Sheppard in Photos

Sheppard in Photos

Airmen take turns carrying the prisoner of war flag during the 24 hour POW/MIA Day vigil run, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017. Airmen carried the POW flag for 24 hours in honor and remembrance of all POW and MIA troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Retired Lt. Col. John Yuill, a Vietnam prisoner of war, passes the POW flag to a fellow Airman to be carried during the 24 hour POW/MIA Day vigil run, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017. Airmen carried the POW flag for 24 hours in honor and remembrance of all POW and MIA troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Retired Lt. Col. John Yuill, a Vietnam prisoner of war, carries the POW flag during the first lap of the POW/MIA Day vigil run at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017. Airmen carried the POW flag for 24 hours in honor and remembrance of all POW and MIA troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Retired Lt. Col. John Yuill, a Vietnam prisoner of war, spoke to Airmen about his POW experience during the opening ceremony for the POW/MIA Day vigil run at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017. Airmen carried the POW flag for 24 hours in honor and remembrance of all POW and MIA troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Col. Scott Belanger, 82nd Training Wing vice commander, shares his personal story regarding prisoners of war during the opening ceremony for the POW/MIA Day vigil run at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017. Airmen carried the POW flag for 24 hours in honor and remembrance of all POW and MIA troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Airman Jonathon Murrow, 362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief apprentice course student, charges the jet fuel starter accumulator servicing. This applies pressure to start the aircraft and is done almost daily. Murrow is on block six out of nine in the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

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Brig. Gen. Ronald Jolly Sr. (center left), gives thanks to Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell for opening their home and hosting the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute for 175 Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Jeff Fitts prepares the grills before Airmen return from hunting dove during the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, socialize with the Clay County community after they returned from hunting dove during the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, grill fresh hand-cut steaks after an evening of hunting dove in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Birdwell and Clark Ranch hosted the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute and invited nearly 175 Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, to hunt through the evening and stay for a steak dinner held at the ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Deborah Clark gives thanks to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Airmen for their service to the U.S. and the Clay County volunteers for their support in hosting the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Tech. Sgt. Jered Dauterman, 82nd Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of training, waits for dove to pass by during the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Airmen sit beneath a tree, waiting for dove to pass by during the 13th Annual Clay County Dove Salute in Henrietta, Texas, Sept. 9, 2017. The Dove Salute was hosted to thank and welcome Airmen to the community with a dove hunt and Texas-style steak feast at the Birdwell and Clark Ranch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese)

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Staff Sgt. Frank Brown, 362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief instructor, shows his class landing gear components on the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Landing gear components checks are part of the mandatory pre and post flight inspection for this aircraft. Brown's class is on block nine of nine and will graduate soon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

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