Sheppard Weekly Update: 08.29.23

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

Good morning Team Sheppard,

Submit your Weekly Brief announcements *due NLT 1300 every Wednesday*


  • NEW: Hours are now 0830-1300.
  • The last Tuesday of the month will be walk-in appointments. Come camera-ready.
  • The Public Affairs photo studio is by APPOINTMENT ONLY




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




Sheppard clinic closures: Wednesday, 20 September - training day please mark your calendar for changes to December 2023 schedule: Sheppard clinic exercise 12 & 13 December; services may be affected Wednesday, 14 December - training day change; full day closure




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!




Come out and check out the Bowling Centers Snack Bar NEW daily specials starting September 5, 2023


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 @




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.




  • WALK • RUN • REMEMBER September 15 • 7:30am • 1 Mile Track M&FRC partnership with Fitness' 5K Series 2023: 911 Never Forget (5K Scheduled for September 9 has been cancelled, those who finish the 5K will receive their "911 Never Forget" medal to add to their lanyard.)


  • Become an FCC Provider! Make money from home. Set your own schedule. Free training. Loaner equipment to get you started. Call 940-676-5437.


  • Youth Center Fall Sports Registration Flag Football, Cheer & T-Ball Ends September 8 Please call 940-676-7657/5437 for help with registering.


  • 9 Pin No Tap Tournament at South Lanes September 9 • 7pm • $25 per person


  • Fixation Virtual Reality Arcade Trip September 10 • Departs at 9:30am from The Commons $35 per person • Register by September 3 • Open to All Register by calling 940-676-6152


  • Hiking the Wichita Mountains Trip September 10 • Meet at Outdoor Recreation at 7am $25 per person • Register by September 6 • Open to All Register by calling 940-676-4141


  • Escape Room - Asylum The Commons • $10 per person • Ages 10+ Max 5 people per group • 1 hour - 1 escape


  • Wing Wednesday at Runway Every Wednesday • 4pm – 8pm 1/2lb of wings with fries for $6 or 1lb of wings with fries for $12 Karaoke at Runway Every Friday • Beginning at 6pm


  • September Limited Time Offer at Runway Taco Salad • $11


  • September Featured Drink at Common Grounds Campfire S’mores Latte - Espresso with milk, toasted marshmallow syrup, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs on top.




What? Sheppard AFB Retiree Activities Office and Hospice of Wichita Falls is honoring our local veterans called Salute to Service. The timing has been perfect as Hospice of Wichita Falls is getting ready to make September their focus to honor veterans in hospice and would like to incorporate Salute to Service as one of their new programs.

WHO? The Salute to Service program would consist of a group of veterans (or active duty, guard or reserve) volunteers from all branches of the military. The group would visit the veteran in hospice and perform a short ceremony honoring the veteran and their family for their service to our country as they near their end of life.

WHY? We want every veteran to know their military service is appreciated. Volunteers can sign up through the Sheppard AFB Retiree Activities Office.

Email or by calling (940) 676-5088 Mon - Fri 10-2. Dates volunteers will be needed will be determined by the need at Hospice of Wichita Falls. For questions you can reach me at or Coby Elkins at Sheppard RAO.




With the end of summer quickly approaching and the Labor Day Weekend celebrations ahead of us, let’s continue to stay safe and make mindful off-duty risk management decisions. Along with the Labor Day Weekend approaching, also comes the end of the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign. Although this campaign’s run is ending, does not mean we shall stop using safe off-duty risk management with all of our activities!

Quick Tips

  • Remember safe driving techniques while traveling.
  • Give your full attention to the road; get plenty of rest.
  • Keep grills 10ft from structures; keep kids and pets away from grills.
  • Be safe in and around water; watch over children and inexperienced swimmers.
  • Stay hydrated and wear light colored, loose clothing especially if outside.
  • Share travel plans with friends & family.
  • Know your physical limits; be prepared for plans in the great outdoors.


For more info: AFSEC - Labor Day Safety ; American Red Cross ; AFSEC - 101 CDoS  




  • 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


  • Brawlhalla Tournament When: 2 Sept at 1430 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450) For more information, contact Sara Moeller at




  • Upcoming Events @ the Military & Family Readiness Center

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.





  • Habitat for Humanity (940) 716-9300 • Humane Society of Wichita County (940) 855-4941 Airman’s Attic (940)-676-4358 Assist in putting items on display and helping customers


  • Base Camp Lindsey (BCL) -- #endveteranhomelessness//Check out our FB Page Call (940) 613-3172 or E-mail for more details Vols are needed for the following projects/event: * Painting building exterior 2 Sep (0700-1300) * For Homeless Community "Stand Down" 9 Sep (0800 - 1300) * Painting, assembling, & installing gutters 16 Sep (0700-1300) * Demolition tentative for 23 Sep (0700-1300) * Assembling, painting, & installing shutters 30 Sep (0700-1300) * Vols needed for preparing & execution of Haunted House fundraiser (please e-mail for details & to sign up)