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  • 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
  • Safety Day to refocus Sheppard personnel

    With the holidays over, organizations across the base are attempting to refocus Team Sheppard's energies, and the 82nd Training Wing Safety Office is no exception. As per Air Education and Training Command commander Gen. William R. Looney III, Jan. 3 will kick off Safety Month. The AETC January Safety Challenge gives wing commanders the opportunity
  • Year in review: 2006 a good one for Sheppard

    Sheppard saw many changes in 2006 ranging from new faces and places to new champions in intramural sports. For the most part, 2006 proved to be a positive year for the 82nd Training Wing and the 80th Flying Training Wing as both continued to be technically the best not only in the Air Force, but around the globe. Here are some of the top stories of
  • 82nd MSG names Holiday House winners

    The winners of this year's Best Holiday House were announced recently by the 82nd Mission Support Group deputy commander. One family housing unit from each housing area was selected Dec. 13. Criteria for selection of this award was originality, creativity and compliance with Christmas decoration policy. The winner in Capehart was Col. Andrew Cain,
  • Task force to look at mental health services

    A special Defense Department task force will visit Sheppard Jan. 5 during a DoD-wide fact finding mission regarding mental health services. The Task Force on Mental Health will host a town hall meeting with individuals who have deployed in the recent years as well as family members to gauge the various effects of deployments of military members and
  • HAWC to help Sheppard smokers kick the habit

    Among the countless New Year's resolutions to lose weight, drink less or resolve debt, many will promise to finally part ways with their cigarettes, cigars, chew or pipe. The staff at the Health and Wellness Center plans to make that resolution a bit easier to keep. The staff will offer free survival/information kits Jan. 4 to anyone who surrenders
  • Officials rebut local newspaper article

    There is a lot of dirt digging, welding and construction taking place at Sheppard to upgrade infrastructure of the Air Force's largest technical training base. But, contradictory to a Scripps Howard News Service article published in the Times Record News today, the more than $300 million project has been underway for more than five years. The

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