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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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2006
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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2006
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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2006
Default Air Force Logo Team Sheppard member plays for AF in tourney
After weeks at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, trying-out and training for the Armed Forces Women's Softball championships, Tina Cooper returned to Sheppard full of memories and experience. Cooper spent seven days a week practicing, with usually two scrimmage games at night, at Hill getting ready for the championship game. "It was an experience and a
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2006
From left to right, Army Staff Sgt. Tanya Boudreaux, Navy Construction Apprentice Felton Randal, Marine Sgt. Christopher Goebel and retired Chief Master Sgt. Rainer Hanold honor prisoners of war and those missing in action during an Armed Forces Day ceremony at the officers club. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacque Lickteig). Support for troops topic highlights Armed Forces Day luncheon
In the 60s, America's armed forces took part in an expensive, unpopular war. Today, America's armed forces are involved in another expensive, unpopular war. The difference is the American public's support for the men and women in uniform. During the Vietnam War, American troops returned from battle to demonstrations, hostility and displaced
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Robert Heis, from the 982nd Maitenance Squadron, watches as his daughter Elizabeth Heis takes aim Saturday at the second annual Clay County Dove Hunt Salute to the Military at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch in Henrietta, Texas. Participants were treated to dove hunting, skeet shooting and steak dinner, free of charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike McKito) Dove Hunt

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