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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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2016
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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Master Sgt. Alan and Cherry Quevy have spent a 20-year career learning to be resilient. Through seven deployments and more than five total years in accumulated days apart, the Quevy family have figured out how to deal with the stressors of military life together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mike Meares) Family remains resilient throughout 20 years in the military
The Quevy family was learning to be resilient long before it was considered a buzz word in the U.S. Air Force. Like a rubber band, resilience is being able to bounce back when life stretches an individual beyond their comfort zone. And like most situations, people do not understand their ability to bounce back until they are faced with a scenario expanding the normal threshold.
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The Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Chapel staff served more than 400 people on Super Bowl Sunday, investing nearly $800 in their spiritual health, morale and well-being, Feb. 7, 2016. Sheppard chaplains also serve nearly 180,000 visitors annually, with the largest Airman Ministry Center in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle Gese) Chaplain Corps hosts Super Bowl party
Chaplains not only offer religious support services, but they also help Airmen build professional relationships, establish healthy coping mechanisms and cultivate a force with strong values. This year, the Sheppard Chapel staff hosted a Super Bowl party to do just that.
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