Sheppard Weekly Update: 10.16.23

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  • By Airman 1st Class Katie McKee
  • 82d TRW 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




Sheppard Medical Clinic Closures

18 Oct - Training Day, Full Day Closure



It’s time to give back through the CFC! This year’s goal is $30,767

Ways to Give:

  • You can give through payroll deduction.

Designate recurring gifts from each paycheck for a greater impact over time.  

  • You can give to multiple, vetted charities.

Make all of your charitable donations and pledge volunteer hours in one place.  

  • You can give for greater impact. The world is a better place when we give together.  
  • You can GIVE HAPPY! Studies show that when we give happiness, we get happy too. 

Be on the lookout for other ways to give back this year – whether it’s through donating, volunteering, engaging at events, or sharing your story. GIVE HAPPY today at



Giving Codes:

82d TRW Military Members: RE54VN

82d TRW Civilian Members: UKT658


80TH FTW Military Members: JCQ7W7

80TH FTW Civilian Members: 7T9TQL

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Hosted by: Enlisted of ENNJPT

When: 27 Oct. from 1700-1900

Location: Sheppard Event Center

Additional information:

  • Looking for trunkers to participate
  • Prizes for the top three trunks/booths will be available
  • Candy donation boxes will be at the entrance of the ENJJPT building and next to the CSS door in the 80th Wing building. Donations will run from 10 Oct through 26 Oct, noon.
  • Last year there were about 575 children so be prepared with enough candy


POC: SSgt Jasmine Guillen (




As a reminder training day is October 18, this focus is for E-4 and below, we have in-depth schedule.

There will be some food and snacks, and this will be at the Landing Zone.

This event is highly encouraged to attend, see below for more information.

(Even though there is no RSVP I would like for you to let me know if you are coming)




*Notification of Training Utilizing Blank Ammo

Please be aware that the 82 SFS will be conducting Ground Combat Readiness Training using Blank Training Ammunition to simulate gunfire in and around the Golf Course every Wednesday during the month of October. Please direct any questions to TSgt Wallace at DSN: 676-3025.





Join us for the first event of Native American Heritage Month - a movie night at the Landing Zone on November 3, 2023!

Stay tuned for the exact time, and we're also seeking volunteers to make this night unforgettable. Don't miss out! The National American Indian Heritage Month Committee is looking for volunteers, as well as Native American representation of all tribes, to help highlight Native American Heritage throughout the month of November on Sheppard AFB.


We are having a weekly meeting at Bldg. 920 in EO Room C100 @ 1000 every Wednesday to discuss event planning. POCs: TSgt Pettit-Castor (365 TRS) / TSgt Hammond (365 TRS) / SSgt Yazzie (363 TRS) / SSgt Fletcher (364 TRS)



The Education Center satellite office will open on 16 Oct 23. The satellite office is located in building 1900 room 2208 (near ALS) and customer service hours are 0730 - 1530. Please direct any questions to the Education Center.



Help us tell Team Sheppard’s Story!

Public Affairs wants to highlight the important people and work of Team Sheppard.

Submit story ideas about: Personnel, Outreach activities, Training transformations and innovations

Submit here


Please contact Julie Svoboda at with any questions.



  • Skeet & Paintball is OPEN!
  • Skeet
    • Saturday 8am - 10am (Shooter Card Members)
    • Saturday 10am - 4pm
    • Sunday 8am - 2pm
  • Paintball
    • Friday 5pm – Dusk
    •  Saturday 10am - 4pm
    • Sunday 8am - 2pm

Pick-Up/Drop-Off located in front of Sheppard Mini-Mall (Bldg. 740) Visit for more information.

  • Horseshoe Tournament October 20 • 5pm - 7pm
  • Runway Welcome to Wonderland - A Youth Center Open House October 26 • 4:30pm Games • Candy & Prizes No registration is necessary. Learn about the programs & activities offered at the Youth Center.
  • Halloween Party October 27 • 6pm - 10pm
  • Runway Sheppard Block Party October 28 • 3pm - 6pm • Outside the Commons Free Event • Open to All- Free hot dogs & chips • Cornhole Tournament • Red Bull's DJ Jeep Sunset
  • Cinema after the Block Party October 28 • Outside the Commons Free Event • First movie starts at dusk Complimentary popcorn, snacks & beverages! Halloween horror movie double feature - Insidious & IT. Bring your own blanket or chairs.
  • Runway Monthly Special Oktoberfest Pub Burger • $12
  • October Featured Drink at Common Grounds Boo-berry Frappucino - vanilla frappucino, vanilla & blueberry syrup. topped with blueberry whipped cream.


