children for the past 25 years. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 6/22/2015

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Enid High grad earns $2,000 DECA scholarship

Mariah Wagner (center) holds a certificate for a $2,000 scholarship from the Defense Commissary Agency that was presented June 18 in the Vance Air Force Base Commissary by Sheila Gilbert, the Vance Commissary director, and Col. Christopher Daniels, the 71st Mission Support Group commander. Wagner is the daughter of a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and just completed her second year at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. James Bolinger)
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Posted: 6/19/2015

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Brig. Gen. Guastella addresses JSUPT 15-10 graduates

Brig. Gen. Joseph Guastella, the deputy director for requirements (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, greets Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 15-10 graduates at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 12. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Brig. Gen. Guastella addresses JSUPT 15-10 graduates

Brig. Gen. Joseph Guastella, the deputy director for requirements (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, speaks at the Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 15-10 graduation at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 12. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 6/19/2015

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Airmen from the 71st Medical Group salute during the playing of the national anthem at the 71st Medical Group change of command ceremony June 16 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Col. Kirsten Benford assumed command of the group from Col. David Chiesa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 6/18/2015

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Airmen from the 71st Medical Group salute during the playing of the national anthem at the 71st Medical Group change of command ceremony June 16 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Col. Kirsten Benford assumed command of the group from Col. David Chiesa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 6/18/2015

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Col. Kirsten Benford accepts the 71st Medical Group guidon from Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony June 16 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Benford was the commander at the 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron, 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo/Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 6/18/2015

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8th FTS gets new commander

Lt. Col. Bryan Elder accepts the 8th Flying Training Squadron guidon from Col. John Cinnamon, the 71st Operations Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony June 12 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Elder assumed command from Lt. Col. Troy Henderson. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 6/12/2015

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3rd FTS gets new commander

Lt. Col. Michael Maksimowicz accepts the 3rd Flying Training Squadron guidon from Col. John Cinnamon, the 71st Operations Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony June 11 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Masksimowicz took the reins from Lt. Col. Sean Martin. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Poe)
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Posted: 6/12/2015

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Mock trial

Maj. Megan Schmid, a lawyer from the 71st Flying Training Wing Legal Office, provides closing arguments to a panel of lieutenants during a mock sexual assault trial April 21 in the Federal Courtroom at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Vance hosted its 13th mock sexual assault trial June 4 to educate Airmen here about the court martial process and the complexity of sexual assault cases. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Mikhail Berlin)
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Posted: 6/10/2015

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Maj. Megan Schmid, a lawyer from the 71st Flying Training Wing Legal Office, interviews an Air Force Office of Special Investigation agent during a mock sexual assault trial April 21 in the Federal Courtroom at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Vance hosted its 13th mock sexual assault trial June 4 to educate Airmen here about the court martial process and the complexity of sexual assault cases. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Mikhail Berlin)
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Posted: 6/10/2015

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Mississippi Kite

A Mississippi Kite rests on a branch June 5 at the Vance Air Force Base park. The Mississippi Kite is a hawk-like bird that migrates to Oklahoma in May and is known for its aggressive tactics while it’s nesting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 6/10/2015

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OSS change of command

Lt. Col. Michael Drost receives the 71st Operations Support Squadron guidon from Col. John Cinnamon, the 71st Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony June 4 in the Armed Forces Reserve Center at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Drost assumed command from Lt. Col. David Woodley. (U.S. Air Force photo / Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 6/9/2015

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Maj. Dorinda Mazza passes the 71st Comptroller Squadron guidon to Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 5. Mazza relinquished command of the squadron during a morning ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 6/5/2015

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71 Comptroller Change of Command

Maj. Peter Talley receives the 71st Comptroller Squadron guidon from Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 5. Talley assumed command of the squadron during a morning ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 6/5/2015

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Are you ready to transition out of your uniform?

Lt. Col. Sean Martin, 3rd Flying Training Squadron commander, poses for his official photo July 29, 2013. (courtesy photo)
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Posted: 6/2/2015

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Memorial day

Larry Stephens, the secretary and treasurer of Vietnam Veterans of America Post 990, stands at the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Enid Woodring Municipal Airport in Enid, Oklahoma, May 25. Stephens tolled the bell as the newly-inscribed names of seven Vietnam veterans were unveiled and five other names had their statuses officially changed from Missing in Action to Killed in Action after their remains were recently returned home. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/27/2015

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Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society members presented the colors during the Memorial Day program at Enid Woodring Municipal Airport in Enid, Oklahoma, May 25. The group is made up of Kiowas who have served in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/27/2015

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Memorial day

Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, addresses the audience during a Memorial Day ceremony in Enid, Oklahoma, May 25. “Our veterans, along with fallen Oklahomans, are the embodiment of courage, commitment, and are integral to the heritage of this nation," Quinn said. "We gather today to ensure our nation collectively never forgets.” (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/27/2015

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May Airman of the Month

Airman 1st Class James Atwell, a 71st Force Support Squadron force management journeyman, receives a 71st Flying Training Wing commander’s coin from Col. John Menozzi, the 71st FTW vice commander, May 11 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st FTW command chief. Menozzi and Col. Christopher Daniels, the 71st Mission Support Group commander, recognized Atwell as the 71st FTW Airman of the Month for May. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. James Bolinger)
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Posted: 5/27/2015

