ABOUT US & THE HISTORY OF VANCE
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.
Donald E. Ehrman
Maj. Enoch E. Stohry
MSgt Aguedo Méndez
Senior Enlisted Leader
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 IT'S 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.