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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Sheppard, AF set to retire T-37 Tweet

    Sheppard and the United States Air Force will say good-bye to an old, but dependable friend July 31 when the T-37 Tweet officially retires from the Air Force. The Tweet trained more than 78,000 U.S. Air Force pilots since it became operational in 1957, as well as numerous nations across the world

  • First Iraqi ALP student graduates

    Three years ago a young soon-to-be pilot began his journey to earning his Silver Wings. Second Lieutenant Omar AlNuaimi, Iraqi air force, graduated July 24 alongside his fellow student pilots in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 09-12 at the Kaye Auditorium. "It feels great (to

  • Gold Bar Recruiter program returns to the Holm Center

    Eighteen second lieutenants completed the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Gold Bar Recruiter program first annual training course here July 23. This is the first group of lieutenants to go through the 10-day Gold Bar training course since the program was converted to a contract in 2002,

  • AETC Commander speaks to future operators

    Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, opened the Future Operators Symposium to 300 attendees to explore the direction for developing future leaders as Air Force operators in the 21st Century here July 21. The Air Force Research Institute sponsored the symposium which

  • Former Goodfellow student takes charge of wing

    Goodfellow Air Force Base welcomed a former student as its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 22, officiated by Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, 2nd Air Force commander. Col. Thomas W. Geary, former Goodfellow intelligence student, took the reins as the 17th Training Wing commander,

  • Senior NCO seminar prepares master sergeant selects

    Sheppard's newest senior non-commissioned officers attended a seminar July 20-23 preparing them for the responsibilities inherent with serving in the top three ranks for enlisted members. The seminar focused instruction on human relations, career progression, ethical issues, communication,

  • Wilford Hall flight commander honored with Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Award

    Lt. Col. Jacqueline Mudd, Operating Room Flight, 59th Surgical Operations Squadron, commander was selected for the 2009 recipient of the General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Military Award, field grade officer category, by the Tuskegee Airman Incorporated. Colonel Mudd will receive with the award at the

  • Kettelbells challenge Sheppard community

    With music pumping and sweat rolling down faces and arms, members of the Sheppard combined weights and muscle training in a new workout class designed to maximize war fighting strength. The kettelbell, also known as a girya, is a Russian-designed, ball-shaped cast iron weight with a handle. The

  • 97th AMW continues on road of excellence with change of command

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing's new commander, Col. Jon Thomas, accepted the reins of the "Mighty 97th" from the outgoing commander, Col. David Allvin, during a change of command ceremony July 14 here. As Colonel Thomas, former 86th Operations Group commander at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, stepped into

  • Investing in energy conservation expected to save millions

    More than a dozen Energy Conservation Investment Program projects will soon break ground Air Force-wideand are expected to save the Air Force more than $4 million a year. The Fiscal Year 2009 Military Construction appropriation to the Office of the Secretary of Defense provided $22.6 million for