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Airman 1st Class Ndirangu Njambi and Airman Weston Milan, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice students, operate a portable hydraulic test stand provider at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. This provides external hydraulic power to the aircraft, allowing hydraulic systems to operate without running the engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath) Sheppard in Photos
The training and inspiring never stops at Sheppard Air Force Base. Check out this week's happenings through photos.
0 6/12
2017
Sheppard Air Force Base will open it's gates to the community July 4, 2017, for live music, fireworks and fun at the Freedom Fest celebration. This year's musical guests are Roxy Roca, Erick Willis and Def Leggend, a renown Def Leppard tribtue band. (U.S. Air Force graphic by 82nd Force Support Squadron) Sheppard Freedom Fest '17
Sheppard Air Force Base will open it's gates to the community July 4, 2017, for the Freedom Fest celebration. This year’s musical guests include Roxy Roca, Erick Willis and renowned Def Leppard tribute band, Def Leggend.
0 5/31
2017
In fiscal year 2016, Sheppard collected 334.14 tons of cardboard, reselling it at its current price of $195 per ton resulting in not only earning approximately $65,000, but also saving the base nearly $10,400 in landfill costs. Since President Obama signed Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,” March 19, 2015, Sheppard’s direction became specifically focused on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through areas such as a smaller footprint in landfills. (U.S. Air Force graphic by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) GHG has G2G: Sheppard focuses on emission reduction
Since the start of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” campaign in the mid-1980s, green movements have continually been a part of the overall global effort to better the planet’s environment. Over 30 years later, that goal hasn’t changed and Sheppard’s recycling program is targeting ways to reduce landfill waste. “Recycling is a Team Sheppard effort—a real way for each of us to truly make a difference,” said Donna Sykes, contracting officer representative over Recycling. “In order to make recycling efficient and effective, we all need to pitch in.”
0 4/20
2017
Former film producer, now 2nd Lt. Aaron Doyle, finds new success as a student pilot in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. Student pilots with diverse backgrounds help our Air Force adapt to any challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Brittany Curry) Film to flying: Former producer finds new success in the sky
Then Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah James, announced in 2016 that the Air Force could be short roughly 1,000 pilots over the next few years. When the buzz circulated to former film producer, now 2nd Lt. Aaron Doyle, he knew it was his time to serve.
0 4/11
2017
Capt. Matt Stein, 80th Flying Training Wing Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student pilot, graduated from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 12, 2016. Stein is a former Special Operations Forces Medical Flight Element flight surgeon and served with the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. After his nine-week Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course at ENJJPT, Stein will report to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for his F-16 follow-on course—also known as ‘B’ Course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath)
Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings
For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
0 8/23
2016
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