AIRMEN in TRAINING (AiT)
in Training are assigned a Military Training Leader (MTL) upon their arrival at
Sheppard to assist them in their transition and in-processing to the base.
Airmen need to bring with them all of the items they were
issued from Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB. Airmen will have the
opportunity to shop at the Base Exchange and purchase any necessities on their
first night at Sheppard.
Once arrival for technical training, Airmen are
placed in the Transition Program. In the initial Transition phase, they are
required to wear the uniform at all times, may not operate, ride in or utilize
a PMV and must remain on base with an established curfew. Visitors at this time
is not ideal; however, not impossible. Visitors may see the Airmen after duty
hours during the week until 10 pm; midnight on weekends. This initial
transition may last up to 30 days (further questions can be answered by the
rooms are shared with one other Airman and must be kept neat, clean, orderly,
and professional. Once assigned a room, the Airman may personalize their bed,
nightstand or desk as long as the display of pictures, posters, or items do not
display the human body in an obscene, provocative, or pornographic manner or any
image considered in poor taste (as determined by the MTL). Posters, pictures,
or items portraying or advocating drug, alcohol, or tobacco use are also not
Airmen are allowed to have televisions, gaming
systems, computers and laptops while at technical training. Wall lockers will
be provided in the dormitory rooms, but all valuables must be locked away when
not present in room. There are numerous Wi-Fi spots around base, but for
additional service in the dormitory, Airmen at their own expense may purchase
internet service from a local provider in Wichita Falls.
Prohibited items include: Alcoholic beverages,
firearms (includes BB guns, Air Soft and/or Paintball guns), fireworks, flares,
knives with blades greater than three inches, pets, and weapons or weapon-like
instruments, incense or candles, electric heaters, hot plates, coffee pots, any
cooking devices, or similar appliances.
ADVANCED POSTAL ADDRESS FOR GENERAL
DELIVERY OF MAIL: On an Airman’s second day at Sheppard,
they will receive their mailbox to have items shipped from home. The U.S. Post
Office located on base, Bldg. 551. Postal Service Center (PSC) boxes are
available at no charge to personnel living in the dorms. Prior to your arrival,
use the following temporary address for your mail:
527 I Ave., General Delivery
Sheppard AFB, TX, 76311-9999
After you get here, check with the PSC for any hold
mail you might have. You can reach the PSC at DSN 736-5641 or commercial (940)676-5641.
The U.S. Post Office is in the same building. For more information, call (940)855-3319.
IF YOU HAVE VISITORS DURING YOUR STAY:
Sheppard Air Force base conducts 100% ID card checks on everyone entering the
installation. The Sheppard Visitor's Center provides temporary passes for
visits to the installation and is located in Bldg. 1405 on Missile Road off of
Highway 240. All sponsors must direct their non-Department of Defense
affiliated guest(s) to the Visitor Center, where all visitors will be verified
and passes will be issued. Ensure all visitors have appropriate identification
with a current picture, such as a driver’s license. For those wishing to obtain
a room in base lodging (The Sheppard Inn) for their guest(s), contact (940)676-1844/2707
for specific information.
HOW TO GET TO SHEPPARD:
At present, the only commercial airline serving Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
is American Eagle. Commercial taxi service is available from the airport to
the base (approximately two miles). If driving, all highways leading to the
base are well marked once you get into Wichita Falls. The main gate is on State
Highway 240, off I-44 (U.S. Highways 287 and 281).
DRIVER’S LICENSES: The
Texas Department of Public Safety recognizes the home-state driver's licenses
of out-of-state military members. It also recognizes, until expiration, the
state license of military members' previous duty assignments. Texas residents
returning after an assignment in another state must renew licenses within 45
days. The nearest DPS driver's license office is at the corner of I-44 and