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Weekly Bulletin: May 19, 2016

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  • By George Woodward
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Missile Road Gate Work

On Thursday, 19 May 16, road construction to repair intersection of Missile Road and Avenue D/E will move to the next phase.  The Contractor will place traffic control signs and barricades to close off the work area.  The eastern most lane (southbound left lane) of Ave D and western most lane (northbound left lane) of Ave E will be closed and will remain closed approximately two weeks.  (Picture included at bottom of word document).

Complete intersection repair will be accomplished in multiple phases, estimated completion late June 2016.

The Missile Road gate will continue to be closed to traffic, with the exception of commercial vehicle traffic.

Drivers are asked to please respect barricades and exercise caution while driving around the construction area.  This project will be completed as quickly and as safely as possible, and we ask for your patience and cooperation during the construction period.

For questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Bobby Castleman by phone at (940) 676-7470 or email at

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

Leadership Pathways Classes

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

  • Wingmen ‘n Worship Bible Study/May 22/Solid Rock Café/676-0077

  • Troops to Teachers/May 23 @ 10 a.m./Airman & Family Readiness Center/676-4358

  • Love and Logic/May 23 @ Bldg 1200, Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Bundles for Babies/May 24 @ 8:30 a.m./Airman & Family Readiness Center/676-4358

  • Navigator's Bible Study/May 24/Bldg 450/676-0014

  • Civilian Resume Writing/May 24 @ 9 a.m./Airman & Family Readiness Center/676-4358

  • Active Parenting of Teens/May 24/Bldg 1200-Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel/May 24 @ 6 p.m./North Chapel Annex/676-0014

  • Navigator's Bible Study/May 25/Bldg 450/676-0014

  • Effective Communication/May 25 @ 3 p.m./ Bldg 1200-Family Advocacy 2nd Floor/676-2271

  • Mid-Week Inspiration/May 25/Bldg 810/676-0791

  • TRICARE for Military Retirees/May 25 @ 9 a.m./Airman & Family Readiness Center/676-4358

  • Protestant Men of the Chapel/May 28 @ 7:30 a.m./SRC Conference Room/676-0791

Permanent Party Single Airman Retreat

The Sheppard Chapel is hosting a Single Airman Retreat at Camp All Saints in Pottsboro, Texas, for single, permanent party dorm residents June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost is free, though there is a refundable $10 deposit required to secure a place. Include transportation, food and fun!

For information, stop by the Solid Rock Café or call 676-0014.

LGBT Pride Month Volunteers Needed

The DoD LGBT Pride begins June 1, and committee members and volunteers are needed.  Opportunities are open to all base members. Past Sheppard events have been well attended and we are expecting a greater turnout this year. 

If you are interested in becoming a committee member or volunteer, contact Staff Sgt. Tanesha Tuft at 676-0430. 

Coaches & Friends for the Military Golf Tournament

The Fourth Annual Coaches & Friends for the Military Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 14 and 16 at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas. The cost for military is significantly reduced to $25 for active duty and $100 for former military, compared to $850/ for non-military.


The Sheppard point of contact is Staff Sgt. Patrick Gordon of the 361st Training Squadron, 676-2522. All entry forms and payments are due to him no later than June 15.


Each golfer will receive:


- 18 holes of golf plus a cart

- Pictures of golfers by branch

- Breakfast/lunch

- Range and putting green access

- Food and non-alcoholic beverages on the course

- Lunch/Dinner

- Event long-sleeve pullover or event golf shirt

- One t-shirt, one bag, one sling bag and one hat

- On-course games to win other prizes

- Team and individual prizes


The event is to show appreciation to the men and women of the Armed Forces, and benefits current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. C&FFTM donates to Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, to homeless veterans and to 500-1,000 patients at the VA Hospital of Dallas.

GOV Information

  • GOV Maintenance Data:  It is important to show up when your vehicles are scheduled. If you cannot make the scheduled time, please call Karen Huskonen at 676-6384 and make arrangements.  When turning in a vehicle for maintenance, it must be cleaned outside and inside.  The AF 1800 needs to be completed and turned in with the keys and waiver card.


  • GOV Mileage:  It is important to enter the correct miles/hours at the fuel pumps.  This data is used to track and schedule maintenance on vehicles.  Also a new requirement of reporting miles/hours weekly to vehicle maintenance (676-6384) has been put in place to more accurately track scheduled maintenance requirements.


  • U-Drive-It Vehicles:  Need a vehicle for official business?  Contact Vehicle Dispatch at 676-1843 to find out requirements and schedule a vehicle.

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:

  • Troops to Teachers, May 23 at 10 a.m.

  • Civilian Resume Writing, May 24 at 9 a.m.

  • TRICARE for Retirees, May 25 at 9 a.m.

  • USAJobs Workshop, May 31 at 11:30 a.m.

  • Personal Financial Readiness for Lieutenants, June 1 at 9 a.m.

  • Emotions and Your Body, June 3 at 11:30 a.m.

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

  • 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.

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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