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  • 'Guinea pig' class conquers innovation, COVID-19 en route to graduation

    Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Class 20-04 has endured unique circumstances during their trek to earn their pilot wings, which began Feb. 26, 2019. Perhaps no other class in the nearly 40-year history of the 80th Flying Training Wing program has faced the traditional trials while also navigating the unknowns of game-changing innovation as well as a global pandemic.
  • The sky's the limit: Sheppard innovation goes from ground up

    To maintain the title of the world’s greatest Air Force, it is imperative to keep moving forward. To commit to never being stagnant. To find creative solutions, think outside the box, and always adapt and overcome.
  • International environment, innovation to headline 21st-century pilot training

    The 77th meeting of the ENJJPT Steering Committee, which is the governing body of the world’s only internationally manned and operated pilot training program, was held at Sheppard AFB March 11-15 to give representatives from partner nations an opportunity to discuss the physical and financial health of the 55-week long program.
  • Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan, the second highest ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force, visited Sheppard on Feb. 14, 2019, to see how the Air Force’s largest and most diverse technical and undergraduate pilot training base is employing technology to train today’s Airmen for tomorrow.
  • Pilot training moving at the speed of innovation

    The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned and operated combat pilot training program.
  • Gudgel: Industrial Age way of teaching giving way to innovation

    Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, said Jan. 31, 2018, during a three-day visit to North Texas that Sheppard AFB is leading the charge on challenging the status quo, training Airmen in a different and meaningful way, and employs equipment and innovation in a way that creates a new and exciting experience for new Airmen entering the Air Force. It’s the new process of developing 21st century Airmen using 21st century tools and technology.
  • Airmen take advantage of virtual reality paint booths

    Members of the 359th Training Squadron’s Detachment 1 recently installed two 3-D virtual reality paint trainers in their schoolhouse, which graduates about 1,200 Airmen annually in the aircraft structural maintenance, low observable aircraft structural maintenance and non-destructive inspection career fields.
  • Sheppard in Photos

    The 364th Training Squadron's cable and antenna apprentice course aims high in this week's Sheppard in Photos atop some loft towers, while Air Education and Training Command Deputy Command Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington delves into virtual and augmented realities during an immersion visit to the base.
  • Sheppard in Photos

    SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – This week's Sheppard in Photos highlights students in courses such as hydraulics, aircraft metals, armament and munitions, and virtual reality.
  • AETC, Sheppard collaborate on Continuum of Learning

    Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Force Development expert Masoud Rasti visited Sheppard Air Force Base April 17, 2018, to help leaders understand implementation of the Air Force’s newest training paradigm, the Continuum of Learning. The CoL was introduced in March 2017 and changes have already been made throughout AETC, including at Sheppard AFB.
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