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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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Steve Legg propels the Nave Seabee team cardboard boat across the main pool at the cardboard boat race Saturday. The Seabees duct-taped paddles they built from spare boat-making materials to his hands, eschewing the standard canoe paddle given to all the teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken). Sink or Swim
Spectators watched as an aircraft carrier made its way across the water, cheering it along as a group of mobsters watched beside them. Minutes later the crowd grew louder as an Army helicopter quickly sunk beneath the surface. This wasn't some war game gone awry, but the annual Sheppard cardboard boat race. Services held the race Saturday at the
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Default Air Force Logo ENJJPT students escape dorm fire; damage estimated at $140,000
Firefighters and occupants of a Sheppard dormitory contained a fire in the early morning hours of Aug. 18, but not until it caused about $140,000 damage to the structure. Four fire crews from Sheppard and one from Wichita Falls responded at 3:25 a.m. to a fire at Bldg. 280. David Mounsey, the assistant chief of fire prevention for Sheppard, said
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82nd Mission Support Group commander Col. Steven McKay shoots an M9 pistol to qualify. Seven of Sheppard’s commanders shot for qualification Wednesday morning. Colonel McKay shot 35 out of 45. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Commander qualification

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James Whitmore, left, tries to stay dry Aug. 18 as he "congratulates" his father, 82nd Training Wing Commander Brig. Gen. James Whitmore, following his final flight at Sheppard. General Whitmore's executive officer, Capt. Jeanine Hatfield, gets in on the action, too. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Fond farewell
Brig. Gen. James Whitmore sat in his office Tuesday afternoon, briefly pausing as he contemplated the answer to the question he was just asked. The commander of the 82nd Training Wing thought of all the achievements the men and women of Sheppard accomplished during his tenure here. He mentioned the high promotion rates for enlisted and officers,
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Default Air Force Logo 80th FTW CC visits England
While the pilots of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program took to the Texoma skies, Col. Jeffrey Kendall, 80th Flying Training Wing commander, attended a fighter training conference last week in England to gain insight into how other pilot-training programs do business and share the ENJJPT way with others from the international fighter
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Default Air Force Logo Sheppard pumps alternative fuel
Sheppard officially opened its new safer and greener military fuel service station Monday at 9 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new station is the fruition of two simultaneous contracts, at a cost of about $498,000 total, that started up in August 2004, one for environmental remediation and one to get Sheppard into the swing of using
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Amy Preskitt and Donnie Dow walk on treadmills at the Levitow Fitness Center Tuesday. Preskitt and Dow are the first participants in the Race Across America fitness event to reach the 500-mile mark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin) Man, woman set to 'Race Across America'
Amy Preskitt, a fuels apprentice instructor with the 366th Training Squadron, and retired Master Sgt. Donnie Dow have surpassed the 500-mile mark in the fitness center's Race Across America program. Preskitt is "midway" through the state of Arizona with 522.67 miles and Dow is approaching the Great Salt Lake in Utah with a total of 660.21
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Default Air Force Logo 882nd TRG welcomes Dezell as new commander
The 882nd Training Group welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Monday in Hangar 1045. Col. Nancy Dezell accepted command of the 882nd TRG from departing Col. Kimberly Siniscalchi. During her command, Colonel Siniscalchi has increased the usage of the medical readiness site by more than 60 percent, racked up 46 outstanding or
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