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  • First Raptor maintenance Airmen graduate from new facility

    Years of hard work and planning came to fruition April 7 when the first class of F-22 Raptor Maintenance students graduated from the $21 million F-22 Maintenance Training Facility here. Eight Airmen graduated from the 13-week Aircraft Armament Systems course and became the first pipeline Airmen to leave Sheppard to work on the F-22. "This is such a
  • Steering Committee has eyes on future of program

    The spring Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program's Steering Committee completed its weeklong discussions April 4 regarding the future of the program, including its syllabus, budget and infrastructure. The committee also said goodbye to six-year chairman Air Commodore Peter Berlijn of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and welcomed new chairman
  • Potential Olympians to compete at CISM tournament here

    Some of the world's best military basketball players are converging on Lackland Air Force Base for the Council of International Military Sports Basketball Tournament Monday through April 22. This is the second time Lackland has hosted one of CISM's sporting events. In 1998, Lackland hosted the council's boxing tournament. Seven countries are slated
  • Special tactics recruiting takes flight

    The Air Force's ongoing need to fill critically manned special tactics positions -- particularly combat controllers and pararescuemen -- has brought about a unique initiative between Air Force Recruiting Service and Air Force Special Operations Command. A recent agreement between AFRS and the 720th Special Tactics Group at Hurlburt Field, Fla.,
  • AETC 'Outstanding Airman' nominees get unexpected bonus

    Two nominees for AETC's "Outstanding Airmen" honors got an extra surprise Friday: tickets to the hottest sports event in the country.  Master Sgt. Ramon Conde and Senior Airman Melissa Meredith were each the lucky recipients of a pair of tickets to the NCAA semi-finals and finals, respectively.Sergeant Conde, of the 342nd Training Squadron at
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