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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.
  • Sheppard 1 of 5 AETC bases to use new COVID-19 test kits

    Sheppard AFB is one of five bases in Air Education and Training Command selected to receive new BioFire UEA test kits, which will knock down the turnaround time for COVID-19 results to potentially minutes instead of days, according to AETC.
  • 363rd TRS aids in fight against COVID-19

    With most cities across the country issuing stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people can only sit at home and wait it out. But others take matters into their own hands to try and make a difference.
  • Sheppard grads make face covers to combat COVID-19

    Aircrew flight equipment and other aircraft maintenance career field graduates have put their sewing skills to work to create thousands of cloth face covers out of garments like old Battle Dress Uniforms and Airman Battle Uniforms to recently discarded Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. The race to provide another precautionary measure to the combat toolkit against COVID-19 began in earnest April 6, 2020, at the 361st Training Squadron schoolhouse.
  • Stocked & Loaded: Airmen-in-Training aid Commissary

    On April 2, 2020, 362nd Training Squadron Airmen in Training were sent to Sheppard AFB’s commissary, which was deemed mission essential, to help restock shelves.
  • BMT Airmen transported by airlift to Sheppard, other training bases

    COVID-19 can’t stop the military. It can try, but national security is 24/7 and basic military training, along with technical training at Sheppard AFB and other training installations, continues on its mission to provide trained Airmen to protect and defend the country.
  • Additional base access restriction measures begin March 28

    As Sheppard AFB continues to fight an invisible enemy, a new set of base access restriction measures will begin effective March 28, 2020.
  • Fitness centers adjust to COVID-19

    SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the fitness centers at Sheppard Air Force Base are suspending service to everyone other than active duty personnel and guard and reserves on active duty orders.
  • Officials confirm Sheppard's first positive COVID-19 case

    Public Health officials here notified Sheppard AFB leadership of the installation’s first confirmed case of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The first case is travel related and involves a member of the 80th Flying Training Wing, home to the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program.
  • Bell: We will work to flatten the COVID-19 curve, take care of each other

    Team Sheppard, we are entering new era as we work to manage and mitigate this national emergency, as declared by the president.  We will now diligently work to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus, or COVID-19, activity in our community.
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