Sheppard AFB $723M impact on Wichita FallsSheppard AFB $723M impact on Wichita Fallshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=44062014-07-07T10:17:00Z2014-04-15T07:00:00Z

WICHITA FALLS - Hot off the press is the 2013 Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB) Economic Impact Statement on the Wichita Falls area. The total annual economic impact is $722,850,135.

The annual payroll of over $412 million includes:

•  military payroll — $328,562,107;

•  federal civilian — $69,427,834; and

•  other civilian — $14,735,943.

Total personnel at Sheppard is 13,001 including 5,706 active duty personnel and 3,934 military dependents. The number of military retirees is 3,802.

Sheppard has 418 buildings containing over 7.4 million sf. The Economic Impact Region includes a 50-mile radius around Sheppard AFB.

The total estimated indirect jobs created in 2013 was 2,498 yielding a value of over $87 million in indirectly created jobs.

The 82nd Training Wing is the largest technical training unit in the Air Force, delivering nearly 80,000 trained airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines and international students each year.

The 80th Flying Training Wing, operating from the Air Force’s second-busiest airfield, provides trained combat pilots for the NATO Alliance through the unique Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.

Read the full Sheppard Air Force Base Economic Impact Statement 2013 under the Military category in Wichita Falls Market Data Sources.

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