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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.

  • Orgeron takes command of 80th FTW, ENJJPT

    Col. Brad E. Orgeron took command of the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, June 24, 2022. Col. Robert F. Haas Jr. relinquished command.

  • Orkisz takes command of GAF Tactical Training Command

    Col. Frank Orkisz took command of the German Air Force Tactical Training Command here Jan. 26, 2022, replacing Col. Werner Theisen, who had commanded the organization since it moved from Holloman AFB, New Mexico to Sheppard in 2019. GAF Maj. Gen. Peter Klement, Commander Flying Units, German Air

  • Drew takes command of 82nd TRW, set to develop Airmen AF needs

    Brig. Gen. Lyle K. Drew took command of 82nd Training Wing, the largest and most diverse of the four technical wings in Air Education and Training Command and Air Force, during a change of command ceremony here. Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos, 2nd Air Force commander, officiated the ceremony.

  • Lemon takes command of AF's most diverse training group

    Col. Daniel W. Lemon took command of the 782nd Training Group, while Col. Loren B. Graham handed over the guidon after three years in the leadership position. Brig. Gen. Kenyon K. Bell, 82nd Training Wing commander, officiated the ceremony.

  • St.Sauver takes 82nd MSG guidon, set to advance Sheppard mission

    The 82nd Mission Support Group welcomed its new leader July 7, 2021, during a ceremony that saw Col. Charles “Andy” St.Sauver take command, replacing Col. Joshua DeMotts. Brig. Gen. Kenyon K. Bell, 82nd Training Wing commander, officiated the ceremony.

  • Koester takes command of service's largest training group

    Col. Terry Koester took command of the 982nd Training Group during a ceremony July 23, 2020, at Sheppard AFB. Col. Anthony Puente, who will now serve as the 82nd Training Wing’s vice commander here, relinquished command.

  • Haas assumes command of 80th FTW

    Col. Robert F. Haas Jr. assumed command of the 80th Flying Training Wing on June 19, 2020 during a change of command ceremony.