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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Gunderson becomes 3rd ENJJPT grad to lead F-22 Demo Team

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Gunderson takes over as the new F-22 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, Jan. 21, 2020, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Gunderson, who goes by the callsign “Cabo,” will lead the 14-member demo team for both the 2020 and 2021 show seasons.

  • GAF chief of staff returns to place where flying career began

    German air force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhertz earned his wings as a graduate of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program in the late 1980s and returned Dec. 13, 2019, to visit program, graduation.

  • Sheppard AFB instructors provide support roles to Luke AFB fighter jets

    The 88th Fighter Training Squadron, which is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, provided adversary support to a mix of F-35 and F-16 squadrons assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona, during a two-week exercise in Arizona.

  • Aspiring aviators can obtain height waiver to reach dreams

    Do you think you’re too short or too tall to become a pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force? Fear not, you may still have a chance. The Air Force is encouraging aspiring aviators who don’t meet height, or anthropometric, standards to continue to pursue their dreams of flying and apply for waivers

  • Hotter'N Hell rolls through Sheppard

    Thousands of dedicated and determined cyclists blaze through Sheppard AFB, Aug. 24, 2019, during the 38th Annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred – the largest single-day cycling event in the nation.

  • International environment, innovation to headline 21st-century pilot training

    The 77th meeting of the ENJJPT Steering Committee, which is the governing body of the world’s only internationally manned and operated pilot training program, was held at Sheppard AFB March 11-15 to give representatives from partner nations an opportunity to discuss the physical and financial health

  • Donovan: Readiness, force lethality begins with training

    Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew P. Donovan, the second highest ranking civilian in the Department of the Air Force, visited Sheppard on Feb. 14, 2019, to see how the Air Force’s largest and most diverse technical and undergraduate pilot training base is employing technology to train today’s

  • Pilot training moving at the speed of innovation

    The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned

  • Gudgel: Industrial Age way of teaching giving way to innovation

    Chief Master Sgt. Juliet Gudgel, AETC command chief master sergeant, said Jan. 31, 2018, during a three-day visit to North Texas that Sheppard AFB is leading the charge on challenging the status quo, training Airmen in a different and meaningful way, and employs equipment and innovation in a way

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