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  • Officials notify civilians of future employment at Sheppard AFB

    About 90 Sheppard AFB civilian employees learned the future of their employment with the base April 20-22 when civilian personnel officials handed out Reduction-in-Force notifications. Pat Leard, 82nd Training Wing's Civilian Personnel Flight chief, said the notifications are a result of the A-76

  • WHMC emergency department more than meets the eye

    At first glance, Wilford Hall Medical Center's emergency department appears to be just another level one trauma center, treating patients from Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Yet, much more is going on there than many people realize. "The emergency department has a

  • ISR leader shares future of intelligence field

    "We're changing the way we view Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance from the past," said Lt. Gen. David Deptula, Headquarters Air Force ISR deputy chief of staff, during his visit to Goodfellow AFB, Texas, April 16. "In the past, we had stratified pockets of industry. Now we're heading

  • First command ensures nuclear precision, compliance, accountability

    Air Education and Training Command aligned its staff with headquarters Air Force, creating a new directorate that began operations in February to strengthen the focus on training for the Air Force's nuclear enterprise. The new office, AETC Nuclear Operations, Plans and Programs, is led by Richard

  • 80th FTW welcomes 459th FTS

    The 80th Flying Training Wing welcomed an additional squadron to the wing during the 459th Flying Training Squadron reactivation ceremony and assumption of command April 17, only one week after welcoming the 469th FTS to the wing. The 459th FTS, previously the 459th Fighter Squadron, was reactivated

  • Recruiter killed in motorcycle accident

    An Air Force Recruiting Service Airman was killed in a motorcycle accident near Martin, Tenn., the evening of April 17. Staff Sgt. Kirby Weaver, 26, was assigned to the 345th Recruiting Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and is survived by his wife and two children. Sergeant Weaver performed

  • Widow receives husband's Distinguished Flying Cross for WWII

    On behalf of her husband, Mrs. William Norred received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor from Lt. Gen. Allen Peck, Air University commander, before a group of family members, friends and well wishers April 13.The ceremony took place at the Butler County Commission in Greenville, Ala., and

  • Star worthy Sheppard Airman

    Lt. Col. Joseph Turk, 782nd Training Group deputy commander, received the Bronze Star award presented by Col. David Norsworthy, 82nd Training Wing vice commander, April 17 at Sheppard AFB, Texas, after a one-year deployment to Iraq. As a member of the Coalition Air Force Training Team his mission

  • Wilford Hall doctor performs first Air Force robot-assisted surgery

    Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kyle Weld performed the first robot-assisted surgery in the Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center April 10. The surgery was a laparoscopic prostatectomy, or the surgical removal of prostate cancer. "The procedure went great," said Colonel Weld, 59th Surgical Specialties Squadron

  • Foreign aircrew trains for multi-national mission

    The Air Force C-17 Aircrew Training Center's ability to project a global force stretches well beyond the United States. The schoolhouse is currently preparing foreign aircrew for a first-of-its-kind mission in Hungary. A multi-national consortium consisting of 10 North Atlantic Treaty Organization