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Brig. Gen. James Whitmore, 82nd Training Wing commander, briefs personnel – a.k.a. dependent children of Team Sheppard members – before they deploy to Camp Liberty at an unknown location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken). Just like mom and dad
"Alright Red Chalk. Let's go," yelled a slender staff sergeant as he tried to get troops lined up, ready to board a bus. "Move it," he urged the sleepy-eyed mission-ready "Airmen" as they stammered around here at Bldg. 2113 following an early morning wake-up call. Operation Kids 2006 was underway to give dependent children a taste of what their
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Master Sgt. David Meany tells Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, 82nd Training Wing commander, how the 361st Training Squadron displays tools Airmen will use in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) 82nd TRG becomes next stop on general's orientation schedule
Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux methodically went through some of the courses Monday afternoon at the 82nd Training Group. Always the student, the general listened intently as if he were the one being taught the fundamentals of avionics, how to manage an airfield or the intricate details in tearing apart and putting back together the weapons system of
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Staff Sgt. Wendi Zook, an individual mobilization augmentee with the 82nd Security Forces Squadron, uses a post for stability during firing range practice April 28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). IMAs hone readiness skills
Members of Team Sheppard deploy on a regular basis to forward locations across the globe, leaving squadrons short on manning and lacking options. That's where the individual mobilization augmentees step in to lend a hand. IMA's are a reserve component, with a singularly unique mission. "IMA's are a form of reserve that fills the spots when active
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Janae Garcia, left, and Bre Arndt, center, watch as Tim Hunter, of the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Environmental Flight, shows the group from Harding Elementary in Burkburnett grains of sand made from recycled materials at Sheppard’s Recycling Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). In tune with nature

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Default Air Force Logo Sheppard government vehicle fleet to begin using alternative fuels
Sheppard will become the 10th location to offer biodiesel and the sixth ethanol pump in Texas in early May as alternative fuel sources for government vehicles. The move is part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and Executive Order 13149, "Greening the Government Through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency." The pieces of legislation should
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Staff Sgt. Pablo Martinez Jr. and Argo on patrol in Iraq. Sergeant receives purple heart for injuries suffered while serving with Army in Iraq
The pomp and circumstance April 21 was more than Staff Sgt. Pablo Martinez Jr. said he felt he deserved. He was doing his job in Iraq, just like every Airman sent to the theater has done and is doing now. But not every Airman is coming home with a Purple Heart. "When we deploy, you never know," said Sergeant Martinez, a military working dog handler
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Default Air Force Logo Training programs have reach beyond the Air Force
Any questions about Sheppard's importance in the overall mission of the Air Force and current operations were answered in one visit by a senior Air Force official. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Michael Dominguez visited this week and was impressed by what he saw, calling the installation a "superbly run
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Default Air Force Logo Our way of life
At 4:30 p.m. daily, Sheppard Air Force Base becomes still. Cars cease moving, Airmen snap to attention and silence descends upon Sheppard. Everyone is motionless, that is, except for the Airman negligently listening to music on his afternoon jog. He stands out like a lone sailboat on a calm sea bringing the attention of all those around to him.
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Default Air Force Logo Military spouse wins 2006 Texas pageant
Jennifer Bennett stood on the stage of Montgomery Community College Feb. 12 in her pink evening gown waiting for the judge's final decision. It was her chance to literally stand in the spotlight as the winner of the 2006 Texas State American Queen Pageant was announced. After completing three competitions, the judge's made their final decision:
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Col. Jeffrey Kendall, 80th Flying Training Wing commander, answers questions April 14 piloting the final AT-38 Talon mission in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sandy Wassenmiller). Sheppard AT-38 is last to fly mission in Air Force
As the wheels of two training aircraft touched down on the runway here April 14, a segment in Air Force history ended as the final mission of the AT-38 Talon rolled to a stop, ushering in an updated aircraft and a new era in the T-38C. The final mission flown in the aircraft was in line with the airframes primary purpose at the 80th Flying Training
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