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71st Flying Training Wing 71st Flying Training Wing

In the early 1950s, the wing received, by temporary bestowal, the history and honors of the 71st Reconnaissance Group. Up to that time, it was the groups which had histories stretching back to World War II (and a few even earlier than that). It was the groups that had earned campaign streamers and other decorations. Then in the 1950s, as part of a cost-cutting measure, the Air Force inactivated these groups. That left the wings, which were activated in the late 1940s, with no combat heritage.
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71 FTW emblem Training professional airman to sustain combat capability of American Airpower with the next generation of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Warriors ... Meeting taskings of the Combatant Commanders. 
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71st Operations GroupExpeditionary Air Warriors Training Tomorrow's Leaders! The 71st Operations Group, under the direction of the 71st Flying Training Wing, conducts joint specialized undergraduate pilot training for over 300 U.S. Air Force and allied student pilots each year. The group utilizes over 200 T-6, T-1, and T-38 aircraft, flies more than 50,000 sorties annually, and logs over 76,000 flying hours each year.

  • 3rd Flying Training Squadron
  • 5th Flying Training Squadron
  • 8th Flying Training Squadron
  • 25th Flying Training Squadron 
  • 33rd Flying Training Squadron
  • 71st Operations Support Squadron
  • 71st Student Squadron
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71 Mission Support Group emblem Execute proactive and innovative strategies to Develop professional Airmen, Deliver world-class pilots, and Deploy combat ready warriors to Fly, Fight, and Win.

71st Communications Flight
71st Logistics Readiness Squadron
71st Force Support Squadron
71st Security Forces Squadron
71st Contracting Flight
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Support the readiness and training mission of the 71st Flying Training Wing by promoting the health and wellness of the Vance Community.
- 71st Medical Operations Squadron
- 71st Medical Support Squadron

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