Sheppard Weekly Update: 09.05.23

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

Good morning Team Sheppard,

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  • 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


There will be a memorial ceremony on Monday, 11 September at 0714 in front of bldg. 400 to honor the lives lost on 9.11.01, followed by a vigil. If you wish to participate in the vigil or if you want additional information, please contact TSgt. Greg Winfrey via email at



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.


For all civil servant retirees that utilize Sheppard AFB, the DoD has issued information regarding the future of civil servant retirees CACs. Due to this information all civil servant retirees will need to eventually come to the SAFB visitor center during duty hours, M-F 0630-1630, to get their RealID state ID/drivers license registered into the DBIDs system for base access. Per the provided link civil servant retirees IDs will no longer be issued as of 31 August 2023, this should mean that if any civil servant retirees have a valid ID that is not expired it should still authorize them access to the installation up to that listed expiration date.

If that is the case, then civil servant retirees would only need to come to the VCC to get their RealID registered to their DBIDs account once their current credential expires.

If that is not the case and RAPIDs/DEERs does in fact remove all civil servant retirees credentials from their system on 31 August, then all civil servant retirees requiring access to the installation after that date would need to come to the VCC to have their RealIDs registered to their DBIDs profiles.

This process takes approximately 5-10 minutes and all that is required to complete it is the Form 50, proving they are a DoD civil servant retirees authorized base access, and their RealID compliant ID card.



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 @



Women of the Chapel Christian Bible Study - Lunch and Book Provided! Messy People: Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes When: 6 Sept at 1100-1200 (Recurring Every Wednesday) Where: Spiritual Development Center (BLDG. 4475) Contact Lori Holmquist at



  • 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
  • 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.



September-it’s finally here! Exercise is good for the body, and with the proper precaution sports injuries can often be prevented. Let’s jump into some quick tips for fall sports safety for you and your loved ones!

Quick Tips

  • Prepare: get a physical exam and purchase necessary gear.
  • Warm up and stretch before every practice & game.
  • Remember to hydrate, no matter the temp outside!
  • Make rest a priority to avoid overuse & injuries.
  • Don’t take chances with brain injuries: know signs & symptoms.

For more info: Sports Safety; Prevent Sports Injuries  



  • 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 Mentoring Session When: 5 Sept at 1200 and 1830 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450) For more information, contact Sara Moeller at
  • Rocket League Tournament When: 9 September at 1430 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450) For more information, contact Sara Moeller at



Upcoming Events @ the M&FRC:
Sep 6: Bundles for Babies / 0830-1130
Sep 7: First Duty Station Officer Financial Brief / 0930-1100  (No sign-up needed)
Sep 7: TSP / 1130-1230

Sep 7 & 8: DOL Career & Credential Exploration / 0800-1600
Sep 11: Civilian Resume Writing / 1300-1430
Sep 12: Smooth Move / 0900-1000

Sep 12: Key Spouse Quarterly Training / 1000-1200
Sep 13: Tricare for Retirees / 1300-1430
Sep 15: Walk/Run/Remember – Never Forget / 0730-0830 / 1-mile Track
Sep 15: LinkedIn 1.0 / 1300-1500



• Christmas in Action WF
(940) 696-9393

• Habitat for Humanity

(940) 716-9300

• Meals on Wheels
(940) 322-6232

• The Arc of Wichita County
(940) 692-2303

  • Wichita Falls Horse Committee is having their annual horse Expo at the JS Bridwell Arena

and looking for volunteers. This year is a salute to Veteran Equestrians with Disabilities. It is a 2-day event and are looking for volunteers to assist in the arena, help with gates, and other various tasks. It will start Saturday 11 Nov at 9 am and again Sunday12 Nov at 9 am. For more info or questions please call or text (940)674-5363 or (940)781-6798 or email