Vance AFB

Location
Vance Air Force Base is located in Garfield County, approximately 94 miles 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. Vance is home of the 71st flying training wing.
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History

In keeping with the Air Force tradition of naming bases for deceased Air Force flyers, on July 9, 1949, the base was renamed after a local World War II hero and Medal of Honor winner, Lt. Col. Leon Robert Vance, Jr. The twin-engine T-37 jet, designed as a primary trainer became operational at the base in 1961. Replacing the T-33 in 1963-64, was the T-38, an advanced supersonic jet trainer. In 1995, the 71st Flying Training Wing moved into a new specialized undergraduate pilot training program with the arrival of the Beechjet T-1 Jayhawk. Joint training with the Navy became a reality in March, 1996, and Navy and Marine Corps student pilots arrived in April 1996, as part of Class 97-08. For more of Vance’s history visit Vance AFB’s homepage.

Mission

The mission of the 71st Flying Training Wing is to produce military pilots, build Air Force leaders and meet taskings in support of national defense objectives. The 71st Flying Training Wing conducts joint specialized undergraduate pilot training (JSUPT) for qualified United States military officers and also international officers. Flying training is also provided for members of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and the air forces of several allied countries.

Population Served

As an AETC pilot training base, our highest population is in students. There are approximately 400 students at any given time. Our permanent party is approximately a combined number of 800 for officers, enlisted and civilians. Keep in mind that we also have services that are contracted. Many of our contracted employees are retired military. The retiree population we serve is approximately 1,200.

Sponsorship

If you are in need of a sponsor, contact your unit Intro Monitor or the Military Personnel Element for assistance in obtaining a sponsor. Maintain contact with your sponsor during all phases of your PCS, and contact your sponsor upon arrival and/or make arrangements for your sponsor to meet you upon arrival.  If your family is traveling with you, have your sponsor make reservations at the billeting office at least four weeks in advance.

For mail forwarding you may use the following address:  General Deliver, 200 Fields St., Vance AFB OK 73705.

Temporary Quarters

When you arrive at the base during non-duty hours, interim housing information prepared by Housing Referral is available for you at the Lodging Office desk (Bldg. 714), DSN 312-448-7358 or 580-213-0059.

Relocation Assistance

The Airman and Family Readiness Center’s (A&FRC) relocation assistance provides information and services to relocating personnel and their families to lessen the stress of moving.  The A&FRC can be reached at 580-213-6330 or DSN 312-448-6330.

Critical Installation Information

Passports and Visas

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Base Education Office
446 McAffrey Ave
Bld 314
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7388
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7388
Fax 580-213-6435
Fax (DSN) 312-448-6435

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Civil Engineering Dorm Manager
CSC/CSS
Bldg. 423
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7212
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7212

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
TRICARE/BCAC
527 Gott Road, Bldg 810
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-6343
Phone (DSN) 312-448-6343
Fax 580-213-5125
Fax (DSN) 312-448-5125

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Manpower Personnel Flight
246 Brown Parkway
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7500
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7500
Fax 580-448-7589
Fax (DSN) 312-448-7589

EFMP – Enrollment
SNAIC – EFMP Enrollment
527 Gott Road
Bldg 810
71 MDG/SGST
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-6343
Phone (DSN) 312-448-6343
Fax 580-213-5125
Fax (DSN) 312-448-5125

Exchange(s)
Base Exchange/Military Clothing Sales/Shoppette
242 Field Street
Bldg 415
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-237-6765
Fax 580-237-5813
Fax (DSN) 312-448-7457

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy
527 Gott Road
Bldg 810
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7419
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7419
Fax 580-213-5125
Fax (DSN) 312-448-5125

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Health and Wellness Center (HAWC)
414 McAffrey Avenue
Bldg 316
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7968
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7968
Fax 580-213-6175
Fax (DSN) 312-448-6175

Housing Office/Government Housing
Family Housing Office – The Landings
4405 Lehr Street
Vance AFB , OK 73705
Phone 580-234-7259 / 580-213-7949
Fax 580-213-7778
Fax (DSN) 312-448-7778

Legal Services/JAG
JAG
246 Brown Parkway
Building 500
Vance AFB, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7404
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7404
Fax 580-213-6438
Fax (DSN) 312-448-6438

Loan Closet
Loan Closet
400 Young Road
Building 244
Enid, OK 73705
Phone 580-213-7348
Phone (DSN) 312-448-7348
Fax 580-213-6402
Fax (DSN) 312-448-6402