  • 2023 Scary Strong Powerlifting Competition held at the Levitow Fitness Center on 28 Oct @ 0800.
    • Lifters will be judged on the Squat, Bench, & Deadlift. The competition will resemble a USAPL style meet.
    • The lifter who totals the highest DOT Score, will be awarded the Top III Sponsorship to compete at the 2024 USAPL Military National Championships and represent Sheppard AFB & the USAF. More information below in the “2024 USA Powerlifting National Championships”.
    • Scan the QR Code below to signup for the competition.
      • For more information, contact POCs: MSgt Daniel Turner (676-4686), MSgt Alejandro Diaz (676-4801), or Ms. McKenzie Shawn-Daulton (736-2939).
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  • Participants will represent the Air Force at the National level to showcase their strength on 3 lifts: Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift. This competition will also have weight classes, ranging from 114 lbs. - 308+ lbs. for men and 97 lbs. - 220+ lbs. for women.
  • If you are interested in receiving the Top III Paid Sponsorship to compete at this event, please consider competing in the 2023 Scary Strong Powerlifting Competition at Levitow Fitness Center @ 0800. Please see above for more info.
    • For: Military personnel, police officers and firefighters.
    • When: TBD (Projected to be in March 2024).
    • Where: TBD (Projected to be in Atlanta, GA).
    • Note: This event is typically limited to 82 contestants only.
    • Depending on individual leadership, they may be authorized a PTDY for the trip.
      • For more information, contact POCs: MSgt Daniel Turner (676-4686) or MSgt Alejandro Diaz (676-4801).


Integrated Resilience Office

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • October 19: Go Purple Day Wear purple to raise awarenss about the crime of domestic violence October 30 - Purple Ribbon Campaign -get yours at the Mini Mall (1100-1230) or BX (1500-1630) and wear it all year to symbolize there is no space for domestic violence here!
  • October 26 - IRO will host Dr James Miles as he presents Peak Performance workshops (0800-1000 and 1300-1500). This workshop offers a systematic approach to enhancing everyday interaction. Space is limited to 25 participants per session. Email to sign up or learn more.


Employee Assistance Program Webinar For Air Force and Space Force Civilians and Families: October 17 at 1400 - Depression Join here:;!!A_Yfr0wlxos!2qhe6e1KcGuFTgUMNYp94m8Pn1GGk0smyrjkATTbO60Q8EurQXrLrFOBdE3TdZUFu3B08-mltQvKOhxpOJy9IaeMdw$



“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali


Story: While he is best known for his accolades inside the boxing ring, Muhammad Ali struggled with dyslexia his entire life and it showed early on in his schooling. Understanding the disability, he wanted to do more for those with his condition, with the help of his wife they created the “Go the Distance” series, selected to motivate, and inspire young black readers. Towards the latter end of his boxing career observers started noticing signs of neurological decline. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years after leaving the boxing world. This week’s color is BLUE, so we ask that you wear blue in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.




Autumn yard work is no joke! We will be feeling all the rakes and pains for sure!

Quick Tips

  • Dress properly - long pants, long sleeves, work gloves.
  • Utilize insect repellant as needed.
  • Have the right tools for the job.
  • Watch for low branches, large rocks, and tree stumps.
  • Beware of uneven ground surfaces and slopes.
  • Pick up leaves by bending from the knees, not the waist.
  • Don’t take unnecessary risks!

For more info: AFSEC-Yard Work Safety




  • Karaoke Night When: Every Saturday at 1800 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)
  • Movie Night - Free Popcorn! When: Friday at 1830 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450)
  • Pool Tournament When: 21 October at 1430 Where: Landing Zone (Bldg. 450) LZ

POC: Sara Moeller at




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




Upcoming Events @ the M&FRC:

Oct 19: Sheppard Right START / 0800-1200 / NEW LOCATION: Sheppard Welcome Center

Oct 20: LinkedIn 2.0

Oct 21: Support Group Corn Maze (EFMP & Hearts Apart) / Morath Orchards / 1300-1500

Oct 23: Civilian Resume Writing / 1300-1430

Oct 25: Heart Link




  • The City of Wichita Falls currently has volunteer opportunities available at the Animal Services Center and the Wichita Falls Public Library.


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