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Emili Futagawa swing on the monkey bars at the Madrigal Youth Centers summer camp June 5. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Corbin) Madrigal Youth Center provides safe haven for kids
A young girl with curly blond hair offers a boy some of her 'chocolate milk,' but he smugly refuses her, announcing he knows it's actually a cup of mixed paints before resuming his game of pool, shooting with the wrong end of a cue stick. The girl giggles and rejoins her friends outside where, under the direction of Recreation Assistant Renea
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2007
Tammy Daulton cares for babies less than 1 year old in Room 121 at the Child Development Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Tonnette Thompson) CDC provides excellent childcare
On the playground, "Ms. Helen" calmly helps a toddler decide which ball he wants to play with - no easy feat, since the boy is sobbing, jumping up and down, and wailing "Nooo!" to every ball she offers, but still demanding a ball nonetheless. In the preschoolers' room, "Ms. Cheryl" praises her "helpers" as a boy and girl dive their rubber
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2007
Colonel Sue Yingling, retired, intertwines reeds to create a basket at the Community Activity Center.  Ms. Yingling offers a class in basketweaving at the CAC. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Adrian McCandless) Basket case
For her first 15 years in the military, her hands bandaged bloody wounds, changed soiled bedsheets, administered medicine and soothed worried brows. Over the next 15 years, they shuffled evaluation reports across desks, and eventually signed off on paperwork that reduced medical group personnel at several Air Force bases. Today, those hands,
0 2/01
2007
Carl Law, a long-time training manager at the 882nd Training Group, will wrap up his 41 years of service to the Air Force Jan. 3 when he officially retires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson) Forty years of service culminate in retirement for one, continuing saga for another
Two offices, at opposite ends of Sheppard, stand in stark contrast to each other. In Bldg. 316, one office serves notice to any visitor that they are about to meet a self-affirmed "cat lady." Kitty figurines are perched atop the monitor, crowded around the keyboard, scattered across the desk. A small refrigerator is wallpapered with joke magnets
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2006
Tech. Sgt. Coby True, an instructor with the 373nd Training Squadron, Detachment 7, Hurlburt Field, Fla., removes and replaces a C-130 turboprop engine while deployed at Al Muthana Air Base, Iraq. Sergeant True was part of the Coalition Air Force Transition Team, Multinational Security Transition Command, assisting in the establishment of the new Iraqi Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo). 982nd instructors provide aircraft lessons for Sheppard, Air Force and beyond
Nearly 70 instructors are providing lessons on proper maintenance of an F-16 Falcon at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. At Yokota AFB, Japan, six are teaching how to maintain a C-130 Hercules. More are instructing on how to fine tune a F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C. All of these individuals are assigned to Sheppard and are members of the
0 11/09
2006
Master Sgt. Michael Williams logs a phone call Tuesday at the base’s command post. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Ingle). Command Post handles crises, emergencies head-on at Sheppard
When some type of emergency or disaster impacts Sheppard personnel, facilities or equipment, the first people to get notification don't always have sirens attached to their vehicles or weapons and fire hoses at their hips. Often, the first person to learn of a crisis situation or some other bit of news important enough to pass on to base leadership
0 11/09
2006
Tech. Sgt. Larry Evans provides one-on-one instruction ot Airman Christian Diaz during a class at the 361st Training Squadron's survival equipment course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox) Packing it in
Former Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady probably never imagined having to use some of the survival equipment packed by survival equipment Airmen into his parachute when he took off in his F-16 Falcon June 2, 1995, from Aviano Air Base, Italy. The reality of why pilots are saddled with the bulky parachute and gadgets came to light that same day when a
0 11/09
2006
Brian Davis racks up another "kill" while his father, Lt. Col. Rick Davis, looks on. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tonnette Thompson) Bullseye!
A colonel and member of the Air Force Skeet Team plants his feet and assumes his stance, rifle in hand. With a command of "Pull!" a clay disc goes soaring through the air. The rifle gives an ear-ringing crack as the colonel fires - and misses his target completely. A second shooter steps up, much shorter and smaller than his counterpart. His cry of
0 11/09
2006
Default Air Force Logo Tough, but fair
Col. Edward "Red" Black, Sheppard's first commander, was a tough, but fair man. His demeanor was one that garnered praise from higher-ranking officers, but also one that, unbeknownst to him, hindered his ability for promotion. A reputed tough but fair commander who loved good cigars, Colonel Black began his military career in 1917 at Leon Springs,
0 11/09
2006
A line of trucks offload jet fuel at Sheppard's depot recently. The 80th Flying Training Wing uses about 130,000 gallons of fuel each day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Fox) Fill 'er up, sir
On an average flying day, Sheppard uses about 130,000 gallons of JP-8+100. Pilots looking to fly depend on a fleet of green refueling trucks to bring fuel from the bulk storage tanks to the flight line. Like postal couriers, the refuel drivers transport the fuel and give full service delivery regardless of the weather, unless the weather shuts down
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2006
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