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  • AC-130W Stinger II adds modern relevance to technical training

    A new aircraft arrived here Oct. 19, 2020, that will provide some much-needed firepower and an advanced training platform for armament and crew chief Airmen in Training in the near future. The AC-130W Stinger II from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, will serve as a new ground instructional trainer for ammo and armament students in the 363rd TRS as well as crew chief students in the 362nd TRS.
  • Triumph over tragedy: Estes shares life-changing story with Sheppard

    Jared Estes, a burn survivor resilience trainer, lost his wife of six months and endured burns that consumed 50% of his body during a fiery crash on March 6, 2005. He now shares his story of triumph over tragedy and encourages people to "fire back" when life's challenges might have them down.
  • 82nd TRW leadership team visits new Sheppard training asset

    Brig. Gen. Kenyon Bell, 82nd TRW commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Diena Mosely visited their new teammates in the 381st Training Group at Vandenberg AFB Sept. 28-30 to check out the group’s mission.
  • AETC senior leaders visit new Sheppard unit

    Air Education and Training Command Commander Lt. Gen. Brad Webb and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, AETC command chief, visited the command’s and Sheppard Air Force Base’s newest training asset at Vandenberg AFB Sept. 29, 2020.
  • JA urges military, civilians to be mindful of political do's, don'ts

    In the midst of this political season, service members and Department of Defense personnel should be aware of behaviors on social media to avoid.
  • AFIMSC seeks ideas for 3rd Annual Innovation Rodeo

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is seeking those with bright ideas to join in this year’s Innovation Rodeo, which is under way now and runs through Dec. 1, 2020. Each entry has an opportunity at $1 million in funding and resources to put their ideas into motion.
  • United to End: Domestic Violence Awareness Month focuses on unity in military community

    The 82nd Medical Group Family Advocacy Clinic is the home of protection and their main mission is to support families who face adversity. For the month of October, the Family Advocacy Clinic is focused on uniting all military members together to prevent future domestic violence through the hashtag Join Forces to End Domestic Violence.
  • Hispanic Americans play important role in U.S. culture, military

    From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Sheppard AFB will observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when the contribution of Hispanic Americans who have served and are serving now are recognized.
  • Social Security payroll tax deferral helps now, but collects later

    In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020 and guidance followed from Internal Revenue Service on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer Social Security (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) tax withholdings. This change is effective through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
  • Student soars through avionics course, earns ACE award

    Airman 1st Class Angelica Julie Aquino, a 365th Training Squadron graduate earned the ACE award for achieving a 100 percent average throughout the 75-academic day, nine-block course.
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