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  • Airman's Roll Call focuses on mission areas

    This week's Airman's Roll Call focuses on the Air Force's mission areas: global vigilance, global reach and global dominance. All Airmen operate in at least one of those important areas every day, whether at home or fighting on the front lines of the war on terrorism. To learn more about these mission areas, see this week's Airman's Roll Call To
  • First Chinese-American woman pilot honored

    As Women's History Month comes to a close, we take time to recognize one more woman's contribution to aviation and the United States Air Force. Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman aviator, was also the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the United States military. She joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots and was trained to
  • Dedication and tradition

    Part of the history of the United States Air Force dates back even before her birth. Our legacy includes the "Tokyo Doolittle Raiders" whose mission is one of the most studied and debated missions in history. Retired Lt. Col. Chase J. Nielsen, one of the famed "Tokyo Doolittle Raiders" who helped boost American morale in the early days of World War
  • International program stays on course with ENJJPT 2008

    Although nothing surprisingly new came out of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Steering Committee's spring meeting, one thing will continue to come from the program - combat-ready fighter pilots. The world's only flying training program ran by multiple nations completed their weeklong discussion and looks to continue along the path of
  • 80th OSS aids avian racers in ducky derby

    Sheppard faces the threat of damages from bird strikes every time an aircraft takes off or lands. But for once, Sheppard welcomed a multitude of them as personnel helped the United Regional Foundation get all of their ducks in a row. Thanks to help from the 80th Operations Support Squadron, 10,000 rubber ducks will descend on the Wichita River
  • Texoma Chapter of NCMA receives 5th Graalman Award

    The Texoma Chapter of the National Contracting Management Association has received yet another honor. Gov. Rick Perry, Texas signed a certificate on Feb. 26 in honor of the chapter receiving its fifth consecutive gold Graalman Chapter Award. This was the Lone Star State's way of officially recognizing the record breaking accomplishment. The history
  • Airman's Roll Call focuses on Air Force priorities

    This week's Airman's Roll Call focuses on knowing what's important, and as Airmen, never losing sight of the service's priorities. Airmen are an intregal part of the joint and coalition team. By knowing the service's priorities, they become a more capable and lethal force. The priorities are to fight and win the war on terrorism, develop and care
  • Another ENJJPT pilot hits the 3,000-hour mark

    In December 1989, at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., a lieutenant logged his first hour piloting a T-37 Tweet jet. More than 17 years later, that same man - his brown hair now flecked with grey, and bronze oak leaves replacing the butter bars - piloted a T-37 into his 3,000th hour of active flying. Maj. Jeff Grayson, a reservist from Randolph AFB, TX,
  • Former ENJJPT commanders return for 25th anniversary

    The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training has trained more than 195 classes since its inception with more than 5,508 students going on to fly for their nations and the NATO alliance. Some of the men and women responsible for this, including previous and current ENJJPT wing commanders and operations group commanders, spent the day touring Sheppard as
  • We're number 1: Sheppard top AFAF donor in AETC, second in AF

    Not only is Sheppard "technically the best" in Air Education and Training Command, but according to the Air Force Assistance Fund Website, it's also one of the most giving. The 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing combined to raise about $160,000 during the annual AFAF Campaign, which ended March 26, easily eclipsing the original goal

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