Sheppard Weekly Update: 08.07.23

  • Published
  • By Airman First Class Katie McKee
  • 82d Training Wing Public Affairs

Good morning Team Sheppard,

Welcome to the Sheppard Weekly Brief, which includes news significant to Sheppard AFB.

You must use the following link to submit your announcements: WEEKLY BRIEF SUBMISSION





With the SSgt Release coming soon we are looking for a few positions to be filled that include: Proffer, Emcee, Decorations, Set up/Tear down, Audio Support
POC's: TSgt Cody Seiber, SSgt Christopher Perez, SSgt Austin Taylor
*The time/date is tentative as we do not have the results yet for the members who made it. We are mainly just looking to fill those positions for when the time comes.



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. Please note that these stories/achievements should not be work-related (ACE graduates, ropes, etc.). Submit here:

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


Quick Tips:

- When using Government devices on a non-work internet connection always connect to a VPN!

- A Strong and Secure password is critical to safeguarding sensitive data.

- If you did not initiate the communication, you should not provide any information.

- Do not plug in unauthorized devices such as Bluetooth Keyboards or Non-TAA compliant keyboards.

- Hover over a hyperlink with your mouse and view/verify the full link before clicking.

- Always install the latest updates on devices to mitigate vulnerabilities.

- Use 2FA whenever possible!



  • Dog Days of Summer at Runway Bar & Grill

August 11 • 4pm - 6pm

Open to all • Bring your dogs!

Hot Dogs • Ice Cream Bar

Bounce House & Games For Kids!

Pup Cups • Frisbees • Owner Look Alike Contest

  • DropZone Gaming Tournamet featuring Madden

3pm • FREE • The Commons

Ages 17+ • Open to All • PRIZES

  • Skydive Spaceland Tandem Skydiving Trip

August 20 • 6am - 5pm

$100 per person

Call 940-676-4141 to sign up

  • DIY Creative Workshops at the Commons

Mosaic Tile Workshop • August 18 • 6pm • $35

Register by August by calling 940-676-6152

  • August Featured Drink at Common Grounds

Summer Lovin' - Espresso with milk, white chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup, and chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream.




Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August, and The Department of the Air Force partners with OSHA for this event too! This week recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year, Safe + Sound Week will provide resources on mental health and well-being. This week can have lasting effects on your workplace and employees… Get out there, lead by example, and make safety personal!

Quick Tips

  • Participating is easy!
  • Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Utilize example activities, graphics, and other resources.
  • Have your organization recognized for participating!
  • Check out the AFSEC “Halt a Hazard” challenge!

For more info: OSHA Safe+Sound Week ; AFSEC Safe+Sound Week Partner




•Karaoke Night

When: Every Saturday at 1800

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at

•Movie Night - Free Popcorn!

When: Friday at 1830

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at

•Taco Bout It with Lt Matthew Warren

When: 8 August, 1200 and 1830

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at

•Super Smash Bros Tournament

When: 12 August at 1430

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at

•Chess Tournament

When: 12 August at 1430

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at



  • Upcoming Events @ the Military & Family Readiness Center

Aug 8:      Smooth Move / 0900-1000

Aug 11:    LinkedIn 1.0 / 1300-1500 

Aug 16:    Heart Link / 1030-1300 

Sep 15:     AFFF Walk/Run to Remember / 0730-0830 / 1-mile Track



  • Sheppard Clinic Closure

16 August 2023

Training Day


  • How to access the MHS Patient Portal:

Visit Beneficiaries can log in using their DS Logon.


A free Premium Access (Level 2) account is required to view the health record. The DS Logon Premium account allows you to view personal data about yourself in the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs systems, apply for benefits online, check the status of your claims, update your address information, and more.


Log in to milCONNECT and create your DS Logon. Beneficiaries with an existing DS Logon should upgrade their account to Premium Access. A link to the "My Access Center" is available on the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal landing page to direct patients on how to get their DS Logon credentials.


More information regarding the DS Logon visit or contact the Global Support Center (GSC) at 1-800-600-9332.


  • How to send a message to your provider team:

Once you are logged in to the Patient Portal, select the "Messaging" tab at the top of the page.

Select "Send a message".

Select the patient you are sending the message on behalf of from the drop down menu.

In the "To" field, type "Sheppard", and the available options for clinic/provider will show in the drop down menu. Select the clinic/provider you would like to message.

Enter your Subject and Message and attach any necessary files as applicable.

Select "Send" when you have completed your message.


  • How to schedule an appointment through Patient Portal:

Once you are logged in to the Patient Portal, select the "Appointments" tab at the top of the menu.

Select "Schedule a New Appointment" from the left column.

Select the patient you want to schedule an appointment for from the drop down menu.

***For "How would you like to begin your search?", select "Visit Reason".

For "Choose a reason for your visit", select the clinic and type of appointment you would like to schedule and "Search".

For "Choose a location", select the "Air Force Medicine Sheppard..." option from the drop down menu and "Next".

Select one of the appointment options from the listing.

Enter the reason for your visit. Select the best way to contact you and "Schedule Appointment".


***If an error displays and/or the message displays that says "No results found", this signifies there are no bookable available appointments. Please contact the Sheppard medical appointment line at 940-676-2273 during duty hours (M-F, 0700-1600, excluding holidays and training days) to leave a message for the patient's provider team.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact the Global Service Center at 1-800-600-9332.




The In-Service Recruiter’s office provides Airmen valuable information about extending career opportunities after Active-Duty service or transitioning earlier.


Questions or more information contact: MSgt Mistkowski: <>  or 817-528-5042.


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


Child Care Partners

(940) 766-4332

- Read stories to children

- Assist w/holiday parties

- Facility upkeep


CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates

(940) 766-0552

Committed individuals appointed by judges to guide one child or one set of siblings through the judicial system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.


  • Base Camp Lindsey (BCL) -- #endveteranhomelessness//Check out BCLs FB Page

Call (940) 613-3172 or E-mail for more details

- Volunteers for BCL Workdays (various building improvement projects)

- Vols needed for painting building exterior 19 Aug & 2 Sep (0800-1300)

- Vols needed for "Stand Down" for Homeless (12 Aug 0800 - 1300) 

 - Vols needed for preparing & execution of Haunted House fundraiser                                                                                             

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Wichita Falls

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentor-based program where we match youths (Littles) with adult mentors (Bigs), and we are always looking for new mentors.