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Default Air Force Logo Eyes Right
At some point during your assignment at Sheppard, there is no doubt that you will be affected by at least one of our parades. Whether you are fortunate enough to participate or you hear the beat of the drum and the melodic tone of the brass or you simply see the crisp movements from afar, Sheppard parades showcase the finest Airmen in Training and
0 4/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Small but crucial details
I didn't know it was happening. I'm sorry I couldn't protect you. Please, tell me how I can fix this. I feel terrible. These are all things we say when someone we love is recovering from something that could have been prevented or stopped, if we had just paid more attention. When I was 13 years old, my little sister was my world. And I was hers. I
0 3/31
2010
Risk Management... It Does Work! - Maj. Gen. Anthony F. Przybyslawski, Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command (photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen) First Command: AETC first to influence Airmen
To the men and women of the First Command, I leave Air Education and Training Command after spending the past 20 months honored to be your vice commander. Boy, have you taught me a lot! Thank You. Thank you for your tremendous devotion, service and professionalism. We call ourselves the First Command because of what you do every day. Recruiters
0 3/31
2010
Default Air Force Logo An Ounce of Prevention
On a Saturday morning, you step out of your residence in base housing to find that your driver's side window of your vehicle has been broken out. Upon further exploring the inside of your vehicle, you discover your CD case containing all of your favorite CDs is missing along with the envelope you kept in your console which contained your minor
0 3/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo Approach troop formations with caution
No matter where you go you may have to wait in line. Even when we are driving, waiting in line is always a possibility while on Sheppard. In your travels around the base, sooner or later you are sure to encounter one of the many troop formations that are marching to and from training. They may be on the move or paused near an intersection, but they
0 3/11
2010
Default Air Force Logo What retreat means to me
Today, I was reminded about how special an event retreat is and what it means to me. I have the privilege of holding the position of Senior Military Training Leader for the largest Technical Training Wing in the Air Force - Sheppard Air Force Base. Every Tuesday, I am responsible for assembling a ceremony where approximately 200 Airmen attending
0 3/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo Home Alone: What is the recommended age for children?
Supervision of children is basic to the prevention of harm. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services describes adequate supervision as: an adult caregiver is accountable for the child's care. Although, there is no Texas law that defines a specific age at which a child may be left home alone, there are several factors that should be
0 3/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork is the Key
It takes every one of us, military, civilian, contractor and volunteer, working together each and every day to successfully deliver the technically superior and highly-motivated warrior Airmen our Air Force needs. This was never more evident than during our recent Unit Compliance Inspection. We quickly learned how programs owned by one unit can
0 3/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership -- The solid foundation
Our Air Force has more than 175,000 civilian employees spread across the globe. In fact, they make up more than 25 percent of our authorized Total Force end strength. The civilian force fills an ever-increasing role in daily mission accomplishment, especially as we've experienced personnel reductions over the past 20 years and, many would argue, no
0 3/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Having IDEAs can pay off
You never know how or when inspiration will strike. It often comes as ideas to solve pressing problems or simply as ways to do things quicker, cheaper, safer or more efficiently. The Air Force wants to know about your ideas and reward you for them. The Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program is about finding an easier, more
0 2/24
2010
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