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n/a Leahy: Empower Airmen
Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, paid a visit to Sheppard Air Force Base Oct. 30-Nov. 1 to see how the Air Force trains a variety of career fields that play a role in getting jets in the air or people in the right places as part of a joint force.
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N/A Sheppard 1st Sgt. selected for Thunderbirds
Hailing from a horse farm in Iowa, early in his Air Force career, Master Sgt. Aaron Drain, 82nd Medical Group first sergeant, did not foresee himself becoming a first sergeant or a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird.
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2017
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, opened its gates to the public in celebration of Independence Day, July 4, 2017. Thousands of Texomans filled the base to enjoy Freedom Fest; a free event which featured three live bands, aircraft displays, food trucks galore, and an extravagant firework display to cap off the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese/Released) Sheppard hosts 4th of July open house
Team Sheppard opened its gates to the public in celebration of Independence Day, July 4, 2017.
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Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, passes the ceremonial guidon to Col. Andrea Themely, incoming 80th Flying Training Wing commander, during the 80th Flying Training Wing Change of Command ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 25, 2017. Themely previously served at Sheppard as commander of the 89th Flying Training Squadron from 2012 to 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Gese) Col. Themely assumes command of the 80 FTW
Col. Gregory Keeton relinquished command of the 80th Flying Training Wing, home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, to Col. Andrea Themely May 25, 2017
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2017
Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, participate as spectators, flag bearers, and demonstration squadrons for the Nighthawks military appreciation football game at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, May 20, 2017. The game was close, but the Nighthawks lost with a final score of 47 to 50 against the Iowa Barnstormers. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Jastrzebski) Nighthawks show appreciation for U.S. military
The Wichita Falls, Texas, Nighthawks showed their appreciation for the U.S. military with a football game. During the game, Airmen participated as spectators, flag bearers, and demonstration squadrons for the opening of the game and half-time show.
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More than 250 female Airmen fill the Community Activity Center for the first ever 82nd Training Wing Female Airmen Forum, May 16, 2017. Five NCO’s and the base’s director of Military Equal Opportunity led an open discussion about being a female in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Jastrzebski) 82nd TRW Holds Female Airmen Forum
More than 250 female Airmen filed into the Community Activity Center for the first ever 82nd Training Wing Female Airmen Forum. Five NCO’s and the base’s director of Military Equal Opportunity stood at the head of the auditorium ready to lead an honest conversation about being a female in a male dominated career.
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Identical twins 2nd Lt. Traverse Garvin and 2nd Lt. Dillon Garvin approach the end of their time at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2017. Their healthy sibling rivalry has helped them achieve their dream of becoming U.S. Air Force fighter pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Jastrzebski)
Twin brothers off to a flying start
Identical twins 2nd Lt. Traverse Garvin and 2nd Lt. Dillon Garvin approach the end of their time at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 3, 2017. The brothers will continue their careers by learning to fly the F-22 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
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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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2017
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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