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Officers’ Spouses’ Club

Members of the Officers’ Spouses’ Club at Vance and the 2015 OSC scholarship recipients stand on stage at the Vance Collocated Club at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 12. The OSC presented 15 scholarships, totaling $16,000 to Vance spouses and high school seniors during a formal dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Retired Brig. Gen. Bryan Benson

Retired Brig. Gen. Bryan Benson, who served as the Vance base commander from February 2005 to September 2006, shared his advice for a successful career Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 15-09 during a ceremony May 21 in the Base Auditorium. Benson spoke about the myriad of aircraft that supported the Battle of Kamdesh during Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo\Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 5/27/2015

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AETC spouse of the year

Raedawn Davis poses for a family photo with her husband Tech. Sgt. Cory Davis, from the 71st Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, and their daughter. (courtesy photo)
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Posted: 5/20/2015

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Instructor discusses self defense techniques

2nd Lt. Isabel Crump instructs students during an installment of "My Body... My Life" at the Community Chapel Activity Center at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 28. Crump is one of several Vance Airmen qualified to teach the comprehensive course. (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/14/2015

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Practicing a hold during self defense class

Maj. Sara Linck practices a hold during an installment of "My Body... My Life..." at the Community Chapel Activity Center at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 28. The course is designed to empower women "through awareness, education, violence prevention, and self-defense techniques." (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/14/2015

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Student fights off attacker

Camy Shearon fights off a suited instructor during an installment of "My Body... My Life…" at the Community Chapel Activity Center at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 28. The course is designed to empower women "through awareness, education, violence prevention, and self-defense techniques." (U.S. Air Force photo / David Poe)
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Posted: 5/14/2015

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71st MDSS commander

Lt. Col. Elijio J. Venegas Jr. 71st Medical Support Squadron commander
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Posted: 5/14/2015

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Flight of Dreams

Airman 1st Class Caitlin Niemann, a 71st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, explains to a group of Enid fifth-graders how she and her fellow Airmen direct student pilots safely via the air traffic control tower, May 7. The students were here from Hayes Elementary School for the 5th Flying Training Squadron’s Flight of Dreams tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Frank Casciotta)
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Posted: 5/13/2015

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Bartels

Capt. Chandra Fleming, a 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot flying out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and her brother, Senior Airman Michael Bartel, a 71st Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller, share a moment in front of Fleming’s A-10 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 1. The previous afternoon, Bartel, a 71st Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller stationed at Vance, directed his sister into local airspace and gave her approach clearance. (U.S. Air Force photo / 2nd Lt. Isabel Crump)
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Posted: 5/12/2015

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Vance UEI

No more are Airmen at Vance “painting the grass green” in preparation for an inspection or visit from higher headquarters. In fact, the 65 Air Education and Training Command inspectors who will visit the base May 11-18 are part of a capstone event called a Unit Effectiveness Inspection during which AETC inspectors will look into Vance’s ability to align mission readiness with inspection readiness. (U.S. Air Force illustration by 2nd Lt. Mikhail Berlin)
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Posted: 5/7/2015

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EM at the mall

Members from the 71st Logistics Readiness Squadron Emergency Management Flight stand in front of their booth during the 4th Annual Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day April 8 at the Oakwood Mall in Enid, Oklahoma. The Airmen joined emergency management personnel from across Garfield County to hand out preparedness information to the local community. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 5/5/2015

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EM at the mall

Senior Airman Zachary Paskovitch, a 71st Logistics Readiness Squadron Emergency Management Flight emergency management journeyman, dons a hazmat suit during the 4th Annual Weather and Disaster Preparedness Day April 8 at the Oakwood Mall in Enid, Oklahoma. The Airmen joined emergency management personnel from across Garfield County to hand out preparedness information to the local community. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 5/5/2015

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33rd Flying Training Squadron commander

33rd Flying Training Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Terry Wasson)
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Posted: 5/5/2015

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Red White and Blue Parade

Members from team Vance walk in a Red, White, and Blue Parade in honor of the Month of the Military Child April 20 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Nearly 100 children from the Vance youth programs and 71st Flying Training Wing senior leadership participated in parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 5/4/2015

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Red White and Blue Parade

Joshua Pareja (front), Liam Bain (left), and Sophia Decocq (right) hold up patriotic signs during the Red, White, and Blue Parade in honor of the Month of the Military Child April 20 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Nearly 100 children from the Vance youth programs and 71st Flying Training Wing senior leadership participated in parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 5/4/2015

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Red White and Blue Parade

Col. Clark Quinn, the 71st Flying Training Wing commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, the 71st FTW command chief, lead the Red, White and Blue Parade April 20 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Nearly 100 children walked or rode their bikes in celebration of the Month of the Military Child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Red White and Blue Parade

Davin Horn (left) and Bella Myers (right) hold up patriotic signs during the Red, White, and Blue Parade in honor of the Month of the Military Child April 20 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Nearly 100 children from the Vance youth programs and 71st Flying Training Wing senior leadership participated in parade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)
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Posted: 5/4/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

    

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