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  • 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.
  • AETC leadership visits Sheppard

    Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command and Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, AETC command chief, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, took a quick three-day trip to visit Team Sheppard June 28 – 30. The two top AETC leaders received mission briefings, participated in round table discussions and met with community leaders. The general, who graduated from pilot training at Sheppard in 1984, also held an all call in Hangar 1045.
  • Precautions when traveling is key to safety

    Researching travel restrictions and taking safety precautions is an important factor when planning vacations, Security Forces personnel say. “Families need to take into considerations the potential dangers and restrictions of certain locations, when planning vacations, specifically those outside the continental U.S.,” said Master Sgt. Erik Trust, 82nd Security Forces Squadron.
  • Senators climb to number one in Varsity ‘B’ military softball power rankings

    With recent accomplishments in hand, Sheppard’s men’s varsity softball team earns the number one Varsity ‘B’ rank and continues to advance toward the United States Specialty Sports Assoc. World Military Tournament, team coach says. “The Sheppard Senators have made tremendous strides towards our overall goal of being competitive in the a world Armed Forces championship tournament,” said Dr. Ronald Brown, 363rd Training Squadron training development and element chief, and Sheppard coach.
  • Key Spouse dinner reiterates importance of program

    Commanders, spouses and community members reiterated the importance of the Key Spouse Program at the Key Spouse Dinner here May 24. Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, along with wing leadership, focused on bringing the Key Spouses together in fellowship to not only let them know how important they are to the commanders, but also to highlight the Key Spouses’ successes and present leadership with any challenges they face.
  • Military spouses: Mission success relies on them too

    “Military spouses are very unique and resilient. A military spouse wears many hats and in most scenarios, they are wearing multiple hats at one time to show their support for their family and the military.” Sharon Brown, Sheppard Enlisted Spouses Club vice president, a military spouse of 15 years, is one of many spouses on Sheppard who ensures military spouses are acknowledged and appreciated for their roles in supporting the military.
  • Virginia Rhone: More than just a shuttle driver

    Almost 6,300 NATO fighter pilots were trained during the 31 years that Mrs. Virginia Rhone has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard.
  • Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage

    Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander, said. “And that number is projected to reach 800 by 2022.”
  • Inspector General visit to Sheppard becomes more than an inspection

    For Col. Timothy MacGregor, Air Education and Training Command Inspector General Inspection Division chief, coming back to Sheppard brought more than and inspection of the 80th Flying Training Wing and 82nd Training Wing – it brought back memories of when his career began.
  • Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Class 17-02 hammers down

    Volunteers from the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base lend a helping hand to an area daycare in Wichita Falls, Texas, April 23, 2016. As undergraduate pilots progress through the 55-week Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, they make a concerted effort to become involved in the local community. ENJJPT Class 17-02, led by

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