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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
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks at an all call at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 29, 2016. Roberson shared his leadership philosophy with more than five thousand Airmen in Training and personnel within the 82nd Training Wing; highlighting the importance leadership has on the mission and the individual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese) AETC leadership visits Sheppard
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command and Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, AETC command chief, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, took a quick three-day trip to visit Team Sheppard June 28 – 30. The two top AETC leaders received mission briefings, participated in round table discussions and met with community leaders. The general, who graduated from pilot training at Sheppard in 1984, also held an all call in Hangar 1045.
0 7/07
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
Sheppard Senators, Sheppard Air Force Base's men's varsity softball team. Back Row (Left to Right): Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Ryan McCune, 361st Training Squadron; Senior Airman Ryan Ashley, 82nd Aerospace Medical Squadron; Staff Sgt. Patrick Gordon, 361st Training Squadron; Master Sgt. Steven Clinton, 982nd Maintenance Squadron; Tech Sgt. Kyle Beisner, 364th Training Squadron; Staff Sgt. Carlos House, U.S. Army retired. Front Row (Left to Right): Staff Sgt. Matthew Brown, 361st Training Squadron; Senior Airman Desmond Greer, 82nd Medical Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Andrew Purshock, 362nd Training Squadron; Miguel Aguilar, 82nd Force Support Squadron; Master Sgt. Junicio Cacal, 82nd Aerospace Medical Squadron; Master Sgt. Michael Smith, 82nd Medical Operations Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Vincent Lopez, 365th Training Squadron. Senators climb to number one in Varsity ‘B’ military softball power rankings
With recent accomplishments in hand, Sheppard’s men’s varsity softball team earns the number one Varsity ‘B’ rank and continues to advance toward the United States Specialty Sports Assoc. World Military Tournament, team coach says. “The Sheppard Senators have made tremendous strides towards our overall goal of being competitive in the a world Armed Forces championship tournament,” said Dr. Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron training development and element chief, and Sheppard coach.
0 6/22
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
Default Air Force Logo Military spouses: Mission success relies on them too
“Military spouses are very unique and resilient. A military spouse wears many hats and in most scenarios, they are wearing multiple hats at one time to show their support for their family and the military.” Sharon Brown, Sheppard Enlisted Spouses Club vice president, a military spouse of 15 years, is one of many spouses on Sheppard who ensures military spouses are acknowledged and appreciated for their roles in supporting the military.
0 5/28
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
Col. Timothy MacGregor, Air Education and Training Command Inspector General's office Inspection Division chief, is pictured as Airman Basic MacGregor in 1983 when his career began. 33 years ago, MacGregor attended technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, to become a medical administration specialist. Inspector General visit to Sheppard becomes more than an inspection
For Col. Timothy MacGregor, Air Education and Training Command Inspector General Inspection Division chief, coming back to Sheppard brought more than and inspection of the 80th Flying Training Wing and 82nd Training Wing – it brought back memories of when his career began.
0 4/29
2016
Volunteers from the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base lent a helping hand to an area daycare April 23, 2016 in Wichita Falls, Texas. As undergraduate pilots progress through the 55-week Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, they make a concerted effort to become involved in the local community. ENJJPT Class 17-02, led by 1st Lt. Matthew Morse, took on the dismantling and clean-up of a playground gazebo as a community project. The structure had become a safety concern and financial burden to the center. In less than two hours, the 15 volunteers, from the T-6 H and C flights, removed the gazebo and saved the center an estimated $5,000. 
Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Class 17-02 hammers down
Volunteers from the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base lend a helping hand to an area daycare in Wichita Falls, Texas, April 23, 2016. As undergraduate pilots progress through the 55-week Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, they make a concerted effort to become involved in the local community. ENJJPT Class 17-02, led by
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