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Sheppard Field Senator (Newspaper) - August 21, 1961, Sheppard Field, Texas Extra Amie in score Nora aug. 14 a aug. 21 military Pov military All other civilian on duty us of vehicle 0 3 0 0 0 vol. 13 a no. 33 Sheppard technical training Center Texas August 21, 1961 sap tells about the Quot buildup Quot critical skills the key volunteers wanted personnel policies announced Washington fans president Kennedy s ordered buildup of air Force Active strength by approximately 28,000 men was spelled out this week August 15 by he Usan. The announcement stressed Quot voluntary retention and enlistment of personnel in augmenting strength. Quot a subs dial y question and answer fact Sheet that air Force planners gave in a briefing to congressmen told of specific policy plans. These covered the full Range of Usan personnel planning projects such As involuntary extensions and Reserve Call ups retirements resignations overseas Tours and officer and airmen promotions. The Quot big picture Quot Quot major emphasis will be placed on voluntary recruitment Quot the air Force told congressmen. He Usan elaborated that manpower increases will come primarily from three sources i Reserve forces 2 recruitment of additional airmen and i6rsj l re tent10n of certain airmen and officers whose Normal terms of service would end this fiscal year. The possible Call up of about 33,000 reservists and air National guardsmen in organized units already has been announced. Recruitment goals for new airmen Quot will be raised substantially from the 97,000 originally scheduled for this fiscal year Quot the air be re said adding that the school1by�600 candidate sch�o1 wil1 be increased by 200 and officer training the. Th6r 1� said in Reter tier it that Quot it is anticipated that Many men having the needed skills will be retained on a voluntary retention spell out ?Elin?hlnt0pciflr-i he Usah said the retention of officers would apply mainly to those having skills in communications and electronics missiles and civil engineering medical meteorology scientific and armament. Pov ibis week Date of last Pov april 8lilies wild up dates and 600 officer can a build up a now is the time Are that Many Active duty airmen Are unaware they aws eligible to take a Short Road to a commission by applying for a 90 Day course at ots or the six month course at oct. Sheppard enlisted men could look into officer program further by consulting afro 53-3 and 53-27 or by calling airman assignment division Extension 8145. Airman and was personnel with degrees from accredited colleges and universities May apply for ots training where Only High school Gracil nation is required of oct application. Other ots requirements age 20v2 to 30 years at the time of application. Those using oct As a first step to ing training must enter this letter program before their 27th birthday. Citizenship u. S. Citizen. Marital status no restrictions on males. Female applicants must be single however and have no dependents. Physical and attitude examinations successful completion of written and physical examinations for commissioning. If aircrew training is to be pursued after ots the applicant also must meet medical standards for flying training. Other oct requirements age 20v2 to 26 i at the time of application. Citizenship u. S. Citizen. Education must have completed High school As evidenced by diploma or certificate of graduation or completed entire Battery of armed forces ged test. Service must have completed at least one year of Active military service and progressed to a skill level of three or higher. Yokota air base Japan. In addition to this latter assignment he became commander of base paper prints extra the base newspaper the a Sheppard senator claimed a first this week in the form of an a extra edition the first in the papers history. Always striving to get the a a hottest news into print in the minimum amount of time the paper published the late breaking Story from Washington about the air forces strength buildup in its extra edition. Of fire extinguishers in addition to the fire prevention ordinances Laws rules and regulations. The school attended by these two was conducted by the Sheppard fire department officials. The training consisted of one hour classroom instructions by sgt. William w. Geertz an instructor for the base fire prevention office. He used All types of visual aids which made the lecture More effective. The students then had to extinguish a fire made of flammable liquids and scrap lumber at the fire department training ground. Depari Meni the Sheppard fire department maintains a classroom properly equipped with visual aids expert instructor and the properly equipped training honoured at Parade a sgt. Lawrence Wick of Sheppard s 31 is Field training Delach Meni at Macdill fab fla., is shown with col. Frank m. Madsenjr. Commander of technical school left during the Parade held saturday honouring sergeant Wick. Sergeant Wick was presented with a $1,500 Check for a suggestion on the operation and maintenance of the Kc-97 in flight refuelling system which has saved the air Force an estimated $11.5 million in one year. The Check resulted from sergeant Wick s winning first place in the fiscal year 1961 air Force wide military suggestion program
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