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Maj. Gen. Robert Labrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, visits with Airman 1st Class Kristyn Widger, 82nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace physiology technician, for a tour of their spatial disorientation trainer at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 5, 2016. The 82nd AMDS Airmen also shared other teaching methods they use to prepare student pilots for training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Second to none: 2nd Air Force commander visits Sheppard
Maj. Gen. Robert Labrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, visited the 82nd Training Wing and the 80th Flying Training Wing for an immersion tour of Sheppard, Oct. 3-5, 2016.
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Thousands of people from Wichita Falls and neighboring communities attend the 75th Anniversary Open House and Air Show Celebration on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2016. The celebration had numerous performers such as the Tora Tora Tora Pearl Harbor reenactment, the Air Force Wings of Blue, skydiver Dana Bowman, Viper Air Show jet car and solo demo, Randy Ball’s Mig 17 and Vietnam T-37 demo, Kent Pietsch Jelly Belly comedy air act, Texas Raiders B-17 WWII demo, Freedom Flyers P-51 WWII demo, and the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Safest Sheppard Air Show to Date
Hosting an open house and air show has many inherent risks. So how did Sheppard Air Force Base pull off the safest air show to date with little to no issues?
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U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot number two, Capt. Ryan Bodenheimer, talks to students from seven local Wichita Falls, Texas, high schools and two from Dallas, during the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, career fair, Sept. 16, 2016. The career fair provided an opportunity for students to learn about the Air Force and the various careers it offers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Sheppard hosts career fair in conjunction with Air Show
Before the gates opened for thousands of people to flood Sheppard Air Force Base, the base hosted a career fair for seven local high schools and two from the Dallas area, Sept. 16, 2016 – giving them a chance to see firsthand the capabilities and opportunities the Air Force has to offer.
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Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, talks to everyone who attended the POW MIA parade at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, about the significance of military service and an extended thank you to the veterans who previously served, Sept. 9, 2016. More than 83,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars and other conflicts. Of those missing, 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) Sheppard honors POW/MIA with parade
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Fire Captain Mark Deboe and Firefighters Milo Gardea, Matthew Rader, Mark Veenstra and Francisco Garibaldi, hold their championship finalist flag after competing in the regional Firefighter Combat Challenge in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Aug. 12-13, 2016. Their five-man team finished the competition with a time of 1:41 in the relay elimination challenge,qualifying them to participate in the worldwide Firefighter Combat Challenge event in Montgomery, Alabama, from Oct. 24-29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Mark Deboe) Five Sheppard Firefighters to compete in worldwide fire challenge
A Sheppard five-man firefighter team earned their place at the worldwide Firefighter Combat Challenge in a regional competition Aug. 12-13, 2016.
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Capt. Matt Stein, 80th Flying Training Wing Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student pilot, graduated from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 12, 2016. Stein is a former Special Operations Forces Medical Flight Element flight surgeon and served with the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. After his nine-week Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course at ENJJPT, Stein will report to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for his F-16 follow-on course—also known as ‘B’ Course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath)
Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings
For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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Senior Airman Matthew Fagnani, 82nd Security Forces defender, and his wife Andrea, attended a welcome home lunch at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2016, for nearly 25 Airmen who were deployed to Southwest Asia. The Airmen deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and provided, base defense, weapons system security, force protection and security for nearly two to three billion dollars in assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese/Released) Welcome home 82nd SFS deployed Airmen
Family, friends, spouses and coworkers anxiously awaited the return of the deployed 82nd Security Forces Squadron members to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 1, 2016.
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The results following the Inspector General inspections highlight 120 top performers. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) Inspector General UEI results highlight 120 top performers
Sheppard’s office of the Inspector General named 120 Airmen and civilians as top performers in April’s Capstone Unit Effectiveness Inspection.
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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks at an all call at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2016. Roberson shared his leadership philosophy with more than five thousand Airmen in Training and personnel within the 82nd Training Wing; highlighting the importance leadership has on the mission and the individual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) AETC leadership visits Sheppard
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command and Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, AETC command chief, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, took a quick three-day trip to visit Team Sheppard June 28 – 30. The two top AETC leaders received mission briefings, participated in round table discussions and met with community leaders. The general, who graduated from pilot training at Sheppard in 1984, also held an all call in Hangar 1045.
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Sheppard Senators, Sheppard Air Force Base's men's varsity softball team. Back Row (Left to Right): Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Ryan McCune, 361st Training Squadron; Senior Airman Ryan Ashley, 82nd Aerospace Medical Squadron; Staff Sgt. Patrick Gordon, 361st Training Squadron; Master Sgt. Steven Clinton, 982nd Maintenance Squadron; Tech Sgt. Kyle Beisner, 364th Training Squadron; Staff Sgt. Carlos House, U.S. Army retired. Front Row (Left to Right): Staff Sgt. Matthew Brown, 361st Training Squadron; Senior Airman Desmond Greer, 82nd Medical Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Andrew Purshock, 362nd Training Squadron; Miguel Aguilar, 82nd Force Support Squadron; Master Sgt. Junicio Cacal, 82nd Aerospace Medical Squadron; Master Sgt. Michael Smith, 82nd Medical Operations Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Vincent Lopez, 365th Training Squadron. Senators climb to number one in Varsity ‘B’ military softball power rankings
With recent accomplishments in hand, Sheppard’s men’s varsity softball team earns the number one Varsity ‘B’ rank and continues to advance toward the United States Specialty Sports Assoc. World Military Tournament, team coach says. “The Sheppard Senators have made tremendous strides towards our overall goal of being competitive in the a world Armed Forces championship tournament,” said Dr. Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron training development and element chief, and Sheppard coach.
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