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Weekly Bulletin: July 29, 2016

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

New Wichita Fall 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 Humana at 1-800- 444-5445 or www.tricare.com.

 

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

  • Medical/Dental

  • Child Care/Respite

  • Moving Expenses

  • Miscellaneous Expenses

For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 940-676-4358, or the Air Force Assistance Fund Officer, Lucretia Taylor, at 940-676-5111.

For after-hours emergency assistance, call the American Red Cross at (877) 272-7337 or the Command Post at 940-676-6266 or 2616.

Feds Feed Families

 

Feds feed families is a federal campaign that began in 2009. A 2014 study showed that food insecurity affected 14 percent of Americans at some point of the year. Contributions made will support the local Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.

  • Sheppard’s Goal: Donate 12,000 pounds of food.

  • Last year’s donation: 11,944 pounds.

    For more information, call Capt. Kevin Huwel at 940-676-4281.

School Sports Physicals

 

The Sheppard Clinic Pediatric Clinic provides school and sports physicals by appointment at 940-676-1847. Please bring any school- or sport-specific forms to the appointment.

 

Family Advocacy Events

 

The following classes and events are being held at Family Advocacy, Building 1200, second floor. Call 940-676-2271 for more information:

 

  • Love and Logic, Aug. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Active Parenting for Teens, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m.

  • Anger Awareness in Family Systems, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.

Airman & Family Readiness Events

 

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

  • Study Skills & Test Taking, every Tuesday at 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Parent & Tots Playgroup, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café

  • Employment assistance – call for more information

Leadership Pathways Classes

 

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

  • Wingman N Worship Bible Study, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café prayer room

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at the North Chapel Annex

  • Navigator’s Bible Study, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at Bldg. 450

  • Resiliency Training, Aug. 3 at 7:30 a.m. at Bldg. 1923 Rm. 145

  • Mid-Week Inspiration, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Bldg. 810

  • Latter Day Saints Home Evening, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Bldg. 400

  • MICT Basics, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. at Bldg. 400

Key Spouse Training

 

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

 

  • Key Spouse Initial Training, Sept. 1 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 940-676-5499.

Upcoming Force Support Events

 

For more information on the following Force Support events, go to www.82fss.com:

  • Weekly                 Wing Wednesdays

  • Weekly                 Thirsty Thursdays and half-price pizza

  • Weekly                 Karaoke Fridays

  • Aug 1-6                 Missoula Theatre Camp at the Madrigal Youth Center

  • Aug 1                     Flag Football, Cheerleading & T-Ball Registration Begins at the Madrigal Youth                                     Center

  • Aug 5                     Designs on Glass at The Commons

  • Aug 5                     Family Movie Night – Summer Reading Program Event at The Commons

  • Aug 6                     Riversport Adventures Trip at Outdoor Recreation

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

  • Aug 6                     Karaoke at the Airman’s Club

Summer hours – Sheppard AFB Fitness Assessment Cell

Effective 6 July - 20 Sept. 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 exempt)

FRIDAYS - 0800 only

For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Derrick Foushee at 940-676-4292.

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.

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 bobby.castleman.ctr@us.af.mil

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.

 

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