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Default Air Force Logo Winning the battle against litter
Sheppard Air Force Base controls construction site storm water runoff by utilizing best management practices such as vegetative swales and silt fencing, but these efforts do not completely eliminate the pollutants introduced into water sources from construction sites. Construction site managers should ensure compliance with the Storm Water
0 3/21
2014
Default Air Force Logo Keeping Team Sheppard healthy
The 82d AMDS Public Health Flight, Trainee Health Clinic and Health and Wellness Center are encouraging Sheppard Air Force Base residents to take measures during this time of year to help prevent the spread of germs that can cause illness. In addition to the standard cold and flu-like symptoms associated with the winter months, there has been a
0 12/17
2013
Sheppard graduated the Air Force’s first group of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Avionics Systems apprentice’s Nov. 7. They will soon be responsible for making sure the aircraft's electronic systems are functioning properly, (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jelani Gibson) If It's in the Air, Maintenance Put it There: Avionics Systems Specialists
The U.S. Air Force has a very broad range of air and space missions, including combat operations, humanitarian aid, disaster relief and keeping an eye on enemies - old and new. In order to accomplish these missions, the Air Force relies on its aircraft. The Air Force can call on the roaring guns of the A-10 and AC-130 attack aircraft, the mighty
0 12/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Confessions of a pro powerlifter
I have spent long nights, toiled countless hours and sacrificed more than I could ever imagine. Though some may recognize what I do and others will not, I have put in time and energy into something that at once consumed me and awakened an unknown passion. I am a professional powerlifter and this is my story. Recently I just became number one in the
0 12/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Biggest energy management asset is you
October is Energy Awareness month, and with the "I am AF Energy" campaign in effect, stories related to energy efficiency are being highlighted across the Air Force. Reports on energy managers that save millions of dollars with large scale projects cover wing newsletters and fill our inboxes. Stories relating to fuel saving software and
0 10/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Revisions to Texas proxy marriage laws affect military members
The Sheppard Law Center would like to publicize the following information regarding recent legislative changes to marriage by proxy in Texas. Effective Sept. 1, individuals seeking to marry a servicemember by proxy must provide an affidavit stating that the absent applicant is a member of the U.S. military stationed in another country in support of
0 10/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo All the water on earth IS all the water on earth
How often do you think about stormwater runoff?According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "stormwater runoff from construction activities can impact water quality. As stormwater flows over construction activity, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals and transport these to a nearby storm sewer system or directly to a
0 9/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Women’s Equality Day, We’ve Come a Long Way
Sometimes change seems to take forever, and when it happens, we often find ourselves asking, "Why are we just now doing this?" To me, Women's suffrage in America is an example of just that; positive change that was a long time coming. Since 1971, on August 26 of each year, we celebrate Women's Equality Day to commemorate ratification of the 19th
0 8/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo Team provides comfort in face of tragedy
Early in the morning July 19, 2013, I was sipping my coffee when a text message from my flight commander came through. One of our planes had crashed! There were no more details available at the moment, but as the traumatic stress response chief, I was ready for the team to be activated. Fortunately we did not lose our pilots and the accident
0 8/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Mercury and it's effect on the environment
Throughout Texas there is an element that is capable of seeping through the environment, and puts others at risk. It's highly toxic, silvery, odorless and heavy; Mercury. It is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. Mercury is found in thermometers, barometers, thermostats, manometers, vacuum pumps, switches, discharge tubes, dental
0 6/25
2013
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