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Senior Airman Julia Hall, left, and other civil engineer readiness flight personnel across the Air Force have a new duty badge to wear on their uniform. The Air Force approved the badge that signifies the readiness personnel as members of a “chemical corps” and provides an easily identifiable symbol for sister service, international and civilian emergency responders to recognize. Above, Airman Chris Coniglio of the 82nd Services Division, inhales stanic chloride as Airman Hall squeezes a bulb during gas mask training at the 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness Flight’s chemical warfare training Wednesday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jacob Corbin) New found identity
Imagine working in a world where a simple badge tells the story of what you do, but not having that badge. That's the world 82nd Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness Flight personnel have lived in since the inception of their career field in the days of the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 1940s. Now, CE readiness flight Airmen have their identity firmly
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Default Air Force Logo Team Sheppard is Excellent
Any doubt of how the 82nd Training Wing performed during the Operational Readiness Inspection was cleared up Wednesday morning when it was announced the wing earned an "excellent" rating. The Air Education and Training Command Inspector General team hosted a final outbriefing at the base theater for a packed crowd of Team Sheppard personnel,
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Default Air Force Logo Financial irresponsibility could lead to revocation, denial of security clearance
Many people think that criminal or illegal activity is what will revoke their security clearance. But today, the majority of revoked clearances are because of financial standing. Department of Defense regulations outline the personnel security standards that are applied in determining a security clearance. They include acts of espionage,
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Default Air Force Logo Base housing residents look for answers during privatization meeting
Sheppard's housing officials are a little more than a month away from turning over control of housing units to a contractor, and that has many Sheppard families excited and a few others concerned. Housing residents were able to ask questions at a town hall meeting Oct. 12 at the base theater. Most questions were readily answered by GMH Military
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Default Air Force Logo Officials outline A-76 process
The military and civilian workforce has been shaken up over the past year with force shaping and Presidential Budget Decision 720 results. With more workforce changes on the way in the form of an A-76 Cost Comparison Study, a few military and civilians attended two town hall meetings Oct. 11 at the base theater to find out more information on their
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Burkburnett High School students like Steve Schutte, left, and Cody Burks spent a week with Sheppard personnel during the 8th Annual DREAM Week. Steve and Cody, who want to pursue a career in law enforcement, worked with security forces personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle) Life is but a DREAM
High school students across the country would love the opportunity to get a glimpse at a possible career before having to make a decision for their future. Burkburnett High School juniors returned to Sheppard Monday for the eighth year in a row to do just that. Students were able to experience what it's like to be a meteorologist, radiologist,
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Native Americans have played an important role in U.S. military operations since the beginning of the country's history. Shown here, Apache Scout William Major is seen here with an officer of the 25th Infantry in the 1930s. Lasting legacy
The American Indian's legacy is one that stretches as far back as the spirit wind blows, reaching back to the days when they were the only true Americans walking this land. Their heritage today is just as rich as it was when the first Native American served the United States government. For the first time in eight year, the Native American Heritage
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Default Air Force Logo Basketball safety key to success on court
Now that intramural football has come to a close, basketball can be seen on the horizon, and it's important for those planning to participate to get in shape so they can enjoy a full season. Before even starting to get physically prepared for the season, it's important to get a good pair of basketball shoes, as basketball produces different strains
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Default Air Force Logo 2nd AF commander's vision focuses on Airmen, providing resources to complete mission
Maj. Gen. Michael Gould's vision as the new 2nd Air Force commander is simple - produce the best expeditionary Airmen possible and give those who train them every resource available. His two-pronged vision focuses on the Airmen-in-training and permanent party members at all Air Education and Training Command bases. "What I want to do is ensure
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Royal Australian Air Force Cpl. David Roberts (center) and Leading Aircraftsman Michael Clarson (left), go over computer-based technical orders with Tech. Sgt. Troy Barber, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 5, at the 373 DET. 5 training building Sept. 29. Twenty-four RAAF members have been at Charleston AFB since July 31 receiving training on C-17 maintenance procedures.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sam Hymas) 373rd trains Aussie C-17 mechanics
Members of the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 5, are providing first-of-its-kind training for 24 Royal Australian Air Force mechanics with a custom-made program at their C-17 training facilities here. In March, Brendan Nelson, the Australian Minister for Defence, announced his country's purchase of four C-17s to enhance their global airlift
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