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Wichita Falls, Texas, Chief of Police Manuel Borrego, provides closing remarks during the National Police Week proclamation ceremony, May 15, 2017. National Police Week honors both current and former law enforcement officers as well as officers who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese) Commentary: Not just cops
Air Force Security Forces Airmen aren’t just cops; they’re heroes. A commentary by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Instructor of the Week: SSgt. Kumas
Staff Sgt. Joseph Kumas, 359th Training Squadron Detachment 1 low observable aircraft structural maintenance instructor and native of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, has been in the Air Force for eight and a half years and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 25 – May 1, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Support Airman of the Week: Ms. Shawn
McKenzie Shawn, 82nd Force Support Squadron fitness specialist and native of Davison, Michigan, has been with the Air Force for one year and eight months, and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 25 – May 1, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Instructor of the Week: SSgt. Parker
Staff Sgt. Dawson Parker, 364th Training Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental instructor and native of Lakeland, Florida, has been in the Air Force for six years and is the Instructor of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 11-17, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Support Airman of the Week: SrA McIlrath
Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs photojournalist and native of Savannah, Georgia, has been in the Air Force for four years and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of April 11-17, 2017.
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2017
Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, listen to Michael Brown from the Airman and Family Readiness Center share his story about how he has seen the Air Force Assistance Fund impact the lives of fellow wingmen, April 10, 2017. The AFAF will run until May 19, 2017, which supports four affiliate charities: Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, Lemay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese) From the Airmen, for the Airmen
While there are many ways to care for our fellow Airmen, the Air Force Assistance Fund continues to be a way through which Airmen are contributing to a community of support.
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2017
A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
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2016
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?
0 9/23
2016
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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2016
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) Thousands look to the sky at Sheppard's Air Show
Nearly 64,000 people attended the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; more than double what the event planners anticipated.
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2016
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