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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.
0 10/11
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.
0 7/05
2017
Airman Zachary LeBoeuf and Airman Ashley Watts stand proudly at the Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants Memorial, June 13, 2017. POL Airmen in Training begin every morning outside the schoolhouse at this memorial to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Speirs) POL Pride
Through extensive dress and appearance checks, a challenging workload, mentorship and positive recognition, instructors at the 364th TRS POL schoolhouse consistently enforce the standard for the next generation of Airmen.
0 6/13
2017
Air Education and Training Command leadership held the Spring 2017 Senior Leader Conference at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 6-20, 2017. Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Dave Staton, AETC command chief, along with over one hundred senior officer, enlisted and civilian leadership, came together for critical discussions on significant issues as part of a biannual conference focused on bettering the command’s mission, Airmen and capabilities. While at Sheppard, Roberson and his team of senior leaders participated in events such as a dinner hosted by the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee, the AETC 2016 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Banquet, and an 82nd Training Wing Drill Down.
AETC holds Senior Leader Conference
Air Education and Training Command leadership held the Spring 2017 Senior Leader Conference this week at Sheppard. Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Dave Staton, AETC command chief, along with over one hundred senior officer, enlisted and civilian leadership, came together for critical discussions on significant issues as part of a biannual conference focused on bettering the command’s mission, Airmen and capabilities.
0 3/10
2017
Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Arms Services Committee, and his wife, Mrs. Sally Thornberry, visited with both the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing to interact with base leadership and view the mission, Airmen and capabilities of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, February 23, 2017. Thornberry is the first Texan, of either party, to hold the position of Chairman on the committee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath) Congressman Thornberry visits Sheppard
Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and his wife, Mrs. Sally Thornberry, visited with both the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing to interact with base leadership and view the mission, Airmen and capabilities of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, February 23, 2017. Thornberry is the first Texan, of either party, to hold the position of Chairman on the committee.
0 2/24
2017
An Air Force Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism presented sessions on “Professionalism: Enhancing Human Capital” on behalf of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence to Team Sheppard Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2017. Lt. Col. Kevin Basik presented portions of PACE’s course to members of both the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing, as well as base leadership. Injecting his own flare of anecdotes and lessons from life and career experiences, Basik set out to help Airmen and leadership realize the importance of staying “tuned in” to what motivates and fuels others because “the mission happens through the people.” (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry)
Set the PACE, Enhance Human Capital
An Air Force Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism presented sessions on “Professionalism: Enhancing Human Capital” on behalf of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence to Team Sheppard Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2017. Lt. Col. Kevin Basik presented portions of PACE’s course to members of both the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing, as well as base leadership.
0 2/03
2017
It is important for base residents and local community members to understand the Sheppard Air Force Base Instruction 13-204, which states remotely operated aircraft operations are not authorized on or near Sheppard. The airspace used by the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, is one of the busiest airspaces in the nation. Drones not only pose a risk to the manned flight operations of the military, commercial and civilian aircraft, but also to the individuals on the ground.
Droning On: Drone use prohibited at Sheppard
As the holiday season comes to a close, Sheppard reminds base and community members who have an unmanned aircraft, or drone, to remember the rules and safety measures when flying.It is important for base residents and local community members to understand the Sheppard Air Force Base Instruction 13-204, which states remotely operated aircraft
0 1/06
2017
Senior Airman Gustave Bromme, 82nd Medical Support Squadron radiology technician, leads his team from the 82nd Medical Group in the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, firefighter challenge, Oct. 14, 2016. This challenge demonstrates various tasks firefighters might have to perform in order to fight fires and save lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) 82nd MDG extinguishes the competition
Two Sheppard teams competed for the championship title during the Sheppard Fire Fighter Challenge, Sept. 14, 2016.
0 10/17
2016
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.
0 10/06
2016
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.
0 10/05
2016
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