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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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Default Air Force Logo 80th FTW commander visits Slovakia to discuss ENJJPT
An entourage from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program will make a trip to showcase the international training program to one of its newest partners. Col. Jeffrey Kendall, 80th Flying Training Wing commander, Maj. Bruce Dobbins and Cindy Slaughter, the program's financial manager at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, leave Monday to meet up
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Default Air Force Logo Wing briefs officers on Force Shaping
The manning level of the Air Force has been a hot topic recently with this year's Force Shaping Board, and it's getting even hotter. Col. Lansen Conley, 82nd Training Wing vice commander, and 82nd Mission Support Squadron commander Lt. Col. Bruce Gooch briefed officers Monday and Tuesday about the voluntary programs available for the next round of
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Default Air Force Logo HAWC offers PT leader training for all
Team Sheppard members have an opportunity to improve their leadership abilities by attending the physical training leader courses at the health and wellness center. The process of becoming a PTL begins with either a member's choice or that of their commander. "Active duty members may ask to be appointed to be a PTL, or their commanders support
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2006
A T-37 Tweet streaks across the Sheppard landscape during night flying training at the 80th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Ian Phillips) From dusk til dawn
As Team Sheppard's lights go out at night, they are just coming on for the pilots of the 80th Flying Training Wing as night flying missions start in the skies over Texoma. Students in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program receive five night flights, one in the T-37 and four in the T-38, before receiving their wings. These training sorties
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2006
Sheppard children head back to the classroom Monday as the 2006-2007 schoolyear begins. Jessica Ross, left, prepares a visual aid Tuesday morning to prepare her room for her first class. Vickie Henderson, right, will mentor the first-year teacher. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Teachers, staff at Sheppard Elementary prepare for new school year
Jessica Ross stared at the different teaching guides lying on a desk Tuesday morning, trying to decide where to put what. That's common for teachers preparing for the first day of school. But for this Sheppard Elementary School teacher, she's preparing for the first everything. "There's so many firsts I'm looking forward to," the school's newest
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80th Flying Training Wing Commander Col. Jeffrey Kendall sits inside a flight simulator during hsi visit to one of the newest NATO partners, Slovakia, as a Slovakian pilot provides instruction on the country's training device. (Courtesy photo) ENJJPT leadership impresses new NATO partner
The 80th Flying Training Wing may become a little larger after Col. Jeffery Kendall, the 80th FTW Commander, visited Slovakia in an effort to have them join the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. The NATO partner is interested in what ENJJPT does, so Colonel Kendall, Maj. Bruce Dobbins, the special assistant to the 80th Operations Group
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Taylor Schoppa, 12 years old, pitches out of a sand trap during the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament at Wind Creek Golf Course Monday. Schoppa said he came out to the tournament to see how he would play against other competitors.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Sheppard hosts 50thTexas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament

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Default Air Force Logo Dispute resolution helps solve problems at the lowest level
People are encouraged to resolve a dispute at the lowest level possible. That's what the Equal Employment Opportunity office strives to do with any issue brought to the office, said Sherry Murray-Garrett, EEO chief. She said alternate dispute resolution is one way disagreements can be settled without venturing into what may be a long, drawn out
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Default Air Force Logo Changing the Air Force culture
Sheppard's top enlisted Airman, 82nd Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Kesler, is off to Florida's "Emerald Coast," where he will become the command chief at Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing. Before departing the base, the chief took a few minutes to reflect on his experiences here and talk about the quality of the men and
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