82nd Training Wing

Mission: Train and Inspire Warriors

Vision: Combat Capability Starts Here

Motto: Sustineo Alas (We Sustain the Wings)

80th Flying Training Wing

Mission: To produce the world's finest NATO pilots with the skills and attitude to succeed in fighter aviation.

Vision: To Be the World's Premier Combat Pilot Training Program.

13 NATO nations participants:
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Germany
Greece
Italy
The Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States

ECONOMIC IMPACT

By the numbers for 2014:
Assigned: 12,581
Courses taught: 933
Classes held: 12,214
Instructional hours: 1,714,511
Graduates Annually (2015): 60,081
Economic Impact: $734,268,578
Acres of land: 5,736
Aircraft assigned: 210
Feet of runway: 36,123
Clinic visits: 69,753
Physical assets: $21.6B
Global Detachments: 61
Full 2014 economic Impact Statement

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the official site of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Sheppard AFB (82nd Training Wing Public Affairs) and the Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs offices.  

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AETC Mission

Air Education and Training Command - "Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America."

Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was established and activated in January 1942, making it the second oldest major command in the Air Force and its' training mission makes it the first command to touch the lives of nearly every Air Force member. AETC was formed in 1942 as the Army Air Corps Flying Training Command with headquarters in Washington, D.C. During World War II the command provided technical and flying training at more than 600 installations, factories and institutions of higher learning. Over the years, more than 25 million students have graduated from AETC training and education programs. 

AETC includes Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and the Air University. The command operates 12 major installations and supports tenant units on numerous bases across the globe. There are also 16 active duty and seven Reserve wings.

AETC's mission is to "Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America."

AETC's vision is "Forging innovative Airmen to power the world's greatest Air Force."

 

Air Force Mission

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.

The Air Force also has more than three dozen field operating agencies and direct reporting units which directly support the mission by providing unique services.

Together with
Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.



Secretary of the Air Force -
Deborah Lee James

Chief of Staff of the Air Force - Gen. Mark A. Welsh

Vice Chief of Staff - Gen. Larry O. Spencer 

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force - CMSAF James A. Cody