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National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-down, May 8-19, 2017. National Fall Prevention Safety Standown
At your next staff meeting, please consider talking about reducing falls during this stand-down timeframe. The injury you prevent may be your own!
0 5/12
2017
Identical twins 2nd Lt. Traverse Garvin and 2nd Lt. Dillon Garvin approach the end of their time at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2017. Their healthy sibling rivalry has helped them achieve their dream of becoming U.S. Air Force fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Jastrzebski)
Twin brothers off to a flying start
Identical twins 2nd Lt. Traverse Garvin and 2nd Lt. Dillon Garvin approach the end of their time at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2017. The brothers will continue their careers by learning to fly the F-22 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
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2017
The first First-Friday in almost eight months drew a crowd and corresponded with the grand opening of the Eglin Club March 4.  The newly renovated club will eventually incorporate the enlisted club as well and will be open as an all-ranks facility.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Bausch) AF Club memberships transition to portal, app
* Air Force clubs transition to a web- and app-based portal system for membership, dues payment and information access. * The Air Force Club Member Portal launches at Eglin NOW! * This new approach to membership makes it easier for Airmen to stay connected with Air Force tradition.
0 5/04
2017
May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The goal of this Observance is to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote diversity among all military members. This year's theme is "Unite our voices by speaking together." Sheppard kicks off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Congressional Resolution which established Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to commemorate two mile stones in Asian/Pacific American history
0 5/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Support Airman of the Week: Ms. Shawn
McKenzie Shawn, 82nd Force Support Squadron fitness specialist and native of Davison, Michigan, has been with the Air Force for one year and eight months, and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 25 – May 1, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Instructor of the Week: SSgt. Kumas
Staff Sgt. Joseph Kumas, 359th Training Squadron Detachment 1 low observable aircraft structural maintenance instructor and native of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, has been in the Air Force for eight and a half years and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 25 – May 1, 2017.
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2017
In fiscal year 2016, Sheppard collected 334.14 tons of cardboard, reselling it at its current price of $195 per ton resulting in not only earning approximately $65,000, but also saving the base nearly $10,400 in landfill costs. Since President Obama signed Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,” March 19, 2015, Sheppard’s direction became specifically focused on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through areas such as a smaller footprint in landfills. (U.S. Air Force graphic by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) GHG has G2G: Sheppard focuses on emission reduction
Since the start of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” campaign in the mid-1980s, green movements have continually been a part of the overall global effort to better the planet’s environment. Over 30 years later, that goal hasn’t changed and Sheppard’s recycling program is targeting ways to reduce landfill waste. “Recycling is a Team Sheppard effort—a real way for each of us to truly make a difference,” said Donna Sykes, contracting officer representative over Recycling. “In order to make recycling efficient and effective, we all need to pitch in.”
0 4/20
2017
Capt. Kathryn Escatel, Sheppard Family Advocacy program officer, participates in the family Nerf night with her 3-year-old daughter, Vaeda, at the Madrigal Youth Center, April 13, 2017. The Nerf night was held to encourage families to unplug from electronic devices and spend time bonding as families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese) Family Nerf night fosters advocacy
The Sheppard Family Advocacy hosted the family friendly Nerf night in union with April’s Child Abuse Prevention month theme to promote an active environment for families and encourage them to unplug and enjoy bonding together.
0 4/14
2017
The Sheppard Men's Varsity Softball Team opened its season April 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Sheppard currently has 16 players listed on the roster, 12 of which are active duty. Two retirees and two contractors complete the roster. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Senators find early success at 2017 Commander’s Cup
The Sheppard men’s varsity softball team participated in the 2017 Commander’s Cup softball tournament held at Ft. Sam Houston, Joint Base San Antonio, April 8. This major tournament has become an annual event which pits numerous varsity teams from multiple installations against each other.
0 4/11
2017
Former film producer, now 2nd Lt. Aaron Doyle, finds new success as a student pilot in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. Student pilots with diverse backgrounds help our Air Force adapt to any challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) Film to flying: Former producer finds new success in the sky
Then Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah James, announced in 2016 that the Air Force could be short roughly 1,000 pilots over the next few years. When the buzz circulated to former film producer, now 2nd Lt. Aaron Doyle, he knew it was his time to serve.
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