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SECAF visits Sheppard AFB

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  • By By Airman 1st Class Katie McKee
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited the 82nd Training Wing and the 80th Flying Wing Oct. 4-5, where he got a firsthand look at how Sheppard Air Force Base Airmen are transforming technical and flying training to support the future fight.


Kendall spoke with Airmen from across the wing and community leaders to learn about the base’s challenges and improvements within day-to-day operations. He visited multiple squadrons and agencies to see how they’re modernizing classrooms and impacting Airmen in training.

The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program leaders briefed Kendall on the unique, 14-nation partnership’s importance to NATO combat power as well as plans for the future beddown of the T-7A Redhawk.

During his visit, Kendall also took time to recognize star performers and their outstanding achievements.