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Default Air Force Logo Sensitive information should be kept at work
Did you know that working on or storing For Official Use Only or Privacy Act data on your privately owned computer is forbidden? Not only is doing so prohibited, it is grounds for your computer to be confiscated and its hard drive, including personal data, completely erased. The consequences may sound a bit harsh, but chances are that your home
0 4/13
2007
Default Air Force Logo Find Them!
This week, our 2AF Commander, Maj. Gen. Mike Gould, sent a letter to his wing commanders on the topic of fatality prevention. So far this fiscal year, six 2AF members have died in accidents--that's more than all of FY06. One of those deaths was a Team Sheppard Airman who had just graduated from tech training here and was on his way to his first
0 4/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Safety Corner: Jogging Safety
With the temperatures beginning to warm up and days lasting a bit longer, more and more people will be out getting into shape by jogging. But, there are some considerations each participant should look into before lacing up their shoes and hitting the pavement. First, choose the right equipment. Runners need shoes that fit comfortably, with extra
0 4/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo You can make a difference
Would you like to change a life? What a question to ask. The Sheppard and Wichita Falls communities will have an opportunity to do just that. On April 21, Special Olympics Texas - North Area 9, will celebrate the 35th Annual Spring Games at City View High School stadium. The event kicks-off with the opening ceremonies at 8 a.m., followed by the
0 4/05
2007
No matter how cool or innovative some USB storage devices get, they are prohibited from use on official government computers. For more information or guidance on jump drives, contact your Unit Information System Security Officer. (Photo courtesy of the 82nd Training Wing Information Assurance Office) Disguised USB storage devices prohibited for office use
We know, it sounds like something out of a James Bond spy kit. But, because of the portability and affordability of large capacity USB storage devices, they are turning up everywhere in all kinds of forms. Just look what happened to your Grandpa's old-fashion Swiss army knife and your Sensei's sushi! The protection of sensitive information is vital
0 4/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo Why a "Wing Run"?
April 4 was a day we all looked forward to - it was the day of the 82 TRW "Wing Run." OK, maybe not all of you, but I'm guessing there's a sizeable percentage of our base populace that enjoys working out with your unit - in this case the whole wing. Undeniably, "fit to fight" has become ingrained into our AF culture. Unit-level PT workouts, on duty
0 4/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Excellence in all you (Team Sheppard) do!
Sometimes we get so focused on our jobs it's easy to lose sight of all the activities whirling around us. Besides churning out hundreds of tech training graduates each week, along with the 80th's crop of new pilots almost every month, there are many, many other activities that add to the richness of our mission. I'd like to highlight just a few of
0 3/30
2007
Default Air Force Logo Trust is critical to successful operations
Trust, respect and mentoring should be more than just buzzwords. Adherence to these three tenets and our core values is critical if we are to achieve our wing's vision to be "the training center of choice ... today and tomorrow." Our customers expect this, and we should demand it of ourselves, our staff and our students. We should be the most
0 3/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Sheppard resumes anthrax immunizations
The current policy.The Department of Defense, through Headquarters Air Force and Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, directed the resumption of the mandatory Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program effective Feb. 22. The decision to resume mandatory immunizations for specific military, emergency essential, and mission essential contract
0 3/26
2007
Default Air Force Logo Italian Air Force celebrates 84th year
On March 28, 1923, the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force) was founded as an independent service by King Vittorio Emanuele III as the Regia Aeronautica, which equates to Royal Air Force. After World War II, when Italy was made a republic by referendum, the Regia Aeronautica was given its current name. Italy is one of the nations that
0 3/26
2007
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