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Col. Jeffrey Kendall, commander of the 80th Flying Training Wing, speaks to guests at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the wing’s new Air Operations Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Thornton). 80th opens new air operations complex
History was written Monday when Col. Jeffrey Kendall and base and local dignitaries cut the ribbon at a ceremony marking the official opening of Sheppard's new Airfield Operations Complex. The $20 million facility will be home to all air traffic control services, airfield management, base weather observers, transient alert and the command section
0 11/16
2006
Airman 1st Class Casey Madrid, a Sheppard Honor Guard bugler, plays ‘Taps’ while guests at the annual Veterans Day luncheon stand in silence and respect Nov. 9 at the Sheppard Club. (U.S. Air Force photo/Harry Tonemah). Vietnam Veteran recalls captivity, liberation
In 1966, a self-described "cocky young fighter pilot" performed a second orbit over Hanoi, fulfilling his orders to perform escort duties during the Vietnam War, when a surface-to-air missile blasted the tail off his F-4. Forced to eject from the then-spiraling plane as "a fireball formed beneath [his] feet," he surrendered to the surrounding
0 11/16
2006
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As the Air Force continues to take advantage of technology to become leaner and more efficient, the Sheppard Senator and other newspapers around the globe will begin to do the same thing. A directive from Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs is pushing field offices to move toward an online-only product, enabling news to become instantaneous
0 11/16
2006
Participants in the Madrigal Youth Center’s youth basketball clinic practice dribbling and defense Nov. 9. The clinics were held in preperation for the youth basketball season. Registration for ages 3 to 12 is still going on, call the youth center at 676-5437 for more information. Basketball clinic

0 11/15
2006
Gale Passé, a member of  the Sheppard Senators mens varsity basketball team, pushes the ball in for a lay up Sunday at the Pitsenbarger Fitness Center. The Senators took on Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Hawks and won, 83-62. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin). Senators defeat Hawks, 83-62
The Sheppard Senators men's varsity basketball team defeated the Goodfellow Hawks, 83-62, in basketball action Sunday at the Pitsenbarger Fitness Center. Great teamwork and a "slow and steady" approach helped lead the Senators to a victorious opening weekend. It was part of a weekend of games at Sheppard, with five teams from the Southwest Military
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2006
Senior Airman Brad Cameron, a broadcast journalist with Air Force News, films the 982nd Training Group’s Don Kraft as he demonstrates how the C-130 anti-skid trainer works. The feature is scheduled to run on AFNEWS today. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox). AFNEWS to feature Sheppard
A few of Sheppard's training programs will go Air Force-wide over the next week as they are featured on Air Force News. Print journalist Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo and broadcast journalist Senior Airman Brad Cameron began their work on stories Wednesday with the 982nd Training Group's trainer development flight. The two-man crew ventured out to the
0 11/09
2006
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As the summer rotation of group and squadron commanders concludes, the Air Force announced its selection of the next wing commander for Sheppard. Brig. Gen. Richard T. Devereaux, the Director of Regional Affairs at the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, will take over the 82nd Training Wing Aug. 25 at 8
0 11/09
2006
Marguerito Castillo, a contract employee working on the new F-22 maintenance training facility on Missile Road, takes refuge from the heat  under a tree to get a drink. With almost two weeks of 100-degree weather, people should keep in mind work limitations as well as staying hydrated. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). Staying cool during a heat wave
White, green, yellow, red and black are colors everyone will see more of flying from a flag pole as the mercury in thermometers continues to climb. The solid colored flags flown in a half dozen locations around Sheppard are warning levels for the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature heat stress index, said Airman Timothy Heath, a bioengineering apprentice
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2006
Tracy Underwood attempts to pin opponent Shawn Nunley at the Army Combatives Program Tournament Saturday. The Army Combatives Program was instituted to help prepare Soldiers for what they may face in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin) Army hosts hand-to-hand tournament
Twenty-eight Army members and two Air Force members participated in the Army Combative Tournament this weekend. Participants competed in one of three weight classes: lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight, in a single elimination hand-to-hand combat tournament. The winners were as follows: In the heavyweight division, Bryson Manker took first
0 11/09
2006
Ty Crouse holds up a blocking pad at the youth center’s summer sports camp for fellow camp attendee Tristan Spiva Monday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amn. Jacob Corbin). Youth center offers sports instruction at camp
A summer sports camp hosted by the Madrigal Youth Center began Monday for children ages 9 to 12. Each week will focus on a different sport, said Ramon Benavides, youth sports and fitness director. These sports will include football, softball, baseball, soccer and basketball. "We want to teach (the children) how to do the sport and how to do it
0 11/09
2006
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