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The tenant unit on Sheppard Air Force Base is the 80th Flying Training Wing. The 80th FTW hosts the world's only internationally manned and managed pilot training program. Celebrated 30 years in 2011, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has now delivered over 6,600 trained combat pilots to our NATO allies. 

The 80th Flying Training Wing operates the Air Force's second busiest joint-use airfield outside of a combat zone. Its 202 aircraft flew approximately 240 sorties per day in 2013, which equates to over 66,000 flight hours annually. The wing delivers over  200 Undergraduate Pilot Training graduates annually, along with 150 graduates of Introduction to Fighter fundamentals and 75 Pilot Instructor Training graduates. 13 NATO countries participate in the unique Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. 

The ENJJPT Program would not be what it is today without the ENJJPT Sponsor Program, whereby citizens from the local community play a key role in the welcoming and supporting new and returning members of the ENJJPT family. In 2014 the ENJJPT Sponsor Program was awarded the AETC International Sutdent Support Award. This award recognizes those who support the international training and education mission by sharing their homes, families and time to international families during their tour in the U.S.
tab80th Flying Wing Mission & Vision 
Mission: To produce the world's finest NATO pilots with the skills and attitude to succeed in fighter aviation.

Vision: To Be the World's Premier Combat Pilot Training Program.
tabExperience ENJJPT 
Experience ENJJPT is a video documentary series looking at pilot training through the student's viewpoint as they go through the 80th Flying Training Wing's 55-week Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.

The documentary will be releasing themed based 5 min episodes to illustrate the training received at Sheppard while incorporating the unique aspects of the relationships built along the way.
tabEuro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program 
tab80th Flying Training Wing Leadership 

Col. Greggory Keeton
Col. Gregory Keeton

Col. Paul Moga
Vice Commander

CMSgt. Benjamin Hedden
Command Chief 

tab80th Flying Wing  
80th Operations Group      80th Operations Group
The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program is the world's only internationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for NATO.
tab80th Flying Training Wing Aircraft 
T-38   T-6
      T-38C Talon                                T-6A Texan II

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tabEuro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
13 NATO nations participate in the program:
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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