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Default Air Force Logo Don't let decorations be a holiday hang up
'Tis the season to hang holly, lights and mistletoe. But, there is a right and wrong way to do it. Joyce Walters, a supervisory housing management assistant at the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron, said base housing residents cannot attach decorations to roofs or place them on top. "Christmas lights are the only decorations that can be installed on the
0 12/07
2006
Sinterklaas hands a present to 4-year-old Joseph Torres as his sister, Alexandria, 3, watches. The Dutch community at Sheppard makes the annual trek to the Ben Donnell Day Care Center in Wichita Falls to give presents to children. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson.) Sinterklaas brings Yuletide cheer
Have you ever wondered about the true origin of Santa Claus? Did you know that Santa Claus and Christmas, respectively, were actually meant to represent separate days of religious significance? The arrival of Sinterklaas at the Ben Donnell Day Care Center of Wichita Falls provided this lesson for children, teachers and parents alike on Tuesday.
0 12/07
2006
Maj. Troy Gilbert, an F-16 Falcon pilot who was killed in a crash near Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 27, has roots Sheppard. He was a 2000 graduate of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program and his parents, Ron and Kaye Gilbert, reside in Wichita Falls. Major Gilbert stand on the ladder of an F-16 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (Photo courtesy of the Gilbert Family) Family, friends mourn loss of volunteer warrior
He was a wide-eyed boy some 20 years ago, staring up into the Texas sky as the shutter of a camera flicked open, then closed. While his Little League baseball team sat poised for a photograph, Troy Gilbert's thoughts were elsewhere. Maybe it was that day that Maj. Troy Gilbert, 34, decided his future wasn't with his feet on the ground. Rather it
0 12/07
2006
Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, 82nd Training Wing commander, right, Vice Commander Col. Lansen Conley and Chief Master Sgt. Jeannie McLean, the wing’s command chief master sergeant, lead the way for Sheppard as housing residents signed housing leases with GMH Military Housing this week. GMH was selected as the contract that would usher Sheppard into the housing privatization initiative. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin.) Residents sign leases with GMH
Excitement. Skepticism. Optimism. Concern. Moving forward. All of those are the intertwined emotions and thoughts of base housing residents and GMH Military Housing representatives as lease signings began Tuesday morning at the community center, signaling the transition of ownership of housing units here. The much-anticipated housing privatization
0 12/07
2006
Crews show off Sheppard Fire Department’s newest piece of fire fighting equipment, the Airfield Rescue Fire Fighting vehicle. Members of the Wichita Falls City Council visited the base Tuesday to tout the facility and see firsthand the type of support Sheppard offers the city. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). Local council members visit, observe new fire equipment
Wichita Falls city councilors witnessed firsthand the type of mutual support the Sheppard Fire Department can provide during a demonstration Tuesday morning. The department invited members of the council to visit the firehouse, including its new computerized dispatching system and two Airfield Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles, or ARFF. Col. Steven
0 12/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Sheppard members earn AETC honors
Airmen and civilians here validated the impeccable mission of Sheppard when they were awarded Air Education and Training Command-level honors. The command recently announced winners of equal employment opportunity, productivity excellence, security forces and safety awards. The AETC-level winners will represent the command for Air Force-level
0 12/01
2006
The hard work of Sheppard Outdoor Recreation employees like Earl Ellis seen here is the reason behind the recent announcement of the office as the best in the Air Force. Mr. Ellis, a recreation aid, helps maintain outdoor equipment that is available for use by Sheppard personnel.  (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). AF names Sheppard Outdoor Recreation the best
Perhaps not many people at Sheppard give much thought to who keeps the pools clean, or the playground equipment in good condition, or the barbecue pits ready for their next user. But those in charge of such tasks have recently been recognized for their work. The 82nd Services Division's Outdoor Recreation of the 82nd Mission Support Group earned an
0 12/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Weather delays report time two hours
Base leadership has authorized a two-hour delay for non-mission essential personnel Friday because of inclement weather. Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, commander of the 82nd Training Wing, made the decision after assessing the accumulated precipitation and the anticipated forecast. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla.,
0 11/30
2006
Michael Gray works on the aileron of a T-38 Talon at the 80th Flying Training Wing. Mr. Gray and other sheet metalists ensure the integrity of the airframes are maintained. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox) Maintenance crews keep them flying
With hundreds of sorties per day, Sheppard is one of the busiest flight lines in the world. It takes hundreds of man hours to keep the trainers in the air and working properly. "Being safe and (having) the adequate number of aircraft to fly the mission each day - that is our mission," said Wayne Lewis, a contractor with Lear Siegler, Inc. Lear
0 11/30
2006
Tito Tolentino and Col. Jeffrey Kendall, 80th Flying Training Wing commander, at air show in October 2005. Tito and Dr. Elvie Tolentino were inducted into the ENJJPT Hall of Fame for their role as nation sponsors.         Adopter program puts out welcome mat
The 80th Flying Training Wing's sponsoring of its NATO personnel began long before the official ENJPPT program came into existence in the early 1980s. Initially called the Squadron Adopter Program, incoming personnel were matched so they could be exposed to the Texas culture and introduced to certain people who could assist with legal, housing and
0 11/30
2006
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