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Story ideas

How do I submit a story or story idea for the base paper or website?

Story submissions and/or story ideas should be sent to the Public Affairs office via email at 82TRWPA.1@us.af.mil.

Event Support Requests

Base personnel are encouraged to participate in community events. Sheppard offers the following programs to the surrounding community:

Complete the corresponding form for your request and send via email to the 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs Office at 82trwpa.1@us.af.mil or by fax (940) 676-4245 no later than 3-4 weeks prior to the date of the event.

Request for Volunteers

Many service members actively volunteer on their off-duty time in a variety of charitable organizations, schools and churches in their communities. Their participation is strictly a personal choice and is not regulated by the Department of Defense. 

Send an email request to the 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs Office with the following information:

Event Date/Time:
Volunteer Times:
Misc Info:
To sign up/get more info:

*Submitting a request does not guarantee you will receive support.

Aerial Requests

Community relations helps facilitate flyovers and static display requests that Sheppard AFB performs nationwide. To start a request, you will need to submit a DD Form 2535 online at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil and receive approval from the Air Force Aerial Events office at the Pentagon.
Once you have approval from the Pentagon, flyovers are considered for aviation-related and patriotic observances held in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day or Veterans Day. There are some exceptions to policies; those not meeting the criteria can possibly be approved one-time only as an Exception-to-Policy event, provided there is sufficient rationale for support. *The request process takes approximately 90 days to complete.

Civic Outreach

Public Affairs is the focal point for providing information on Sheppard Air Force Base issues, programs and base events to Airmen, the community and members of the news media. The staff provides speakers for civic organizations in the community, submits information to the weekly newspaper, and is the commander's liaison between the base and local media organizations. All media requests concerning Sheppard people, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs.

Contact information

Sheppard Public Affairs
419 Avenue G, Bldg. 400, Ste. 129
Sheppard AFB, TX 76311



Photo Studio

To schedule a studio appointment please call 940-676-6620. Fully download the AF Form 833 and send the completed form, including the “requester” and “accepter” blocks (7-12, 16-22 and 24), to 82.trw.pav@us.af.mil before arrival. The PA photo studio, located on the 1st floor of Bldg. 1917, will provide appointments for:


- Official studio portraits

- Scheduled appointments are available on:

     • Mondays & Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

     • Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

- A changing room is available if needed.

A studio photo is categorized as "official" if it meets any of the following requirements:


- Photo is required to have on file by Department of Defense instruction.

- Photo is for an award (squadron-level or above).

     • Please bring a copy of the photo requirements

- Photos for personal use are strictly prohibited.

- Photos, with the exception of passport photos will not be printed. A digital copy will be provided on a CD.

- For more information or to set up an appointment, call 940-676-2732.

Media Requests

All media queries and requests for interviews must be coordinated through the public affairs office. We look forward to working with media outlets to share our Air Force story.

Hometown News

Want to let folks back home know about your accomplishments? Visit Defense Media Activity's Joint Hometown News Release website and click on "Click here to get started!" Complete the online DD Form 2266 and submit it for distribution.