Sheppard Weekly Update: 08.21.23

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  • By Airman 1st Class Katie McKee
  • 82d Training Wing Public Affairs


Closed for renovations 28-31 August. 24/7 access only. Please watch social media for updates if the project is completed early.


The base blood program officers are seeking unit POCs to coordinate blood drives around the installation. Civilian blood agencies perform blood drives on military installations across the US and this is a unique opportunity to make an impact in the local community and across the US, while learning more about how our civilians partners assist with the Defense Blood program.

  • Civilian blood agencies perform blood drives on military installations across the US to help bolster a safe blood supply. The blood that is collected locally is generally used locally or provided to other military treatment facilities and VA facilities to ensure they are able to provide critical care patient needs. In the past 2 years, our installation has been able to support Elmendorf AFB hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, Keesler Medical Center and the Houston VA Medical System with blood collected at Sheppard AFB!

Squadron should identify a POC to assist with future blood drives that may occur in the unit. Each POC will be responsible for coordinating the blood drive for their squadron with guidance from the base program POCs.

Please contact the installation blood program managers below with any questions:


The First Sergeant Warmheart Council is hosting the first-ever Softball Tournament here on Sheppard AFB!! Come out and represent your team, your swag, and just have fun!!

WHAT:  First Sergeant Warmheart First-Ever Annual Softball Tournament

WHEN:  15-17 September (15 Sept – first game starts at 1700, 16-17 Sept:  0900-2300)

WHERE:  Softball Fields 2 & 3 / Sheppard AFB

WHY:  We want to show our Sheppard AFB Permanent Party personnel love!! This morale event is set up just for you! Take a break, enjoy great food, drinks, and play your heart out before 2024 creeps up on us!

HOW: 10-16 Teams can participate (12 per team). Cost will be $300 per Team ($300\12 = affordable). Guarantee 5 games, 3-game round robin then double elimination. On Saturday – Home Run Derby $10/10 swings aaand….you can choose your pitcher!

  • TOURNAMENT BRACKET POCS:  MSgt Terrence N. Davis (362 CCF)/MSgt Ashley N. Bowen (80 FTW CCF)/MSgt Daniel R. Stanfill (372 TRS CCF).
  • COACHES MEETING:  More details will come on date/time/location.

INFORMATION:  Sheppard AFB Private Organizations and the Runway will have food booths and music! Bathrooms will be available!  Bring your lawn chairs…your competitive side…your team jerseys…and let’s play!


9.5 - Tuesday 4-person team starts @ 6:30pm

9.6 - Wednesday morning trios league starts @ 9:00am

9.6 - Wednesday morning trios league Starts 9:00am

9.6 - Wednesday Night Longhorn Men only league starts @ 6:30pm

9.7 - Thursday Night Mixed 4 person team league (has to have at least one male and one female on the team) starts @ 6:30pm

9.8 - Friday night doubles league starts @ 6:30pm

9.9 - Saturday morning youth league kids from 5-17 years old (beginners are welcome)

9.11 - Monday women’s only three-person league starts @ 6:30pm

9.11 - Monday open doubles sport shot league starts @ 6:30pm

- Call South Lanes and ask for George for more information or email @


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.



We have a special Wing Night every Wednesday at RUNWAY Bar and Grill from 1600-2000.  1/2 lb with steak fries for $6 and a full pound with steak fries for $12. These wings are only available on Wednesdays and are not part of the regular menu. We have a lot of sauces to choose from including dry rubs.


  • Become an FCC Provider!

Make money from home. Set your own schedule. Free training. Loaner equipment to get you started. Call 940-676-5437.

  • DIY Creative Workshops at the Commons

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

Register by calling 940-676-6152

  • AiT 9 P-Pin No Tap Tournament

August 20 • 1pm • North Lanes • $15 per person

  • Flag Football Intramurals

Register by August 25

Contact your squadron sports rep about participation. If you have any questions, contact: Dion Jordan at 940-676-0488.

  • Brainstormer Trivia at the Commons

August 25 • 6pm • FREE

3-5 people per team • prizes awarded

  • First 150 AiT's Bowl FREE

August 26 • 4pm - Close

  • Escape Room - Asylum

The Commons • $10 per person • Ages 10+

Max 5 people per group • 1 hour - 1 escape

  • August Limited Time Offer at Runway

Pulled Pork Quesadilla • $10

  • August Featured Drink at Common Grounds

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


As drivers, watching out for pedestrians everywhere at all times is especially important on SAFB. As a pedestrian, watching out for vehicles on SAFB is equally important. Check out the quick tips below and follow the link for more information.

Quick Tips

  • When driving, don’t block crosswalks.
  • Yield to pedestrians, never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
  • Pay attention when in troop walks; slow to 10mph when passing troops.
  • If there is not a crosswalk nearby, cross in a well-lit area; wait for traffic to pass or stop.
  • Do not wear headphones on/in your ears while walking; be distraction free.
  • When crossing, watch for vehicles turning, entering/exiting driveways/parking lots.

For more info: Crosswalk Safety - NHTSA


  • 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


  • Mortal Kombat Tournament

When: 26 August at 1430

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at

  • Pool Tournament

When: 26 August at 1430

Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)

For more information, contact Sara Moeller at


  • Upcoming Events @ the Military & Family Readiness Center

Aug 28 & 29:  DoL Employment Workshop / 0800-1600

Aug 28:    USAJobs Workshop / 1000-1100

Sep 15:     Walk/Run/Remember – Never Forget / 0730-0830 / 1-mile track


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.


  • Airman’s Attic


Assist in putting items on display and helping customers.

  • Hospice Plus (940) 767-1611

Veteran to Veteran Volunteers

Friendly Visitor Volunteers

Administrative Volunteers

Respite Volunteer

  • Clay County Animal Shelter

The shelter is located in Henrietta and is 20 minutes from base.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stuart McClintock, or 940-631-9966.

  • Red Cross

Red Cross has a volunteer coordinator located at the 82d Medical Group. 

They are currently looking for volunteers specifically for the Med Group.  To apply to volunteer call 940-217-5958 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.

  • Southern Grit Advocacy

Looking for volunteers to help paint a Community Outreach Office @ 1301 10th St, Wichita Falls.  The office will host monthly meetings for Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

For more information or to volunteer contact Vicky @ 940-500-7259