Sheppard Weekly Update: 6.26.23

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  • By 2d Lt Lauren Niemi
  • 82 TRW Public Affairs

Good morning Team Sheppard,


Use the following link to submit your announcements: WEEKLY BRIEF SUBMISSION





Sheppard Clinic has returned to normal business hours 0730-1630 


July 3: Family Day, Full Day Closure 

July 4: Holiday, Full Day Closure 

Jul 19: Training Day, Full Day Closure 


Sheppard Clinic has transitioned to MHS GENESIS. With this transition the Tricare Online (TOL) Secure Messaging is being replaced with the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal. It is highly recommended that beneficiaries register for a Patient Portal account as soon as possible by going to  


Additional information, videos on registration, or customer-service assistance for the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal can be found at:  


Please be patient during this transition and expect longer wait times for some services. Available alternatives include:


Urgent care: please use the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) for triage and to get referrals as needed for Active Duty members by calling 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273)


Pharmacy Alternatives: 

Express Scripts 

TRICARE Pharmacies 


PHONE NUMBERS For emergency, after-hours on-call services for Behavioral Health, Dental, Flight Medicine and Casualty Affairs are available by contacting the Command Post at 940-676-6266. Stay connected with the 82d Medical Group by visiting  


For the time being, when an Active Duty member and/or Beneficiaries require an appointment within 24-hours, and there are no available appointments in Warrior Operations Medicine Clinic (WOMC) or Beneficiary Care Clinic, the Central Appointment Desk (CAD) will refer the patient to the NAL to be triaged. If the NAL determines the patient needs to go to Urgent Care, NAL nurses can put in a referral for the AD members. Non-AD patients may go to any TRICARE-authorized Urgent Care Center or Network Provider without a referral.



What: Free glow in the dark 5k run/walk with glow paint splatters and glow sticks in celebration of Pride Month!

When: 30 June 2030, participants in place 2100

Where: 1 Mile Track



Shirting the Falls Clothing Drive

What: the first annual clothing drive for Base Camp Lindsey, a local charity focused on ending veteran homelessness

Who: the Sheppard Shirts

When: now until July 4th

Donation locations: the mini BX, main BX, the Commons, and in each unit (reach out to your First Sergeant for more information)



Do you know an Airman with a unique or inspirational story, or who has recently accomplished an impressive achievement? Put them down below for the chance to be highlighted as a Sheppard Spotlight on social media! This is open to AiTs and permanent party. Submit here:


Please contact 2d Lt Lauren Niemi at with any questions/concerns.


Safety Corner – 101 Critical Days of Summer: July 4th & Fireworks Safety

The July 4th holiday is well known for family and friend gatherings with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Be safe all around and make sound choices this weekend. Enjoy, have fun, and remember the tips below!

Quick Tips

-    Fireworks start an avg. of 18.5K fires each year…leave them to the pros!

-    Drive alert, plan for weekend traffic, & always wear your seatbelt

-    Be responsible…have a safe ride home!

-    Wear sunscreen & stay hydrated

-    Thoroughly cook food & remember your grilling safety tips

-    Sparklers are more dangerous than you think…consider safer alternatives this year!

For more info: AFSEC - 4th of July; NSC - Fireworks Safety


Civilian Mentoring Alumni Networking

- Thursday 29 June, 0700-0800 - Tumbleweed Dfac/Corner of 5th & Ave J - Informal “Pay As You Go” - Network for around an hour +door prize - Alumni Chair – Susan Raymond 940-676-4624  



• Vacation Bible School! "Pets Unleashed"

Price: FREE with meals included!

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

When: 12-14 July, 1700-2000

Go to to register your child or to volunteer.

Questions? Contact Heather Stewart at or Allyssa Rittenhouse at



•Movie Night: Independence Day - Popcorn Provided!

When: 30 June at 1900

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at


•Karaoke Night

When: Every Saturday at 1800

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at




Jun 26: USAJobs Workshop / 1000-1100   

Jun 26: Civilian Resume Writing / 1300-1430 

Jun 29 & 30:  DoL Employment Workshop / 0800-1600 

Jul 6: Bundles for Babies / 0830-1130 

Jul 6: First Duty Station Officer Financial Brief / 0930-1100  (No sign-up needed)

Jul 6: TSP / 1130-1230 

Jul 6 & 7: DOL Career & Credential Exploration / 0800-1600 


 From the South Lanes Bowling Alley

South Lanes Snack Bar phone number has been changed to 940-500-4488. Call to order food from 0630 until 1830 Monday Through Friday closed on Holidays.



•      Faith Mission/Faith Refuge (940) 723-5663

- Faith Mission Lunch

- Faith Refuge Dinner

- Noon Chapel Service

- Evening Chapel Service

•      Habitat for Humanity (940) 716-9300

- Volunteers Work to Build Homes

•      Airman's Attic (940) 676-4358

- assist in putting items on display and helping customers

•     Hospice Plus (940) 767-1611

-Veteran to Veteran Volunteers

- Friendly Visitor Volunteers

- Administrative Volunteers

- Respite Volunteers

•     Clay County Animal Shelter (940) 631-9966

- located only 20 minutes from base in Henrietta, TX

• Southern Grit Advocacy (940) 500-7259

- Paint a Community Outreach Office @1301 10th St, Wichita Falls

- Monthly meetings for Anti-Trafficking Coalition

• The Red Cross (940) 217-5958

- Looking for volunteers specifically for the 82d MDG

- To apply, call and give your name and contact information to expedite the process. If there is no answer, please leave a message and the volunteer lead will return your call.