Colonel Nekitha M. Little, Commander, 71st Mission Support Group, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base in Enid will speak at a Veterans Day presentation Thursday, Nov. 9 at NOC Enid.
The Veteran’s Day event will be held in the Gantz Center Room 100 at 11:45 a.m. The National Theme for 2023 is Service.
The event celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the 1948 Women’s Armed Services Integration Act with special recognition and presentations to local female veterans. The event is sponsored by the Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Committee.
As the Installation Manager, Col. Little is responsible for the $550M flying operations and base operations contracts and all support for the Vance mission and community; including procurement, civil engineering, firefighting, security and law enforcement, communications, personnel, supply, transportation, housing, recreation and services activities.
Prior to this assignment, she was the Director of Force Support Professional Development School where she was responsible for 19 military/civilian personnel and 12 contractors to deliver 23 courses over 91 classes for more than 69K personnel annually within the Force Support functional community and DoD installations worldwide.
Little earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Transylvania University (1988), Associate in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force (1997), Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University (1999), Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (2002), Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (2008), Air Command and Staff College, by seminar (2012), and Air War College, by seminar (2021).
She earned the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal w/ four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, w/ four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, w/ two oak leaf clusters, Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ silver oak leaf cluster, and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.
There will be a special pinning ceremony for all Viet Nam Veterans in attendance, as well.
All veterans and the public are invited to the event.