New FSS developments coming soon

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Part of the mission of the 82nd Force Support Squadron is to plan fun activities and take care of Airmen, all while supporting the mission.

 

Recently, Sheppard has undergone several improvements. The outdoor recreation building was relocated, the library was consolidated with the community center, the south bowling alley was renovated and an 18-hole disc golf course was installed.

 

Efforts like this encourage Airmen to remain fit in the various Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars by utilizing the different recreational facilities on-base and around the community.

 

“We have a multitude of programs that touch a lot of different interests that help Airmen recover from stress at work … when I say Airmen, I mean everybody,” said Avery Borders, 82nd FSS community services flight chief. “It fills that mental health pillar along with activities that fulfill the physical pillar and it’s a very important part of what we do.”

 

With more than $5.5 million in upcoming developments, the 82nd FSS hopes to continue building a base full of family-friendly opportunities to have fun, let loose and enjoy the Sheppard atmosphere.

 

Upcoming developments:

 

Wind Creek Dog Park – Aug. 2016

Paintball Facility – Aug. 2016

Sheppard Club Renovation – Sept. 2016

Airmen’s Club Renovation – Completed in FY16

Commons indoor play area – Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017

Bunker Hill splash pad – Mar. 2017

Lake Texoma Recovery – 3rd quarter FY17

      • Marina repair
      • RV site repair
      • Cabin repair Infrastructure repair
      • North lanes bowling renovation – FY17
      • Outdoor recreation renovation – FY17

Airmen can provide feedback or suggestions for future improvements to FSS by talking to managers of the different recreational facilities or contacting the 82nd FSS marketing office at 940-676-7961 or the Commons at 940-676-1342.

 

The Sheppard Facebook page or My Air Force Life app is another avenue for providing feedback and suggestions to FSS.