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    12.15.2022 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Kathy Duran
    A T-6A Texan II taxis in the fading light Dec. 15 at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. The T-6 aids in Delivering world-class pilots during...
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    12.15.2022 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Crist
    A T-6A Texan II assigned to the 8th Flying Training Squadron taxis into the hangar amidst the fading sunlight, Dec. 15 at Vance Air Force Base,...

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    New Crud table inaugurated with tournament

    02.05.2020 | Story by Airman 1st Class Cameron Schultz
    Friday night, Jan. 24, the flying squadrons at Vance met to do battle on a brand new, purple-surfaced pool table. They were about to engage in a Crud tournament. “It’s like full contact pool without a cue stick,” said James W. Shepherd, with the board of directors of Soldier’s Wish, the organization that helped provide the new Crud table to the Greven Crosswinds Club on base.

    A journey from clueless airman to command chief

    09.20.2019 | Story by Airman Zoe Perkins
    Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, now the command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, has had an incredible journey, from leaving for the military at 17 with nothing to her name, to becoming a command chief.

    Pararescue to pilot – One Airman’s journey

    07.18.2019 | Story by Airman Zoe Perkins
    Not many pilots can say that they have served in ground operations, were specifically trained for combat and rescue missions and can deploy at a moment’s notice. But 2nd Lt. James Barnard can. He is one of more than 350 U.S. Air Force pilots delivered each year from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

    Police Week at Vance

    06.05.2019 | Story by Airman Zoe Perkins
    “In law enforcement, you wake up every day not knowing if it’s going to be another routine day in the office, or your last day on earth,” said Tech. Sgt. Eric Aber, the NCO in charge for Security Forces Operations. “People get up every day and do it anyway knowing the risk involved, and some people have had to make that sacrifice. That’s what Police Week is all about, just remembering those and their selflessness for both...

    K-9 handler reenlists with partner at his side

    01.31.2019 | Story by Airman Zoe Perkins
    “So help me God,” he recited, with his right hand raised and four-legged partner standing by his side. This American Airman just agreed to serve another four years in the world’s greatest Air Force. On Jan. 23, 2018, Staff Sgt. Jose R. Fernandez, a K-9 handler assigned to the 71st Security Forces Squadron, after serving almost six years in the U.S. Air Force, reenlisted to serve another four.

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