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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Sheppard shovels out from under historic snowstorm

    After a crippling winter weather that halted technical and pilot training at Sheppard AFB for a week is becoming an afterthought of sorts as snow and ice disappears from the North Texas landscape and the installation prepares to get training under way again.

  • Sheppard personnel receive first round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    Sheppard AFB received its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 20 and soon began administering the serum in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines. The DoD prevents disclosing the number of vaccines received or those administered to

  • BOST optimizes performance, one unit at a time

    A multidisciplinary team of professionals comprised of a team manager, social worker, and strength and conditioning coach is focused on optimizing performance one unit at a time. They work together by observing squadrons and identifying a range of challenges that compromise mission-readiness while

  • Cancer survivor realizing dream of becoming pilot

    At 18 years old, all Charles Boynton knew was that he wanted to fly. He was infatuated with the thrill and limitless feeling of the sky, but a testicular cancer diagnosis in 2018 threatened to shoot down those dreams. More than two years later, he's set to soar again after surviving his cancer and

  • AC-130W Stinger II adds modern relevance to technical training

    A new aircraft arrived here Oct. 19, 2020, that will provide some much-needed firepower and an advanced training platform for armament and crew chief Airmen in Training in the near future. The AC-130W Stinger II from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, will serve as a new ground instructional trainer for ammo

  • Triumph over tragedy: Estes shares life-changing story with Sheppard

    Jared Estes, a burn survivor resilience trainer, lost his wife of six months and endured burns that consumed 50% of his body during a fiery crash on March 6, 2005. He now shares his story of triumph over tragedy and encourages people to "fire back" when life's challenges might have them down.

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