<![CDATA[Sheppard Air Force Base - Sheppard News]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil en-US Wed, 6 Jan 2016 19:14:17 GMT Wed, 6 Jan 2016 19:14:17 GMT Air Force Link RSS Generator <![CDATA[Colossal Cookie Drive sweetens holidays for Airmen]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466039
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil () http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466039 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:56:31 EST
<![CDATA[Retired Air Force mechanic brings smiles to Sheppard]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466033 The holidays bring about a spirit of giving for most, but for retired Air Force aircraft mechanic Harold Adams, the season of giving is year-round.

Adams has been visiting the commissary here twice a month for more than two years to give handmade wooden toys to children. This tradition was started by his close friend, who passed away unexpectedly.

"I was there when he passed and I told him, 'If you would trust me, I would take and finish all of the unfinished projects and I would continue giving them away to the kids out here,'" said Adams, who now carries on his late friend's legacy by making all the toys himself.
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Aliza Reisberg) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123466033 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tax preparation program seeking volunteers]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465887
The Sheppard Tax Center is seeking volunteers.  In conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Center provides free training to those interested.  For those with previous tax preparation experience, training will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 11.  For those without previous tax preparation experience, training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12-14 with a certification test on Jan. 15.  Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week from Feb. 1 to Apr. 18. 
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil () http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465887 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:13:00 EST
<![CDATA[Attack of the Drones]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465737 more...]]> 82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil () http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465737 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:30:00 EST <![CDATA[Commander opens door for innovation]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465285
With the lines of communication open, members of Team Sheppard discussed their ideas with the base leaders. From computer issues to traffic issues, no idea was turned down without being discussed thoroughly.

"My time in the Air Force has taught me that for just about every challenge we might face, there's a young staff sergeant or lieutenant out there who has the solution," Doherty said. "Sometimes it's hard to get that solution to the ears of people who can implement it -- that's the idea here, an open forum to allow the smart people doing the work every day to be heard all the way up the chain of command."
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465285 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:12:09 EST
<![CDATA[Commander urges change through forum]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465283
Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, said "It isn't the 1990s anymore and there are things the Air Force could afford to do when it had nearly 400,000 active duty members that it can't afford to do now, with nearly 300,000."

Doherty held a "Stop Doing" forum on Dec. 10, 2015, to open a direct line of commination with Sheppard Airmen in an effort to streamline best practices to help the Air Force operate more effectively and efficiently.
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Senior Airman Kyle Gese) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123465283 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:07:00 EST
<![CDATA[Presley named 'Instructor of the Week']]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464632
How he impacts the training mission:

"Captain Presley is entrusted with monitoring the execution of all aspects of the Sheppard T-6 annual flying hour program encompassing nearly 30,000 flying hours and more than 20,000 sorties," said Lt. Col. Neal Newell, 89th FTS commander.
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Staff Reports) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464632 Fri, 4 Dec 2015 11:20:00 EST
<![CDATA[Flu Shots for Contractors, Civilians and Family Members]]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464389
Flu shots will be available on Dec. 4, 2015, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the base theater. The rates for receiving the shot are $20 for adults, between $4 and $16 for children, and free for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare and Chip insurance holders. Be sure to bring insurance card and valid ID.
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Staff Reports) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464389 Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[Yarbrough named 'Support Airman of the Week']]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464249 Will Yarbrough 80th Operations Group bookstore clerk and native of Wichita Falls, Texas, has spent 28 total years serving the Air Force and is the Support Airman of the Week at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for the week of Nov. 24-30, 2015. Yarbrough spent 26 years in the Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.

How he impacts the training mission:

"Mr. Will Yarbrough began working in the bookstore in April 2014 and hit the ground running," said Jeffrey Roach, 80th OG chief. "He took the initiative to completely transform the workspace in the bookstore and established better processes for managing the flying publications and student courseware which resulted in $28,000 in annual savings. His exceptional customer service and relentless drive to provide support for our mission resulted in an unprecedented improvement in student critique's overall rating of the bookstore. In recognition of this amazing turnaround due to his superior work et
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Staff Reports) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464249 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:07:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryan named 'Instructor of the Week']]> http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464247
How he impacts the training mission:

"Staff Sergeant Bryan is an outstanding instructor who goes out of his way to mentor and guide his trainees," said Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Beisley, 361st TRS superintendent. "He is one of the first to step forward to engage in squadron events and consistently establishes himself as a leader. In addition to his core duties, he also serves as the squadron unit fitness program manager, as well as the unit's representative to the crisis action team. He is an excellent model for the Air Force's newest Airman to emulate and was recently recognized as one of his flight's top three tech training instructors."
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82TRW.PAWebTeam@sheppard.af.mil (Staff Reports) http://www.sheppard.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464247 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:06:00 EST