Vance signs joint-emergency-use agreements with local community

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  • By Airman Zachary Heal
  • 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Col. Darrell Judy, 71st Flying Training Wing commander, signed two memorandums of understanding with representatives of Woodring Regional Airport and the Garfield Country Emergency Management program, Nov. 27.

The signings took place at the airport and the emergency operations center in Enid, Oklahoma. The MOUs further strengthen the partnership of Vance Air Force Base and the local community and are an important part of the Air Force Community Partnership Program.

The MOU between Vance and GCEM establishes joint emergency use of EOC facilities governed by both Vance and GCEM in Enid. This MOU identifies roles and responsibilities in the event one of the primaries is rendered unusable or inoperable.

The MOU between Vance and Woodring Regional Airport outlines procedures in the event the 71st FTW needs to use the airport for maximum aircraft operations.

The Air Force Community Partnership Program is part of the Air Force’s Public-Public, Public-Private initiative, started in 2012, which provides an ongoing framework to identify requirements and needs and to develop collaboration opportunities.

The partnerships increase Vance’s ability to contribute to the Department of Defense’s future mission capabilities and support the economic vitality and quality of life of the region.