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80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment

Airman 1st Class Christopher Jackson makes a quick fix to a Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program international student's microphone prior to his T-38C Talon take-off at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov 8, 2018. To ensure safety for the worlds only internationally manned and operated pilot training program, equipment is on a 30-day inspection rotation at the 80th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Megan Morrissey)

361st TRS aircrew flight equipment training

Springfield, Va.-native Airman 1st Class Stephanie Ervin-Burney, a 361st Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice course student, sews two pieces of material together at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. The AFE course has eight blocks of instruction that trains Airmen on how to maintain equipment essential to the service's flying community, including helmets, parachutes, survival equipment, night vision goggles and more. Airmen spend eight days in the sewing course to learn different techniques as well as how to maintain the machines. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

362nd TRS inspection

A 362nd Training Squadron Airman in training flight commander dismisses his flight after a routine inspection at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. The 82nd Training Wing has 5,000-7,000 AiT on base at any given time and graduate more than 60,000 annually, making Sheppard AFB the largest training bases in AETC. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment

Andrew Cowley, 80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment, adjusts a helmet for the newest class of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training students at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. ENJJPT is the only internationally manned and operated joint pilot training program in the world and is conducted by the 80th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

361st TRS aircrew flight equipment training

Airman James St. Laurent of Kingston Springs, Tenn., stands steady as 361st Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice course instructor David Fisher demonstrates how to determine a proper fit for a helmet during a class at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. The AFE course consists of 56 academic days of training in eight blocks of instruction. The helmet block, which is nine days, goes over topics such as inspection, maintenance, assembly and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

362nd TRS inspection

The 362nd Training Squadron preforms a routine inspection at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. The 82nd Training Wing is home to the largest technical training base in Air Education Training Command and has 5,000-7,000 Airmen in training on base at any given time. The 362nd TRS specializes in training all of the Air Force's aircraft crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

361st TRS aircrew flight equipment training

Airmen James Bourassa, right, and Gregory Groo, 361st Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice course students, practice inspecting and packing an ACES II recovery parachute in an ejection seat at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. Bourassa, from Lacrosse, Kans., and Groo, from Monroe, N.Y., will spend eight days in this specific block of instruction during the 56-academic day AFE course. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment

80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician Andrew Cowley explains the protocol for checking a helmet prior to each flight to Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Traning program student 2nd Lt. Wyatt Kelly. Pilots check their oxygen hoses, masks and other components to make sure they are functioning properly before each flight. In this case, Kelly's initial mask fitting exposed a leak, which required a new mask. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

361st TRS aircrew flight equipment training

361st Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice course instructor Master Sgt. Laura Plue, left, watches as Airman Malcom Younge of Atlanta services a sewing machine during training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. Airmen spend eight days learning how to sew and maintain the machines to be able to repair fabric and rubber components including protective clothing, thermal radiation barriers, flotation equipment and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment
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Rick Brown, 80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, sews additional parts to a Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program student's harness at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov 8, 2018. With safety being a top priority at Sheppard AFB, each student's equipment is checked before and after each flight as well as a thorough 30-day routine inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

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2nd Lt. Wyatt Kelly, a recent Air Force Academy graduate, gets fitted for his helmet by Andrew Cowley, an 80th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. Airman 1st Class John Ayala, center, who recently graduated from the 361st Training Squadron's aircrew flight equipment course at Sheppard recently, observes the fitting process and will soon issue equipment and ensure ENJJPT student's gear is safe to use as they begin their carrers as combat pilots in their respective air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

361st TRS aircrew flight equipment training
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Airman Jesse Lane of Philadelphia and Airman Makayla Godwin of Gilbert, S.C., 361st Training Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice course students, work together to pack an ACESII recovery parachute in an ejection seat at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018. Airmen spend eight days learning how to inspect and pack the parachute during the eight-day block of instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – This week's Sheppard in Photos highlights part of the 361st Training Squadron's aircrew flight equipment course as well as those functions in action at the 80th Flying Training Wing's Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. A formation inspection by the 362nd Training Squadron is also highlighted.