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Imani Pirrie stands very still while Cherie and Dave Gregg, Goodwill Ambassador Clowns with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus strategically juggle pins around her. Cherie and Dave performed their Circus Science show Feb. 24 for Sheppard children at the Madrigal Youth Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Isom) Ringling Bros. clowns entertain at Sheppard

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Staff Sgt. Holly Long, a physical education instructor for the 382nd Training Squadron, was STEP-promoted to technical sergeant Feb. 26.  With her students looking on, Tech. Sgt. Long was informed of her new status by 82nd Training Wing commander Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux and 82nd TRW Command Chief Master Sgt. Jeannie McLean.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) Physical therapist gets STEP-promoted to tech.

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Bud Forbus and Frank Jones are among the Iwo Jima veterans welcomed by Sheppard Elementary School students during the vets' tour of the base Feb. 23. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) Iwo Jima veterans tour Sheppard
Plunk ... Pfc. George Lewis Elgin. Plunk ... Pvt. Robert S. Miller Plunk ... Cpl. Robert Lee McDowell. Plunk ... Pfc. Robert McElheny. The pennies fell in a cascade from the child's hands into four tall glasses, as an auditorium of onlookers held a respectful silence. With each plunking sound, the fate of another Marine who made the ultimate
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Betty Kilby Fisher, guest speaker at the African American Heritage luncheon Feb. 22, relates some of her life experiences to her audience.  Mrs. Fisher is the author of the book "Wit, Will and Walls." (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) School desegregation pioneer speaks at African American Heritage luncheon
A school bus full of children broke down in the middle of its 26-mile journey back to the children's homes. Instead of immediately dispatching another bus to transport the children, it was decided the logical course of action was to leave some of the children on the side of the road, alone and late into the evening, until other matters - like
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Master Sgt. Bradley Ellison, flight chief for the 364th Training Squadron, explains the ID card scanner system available in Sheppard AFB's newest dormitories to Maj. Gen. Michael Gould, 2nd Air Force commander.  General Gould visited Sheppard from Keesler AFB, Miss., as a guest speaker for the 82nd TRW annual awards banquet that evening. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Sandy Wassenmiller) General Gould visits Sheppard
"Where did this water originally come from?" the general asked, having just finished a toast, and holding the now-drained Styrofoam cup in his hand. Various Airmen and civilians shot looks at each other before sidestepping the question with, "... all over." Others who'd joined the toast glanced quizzically into their own cups as the general
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Master Sgt. John Myers (right), first sergeant of the 80th Flying Training Wing, presses down the last strip of tape on the last box of stuffed animals, clothes and school supplies that will be shipped overseas for Iraqi children. Sergeant Myers and Senior Airman Robert Lopez Jr., center, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron, worked for several months to collect donations from members of each unit. Also pictured is Airman 1st Class Andrew Carr of the 82nd CES. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Sheppard supports Operation Iraqi Kids
A teddy bear here or new school supplies there for most children in the U.S. is commonplace. It's not hard to come across new clothes or books either. But for children in the war-torn country of Iraq, these miniscule items here are treasures for years to come. That's why a collective group of people from the 80th Flying Training Wing and 82nd Civil
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Default Air Force Logo Sheppard ready to get technical with 5th Annual Tech Expo
A crew chief at a flightline at a forward deployed location grabs what appears to be a laptop computer; something that normally wouldn't survive in austere conditions of a sandy region. Thousands of miles away, an instructor in a maintenance course uses a 3D model to show the inner-workings of a complex system. This type of frontline technology
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Tawana Thomas, center, assists with an appendectomy in the 882nd Training Group's Surgical Services Apprentice Course Feb. 20 during the annual Leadership Wichita Falls tour. Touring Sheppard is part of the groups course that allows them to learn about government, public safety, emergency management, educational services and etiquette. (U.S. Air Force photo/Debi Smith) Leadership hosts community, business leaders during annual Leadership Wichita Falls tour
Thirty-nine participants of this year's Leadership Wichita Falls course toured Sheppard Feb. 20, learning a little about what their neighbors in uniform do on a daily basis. The LWF members attended mission briefings at the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing, as well as stops at various training locations. The focus of the 13-week
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Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, 82nd Training Wing commander, and Command Chief Chief Master Sgt. Jeannie McLean present a trophy Feb. 16 to Senior Airman Glenn Davis, the 2006 Airman of the Year winner for the wing. Airman Davis, a member of the 82nd Security Forces Squadron, set himself apart while deployed ot Iraq. He led a fire team during 11 mortar and rocket strikes, as well as securing the scene at two improvised explosive device incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sandy Wassenmiller) 82nd TRW names annual award winners

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Chief Master Sgt. Jimmy Kelly, 2nd Air Force command chief, talks to an Airman-in-training Feb. 16 prior to the annual awards banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah) 2nd AF command chief visits Sheppard
Chief Master Sgt. Jimmy Kelly Jr. didn't intend to spend his birthday at Sheppard Feb. 16. But, Sheppard personnel gave him their own type of birthday present with a tour of the Air Force's largest technical training base. Chief Kelly, the 2nd Air Force command chief, made his first official visit to Sheppard, along with 2nd AF Commander Maj. Gen.
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