Who We Are
Air Force Contract Specialists are the heart of a complex process relying on sound business acumen to deliver innovative and strategic business solutions to include everything from aerospace systems such as satellites, electronics, and high-performing aircraft deployed directly to the warfighter to commercially available supplies and services necessary for the day-to-day operations of our military installations. As mission-focused business leaders, Air Force Contract Specialists are at the forefront of leveraging quantitative skill sets to analyze proposals, negotiate, execute and administer contracts to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.
82d Contracting Squadron
The 82d Contracting Squadron is a well-recognized leader within the United States Air Force (USAF) acquisition community, with an acquisition portfolio approaching $1 Billion in support of the respective missions of the 82d Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing.
82d Training Wing
The 82d Mission Support Group provides security, personnel support, food services, communications, contracting services, logistics, supplies, vehicle maintenance, housing, lodging, facility maintenance and emergency services for Sheppard's two wings and 17 tenants composed of more than 5,900 military, civilian and contractor personnel, 81,900 joint trainees annually and 9,200 dependents and retirees.
80th Flight Training Wing
The 80th FTW hosts the world’s only internationally manned and managed pilot training program. Having celebrated 37 years of existence in 2018, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has now delivered more than 7,500 trained combat pilots to our NATO allies.
Lt Col Danielle BowersCommander
Ms. Carrie MartinSpecialized Acquisition Flight Chief
Mr. James BeesonDirector of Business Operations
Ms. Laura McReeInfrastructure Flight Chief
SMSgt Steven M. KrachSuperintendent
Ms. Renee GiffordPlans & Programs Flight Chief
WHAT WE DO
Sheppard AFB Vendors
- If you are a vendor interested in doing business with Sheppard AFB, please contact our Director, Business Operations at (940) 676-4138.
Annual Industry Days
- Please see information concerning our recently held 2019 Vendor Day “Revolutions in Technical Training”.
- Keep an eye out for our soon to be scheduled 2020 Vendor Day (date and venue forthcoming).
GUIDANCE FROM THE TOP
You can have a surface-level knowledge of contracting and find 17 reasons why you can’t do something, or you can invest yourself in becoming an expert and a contracting ninja, and you can find the one way that we can do it.Major General Cameron Holt, DAS(C) | https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/617935/brigadier-general-cameron-g-holt/
Contracting is about making good moves in a little bit of time rather than making perfect moves that take longer.Dr. Will Roper, SAF/AQ | https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/1467795/dr-will-roper/
We are experts in contracting and students of the missions we enable.Major General Cameron Holt, DAS(C) | https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/617935/brigadier-general-cameron-g-holt/