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Weekly Bulletin: August 5, 2016

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Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the 2016 Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) Open Season, beginning September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Eligible employees may elect to enroll in FEGLI coverage, if previously waived, or choose to elect or increase FEGLI Optional coverage. Elections or changes made during the 2016 FEGLI Open Season are not effective until October 1, 2017.


More information on the FEGLI Open season may be found on the myPers website at


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 a patient’s 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


Red Cross Blood Drive


The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at Pitsenbarger Fitness Center Gym. To schedule your donation, visit and use the sponsor code safb to schedule an appointment.

  • August 16-18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.


Boys and Girls Club Coaching


The Boys and Girls Club of Burkburnett’s athletic season will start this month. Their organization is looking for volunteer football, cheerleading and girls basketball coaches to help with their program. For more information, contact Courtney Christian at 940-569-2812 or email her at


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. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Active Parenting for Teens, Aug. 9 and 11 at 1 p.m.

  • Good Touch, Bad Touch, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.

  • Kids will be kids, Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.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

  • Sheppard Start, Aug. 8 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café

  • Smooth move, Aug. 9 from 9-10 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • WIC, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • The Basics of Team Building, Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the A&FRC

  • Relocation Fair, Aug. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Solid Rock Café

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.

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at the North Chapel Annex

  • Navigator’s Bible Study, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Bldg. 450

  • Leaders Distinguish Themselves During Tough Times, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at Bldg. 1923

  • Mid-Week Inspiration, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at Bldg. 810

  • Navigator’s Bible Study, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Bldg. 450

  • Sheppard Toastmasters, Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Bldg. 1900

  • Latter Day Saints Home Evening, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Bldg. 450

  • Qualities of an NCO, Aug. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Bldg. 1956

  • Protestant Men of the Chapel, Aug. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café

  • Wingman N Worship Bible Study, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café prayer room

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

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

  • Aug. 9-12             Weird science camp at the Madrigal Youth Center

  • Aug. 12                 Cocktails and canvas at the Commons

  • Aug. 12                 End of Summer Reading Program Pizza and Ice Cream Party at the Commons

  • Aug. 13                 Water pong tournament at the Airmen’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 between August 19 and 23, depending on weather.

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

  • 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.

Public Affairs Photo Studio: New Hours


Public Affairs' photo studio hours for official photos and passports changed July 12.


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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