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Weekly Bulletin: August 11, 2016

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  • By George Woodward
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

Street Smart Driver Safety Presentation

The Street Smart Military Safety Initiative will present a driver safety program for all base personnel, including family members, Sept. 1 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Base Theater.

Presented by Stay Alive from Education, an organization founded by firefighters and paramedics, the program is dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities due to drinking and driving and failure to use seatbelts.


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


Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at Pitsenbarger Fitness Center Gym Aug. 16-18 from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. To schedule your donation, visit and use the sponsor code safb to schedule an appointment.


Feds Feed Families

Sheppard AFB is striving to donate 12,000 pounds of food to the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank to support local families in need during the Feds Feed Families Drive.

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.


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

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

  • Bundles for Babies, Aug. 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.


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.

  • Bullet Writing for EPRs and Awards, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Bldg. 1662. 676-4278

  • Navigator’s Bible Study, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Bldg. 450. 676-0014

  • Love and Logic Parenting, Aug. 16 at Bldg. 1200. 676-2271

  • Active Parenting of Teens, Aug. 16 at Bldg. 1200. 676-2271

  • Effective Communication, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at Bldg. 1200. 676-2271

  • Mid-Week Inspiration, Aug. 17 at Bldg. 810. 676-0791

  • Using TRICARE and Medicare, Aug. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at Bldg. 1200. 676-1356

  • Protestant Men of the Chapel, Aug. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café

  • Wingman N Worship Bible Study, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café prayer room

  • How to Start College, Aug. 23 at 8 a.m. at Airman & Family Readiness. 676-4842


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

  • Key Spouse Quarterly Training, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.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

  • Aug. 16-19   Football Camp at the Madrigal Youth Center

  • Aug. 17         Budweiser Clydesdales at the Sheppard Club & Town Center Pavilion

  • Aug. 20-21   National Bowling Week Tournaments at the South Lanes

  • Aug. 20         UFC 202, Diaz vs. McGregor at the Airman’s Club and Sheppard Club

  • