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Default Air Force Logo Wings see successes by working together
Among the many significant things the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program has accomplished in its 25 year history, their strong relationship with the 82nd Training Wing has been another feather in their cap. The all-too-often animosity host and tenant units feel that permeates some bases is non-existent at Sheppard because of the strong
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Sylvia and Lt. Timo Schnoebbe moved here from Germany. Lt. Schnoebbe is assigned at Sheppard as an international instructor in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. Teh couple welcomed a new addition to the family, Kimi, in July. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox)    Strangers in a strange land
Military families are accustomed to moving from base to base as their assignments change. But, when that assignment takes them "across the pond," there's a lot more to get used to than just a new home. Pilots from participating countries in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program and their families, such as the Schnoebbes from Germany,
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First Lt. Stephen Thomas (left) and Capt. Lars Holten prepare for take-off in a T-38 Talon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Captain Holten, from Norway, and Lieutenant Thomas are in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program; the captain is an instructor pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.) Joint training program offers international teamwork
The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program offers something no other flying training curriculum around the world can contest - an early sense of joint operations. From day one of the program, pilots are training along side international students and trained by international instructors. Taking it a step further, some of those pilots, such as
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John Murphy, the 80th Flying Training Wing's new historian, works in his office that is known as the vault. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin) First historian of program finds calling in 'the vault'
It's gone through a variety of jobs in its long career, from a vault for classified materials to a storage room for unwanted equipment. Now though, the room called "the vault" is home to the first Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training full-time historian and history office. John Murphy, the first ENJJPT historian, began his new job Sept. 6, and hit
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Default Air Force Logo Young but experienced
The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program doesn't have long history, given it's only 25 years old this month. But, the world's only international pilot training program is years head of any program available today or was available in the past. It began on Oct. 23, 1981, after years of research and deliberation by a NATO working group tasked
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The T-37 Tweet has been the cornerstone of pilot training at the 80th Flying Training Wing and Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program for the last 25 years. The reliable airframe will be replaced by the modern T-6A Texan II in 2008. Replacing an icon
For those who have heard the shrill cry of a T-37 Tweet as it plies the Sheppard flightline - the same high-pitched sound that has pierced the ears of so many since the first T-37 went into service with the Air Force 50 years ago - the time is not so far away when that distinctive whistle will be no more than a memory. A veritable icon in the 80th
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The T-38 Talon is the fighter-like airframe international pilots of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program use in the second phase of training. T-38 still at top of training class
Like an old and loyal friend, the T-38 Talon, stationed here since the birth of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program in 1981, will be on hand when the internationally-renowned 80th Flying Training Wing program celebrates its 25th anniversary on Oct. 23. The T-38 is a remarkably prolific airframe that has become, along with the T-37 Tweet,
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Default Air Force Logo Soaring to new heights: ENJJPT sees major improvements on horizon
Col. Jeffrey Kendall recently told members of the 80th Flying Training Wing that great organizations continue to look for ways to improve by looking to the future while building on current successes. As the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program eclipses 25 years of success Oct. 23, leaders of the program are looking to improve the world's only
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Darrin Charles, an instructor with the 366th Training Squadron, works out at the Levitow Fitness Center Tuesday. Charles set the record in the American Powerlifting Federation’s Military Squat record with a squat of 705 pounds in the 275 pound weight class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Sheppard member sets record at power lifting cup
Records were set and standards placed Nov. 4 when Darrin Charles, an instructor with the 366th Training Squadron, competed in the Texas Cup Power lifting Meet in Plano, Texas. Charles, who has been power lifting for two years, participated in the 275 pound weight class and lifted a total of 1702 pounds. Charles competed in the meet which is
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Larissa Parkey, right, a caregiver at the child development center, her daughter Ashton and mother Jackie Britt peruse a vendor’s display at the annual Hangar Holiday Sunday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson). Sheppard opens doors for annual arts and crafts fair
If one walked into Hangar 10 this past weekend, instead of finding the usual aircraft maintenance equipment and scattered Airmen, they would have encountered a booth offering funnel cakes, roasted nuts and 'sausage on a stick.' Further down, the opportunity to purchase oil paintings, stuffed gingerbread man dolls and personally embroidered baby
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