2021: A year in review

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  • By John Ingle
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Another year has come and gone, and 2021 presented its own unique opportunities, challenges and victories.

The year was certainly different from 2020, when COVID-19 dominated the headlines and affected to some degree the way technical and pilot training was accomplished. The men and women of Sheppard – uniformed and civilian – at the 82nd Training Wing, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard NCO Academy, and other tenant units and support agencies persevered and continued to advance the mission of training highly skilled Airmen.

Take time to reflect on the year that was, the ups and downs during the past 365 days, and what to look forward to as a new year dawns.

Here’s a look at the top stories for Sheppard AFB in 2021:

Sheppard shovels out from under historic snowstorm

AGE tech training endures after snowstorm forces them out of schoolhouse

Steering Committee gives resounding ‘yes’ to ENJJPT 2030 initiative

Jones assumes command of CES, first uniformed leader in decade

Partners in Main Gate project commemorate new entryway

Sheppard commemorates Tuskegee legacy with street renaming

Drew takes command of 82nd TRW, set to develop Airmen AF needs

Cyber career field looks to develop agile, all-in-one Airmen

Sheppard remembers events, lives lost on 9/11

Better late than never: 982nd MXW closes loop on 30-year acquisition process

U.S. takes inaugural Sheppard World Cup in penalty kicks