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  • 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.
  • AETC command team experiences Sheppard, where combat capability begins

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and AETC Command Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel experienced one of the Air Force's most diverse and unique training bases when they visited Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 19-20, 2020.
  • Technology, breadth of technical training on display for 2nd AF commander

    New 2nd Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos wrapped up her first formal visit to the Air Force’s largest technical training wing Nov. 19, having seen and experienced some of the cutting-edge training tools employed today as well as areas that could use a little more attention.
  • AETC hosts women's fly-in event in the Lone Star State

    Air Education and Training Command hosted a fly-in event in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 18-21, 2019, one that brought together a small sorority of Air Force aviators ranging from fighter to cargo pilots, boom operators and load masters to special aviation operators.
  • T-38 replacement the newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.
  • 82nd TRW faculty development tests avatar-based counseling platform

    The 82nd Training Wing Faculty Development Flight is jumping on board the technology train to teach new technical training instructors an old technique in a tried-and-true, yet innovative way – simulation. Basic Instructor Course students are provided an overview of the technology they are about to experience during the roughly 10-minute counseling simulation scenario, which can range in topics from suicide and depression to purposefully failing and mental aptitude.
  • Kwast salutes AETC team for "failing forward" in learning, innovation

    In the nearly two years since Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast took command of Air Education and Training Command, there has been change across many fronts of the Air Force’s recruiting, training and education enterprise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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