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Vance Air Force Base

Vance Air Force Base
T-6A Texan II four-ship formation photo from Vance AFB
Military structure
NameVance Air Force Base
Part ofAir Education and Training Command (AETC)
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
71st Flying Training Wing

Vance Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation395 m (1297 ft)

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Vance Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 6 km (three nautical miles) south of downtown Enid, Oklahoma, and within its city limits, about 104 km (65 miles) north northwest of Oklahoma City. The base is named after local World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient, Lt Col Leon Robert Vance Jr.

The host unit at Vance is the 71st Flying Training Wing (71 FTW), which is a part of Air Education and Training Command's (AETC) Nineteenth Air Force (19 AF). The commander of the 71 FTW is Mack. The vice-commander is Witek and the command chief is Balutski.

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