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Weekly Bulletin: May 12, 2016

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  • By George Woodward
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

At Hoc Mobile App

The commander of Air Education and Training Command requires that all Airmen within the command register on the AtHoc system to ensure emergency notifications. The AtHoc mobile app is also required. Currently, only 2 percent of the base is registered for the mobile app and 25 percent for cell phone contact.

To register on AtHoc, select the purple globe in your notifications tray in Windows and select “Update My Info.” When you have completed that step, go back and select “Update My Devices.”

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Follow the directions to register your device. The organization code for Sheppard is VNVM.

For more information, contact the Command Post at

Retiree Appreciation Day

Sheppard’s Annual Retiree Appreciation Day will be held May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Building 430 (formerly the Community Activity Center).

The guest speaker will be retired Army Col. Tom Quintero, an Afghanistan veteran who has received the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

The first 150 retirees who register will receive a free goodie bag and lunch. Prizes, including AAFES and restaurant gift cards, will be offered along with a Military Working Dog demonstration and tours.

More than 20 booths will be available with information on TRICARE, legal services, survivor benefits, the Texas Veterans Commission and more.

For information, call the Retiree Activities Office at (940) 676-5088 or email

Police Week

All are invited to join 82nd Security Forces Squadron in celebrating Police Week May 18 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Commissary parking lot. Events will include a military working dog demonstration, weapons display, Taser demonstration, dunk-a-cop booth, drunk driving simulator and free kids fingerprinting and vehicle identification number etching.

Come out and support your defenders!

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Luncheon

A luncheon will be held May 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to observe Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The guest speaker will be 82nd Training Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Pritchard. A buffet menu including whole-roasted pig, chicken adobo, rice, lo-mein, soup, salad and dessert will be offered along with cultural performances.

Cost is $12 for club members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP by May 18 by calling Tech. Sgt. Miguel Moreno at 676-4784, Staff Sgt. Ralph Hayashida, 676-9303, or Airman 1st Class James Morales, 676-6075.

Leadership Pathways Classes

The following classes and events are planned for the week of May 8-14. For more information or to sign up, go to, then click Library>Sheppard Cares, and click the Leadership Pathways graphic.

  • How to Start College/May 17 @ 8 a.m. & 2 p.m./Bldg 402 Rm 315E/676-4842

  • Bullet Writing for EPRs & Awards/May 17 @ 11:30 a.m./Bldg. 1662, 82nd Contracting Squadron/676-4278

  • Navigator's Bible Study/May 17 @ Bldg 450/676-0014

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel/Bible Study/May 10, 6 p.m. @ Bldg 810, North Chapel Annex

  • Love and Logic/May 17 @ Bldg 1200, Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Active Parenting of Teens/May 17 @ Bldg 1200-Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Navigator's Bible Study/May 18 @ Bldg 450/676-0014

  • Stress Awareness in Family Dynamics/May 17 @ 3 p.m./Bldg 1200-Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Mid-Week Inspiration/May 18 @ Bldg 810/676-0791

  • Love and Logic/May 18 @ Bldg 1200, Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • DADS: Basics/May 18, 4-6 p.m. @ Solid Rock Cafe Conference Room/676-2271

  • Thrift Savings Plan Overview/May 19 @ 11:30 p.m./Airman & Family Readiness Center/676-4358

  •  Active Parenting of Teens/May 19 @ Bldg 1200-Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Leadership Transitions/May 19 @ Bldg 1956 Room M120/676-3466

  • MICT Basics/May 20 @ 9 a.m./Bldg 400 Room 112/676-1352

  • Bullet Writing/May 20 @ Bldg 922 Payne Conf Room/676-7204

  • Protestant Men of the Chapel/May 14 @ 7:30 a.m./SRC Conference Room/676-0791

TMO: PCS Season Has Begun

Permanent Change of Station season is already underway, and the Traffic Management Office is reminding all who are slated to move to contact them as early as possible. There is only one authorized moving company in the area, so the sooner you engage with TMO, the more likely you are to get your desired move date.

JPPSO has been receiving a lot of short notice shipments.  Please enforce a 3 weeks’ notice for ALL shipments with and through your local TMO.  Shipments requiring pick up in less than 3 weeks must be coordinated with the applicable JPPSO prior to submission (NOTE: Excludes applications for tech training students).  Lastly, please include an alternate pack/pick up dates from customers on ALL shipments.

For more information about PCS shipments, call the TMO Office at 676-5499.

Government Vehicle Driver’s License

AF Form 171 is still required to add new vehicles to a driver’s license; a GOV license can be renewed via e-mail; and new arrivals to Sheppard need to activate their GOV license in the Transportation IT system (OLVIMS).  Contact your unit Vehicle Control Officer/NCO or Mr. Ron Crumb, 676-5300 for more information.

Flying Gear/Clothing Issue

The Pilot Issue section is located in building 2113 (main supply warehouse) on the back side, southeast corner.  Park next to the first loading ramp going into the building, go through the entry door and Pilot Issue is on the right-hand side in the fenced section to the right.

