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Pilot Training Next Pilot Training Next lands at Sheppard
With technology constantly advancing, the U.S. Air Force is breaking barriers other than the sound barrier with the way it trains pilots.
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Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 82nd Training Wing commander, and his wife, Dee Dee, spend time visiting and greeting new families to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, during the summer picnic, July 20, 2016. The picnic hosted several base helping agencies to welcome new families to the base and community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese/Released) Dohertys Receive AETC O'Malley Award
Brig. Gen. Patrick J. and DeeDee Doherty were announced as the winners of the 2017 Air Education and Training Command Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley Award Jan. 30.
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Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training student pilots fly in formation in the T-38 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. As part of their training, ENJJPT student pilots learn various skills and maneuvers in both the T-6 and T-38 aircrafts, as well as in flight simulators. (U.S. Air Force photo/82nd Training Wing Public Affairs) 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.”
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