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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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Airman Francis Mouawad ascends a telephone pole to rescue an electrocution “victim” during the semi-annual Student Lineman’s Rodeo at the 366th Training Squadron Saturday. Airman Mouawad was the overall winner of the rodeo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Lining up the competition
A young lineman sprints up the 30-foot wooden pole; his only goal is to rescue his comrade. Another lineman came afoul of the high voltage that is a lineman's stock-and-trade and hangs limp from the harness that keeps him safe. The would-be-rescuer knows he only has four minutes before his friend is doomed, four minutes until their brain is
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A traditional leather dress and books authored by American Indians adorn a table Nov. 15 at the American Indian Heritage Month luncheon at the Sheppard Club. (U.S. Air Force photo/LouAnne Sledge). Sheppard honors American Indians at luncheon Nov. 15
A retired Army sergeant major stood before his audience and informed them of the following facts: Nine percent of the total American Indian Comanche population is military, more than any other ethnic group. American Indians have served in the United States military since 1878, though their U.S. citizenship would not be granted for another 46 years.
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Default Air Force Logo Misuse of GTC could lead to holiday headaches
It's easy to get in a financial bind during the holiday season.It's also easy to fall behind on Government Travel Card payments, placing Airmen of all ranks into a delinquent status. "It's up to every GTC holder to ensure cards are only used for authorized travel-related purposes," said 2nd Lt. Clint Cooper of the 82nd Comptroller Squadron. "While
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off Nov. 17 during the 80th Flying Training Wing's annual Combat Air Force Day. Student pilots from the wing, as well as Airmen-in-Training from the 82nd Training Wing, were able to take a close-up look at F-15s, F-16 Falcons, an A-10 Thunderbolt II, a B-1 Lancer, F-117 Nighthawk and German Tornado during the one-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Airmen, pilots see their future at CAF Day 2006
Airmen at Sheppard's two wings got a glimpse of their futures Nov. 17 at the 80th Flying Training Wing's annual Combat Air Force Day. Four F-15s, including two from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and two from Tyndall AFB, Fla., two F-16s from Luke AFB, Ariz., an F-117 Nighthawk from Holloman, N.M., an A-10 Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan
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Sheppard’s Airman-in-training Precision Drill Team performs at the base’s Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9 at the parade grounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken). Sheppard, Wichita Falls honors veterans with parades

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Col. Jeffrey Kendall, commander of the 80th Flying Training Wing, speaks to guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the wing’s new Air Operations Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Thornton). 80th opens new air operations complex
History was written Monday when Col. Jeffrey Kendall and base and local dignitaries cut the ribbon at a ceremony marking the official opening of Sheppard's new Airfield Operations Complex. The $20 million facility will be home to all air traffic control services, airfield management, base weather observers, transient alert and the command section
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Airman 1st Class Casey Madrid, a Sheppard Honor Guard bugler, plays ‘Taps’ while guests at the annual Veterans Day luncheon stand in silence and respect Nov. 9 at the Sheppard Club. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah). Vietnam Veteran recalls captivity, liberation
In 1966, a self-described "cocky young fighter pilot" performed a second orbit over Hanoi, fulfilling his orders to perform escort duties during the Vietnam War, when a surface-to-air missile blasted the tail off his F-4. Forced to eject from the then-spiraling plane as "a fireball formed beneath [his] feet," he surrendered to the surrounding
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Default Air Force Logo Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
As the Air Force continues to take advantage of technology to become leaner and more efficient, the Sheppard Senator and other newspapers around the globe will begin to do the same thing. A directive from Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs is pushing field offices to move toward an online-only product, enabling news to become instantaneous
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Participants in the Madrigal Youth Center’s youth basketball clinic practice dribbling and defense Nov. 9. The clinics were held in preperation for the youth basketball season. Registration for ages 3 to 12 is still going on, call the youth center at 676-5437 for more information. Basketball clinic

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