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  • AETC announces 2006 safety awards

    Air Education and Training Command announced the winners of the fiscal 2006 AETC Safety Awards Dec. 8. The 314th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., took the top unit award, while Master Sgt. Michael Griffith of Lackland AFB, Texas, earned the highest individual honors. "It's not easy to earn these awards; we had a lot of impressive
  • Enlisted aircrew training winds down at Keesler

    Although packers are busy disconnecting and crating equipment, training continues for the last 10 students in the 1A3 airborne mission system specialist course in the 332nd Training Squadron. The last Keesler class graduates Tuesday as part of the transition to the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. "I
  • Fire school dishes out world-class training

    Sixty-eight training days. 4 a.m. wake-ups and two-mile runs. "Large frame burns" searing at 1,200 degrees. Smoke. Heat. Noise. The firefighter trainees at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Training Academy at Goodfellow AFB endure exhaustive training in an effort to be the best. Dozens of applicants per year cannot keep the pace,
  • Here kitty, kitty

    Curled between an air conditioning compressor and a building wall, yellow eyes glaring at the Security Forces and Entomology personnel surrounding him, he flexed his paws, claws at the ready. Suddenly a collar dropped down over his furry head, tightening around his neck, and he found himself at the end of a long pole securely held by kangaroo-hide
  • Pakistani Air Force leaders tour technical training facilities

    Eight representatives from the Pakistani Air Force Academy visited Sheppard Dec. 7-8 for a tour of the base facilities. The purpose of the tour was to orient the Pakistanis to Sheppard's aircraft maintenance training procedures, and allow them to enjoy the leisure activities available both on base and in the Wichita Falls area. "With the
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