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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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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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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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Images of the present merge with those of the past as a family visits the Vietnam Moving Wall Sunday at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Drivers take the wall around the country to remind those of the lives lost during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tonnette Thompson). Vietnam Moving Wall brings memories, closure for visitors
A searing heat spread across the dry, cracked landscape as small red, white and blue flags flapped in the warm wind. It was a typical Texas summer day at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. Families made the journey this Father's Day to pay respect to dads who had long since passed. But a stark reminder of the price to honor fathers lay
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Tina Cooper hits the ball during a Lady Senator practice prior to leaving for tryouts with the U.S. Air Force Women's Softball team at HIll Air Force Base, Utah. Cooper was one of 14 selected to tryout for the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin) Cooper selected for 2006 AF women's softball team
Team Sheppard member Tina Cooper was selected to join the Air Force Women's Softball team Aug. 15, after a week of grueling practice and try outs. "She (Cooper) is a quick study so I am sure she has raised her level of play even higher being around so many talented ball players," said Ron Brown, Lady Senators coach. "I think she will continue to
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Jennifer Bennet, right, said support from her husband, Chris, of the 82nd Comptroller Squadron, made her successful as Mrs. Texas and the first runner up in the national competition. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bennett) Sheppard mom has good showing at pageant in Sunshine State
A trip to Florida in early August might be a vacation for some families. But for the Bennetts, it was more than that. Jennifer Bennett, wife of Senior Airman Chris Bennett of the 82nd Comptroller Squadron, competed in the Mrs. American Queen pageant Aug. 2-6 at a Club Med resort in Florida - and returned home a first runner-up. The Mrs. American
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