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  • Sheppard receives funding in defense spending bill

    Sheppard Air Force Base will receive new funding in a defense spending bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee, said Texas Congressman Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon May 10. Construction on a new operations ramp for Sheppard will be possible with the $7 million allotted by the bill. The ramp Sheppard currently uses suffers from certain
  • National Anthem contest wraps up

    The Air Force 60th Anniversary committee held auditions April 26 to choose the singer for the Air Force 60th Anniversary Ball at the South Chapel. Eight hopefuls auditioned, but in the end only three were chosen, one primary singer and two alternates. The winner was Staff Sgt. Aaron Winslow, from the 365th Training Squadron. In the event he is
  • GMH, Sheppard team up to demolish sub-standard housing

    As the metallic claw rips through the house, tearing apart concrete and wood, the operator smiles and the assembled crowd watches in awe. The sounds of glass shattering and equipment rumbling herald the beginning of something new at Sheppard. It is the end of an era at Sheppard, as Brig. Gen. Richard Devereaux gave the contractors behind the
  • MARE tests Sheppard's response to disaster

    After facing a disastrous tornado one week before, Team Sheppard once again faced a challenge. This time though, a T-38 had crashed, the fate of its pilots unknown. For the second time in two weeks Sheppard was given the chance to show how it responds to a crisis, this time it was a major accident response exercise. The exercise, entitled "Scarlet
  • Armed Forces Day events scheduled

    Those looking for something to do this weekend shouldn't have to venture too far as Sheppard personnel honor the armed forces with two days worth of activities. Beginning May 18, activities ranging from sporting events to a car show are planned to provide entertainment and opportunities for athletically-minded or novice "wannabe's" as part of Armed

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