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Default Air Force Logo Breast cancer: It’s not just a girl thing
About one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the U.S. breast cancer statistics at
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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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82nd Training Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty shakes hands with Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham outside Sheppard's Main Gate. Demolition is ongoing as part of a $3.5 million project by the city to improve the area. Front Gate Facelift
Work is moving forward on a $3.5 million project to upgrade the area just outside Sheppard’s main gate, improving force protection, transportation and the overall appearance of the area. A Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant to the City of Wichita Falls is funding about $1.75 million of the project; the city is providing an additional $1.25 million in economic development funding while the Federal Transit Administration is adding another $500,000.
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Default Air Force Logo New FSS developments coming soon
Part of the mission of the 82nd Force Support Squadron is to plan fun activities and take care of Airmen, all while supporting the mission.
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Staff Sgt. Robert Kusina, 365th Training Squadron avionics instructor, welcomes Tech. Sgt. Steven Dymond, 82nd Comptroller Squadron NCO in charge of customer support, to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, during the summer family picnic, July 20, 2016. The summer family picnic had several booths from various helping agencies to welcome and introduce new families to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese/Released) Family picnic welcomes new Sheppard families
New families were welcomed to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, with a summer family picnic, July 20, 2016, held at the Youth Center by the 82nd Force Support Squadron.
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Default Air Force Logo The road to the title: Senators take second at Lackland’s Texas Military Tournament
“This may be considered as one of our best performances,” Dr. Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron training development and element chief and Sheppard Senators’ co-captain said. “We made, what seemed to be an improbable run at the Texas Military State Championship and came out in second.”
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