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  • Sheppard NCOA mission doesn't falter amid global pandemic

    The Sheppard AFB NCO Academy launched its first virtual class June 15, 2020, in the face of COVID-19, and the format, although new, is flourishing.
  • '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.
  • Hurry: Producing highly qualified, skilled Airmen key to AF logistics mission

    Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry, Director of Logistics for the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection at the Pentagon responsible for organizing, training and equipping the Air Force’s logisticians who maintain and support missions, said during a visit to Sheppard AFB March 5, 2020, that the Air Force needs Airmen to be more agile, able to think on their feet and perform different types of tasks for the situation or environment they’re in.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PTN innovations moving to undergraduate pilot training

    Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum,19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held here March 12-13. Taking lessons learned and data derived from technology use during PTN, the idea is to blend those training approaches and content into the syllabi for specific T-1 Jayhawk, T-6A Texan II and T-38C Talon aircraft flights at UPT wings to accelerate student learning and build better aviators for the future.
  • 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.
  • Undergraduate Pilot Training; there’s an app for that

    The 80th Flying Training Wing entered this year’s Air Education and Training Command Innovation Challenge after successfully creating an app to make more than 1,500 pages of necessary documents available to its pilots via handheld device.
  • When failure leads to success: 365th TRS wins AETC Adapt Award

    The 365th Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, was received the Air Education and Training Command Continuum of Learning Innovation Adapt Award for failing at a concept but developing lessons learned to one day reach their desired result.
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