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Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr., commander of 19th Air Force, chats with Lt. Col. Rick Blackburn of the 80th Flying Training Wing Nov. 2 atop the new control tower. This was the new 19th AF commander’s first visit to Sheppard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken) Halter: Sheppard is 'first class'
After a two-day visit, Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr., 19th Air Force commander, left here Thursday with two words in mind: first class. An October ceremony handed control of 19th AF to the general and this visit to the 80th Flying Training Wing allowed him to get a better idea of the important mission Sheppard has. "Sheppard has a reputation of being
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Default Air Force Logo AMOC students use teamwork to battle fiery experience
Four students and a communications officer had a fiery bonding experience about one month ago when they battled a brush fire in Meers, Okla. Capt. Derrick Miller, from the 82nd Communications Squadron, and Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course students Capt. Ishmael Djagmah, from Ghana, Capt. Udaya Desilve, from Sri Lanka, 1st Lt. Erick Withrow, 2nd
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Tech. Sgt. John Foster (left) pours concrete on the active runway at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, as part of a $2.3 million airfield repair project. Tech. Sgt. James Holman spreads concrete in a hole. The runway project was one handled by Robert Owens, a civilian with the Tulsa Branch of the Army Corps of Engineers here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Adam Johnston). Corps of Engineers civilians earn Civilian Combat Service pin
Three Sheppard civilians were among those recently recognized by the Army Corps of Engineers for combat service in Afghanistan. They and others like them volunteered to go to Afghanistan to help construct facilities. Robert Owens, David Hudson and Donald Hendrix chose to wear the same uniform as active duty service men, eat the same food, live in
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German Col. Axel Pohlmann makes a few comments during the 80th Operations Group change of command June 30. Colonel Pohlmann took command from outgoing Col. Heinrich Schneider. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah). New OG commander looks to continue tradition of international program
German Air Force Col. Axel Pohlmann accepted command of the 80th Operation Group June 30 from Col. Heinrich Schneider in a change of command ceremony in Bldg. 2408. "I will try to follow in his footsteps," Colonel Pohlmann said of Colonel Schneider, who took the 80th OG through the 2004 Operational Readiness Inspection with 'excellent' ratings for
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Westington of the 381st Training Squadron instructs medical readiness students on the use of a field blood gas analyzer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox). Sergeant finalist for Air Force Times Airman of the Year honor
Tech. Sgt. Brian Westington is a man with many faces. His is a face that supplied hours of work to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. It's also one that manages about $14 million in assets as the supply custodian at the 381st Training Squadron's Medical Readiness Flight. And also one that saved lives and equipment from the wild fires that ravaged the
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Master Sgt. Jeffery App, Sheppard’s Non-commissioned Officer of the Year 2005, took over as career advisor last month. (U.S. Air Force photo). Career advisor set to make professional development program more robust
Career assistance advising has undergone two changes since March and is currently going through a third. First, the career assistance office relocated from Bldg. 400 in March to the newly renovated Bldg. 832. Then, former Career Master Sgt. April Monthie retired in May. Master Sgt. Jeffery App, Sheppard's Non-commissioned Officer of the Year 2005,
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Eight-year-old Bridgette Collins races down a water slide at the Bunker Hill pool Monday. To ride the water slide alone, participants must pass a swim test to ensure safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Pool safety critical part of summer fun
There is nothing like a refreshing swim on a hot summer day, especially in Texas. But while swimming, Team Sheppard members need to keep safety a top priority along with the fun and excitement. Swimmers should keep in mind that while swimming can be relaxing, there is still a chance of injury while in the water. "Joint injuries tend to come up on
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Col. Heinrich Schneider wrings water out of his socks June 23 after he was hosed down following his final flight as the 80th Operations Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tonnette Thompson). 80th OG commander completes final flight with ENJJPT
A student with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program pulled the T-37 Tweet into the Texas 'T' on Sheppard's flight ramp, completing his very first flight. Beside him was an instructor, carrying the rank of colonel. As the cockpit opened, the colonel talked briefly with the student, then disembarked and began filling out the flight log,
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Sheppard Fire Department firefighters carry a car bomb "victim" to a waiting ambulance Wednesday morning during a mass casualty exercise at the community center. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Explosive situation

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Images of suicide bombers or improvised explosive devices taking their toll on civilian and military lives in Iraq has been daily news for the past three years. No one ever gets used to seeing the videos or photos. But, two Iraqis vowed to make a positive difference in the rebuilding process of their home country by serving as officers in the
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