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Default Air Force Logo SARC's Remarks: acceptance, ownership, action
Last week's 82nd Trainging Wing's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand-down day was phenomenal! A first of its kind here, and quite honestly, I couldn't remember being more proud of our team!We opened our gates to allow the media to see how we, as a concerned team, support each other in taking on these tough challenges. As we told them,
0 6/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo June SARC's Remarks: Acceptance, Ownership, and Action!
Last week's SAPR Stand-down Day was phenomenal! A first of its kind here at Sheppard, and quite honestly, I couldn't remember being more proud of our team!We opened our gates to allow in the media to see how we, as a concerned team, support each other in taking on these tough challenges. As we told them, this issue with sexual assaults in the
0 6/24
2013
Airman 1st Class Kristin Love renders a hand salute after marshalling a KC-135 "Stratotanker" off the parking ramp prior to
take-off at the 313th Air Expeditionary Wing in Western Europe on July 4, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. John P. Capra)
The Military Aviation Salute
There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft and who would help make the launch historically successful.
0 5/15
2013
Brig. Gen. Michael Fantini and Command Chief Master Sgt. Eric Johnson pinned teal ropes onto students in the Solid Rock Cafe at Sheppard Air Force Base April 23. The Teal ropes represent individuals that will serve in leadership positions to supplement the SASH program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jelani Gibson) SASH: Student population fights sexual assault
The Students Against Sexual Assault & Harassment (SASH) became an official student activity here at Sheppard with the inaugural "roping" ceremony by the 82nd Training Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael A. Fantini, and Command Chief Master Sergeant Eric Johnson. The roping in ceremony marked the official recognition of the SASH program, which has
0 5/15
2013
Default Air Force Logo Asian American/Pacific Islander culture celebrated in May
President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Congressional Resolution, in 1978, which established Asian/Pacific American Heritage week. The first ten days of May were chosen to commemorate two mile stones in Asian/Pacific American history. These events were the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad of
0 5/06
2013
Default Air Force Logo April SARC remarks
Well, another winning Sexual Assault Awareness Month or "SAAM" is in the books!! We greatly appreciate the participation from over 325 members who ran/walked the race and for those volunteering to help host this event! An extra special "thank you" to the Company Grade Officer's Council, 1st Sgt's Council, the Commissary, and the 80th FTW...I know
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo 366 TRS on C3: "Efficiency spares other resources"
Over the past year, the 366th Training Squadron has been on the forefront of the cost conscious culture, or C3, saving $864,000 by finding and implementing efficiencies in their everyday operations. The savings resulted from a space utilization study and a thorough look at mobile training courses."I am proud of the efforts by our joint team in
0 4/19
2013
You can get help by calling the SAPRO hotline at 940-676-7272.  Other options include calling the Safe Helpline at www.safehelpline.org, call 877-995-5247 or text 55-247 (202-470-5546 for outside the U.S.), or by scanning the barcode above. (U.S. Air Force graphic) March SARC remarks
Team Sheppard...The rate of sexual assaults in the military remains intolerably high. Statistics show that one in three persons will be sexually assaulted in the military.General Welsh, AF Chief of Staff said it best, "The goal for sexual assault in the United States Air Force is zero. If you're a commander or a supervisor and you are not directly
0 3/25
2013
The 365th Training Squadron has added new pictures in their detachment to increase morale among the students that call it home March 6,2013. Each picture is meant to represent a certain objective or goal of an airman in training's tech school. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jelani Gibson) 365 TRS 'inspires' with Barnes Hall makeover
Building 602 goes by many names: 365 dormitory, Barnes Hall, and for the more than 500 Airmen-in-Training that live there, home. Had you visited this building no more than six months ago, you would have found a place that concentrated more on the mission than appearances. In an attempt to uphold our wing mission to "Train and Inspire Airmen," the
0 3/20
2013
Airman Basic Bridgit Zens and Airman Nicole Zens, 335th Training Squadron students , display their certificates of completion after finishing the avionics fundamental course Dec. 18 at Keesler  Air Force Base, Miss. The two sisters entered basic training together and were in the same class for avionics training here.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
A lasting impression
Team Sheppard is currently host to two unique women Airmen-in-Training, both with high hopes on leaving a lasting impression on the Air Force. Airman Basic Bridgit Zens and Airman Nicole Zens are sisters in the 365th Training Squadron. From their time at basic military training to now the two have had a unique Air Force journey. The sisters were
0 3/05
2013
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