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  • Metals tech training the foundation for NCO's innovative success

    Tech. Sgt. Ryan McBride, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 19th Maintenance Squadron’s metals technology shop at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, was on the right side of a success story when his idea to have a C-130J Super Hercules hydraulic pump bracket fabricated using 3D printing technology was realized. While the creation of the part did not happen in a traditional metals technology fashion, it still took a foundational knowledge to be able to envision the product from beginning to end.
  • 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.
  • 2020 to be pivotal year in transformation of maintenance, logistics training

    As the Air Force continues to evolve to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving, Information Age global security environment, the 82nd Training Wing is working to transform maintenance and logistics technical training to deliver the Airmen who will form the heart of that future force.
  • Logistics officer course tests new thesis-style capstone event

    The 363rd Training Squadron's Maintenance Officer Intermediate Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, which hosts aircraft maintenance and munitions officers, is upping its game by transforming and experimenting with how experienced logisticians are trained on complex logistics principles as well as how they are tested on their understanding of and ability to articulate those concepts during a capstone event.
  • Faculty Development taking evolutionary steps in the classroom

    The 82nd Training Wing Faculty Development Flight’s Basic Instructor Course in Bldg. 920 is heading down a path, where students are able to collaborate in an evolutionary educational workspace.
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Welcome to Vision 2020

To transform something is to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance or character of something. It’s an action. It’s specific. It’s focused.

In 2020, the 82nd Training Wing will begin a journey to transform the future of Air Force Maintenance and Logistics Training. The recent past has led to experimentation with new teaching methods, technologies and processes through innovative classroom initiatives; augmented, virtual and mixed reality; a forward-thinking conversion to competency-based learning in select courses and others.

Because of Sheppard AFB’s position as the largest and most diverse technical training installation in the Air Force – more than 900 initial skills and advanced officer and enlisted courses and 65,000 annual graduates in more than 70 Air Force career fields – it has a unique opportunity to take a huge step in the evolution of technical training in a way that will meet the demands of a 21st century force.

Welcome to Vision 2020!