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  • Character a common interest between King, AF

    Character is what made Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a champion of civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, creed, color or any other label attached to a person or group of people. Character is what drove Col. Michael Anderson to become an astronaut and keep the integrity that has made this nation's space program a success. It is also what
  • MPF prepares for FSB list

    Although the Air Force is set to reduce the number of officers serving on active duty, Sheppard officials won't know how many officers here the current guidance would affect. Capt. Steven Packard, commander of the military personnel flight at the 82nd Mission Support Squadron, said he won't know until a vulnerability list comes down some time in
  • Sheppard braces for wintry blast

    Sheppard and the surrounding area is preparing for another blast of wintry weather as a front moves in later today. According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., freezing rain and a build up of ice is expected this afternoon and will continue throughout the weekend with lows dipping into the upper teens and highs below freezing until
  • MLK tournament postponed due to inclement weather

    The Martin Luther King Jr. varsity basketball tournament has been postponed due to inclement weather. This weekends forecast for the area at and around Sheppard Air Force Base calls for freezing rain with a chance of snow or sleet on Jan. 14 and 15, according to the National Weather Service. Brian Eskew, tournament director with the 82nd Services
  • Sheppard set to host MLK tourney

    The 82nd Services Division is gearing up to host 14 teams at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. tournament this weekend. Six men's varsity and eight women's varsity teams from nearby military bases will attend this year's event. The tournament is Jan. 13-15 at the Pitsenbarger and Levitow Fitness centers. While the attendance in past years has
  • Claims procedures to change for AF, Sheppard

    The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is consolidating the processing of certain claims - commonly known as personnel claims - at a single location in Dayton, Ohio. These claims involve loss or damage during shipment of household goods and privately owned vehicles as well as during storage at government expense, and loss or damage to
  • DUI prevention hot item after alcohol-related incidents

    Nearly three months of perfection came to an end Jan. 6 when a technical sergeant from the 82nd Training Wing was cited by off-base authorities for driving while intoxicated. According to reports from the 82nd TRW Safety Office, the last reported DWI was Oct. 27. The incident comes on the heels of the wing's Safety Day Jan. 4. The sergeant began
  • Sheppard members contribute to Operation Kindness Explosion

    Members of Team Sheppard contributed to an operation in Iraq last month in a very specific way - packing boxes to overflowing with school supplies, toys and candy. Members of the 361st Training Squadron, with the help of the Air Force Sergeants Association, contributed to Operation Kindness Explosion, an initiative at Balad Air Base, Iraq, to
  • 82nd CONS smashes 82nd MDOS, 67-30

    The 82nd Contracting Squadron kept their undefeated season going with a 67-30 win over the 82nd Medical Operations Squadron in intramural basketball action Jan. 8. The 82nd CONS played a solid game, taking an early lead and holding their position the entire game. The win takes their record to 5 and 0, putting them in a strong place early in the
  • AETC tasks bases to reduce energy consumption

    In a memo dated Dec. 29, General William R. Looney III, Air Education and Training Command commander, tasked his command with reducing energy consumption, and therefore, energy cost. "Due to extremely limited funding, AETC has assumed a large share of your utility bills as command risk," General Looney said. "Unfortunately this means we currently
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