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This online world is often referred to as “virtual” -- as if what we do on the internet or our mobile devices isn’t quite real. Unfortunately, that’s an illusion that can be costly. From identity theft and fraud to bullying and sexual predators, life in the “virtual” world can have very real impacts. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Brittany Curry)
Social Media 101: No such thing as 'Virtual'
This online world is often referred to as “virtual” -- as if what we do on the internet or our mobile devices isn’t quite real. Unfortunately, that’s an illusion that can be costly. From identity theft and fraud to bullying and sexual predators, life in the “virtual” world can have very real impacts.
0 7/21
2016
80th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Gregory Keeton, officiates the 80th Operations Group change of command ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2016. Italian Air Force Col. Paolo Baldoasso, 80th Operations Group commander, relingquished his command to German Air Force Col. Bernhard Hey. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Elizabeth Colunga)
80th Operations Group change of command
80th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Gregory Keeton, officiated the 80th Operations Group change of command ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base on July 6, 2016.Italian Air Force Col. Paolo Baldasso, 80th Operations Group commander, relinquished command to German Air Force Col. Bernhard Hey. Baldasso was the first Italian Air Force commander to lead the 80th Operations Group in the 35-year history of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.
0 7/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Precautions when traveling is key to safety
Researching travel restrictions and taking safety precautions is an important factor when planning vacations, Security Forces personnel say. “Families need to take into considerations the potential dangers and restrictions of certain locations, when planning vacations, specifically those outside the continental U.S.,” said Master Sgt. Erik Trust, 82nd Security Forces Squadron.
0 7/01
2016
Melody O'Sullivan and Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William O'Sullivan, 82nd Training Wing chaplain, plate their food, provided by Mike Winslow, Air Force Association Gen. Charles L. Donnelly Chapter 284 president, at the Key Spouse Dinner at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 24, 2016. The O'Sullivan enjoy their first Key Spouse Dinner after recently arriving at Sheppard. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) Key Spouse dinner reiterates importance of program
Commanders, spouses and community members reiterated the importance of the Key Spouse Program at the Key Spouse Dinner here May 24. Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, along with wing leadership, focused on bringing the Key Spouses together in fellowship to not only let them know how important they are to the commanders, but also to highlight the Key Spouses’ successes and present leadership with any challenges they face.
0 6/02
2016
Virginia Rhone, T Square Crew Shuttle Driver and considered a second mom to many of the undergraduate pilots attending ENJJPT, retires after 31 years with the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. A T-37 Crew Chief for 21 years, Virginia took on shuttling pilot crews for the last 10 years on the flight line. "They are out here learning to protect us, we need to take care of them," she said. "I have loved and been proud to be a part of the ENJJPT family."  Crews will long remember her, as Crew Bus 1 now has her name.
Virginia Rhone: More than just a shuttle driver
Almost 6,300 NATO fighter pilots were trained during the 31 years that Mrs. Virginia Rhone has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard.
0 5/16
2016
Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training student pilots fly in formation in the T-38 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. As part of their training, ENJJPT student pilots learn various skills and maneuvers in both the T-6 and T-38 aircrafts, as well as in flight simulators. (U.S. Air Force photo/82nd Training Wing Public Affairs) Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage
Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander, said. “And that number is projected to reach 800 by 2022.”
0 5/10
2016
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