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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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2006
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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Cadet Aaron Stafford from the Civil Air Patrol Rio del Fierro Composite Squadron Tx-430 exits the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle March 30 as CAP Maj. Russ Melvin waits for the next guest to look at the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo). Cadets put 'CAP' on visit to 364th Training Squadron
Members of the Civil Air Patrol Rio del Fierro Composite Squadron Tx-430 gained valuable insight March 30 during a tour of the 364th Training Squadron here. A dozen cadets listened as CAP Deputy Commander and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Payne told them about the F-15 Eagle in hangar 1010 before they eagerly took turns climbing into the cockpit.
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From left to right, Fort Worth Opera vocalists tenor Benjamin Bunsold, soprano Tawny Seward, baritone Brandon Poor and mezzo-soprano Laura Mercado perform at the officers club April 7. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson). Bravo! Opera entertains Sheppard
"We don't want to miss anything," whispered a man to his son as vocalists from the Fort Worth Opera entertained guests at Sheppard's officers club with their rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from "Carousel." So went the general mood the evening of April 7 at the officers club. More than 50 attendees bustled around the club with drinks, shrimp
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Kirsten Roscher, wife of German Maj. Edgar Roscher, and Salvatore Cirillo play the roles of Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby respectively during the ENJJPT Players production of “You Can’t Take it With You.” The production raised more than $5,000 that was donated to two local charities, Interfaith Mission and First Step of Wichita Falls. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson). ENJJPT plays for laughs, charity
There are members of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program who have a notable hobby in their spare time - performing theater plays for charity. The ENJJPT Players, an amateur acting troupe consisting of instructor pilots, students, dependents and wing staff personnel from the 80th Flying Training Wing, staged their modern-day
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