Sheppard Weekly Update: 10.30.23

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

Good morning, Team Sheppard,




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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Levitow and Pitsenbarger Fitness Centers will be closed on 7 Nov. from 1345-1515 for 82 FSS Unite Event.



De-icer for Buildings: Base Supply has a limited supply of de-icer available for buildings. It must be ordered through Base Supply (not CES Self-Help Store), and costs $101.72 per 55 lb bag. Supply does not accept GPC or other credit cards, you must order through a valid supply account. Prior to ordering, please check with your Resource Advisor to ensure funds are loaded in your supply account. NSN for deicer is 6850-01-583-4138. Customers can order through IMDS. If you don't have IMDS please call Customer Service at 676-6300 to order. If you can share a 55 lb bag between 2 or more buildings, please do. Rock salt and Urea are not acceptable as an ice melt product.




Sheppard Medical Clinic has changes to their previous published closure schedule. Please mark your calendars:

9 Nov - DHA Minimal Manning; Open 0730-1130. Scheduled appts only/no walk-in services 10 Nov - Federal Holiday, Full Day Closure

15 Nov - Training Day, Full Day Closure

23 Nov - Federal Holiday, Full Day Closure

24 Nov - AETC Family Day, Full Day Closure

14 Dec - Training Day, Full Day Closure

25 Dec - Federal Holiday, Full Day Closure

26 Dec - AETC Family Day, Full Day Closure

1 Jan 2024 - Federal Holiday, Full Day Closure

2 Jan 2024 - AETC Family Day, Full Day Closure




Needing 4-6 NCO/SNCOs to sit on a panel for an ROTC Mentorship session. The request is for 3-4 NCOs and 1-2 SNCO from various career fields across the base. The panel will be hosted 13 November at 1500 to 1600 in the Kilgor room Bldg 402. Members interested in volunteering for the panel can email SSgt Shawn Mabry and Marc Alexander




Join us for the kickoff event of Native American Heritage Month! Embrace the rich tapestry of Native American culture with our double-feature movie night at the Landing Zone. Date: November 3, 2023 Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM for two movie showings - “Spirit” and “Windtalkers”


Mark your calendars for more exciting events:

  • the 8th and 22nd at the Base Library, join us for Story Time at 10:00 AM. We'll be reading Native American children's books followed by a fun craft session.
  • The National American Indian Heritage Month Committee is seeking the stories of Native American military-affiliated members. If you're a veteran, active duty, reservist, guard, or AIT, we want to hear your story. Interviews will be held on the 21st-22nd and 28th-29th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Landing Zone. POC: SSgt Ryan Fletcher (


 We're continuously looking for volunteers from all backgrounds to help us highlight Native American Heritage throughout November at Sheppard AFB. If you're interested, please reach out to any of our POCs and attend our weekly meetings. Weekly Meetings: Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM Location: Bldg. 920 in EO Room C100 POCs: - TSgt Pettit-Castor (365 TRS) - TSgt Hammond (365 TRS) - SSgt Yazzie (363 TRS) - SSgt Fletcher (364 TRS) Let's come together to celebrate and honor the diverse and vibrant Native American heritage this November!




Upcoming Events:




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.



  • October 30 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the Purple Ribbon Campaign on October 30! - Get your ribbon 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!



It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus, right?

Quick Tips

  • Check treats before eating or allowing kids to eat them.
  • Costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant.
  • Wear reflective tape, belts, or glow sticks in the dark.
  • Drivers: slow down, take your time, and keep headlights on.
  • Use battery operated candles or glow sticks instead of candles in jack-o-lanterns.
  • Keep exits and walkways clear of decorations.
  • Have a spooktacular night!

For more info: AFSEC-Halloween Safety



Skeet & Paintball is OPEN! ***New Fall/Winter Hours***

  • Skeet

Saturday 8am - 10am (Shooter Card Members)

Saturday 10am - 4pm (Open to All)

Sunday 8am – 10am (Shooter Card Members)

Sunday 10am - 2pm (Open to All)


  • Paintball

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

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

  • International Stout Day November 3 • 4pm-7pm • Runway Bar & Grill • Open to All 21+ $6 Pint or Flight
  • Turkey Trot 4 November • 9am • Common Grounds • Open to All Common Grounds will open early for Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Pastries! Earn your last medal in the 2023 5K Run Series!
  • South Lanes – 9 Pin No Tap Tournament November 4 & 18 • 7pm, must sing in before 6:30pm • $25 per person
  • Youth Basketball Registration November 6 – December 22 Ages 3-4 $25 per person Ages 5-12 $55 for members, $65 for non-members You must use the CYPBMS parent portal to register. Please call 940-676-7657 or 940-676-5437 for help with registering. Coaches needed.
  • South Lanes - Singles Tournament November 11 • 12:30 pm & 2:30pm • $25 per person
  • North Lanes - Red Pin Bowling Sundays • 12pm – 5pm • $2.50 per game Bowl a strike with a red head pin and receive a FREE game coupon (good for next visit) and a FREE GFUEL energy drink!
  • South Lanes – Red Pin Bowling Saturdays • 10am – 4pm • $2.5pm per game Bowl a strike with a red head pin and receive a FREE game coupon (good for next visit)!
  • Runway November Limited Time Offer Ground Turkey Gyro - $12 Seasoned ground turkey with cucumber, tomatoes, onions & tzatziki sauce with vinaigrette topped with parsley stuffed into delicious pita bread Crew Members get $2 off Make it a combo for $3 more (side & 24oz fountain drink)
  • Need a morning pick me up? Stop by Common Grounds Coffee Shop! The featured drink for November is the Pumpkin Spice Latte! ***New Hours*** Wenesday-Sunday 6:30am – 12:30pm For more information on FSS events visit our LinkTree to connect with us -




  • 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) POC: Sara Moeller at




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

Hospice Plus (940) 761-1611

Respite Volunteers

Veteran to Veteran Volunteers

Friendly Visitor Volunteers Office/Administrative Volunteers

Food Prep Volunteers

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