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Who We Are
The 71st Force Support Squadron at Vance AFB provides high-quality morale, welfare, recreation and support services to our military community. Our programs and services are vital to a total force that is resilient, focused and efficient. We provide combat support and community services by delivering mission-sustaining quality of life services.
What We Do
Our support of the overall Air Force mission is direct and significant. We feed troops, provide lodging, and create fit Airmen. Our child care and youth programs provide vital help to parents. Our librarians help educate and inform. Our programs sustain the Air Force mission while providing a platform for social interaction and well-being. We enhance quality of life. We build ready and resilient Airmen and families.
Why It’s Important
Our programs are critical to readiness and retention. We support the Air Force mission. We provide military personnel support, professional military education, food services, lodging, and fitness. We supply child development, youth programs, and family support. We enhance morale, improve quality of life, and build a better military community.
How We Are Funded
Force Support programs and services are funded in different ways, depending on their function. Funding comes from appropriated funds (APFs), nonappropriated funds (NAFs), or a combination of both. Many activities and programs are funded through your patronage. When you visit an activity, you help generate revenue for the base Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund. This provides salaries, facility improvements, new equipment, and expanded programing. In addition, the Force Support Squadron uses the MWR fund to enhance base-wide events.
Force Support Squadron Mission
Provide Accountability, Sustainment, and MWR Services
Force Support Squadron Vision
Support Professionals Providing Opportunities for Rest, Resiliency, and Stress-Free Administrative Care; Unbreakable Warfighters and Communities
Our 71st FSS Leaders
Mr. Shane Schmitt
Maj Latisha Cannon
SMSgt Shania Porter