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Chaplain (Maj.) Jimmie Sanders, 82nd Training Wing Chapel, shows Gen. William R. Looney III, Air Education and Training Commander, the Solid Rock Cafe during the general's visit to Sheppard Nov. 29-30. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Litteken) General Looney visits Sheppard one final time
A black and white "hero shot" showed a young, confident pilot some years ago, ready to take the tiger by the tail and begin a 35-year voyage that would take him to the top seat of the Air Force's first command. Gen. William R. Looney III, commander of Air Education and Training Command, recognized the pilot immediately - it was him, minus the
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2007
Cadet Master Sgt. Ryan Lowe, Plano Mustangs Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron, tries out a T-38 simulator while tourning Sheppard with his CAP squadron July 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Corbin) International and local Civil Air Patrol cadets visit Sheppard
For the past three years, cadets from the International Civil Air Patrol Cadet Exchange Program come to Sheppard to learn the importance of the different types of training. The cadets are from 22 different countries and stay in the United States for two weeks. In return U.S. Civil Air Patrol cadets tour those same foreign countries for two weeks.
0 8/08
2007
Tech Sgt. Randy Davidson, a deployed instructor with the 366th Training Squadron Fues Flight, shows the first class of Iraqi fuels students a piece of fuels equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo) Instructor fuels Iraqi's thirst for knowledge
Tech. Sgt. Randy Davidson stood in a lab like he has done hundreds, if not thousands of times, testing the quality of a fuel product. It's his job. The quality of fuel used could mean the difference between an aircraft sitting on the tarmac or soaring in the sky. But this latest lab sample wasn't to determine whether or not the current supply of
0 8/06
2007
Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux, 82nd Training Wing commander, speaks on the panel guests at the Lunch-n-Learn at the Sheppard Club July 19.  The panel guests are, from left: former WASP Marion Stegeman-Hodgson, retired Col. Jerry Hawkins, retired Maj. Wayne Kuschel and former WAF Pat Gonzalez of the 82nd TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) One man’s effort to keep Air Force heritage alive
It's a hot and humid July day at Sheppard. The occasional sound of a T-38 can be heard overhead. While on the ground, Airmen-in-Training march to their classes and everything goes on as normal. One man makes his way to the Sheppard Club with his suitcase filled books, papers, pictures and other historical artifacts from a well-lived life, full of
0 8/03
2007
Default Air Force Logo Cadet takes OAF lessons on diversity home to Colombia
The U.S. Air Force Academy sponsors the training of cadets from allied Air Forces around the world in an effort to build international relationships. In the most recent wave of Academy cadets to serve internships at Sheppard for Operation Air Force, one such sponsored cadet was a member of the Colombian Air Force. Cadet Angelica Plazas, a native of
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2007
Chaplain Darren Duncan, 82nd Training Wing Chapel, speaks to Airmen-in-Training about the white rope program at the Solid Rock Cafe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Corbin) Chaplains offer spiritual healing, practical counseling
The urge to talk to someone - to trade ideas, ask for advice, or just vent - can make itself known in anyone. Unfortunately, sometimes on a military installation miles can separate one from familiar faces. Or maybe family and friends are within arm's reach, but the situation requires the unbiased ear of a neutral party. And sometimes, what the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo OSI: an unclassified look
Special agents walk among us, trained to track down criminals, perform counterintelligence operations, and seek out threats of terrorism to the world. No, they're not part of a secret spy organization. They are agents of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. These agents are highly trained and dedicated individuals tasked with the defense
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2007
The Sheppard Top 3 organizes a variety of programs and events.  Its main focus is helping junior NCOs and Airmen become aware of their responsbilities, options and potential. Top 3 looks to expand active membership
From barbecue luncheons to mess-dress banquets, from mentoring young Airmen to welcoming young sergeants into the fold, many functions taking place across Sheppard are in some way touched by the Top 3. This organization, made up of senior NCOs across the base, organizes a variety of programs and events. More than anything, Top 3 efforts are geared
0 7/02
2007
A T-38C Talon prepares for take off during night-flying training June 14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Corbin) Flying in the dark
It's after sunset and while some people are relaxing in front of the TV or sitting down to dinner, that's not the case for the student pilots at the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training program. When everyone else is getting home from work, students, instructor pilots and aircraft maintainers are just getting started. Their mission: night-flying.
0 6/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Hunting for a new hobby
She walked across the cemetery and through to the park. No luck. She proceeded past the park, discovering a second cemetery. Gingerly examining her surroundings, she approached a bush. At last the hunt was over, and Staff Sgt. Deborah Brumback was victorious. This trip was one of many searches Sergeant Brumback conducted as a fun pastime known as
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2007
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