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Weekly Bulletin: June 30, 2016

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  • By Aliza Reisberg
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Local Conditions/Traffic Safety Course Update

Effective Monday, July 11 at 4 p.m., the Safety Office will conduct the first consolidated Local Conditions/Traffic Safety Course. There will no longer be any Tuesday briefings at 1 p.m. Please ensure that your newcomer’s/TDY personnel inprocessing checklists are updated to reflect only the available Monday 4 p.m. briefings. This will go a long way towards minimizing confusion and reduce personnel showing up Tuesdays for a briefing that isn’t happening anymore. Again, this course is held at Building 558, Room 125.


Missile Road Construction Update

Due to the road construction to repair intersection of Missile Road and Avenue D/E, 20 MPH reduced speed limits will be erected 1000 linear feet in all directions from the intersection. This creates a safer condition for both construction workers and traffic in this area. Complete intersection repair will be accomplished in multiple phases, estimated completion 1 August 2016.


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


Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:

•Basic Living Expenses

•Emergency Travel

•Vehicle Expenses

•Funeral Expenses


•Child Care/Respite

•Moving Expenses

•Miscellaneous Expenses

For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 676-4358, or the Air Force Assistance Fund Officer, Lucretia Taylor, at 676-5111.

For after-hours emergency assistance, call the American Red Cross at (877) 272-7337 or the Command Post at 676-6266 or 2616.


AiT Dormitory construction

On Tuesday, 5 Jul 16, excavation for water and sanitary sewer piping near and around AiT Dormitory B596 will commence.  This work is associated with complete building renovation.  The Contractor will erect temporary fences surrounding the entire construction site beginning 30 Jun 16.  Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow through and around construction fence as the work progresses.


Pedestrians are asked to please respect barricades and exercise caution while walking around the construction area.  This work 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. Keith Maxwell, Army Corp of Engineers, by phone at (940) 855-9776 x1409 or cell (580)695-4577 or email at

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Tanesha Tuft at 676-0430.


FAA Testing

  • When & Where: every Wednesday (starting June 29) at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Building 402, Room 315E. Military members must be in uniform to test.

  • Members will be contacted ahead of the test date to remind them to bring the required documents (per FAA) on the test date.

  • Scheduling: All scheduling requests are made on the Air Force Virtual Education Center. Scheduling requests must be made 48 business hours in advance. Due to the length of the exam, some tests will only be offered at 8 a.m.

  • Cost: FAA exams are provided at no cost for Active/Guard/Reserve service members (for all branches of service) and their dependents. Military retirees, DoD civilians and Dept. of Homeland Security civilians.


Upcoming Force Support Events

For more information on the following Force Support events, go to

•Weekly                    Wing Wednesdays

•Weekly                    Thirsty Thursdays and half-price pizza

•Weekly                    Karaoke Fridays

•July 2-3                    Firecracker Bowling Tournaments – North Lanes

•July 8                        All American First Friday BBQ – Sheppard Club

•July 8                       Cocktails & Canvas – The Commons

•July 9                        Super Night of Fights UFC 200 – Sheppard Club

•July 12-15                Archery Camp – Madrigal Youth Center

•July 14                                      Build Your Own Loaded Potato Bar – Sheppard Club

•July 15                                      Family Game Night (Summer Reading Program Event) – The Commons

•July 16, 23 & 30     Kids Culinary Academy – Madrigal Youth Center

•July 16                                      Parents Night Out/Give Parents a Break – Madrigal Youth Center/CDC

•July 17                                      Water Pong Tournament – Airman’s Club




Key Spouse Training

The Airman and Family Readiness is offering the following upcoming Key Spouse training:

•Key Spouse Initial Training, July 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the A&FRC


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.


Public Affairs Photo Studio: New Hours

 Beginning July 12, Public Affairs' photos studio hours for official photos and passports will be changing until further notice.


The new operation hours are:


Monday: 8 - 11:30 a.m. / 1 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 8 - 11:30 a.m.


Summer hours – Sheppard AFB Fitness Assessment Cell


Effective 6 Jul - 20 Sep 2016, Sheppard AFB Fitness Assessment Cell will be

conducting fitness assessment tests on the following days/times:


MON - THURS 0700 & 1300  (1300 is ONLY for members that are Run/Walk



FRIDAYS - 0800  only


POC: Tech. Sgt. Derrick Foushee