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  • Ploetz takes command of 82nd Training Group

    The 82nd Training Group welcomed new leadership July 8, 2022, when Col. Charles G. Ploetz took command of the organization known as Aircraft Maintenance University. Col. John C. Lofton the III relinquished command.

  • Lofton set to retire after 30 years of service

    82nd Training Group Commander Col. John C. Lofton III's Air Force journey will end where it began as he is set to hang up his uniform and leave the Air Force from the very place he started more than 30 years ago. He will relinquish command during a ceremony on July 7, 2022, and retire on a later

  • BHM culminates with Booker T. Washington visit

    The 82nd Training Group hosted students from Booker T. Washington Elementary School on May 14, 2021, as part of their Black History Month visit which was cancelled in February due to the winter storm affecting most of Texas.

  • Zeigler aces 36-day aircraft fuels systems course

    Airman 1st Class Taitem Zeigler of Natoma, Kansas, earned an ACE award July 25, 2018, after he scored 100s on the final test of the 36-day aircraft fuels systems course at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

  • Operation helps Airmen, others begin career on right foot

    Airmen are issued steel-toed work boots during basic training, but what once felt like a good fit might begin to cause some aches and pains along the way. A group of men in the 82nd Training Group operations office are tasked with making sure Airmen have the right fit when it comes to boots by the

  • A first for Sheppard maintenance

    From special operations to firefighting, the C-130J Super Hercules has been in service by the U.S. Air Force for the last 19 years, accumulating more than 1.2 million flying hours around the world.