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Sheppard Air Force Base

Military structure
NameSheppard Air Force Base
Part ofAir Education and Training Command (AETC)
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison82d Training Wing
80th Flying Training Wing

Sheppard Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation311 m (1019 ft)

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Sheppard Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located five miles (8 km) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the largest training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. The base is named in honor of Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, a supporter of military preparations before World War II.

The host unit at Sheppard is the 82d Training Wing (82 TRW), which provides specialized technical training, medical, and field training for officers, Airmen, and civilians of all branches of the military, other DoD agencies, and foreign nationals.

The 80th Flying Training Wing (80 FTW), also at Sheppard, conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, the world's only multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO.

As of July 2008, Brigadier General Mannon is the commander of the 82d Training Wing, and he concurrently serves as the installation commander of Sheppard AFB. Colonel Schneider is the commander of the 80th Flying Training Wing.

Sheppard AFB shares one runway with Wichita Falls Municipal Airport under a joint civil-military arrangement.

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