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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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2006
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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Airman Naim Rasheeb hooks up support brace in preparation to remove an engine from an F-16 at the 361st Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah). New F-16 trainer provides vital real-world experience
The 361st Training Squadron's F-16 Engine Removal and Installation course took a step closer to providing real-world experiences when it received a new maintenance trainer. Personnel from the course received the trainer fabricated by the 982nd Maintenance Squadron Trainer Development Flight in early May. It has allowed Airmen-in-training to get
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Senior Chief Petty Officer Benno Lederer of the Navy Seabee detachment here renders a salute while passing the reviewing stand during the Armed Forces Day Parade May 19. It was the first parade on Sheppard’s new parade field. Also pictured is Seaman Recruit Vincent Karkau.   (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). New parade grounds open as Sheppard honors armed forces
The inaugural event at Sheppard's new parade field got off to a hot start May 19 during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade. Brig. Gen. James Whitmore, 82nd Training Wing commander said the first parade on the new field would've happened a month sooner, but he wanted to give the grass enough time to grow. After looking at the calendar, he said it
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Members from the 383rd Training Squadron team face off against the Army service team in the fireman’s tug-of-war event. Both teams struggled to employ fire hoses to push the marker to the other teams side but the 383rd TRS won. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Joint Warrior Competition
Teams from numerous training squadrons here, as well as Army and Navy Seabee teams, came together Saturday to join in friendly competition between the services. The Joint Warrior Competition was held as part of a string of Armed Forces Week celebrations. The teams competed in four events to determine the overall winner. The day started out with
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Default Air Force Logo EEO office provides options for employees, agencies
Never in history has a workplace functioned without some sort of discord or conflict between individual either co-workers are management. But, there hasn't always been an equal employment opportunity office available to defuse the conflict and help find some sort of resolution. That's what Sherry Murray-Garrett, the chief of Sheppard's EEO office,
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Philip Pouda, a mover with Mayflower Transit, situates a box inside a moving truck Tuesday afternoon. The summer months are the busiest for movers and Sheppard’s traffice management office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacque Lickteig). TMO prepared for peak moving season
While summertime means vacations and lazy afternoons for some people, for others it involves one of the more stressful undertakings a family can face - moving. For military members and their families, permanent changes of station are a regular occurrence, but in the summer, even Sheppard's traffic management office could become too overwhelmed to
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Default Air Force Logo Sheppard hosts squadron adopters
There's good news and bad news. The bad news is at least a dozen T-38C Talons crashed May 12 during training. The good news is they were flight simulators flown by community partners during Sheppard's Squadron Adoption Day. The day was set aside to provide adopters an inside look at training here are four different locations. Adopters from local
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