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  • 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.
  • Lofton returns to Sheppard, takes command of 82nd TRG

    Col. John C. Lofton III took command of the 82nd Training Group on July 15, 2020, during a ceremony at Sheppard. He replaced Col. Michael Donahue II, who held the position for three years.
  • 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.
  • Bell assumes command of 82nd TRW

    The career of Col. Kenyon K. Bell came full circle June 21, 2019, as he took command of the 82nd Training Wing, the organization under which he learned his craft as an aircraft maintenance officer roughly 24 years ago.
  • Thiesen takes command of GAF TTC, prepares for move to Sheppard

    A new commander took the reins of the German air force Tactical Training USA Command, which is set to move to Sheppard Air Force Base soon, during a change of command ceremony, March 13, 2019, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col. Werner Theisen assumed command of the GAF Tactical Training USA Command from Col. Stephan Breidenbach in front of families, Airmen and local leaders. Maj. Gen. Dr. Jan Kuebart, GAF Flying Units commander, presided over the ceremony.
  • Sheppard welcomes new commanders

    Throuhgout recent months, Sheppard Air Force Base has welcomed 14 new commanders to the 82nd Training Wing and 3 new commanders to the 80th Flying Training Wing. The base looks forward to continued success under their leadership.
  • Col. Themely assumes command of the 80 FTW

    Col. Gregory Keeton relinquished command of the 80th Flying Training Wing, home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, to Col. Andrea Themely May 25, 2017
  • 80th Operations Group change of command

    80th Flying Training Wing commander, Col. Gregory Keeton, officiated the 80th Operations Group change of command ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base on July 6, 2016.Italian Air Force Col. Paolo Baldasso, 80th Operations Group commander, relinquished command to German Air Force Col. Bernhard Hey. Baldasso was the first Italian Air Force commander to lead the 80th Operations Group in the 35-year history of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.

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