Vance Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in southern Enid, Oklahoma, about 65 mi 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, which is a part of Air Education and Training Command. The commander of the 71 FTW is Colonel Corey A. Simmons. The vice-commander is Colonel Lee G. Gentile, Jr. and the command chief is Chief Master Sergeant Jeffrey Wilson.