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  • Faculty development initiative kicks off at 82nd TRW

    The 82nd Training Wing made a major investment in the future of that mission Nov. 18 with its first-ever faculty development day with a goal of pouring new ideas and methodologies into the almost 2,300 educators who teach and train the tens of thousands of Airmen coming through Sheppard’s classrooms

  • Sheppard Airman honors fallen Marine, has solid showing in 47th MCM

    Second Lt. Grace Tinkey, a student awaiting pilot training at the 80th Flying Training Wing, ran the 47th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 30, 2022, in honor of her friend and fallen hero Marine Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, who was killed on Aug. 26, 2021, when a suicide bomb went off in at

  • Advance Force Development: Updated, modern GITAs enhance technical training

    Sheppard AFB has improved a specific aspect, or tool, of advancing its force development piece over the past few years in a very particular way as it has brought on much-needed upgrades to its ground instructional training aircraft, or GITA, fleet, the aircraft on which all of the Air Force’s new

  • Virtual reality centerpiece for 362nd Innovation Expo

    The 362nd Training Squadron hosted an innovation expo on Thursday, July 28, 2022, to demonstrate the new ways they are optimizing the students' learning environment through the use of virtual reality technology.

  • 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.

  • Lofton set to retire after 30 years of service

    82nd Training Group Commander Col. John C. Lofton III's Air Force journey will end where it began as he is set to hang up his uniform and leave the Air Force from the very place he started more than 30 years ago. He will relinquish command during a ceremony on July 7, 2022, and retire on a later