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Weekly Bulletin: July 21, 2016

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  • By Aliza Reisberg
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Reminder: 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.

Travel Medicine Consultations

Traveling soon? Visit the Travel Medicine Clinic before your trip. This free consultation is offered to all our beneficiaries. We provide recommendations on proper vaccines and medications specific to your location. Contact AMDS Public Health at 676-3052 at least 4-6 weeks before your trip.

New Wichita Falls ER Facilities – Not TRICARE Authorized

NEW Community ER facilities Are Not TRICARE Authorized.  Select ER, Neighbors ER and ER Now are NEW medical facilities popping up in Wichita Falls. These medical facilities are not contracted through TRICARE and do not accept Medicare.  Using these facilities will be patient responsibility.  Always check with TRICARE prior to using a medical facility.  For additional questions or information please contact Humans at 1-800- 444-5445 or


Schedule Children Sports Physicals Now

Sheppard Clinic will perform sports physicals during children's annual well-child visit and/or by appointment only. If your child is participating in winter sports, such as basketball, or sports that begin practice before January, such as soccer, then please schedule a sports physical now. Please ensure you have completed the medical history portion of the sports physical paperwork prior to the appointment. Please bring your child’s glasses or contacts if worn for the vision test. These appointments can be scheduled by calling the 82 MDG appointment line at 676-1847.


If your child has had a well-child visit in the past year, our Pediatric Clinic will complete any sports physical paperwork based off that exam. Simply bring your paperwork to the front desk with the medical history portion completed.


Our staff will complete the physical exam portion of the paperwork within 72 hours. If you are unsure of the date of your child’s last physical exam, please contact 676-1847 and staff will provide you with this information.


If our appointment schedule does not meet your needs, providers in the community offer sports physicals for a nominal fee. TRICARE does not cover a sports physical as a benefit, so this cost will be an out of pocket expense. If your primary physician is in the community, please contact that office directly to schedule your child’s annual well physical.


The Texas UIL sport physical form is available at the following website:


Grocery Store Tour

Sheppard Clinic offers the "Grocery Store Tour".  Join the fun and learn what to look for on labels, what are super foods, choosing nutritious snacks and finding out if organic is worth the cost. Answers to all your questions! Call (940)-676-6003 to reserve your spot on the tour.


Bod Pod

NEW!! Sheppard Clinic introduces the "Bod Pod". This equipment accurately measures your lean mass and fat mass. The Body Composition Analysis (Bod Pod) will calculate the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions and the number of calories you need to make it through the day. Schedule now through the Public Health department at (940) 676-3052. Appointments available beginning 1 August.


Upcoming Leadership Pathways Events

  • July 24   Adult Sunday School/SRC Conf Rm/9:30 a.m.

  • July 24   Wingman N Worship Bible Study/Prayer Rm/9:30 a.m.

  • July 24   Latter Day Saints Service/Bldg 810/2 p.m.

  • July 26   Bundles for Babies/Bldg 962/8:30 a.m.

  • July 26   Civilian Resume Writing/Bldg 962/9 a.m.

  • July 26   Genuine Relationships/Bldg 1200/11:30 a.m.

  • July 26   Protestant Women of the Chapel/Bible Study/Bldg 810, North Chapel Annex/6 p.m.

  • July 26   Navigator’s Bible Study/Bldg 450/7 p.m.

  • July 27   Fantastic Fathers/Bldg 1200/Family Advocacy Conf Rm/3 p.m.

  • July 27   Mid-week Inspiration/Bldg 810/6 p.m.

  • July 27   Navigator’s Bible Study/Bldg 450/7 p.m.

  • July 28   Few Leaders are Successful Unless a Lot of People Want them to Be/9 a.m.

  • July 28   Money Moods-Personalities/Bldg 962/11:30 a.m.

  • July 28   Latter Day Saints Home Evening/Bldg 450/Prayer Rm/6 p.m.


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.

Sheppard movie listings

Friday July 22

Star Trek Beyond – 3D  (PG-13) 1800

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 2100


Saturday July 23

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 1400

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 1700

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 2000


Sunday July 24

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 1500


Monday July 25



Tuesday July 26

Star Trek Beyond – 2D (PG-13) 1900


Wednesday July 27 - Thursday July 28



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

•Jul 23                  AiT / Permanent Party BBQ • Town Center Pavilion

•Jul 23                  Karaoke • Airman’s Club

•Jul 24                  Sky Dive Trip •  Outdoor Recreation

•Jul 27                  Basic Computer Literacy Course • The Commons

•Jul 28                  Glass Fusing Class • The Commons

•Jul 28                  3D Printer Orientation & Certification Class • The Commons

•Jul 30                  Outspire Live on the Patio • Airman’s Club

•Aug 5                  Designs on Glass • The Commons

•Aug 6                  Riversport Adventures Trip • Outdoor Recreation

•Aug 6                  Heat is On 5K/10K Fun Run • Levitow Fitness Center

•Aug 6                  Karaoke • Airman’s Club


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.


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


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