The 3rd Annual River Rat Crud Tournament, hosted by the 5th & 25th Flying Training Squadrons, is scheduled from 4:25 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, in the Greven Crosswinds Club. All Team Vance is invited. To sign up your Crud team, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5Tu_51HNOpbUIOWaiKO6c81VtKoQ9VbfUczLBzp_7lAfoAw/viewform. If you don’t have a team, sign up as a “Free Agent” and you’ll be paired with a team. Only team leads and free agents should sign up through the link. For more information, contact Capt. Cody Calaway, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1st Lt. Barry MacNeill, email@example.com.
The Hairston (Main) Gate is scheduled to close for 45 days starting Jan. 20. All traffic will be rerouted to the Baker (West) Gate, which will be open 24/7 during the Hairston construction. The Visitor Center will remain open.
The 71st Flying Training Wing Annual Awards Pep Rally is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at the Vance Fitness Center. For more information and to volunteer, contact Master Sgt. Kira Cox, 580-213-7782.
During Biomedical Sciences Corp Appreciation Week, Jan. 27-31, the 71st Operations Medical Readiness Squadron is hosting a food drive for Enid’s Welcome Table. See attachment. Donation boxes will be located outside the Dental Clinic and in the lobby of the Temporary Phasing Facility next to the base playground. For more information, contact 1st Lt. J. Claire Maciejewski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 71st Flying Training Wing Annual Awards banquet is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at the Stride Bank Center. Tickets are $30 each. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Carmela Rourke, email@example.com, or 1st Lt. Paul Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissaries world-wide will be awarding $2,000 scholarships to local military children. Applications and more information are available at www.militaryscholar.org. Deadline for submission is Feb. 24.
You can improve your resilience skills and bounce back when confronted with unexpected change. Don’t forget your own needs. Try to laugh whenever you can. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel. And seek help when you need it. Help is available at the Air Force Employee Assistance Program, 1-866-580-9078 or www.afpc.af.mil/eap.
Free help filing your income taxes is available at the Retiree Activities Office, Room 102, Building 200. Tax assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, Jan. 6-9 & 13-16. The hours will expand to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Jan. 21 through April 15. The RAO is closed weekends and holidays. Contact the RAO tax preparers in advance to pick up the IRS interview sheet, the RAO addendum and an envelope for your tax information. To schedule an appointment, call 580-213-7859. The tax service is available to all active duty, retirees, government civilians and contractor employees at Vance.
The movies and show times this week at the PDC Free Theater (Movie schedule subject to change):
“Friday,” R, 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24;
“Harriet,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25;
“Countdown,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25;
“Black and Blue,” R, 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25;
“Midway,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26.
Popcorn, candy, sodas, adult beverages and water available for purchase.
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