Base Taxi Service

The base taxi service is available for official business as well as military appointments, including medical and off base appointments as well.  Taxi service is for pick up at your duty location (or dormitory for AITs) and drop off at your official appointment location with re-turn to your duty location (or dormitory location for AITs). The base taxi cannot be used for personal stops, including Commissary, BX, Burger King, etc.

Call 676-1843 for base taxi service.          

Precious Metals Recovery Program

The Precious Metals Recovery Program is designed to recover metals designated as precious and return them to the Defense Logistics Agency supply system by processing them through DRMS. The metals designated as precious are gold, silver and platinum. Items containing one or more of these metals must be turned in by making an appointment through the Receipt-In-Place-Location office at 676-4934. Precious metals can only be accepted on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. by the DRMO Representative.  Contact Kathleen Doyle, 676-6632 for more information.

Pools Open May 27

The Sheppard AFB Pools will open for the summer on May 27. Daily entry fees are $4 for ages 16 and over and $3 for ages 4-15. Night swim is $5. Season passes are available for $50 for an individual or $80 for a family of 3. Airmen in Training monthly passes are available for $20.


For hours or information, call 676-4141 or go to and click on “Recreation.”

Airman & Family Readiness Events

The following classes are planned in May at the Airman & Family Readiness Center:

  • Thrift Savings Plan Overview, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • Troops to Teachers, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • Civilian Resume Writing, May 24 at 9 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • TRICARE for Retirees, May 25 at 9 a.m. at the A&FRC

Fitness Month Events

May is Fitness Month! Check out the following events planned at the Pitsenbarger Fitness Center this month. Call 676-3550 or 0492 for information, or go to

  • Racquetball Tournament, May 14 at 10 a.m.

  • Dance-a-Thon, May 21 from 9 a.m.-noon

  • 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament, May 28 at 10 a.m.

Parents Day Out/Give Parents a Break

The Madrigal Youth Center will offer a Parents Day Out May 21 from 1-6 p.m. for youth aged 5-14 years. Cost is $20 for club members and $24 for non-members. Call the Youth Center at 676-5437 for information.

The Child Development Center will offer a Give Parents a Break afternoon, also on May 21 from 1-6 p.m., for children aged 1-6 years. Cost is $20 per child. Call the CDC at 676-2038 for more information.

Base-Wide Yard Sale

The 82nd Medical Group Top 4 will sponsor a base-wide yard sale May 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medical Group Parking Lot.

Space reservations are $25 per 22 x 7 foot parking spot. Additional spaces available for $10 each.

No sales of firearms, knives, live animals, alcohol or prepared food. Water and snacks will be available for donations.

The sale is for those with base access only, or those who are properly sponsored on base.

For information, contact Master Sgt. Junicio Cacal, Jr., at or Tech. Sgt. Cy Perkins at

2016 Summer Youth Camps

The Madrigal Youth Center has the following summer camps planned for 2016. Go to for information or call 676-5437 to register.

  • Babysitters Boot Camp, May 31-June 3

  • Tennis Camp, May 31-June 3

  • Art Camp, June 6-10

  • Baseball/Softball Camp, June 13-17

  • Soccer Camp, June 20-24

  • Extreme Camp, June 27-July 1

  • Operation Camp-Out, July 6-8

  • Archery Camp, July 11-15

  • Kids Culinary Academy, July 16, 23 and 30

  • Weird Science Camp, July 18-22

  • Basketball Camp, July 25-29

  • Missoula Children’s Theater, August 1-6

  • Kids Best Baker, August 8-12

  • Football Camp, August 15-19

TRICARE & Free-Standing Emergency Rooms

TRICARE/Humana Military Insurance does not cover use of emergency facilities not affiliated with a hospital. This includes the several stand-alone facilities that are coming on line in the local community.

TRICARE Beneficiaries who use these facilities will receive the bill and will not be reimbursed.

New Urgent Care Pilot Program

An Urgent Care Pilot Program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.

The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin May 23, 2016, covers:

  • Active Duty Family Members enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote
  • Retirees and their family members who are enrolled in Prime within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • Active duty service members enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote or stationed overseas but traveling stateside


Active Duty Service Members enrolled in TRICARE Prime are not eligible for this program.

There are no Point of Service deductibles or cost shares for these two urgent care visits, but network copayments still apply. Following a visit to an urgent care facility, you must notify your PCM of that care within 24 hours or the first business day after the urgent care visit. Authorization requirements have not changed for follow up care, specialty care or inpatient care.

When you are not sure of the type of care you need, or you require care outside of standard business hours, call the Nurse Advice Line (NAL). If the NAL recommends an urgent care visit, and a referral is submitted, that visit will not count against the two visits allowed under the Urgent Care Pilot. However, if you call the NAL and get a referral to a military hospital or clinic and you go elsewhere for care, that visit will count against your two preauthorized visits.

For more information, please go to


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