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Local Chapter 1054, Air Force Sergeants Association and Sheppard personnel took part in placing American flags on the grave sites of veterans. In this particular photo, AFSA helped place 25 American Ex-Prisoners of War flags.  Master Sgt. Kenneth Boteler, an AFSA member assigned to the 361st Training Squadron, and his daughter are placing one of the 25 American Ex-Prisoners of War flags. The groups place more than 3,000 American flags and 25 American Ex-Prisoners of War Flags. (U.S. Air Force photo). In remembrance

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Default Air Force Logo Sheppard Field: the early years
"We stand as a defeated nation . . . and whether we stand in the future depends largely upon the awakening of the American people and regaining of lost ground in the military phase," said Col. Edward C. Black, commander of Sheppard Field to a civic group during the grim days of February 1942. Months before, American forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
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Default Air Force Logo Homegrown Airman Tracking System saves time
Time is valuable, especially in the Air Force. Now, Sheppard's Airmen-in-training and military training leaders can save a lot of it. Airmen-in-training must be accounted for at all times to ensure they maintain proper phase and for MTLs to keep an eye out for them. So every time they leave their dorms, they must sign in and out. Since the middle
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Default Air Force Logo Knowledge is power
If anything is ever constant in today's environment, it's change. That's why Master Sgt. Jeff App, the 82nd Training Wing's Career Assistance Advisor, said it's important for enlisted members and even young officers to realize the value his service provides. "We're reshaping the Air force to help fund weapon system upgrades," he said. "There are
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Default Air Force Logo General has sights set on improving Sheppard's mission
Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, commander of the 82nd Training Wing, may not have a complete overhaul of Sheppard in mind, but he does have some ideas for tweaking the current system. "Brig. Gen. (James) Whitmore left me with an excellent wing and base, but we're going to work hard to make it even better," General Devereaux said. The commander plans
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Abigail Mills, a Sheppard Elementary student in Jennifer Godby’s kindergarten class, participates in the soccer shoot event at Sheppard Elementary’s field day on Friday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Field day fun
Each year Sheppard Elementary holds a field day for about 300 kindergarten through sixth graders, giving them the chance to have a day of fun after a year of hard work. Field day demonstrates to parents the skills the children have learned, builds children's confidence and gives them a chance to celebrate all they've accomplished, said Delaine
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The 80th Operations Support Squadron's new control tower dwarfs its predecessor by almost two floors. Controllers moved into the new structure over Labor Day weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Controllers move into new $12 million air complex
It's been a long time coming for those who have swayed with the old control tower when winds get to 20 knots or greater. Air traffic controllers from the 80th Operations Support Squadron moved into the new $12 million 142-foot tower situated at the center of the airfield along Avenue K. Although creature comforts such as space and the working
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Pole jockeys competing in the Fourth Annual Lineman’s Rodeo May 20 had to complete the egg climb as quickly and safely as possible without breaking the egg they carried in their mouth. Above, Airman 1st Class Jose Rodriguez of the 366th Training Squadron prepares to go down a utility pole during the timed event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tonnette Thompson). Shocking competition
The 366th Training Squadron claimed the individual score trophy in the Fourth Annual Lineman's Rodeo May 20 in the electrical systems rodeo training area. But, The 375th Civil Engineer Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. took home their third consecutive team score trophy. "It was nice to go down there and see guys from other bases. It was an
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Default Air Force Logo Forum provides opportunity for valuable XP crosstalks
Wing planners from every Air Education and Training Command installation met here this week to discuss everything from Air Force Smart Operations 21 to disaster plans during the annual XP Workshop Tuesday through Thursday. Gene Quintanilla and Jim Bishop from the AETC Plans, Requirements and Programs Office made the trek from San Antonio to ensure
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Lt. Gen. Gian Piero Ristori, Italian deputy commander of the School of the Air Force, visits with Maj. Rick Folkening of the 90th Flying Training Squadron May 19 before the general’s flight in a T-38C Talon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litekken). Italian training deputy visits ENJJPT
Italian pilots of the 80th Flying Training Wing were able to gain insight from home leadership as Lt. Gen. Gian Piero Ristori, Italian deputy commander of the School of the Air Force, visited here last week to speak at a Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training graduation. General Ristori is the equivalent to Air Education and Training Command Vice
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