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  • Airman awarded Bronze Star

    Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Air Education and Training Command commander, presented a Bronze Star medal to Master Sgt. Shawn Williams at Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 31. According to his citation, Sergeant Williams, 3rd Brigade Combat Team senior joint terminal attack controller, received the Bronze Star for

  • Altus wins $1 million in AETC competition

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing placed second in the Air Education and Training Command Energy Incentive competition Aug. 25. The wing received $1 million for its energy conservation effort, which will be spent on high priority quality of life initiatives on base. Vance Air Force Base, Okla., won $1.5

  • Aircraft maintenance facility dedicated to Tuskegee Airman

    Team Keesler celebrated the life and time of retired Col. Lawrence Roberts Aug. 28 with a ceremony dedicating the 403rd Wing's consolidated aircraft maintenance facility in his honor. The new $22.6 million structure is used to perform maintenance on equipment for aircraft assigned to the 53rd

  • Sheppard inducts newest NCOs

    Sheppard inducted 55 senior airmen to the noncommissioned officer ranks in a ceremony Aug. 28 at the base theater. Senior Airman Rodrigo Trevino, 82nd Civil Engineering Squadron, said he is ready to answer the call. "It's a challenge getting the promotion but it is also very exciting. It is a great

  • JAG corps accepting applications to FLEP, ELP

    Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1. The FLEP, a paid legal studies program, and the ELP, an unpaid legal studies program, is for active-duty Air Force commissioned officers. The FLEP is an assignment action, and

  • Laughlin Airman trains Iraqi pilots

    For most Americans, the day-to-day life of working, spending time with their families and taking full advantage of their freedoms, like voicing their opinions or practicing their religion is routine, simple and most of all, safe. For others, like certain members of America's military, they are away

  • Airmen protect space assets in new Air Force commercial

    An Air Force commercial highlighting the role men and women in the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., play in protecting satellite and other space assets began airing Aug. 31 in television markets and select movie theaters across the country. "Space

  • Wounded Airman Slaydon retires from Air Force

    Two years ago, an improvised explosive device on a roadside in Kirkuk, Iraq changed the course of Tech. Sgt. Matt Slaydon's life forever. On the morning of Aug. 27, 2009, another explosion, this time at Luke Air Force Base, marked a new chapter in Sergeant Slaydon's journey. "Fire in the hole!"

  • Detachments meet to discuss training

    Detachment commanders and chiefs from the 982nd Training Group's 45 detachments met at Sheppard AFB for a three-day workshop to become familiar with the group's leadership and to improve the training process. The annual Worldwide Workshop started Aug. 25 to bring all the detachment commanders

  • Sheppard mourns fallen Airman

    Sheppard personnel gathered Aug. 20 to honor and bid farewell to a wingman, defender and friend, Airman 1st Class Clifford L. Slater, Jr. Assigned to the 82nd Security Forces Squadron, Airman Slater was killed Aug. 15 after being struck by a vehicle and suffering serious injuries. The memorial