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Aircraft including the T-6A Texan II and T-38C Talon await pilot trainees on the 80th Flying Training Wing apron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 2, 2018. The 80th FTW is home to the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, which graduates about 200 combat pilots annually for the 14-country alliance as well as another 150 in Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals and Pilot Instructor Training graduates. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

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Tech. Sgt. Michele Klein of the 82nd Security Forces Squadron performs a simulated traffic stop at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. If you are ever pulled over by SF personnel, you should immediately turn your blinker to acknowledge compliance and pull over to the first possible safe location. Although you may greet the patrolman, never exit your vehicle unless instructed to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Clites)

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Airman 1st Class John Slavens, left, and Senior Airman Brad Bartlett, 362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief apprentice course students, service an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. The students are servicing the hydraulic fluid of the jet, which is vital to controlling everything from the jet's brakes and landing gear to it's guns and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Tech. Sgt. Erinn Bolden, 362nd Training Squadron MQ-9 apprentice course instructor, sets up a MQ-9 Reaper trainer at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. The MQ-9 Reaper crew chief training course on Sheppard is still fairly new, as the first class graduated in 2014. The 362nd TRS just recently received this MQ-9 and Bolden is in charge of putting it together to prepare it for training. (U.S. Air Force phot by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Contractor refuels T-38C Talons

A contractor pulls a fuel hose from a JP-8 fuel truck to refuel T-38C Talons at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 2, 2018. The 80th Flying Training Wing, home of th Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, flies upwards of 250 training sorties daily while training combat pilots for the 14-country NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

T-38C Talon taxi

A pilot and co-pilot taxi out of a parking spot on the 80th Flying Training Wing apron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 2, 2018. The 80th FTW is home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world's only multi-nationally manned and operated flying training program that produces combat pilots for the 14-country alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

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Airman Jonathan Calypso, 362nd Training Squadron F-22 crew chief apprentice course student, works on a landing gear at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. Calypso had to manually pump pressure into the tire all within a certain time limit. An instructor said working on the tires is one of the hardest parts of being a crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class Luis Lopez-Rosales, 362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief apprentice course student, services an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. Servicing the jet includes checking the oil and hydraulic fluid to keep the jet in fighting condition. If left unchecked, certain systems like the landing gear or the jet's drag chute would not work properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airmen Michael Yoo and Kimberly Briggs, 365th Training Squadron avionics fundamental course students, troubleshoot circuit cards at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Yoo and Briggs are in Block 2, where they are learning how to read current paths on electromagnetic devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Clites).

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Airmen William Thompson and Victoria Pitts, 365th Training Squadron avionics fundamental course students, troubleshoot circuit cards at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 6, 2018. Thompson and Pitts are using a voltmeter to test circuit cards using a NIDA trainer; this will give them foundational knowledge before they move to block three and learn about solid state devices. Avionics is a 73-day course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Clites).

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362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief apprentice course students work on a F-16 Fighting Falcon trainer jet at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, July 3, 2018. The students are just finishing their servicing of the jet and are now all working to close the panels of the jet. The panels are held tight by a seriers of bolts that, if not secure, will cause major malfuntions during the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – This week's Sheppard in Photos shows the lives and training of the students and permanent party members in fields such as crew chiefs, the ENJJPT program, security forces, and more.