Heyman assumes command of 71st STUS

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  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Crul
  • 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Lt. Col. Alexander Heyman accepted command of the 71st Student Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony June 1 on the flightline.

Heyman was presented the unit guidon by Col. Paul M. Johnson, the 71st Operations Group commander, the ceremony official.

The 71st STUS provides administrative command and control of student pilots during their flight training at Vance.

Heyman assumed command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Scott Linck, who took an assignment at Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

Before joining Team Vance, Heyman was the director of operations and deputy division air liaison officer for the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood, Texas.

He is a senior pilot with more than 4,200 hours in the F-16, T-37, T-6 and T-38 aircraft.

Heyman's professional military education includes Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Air War College.