Master Sergeant Shepherd moves bases

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Master Sergeant Shepherd was an instructor assigned to the Elite 372 Training Squadron, Detachment 5 at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He is being moved to Whitman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Shepherd teaches equipment systems and inspection procedures, administers written and criterion examinations, researches, and writes and revises documents. He supervises students and classroom activities, counsels, administers remedial or specialized training when necessary as well as assisting technicians in repair procedures.

Shepherd was born in 1981 in Monticello to Phillip and Linda Shepherd. He is a 2000 graduate of Monticello High School and enlisted in the Air Force on August 2, 2000. He graduated from Aerospace Ground Equipment Training school in Texas in 2001.

Sgt. Shepherd was assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan in 2001. In 2005, he was reassigned to New Mexico. Since 2007, he has been stationed at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.

In 2018, he earned his CCAF Associate’s Degree in Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology.

His decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Air Force Good conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Medal; NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon; and Air Force Basic Training ribbon.

Shepherd is married to his wife, Angie, and the couple have two children.

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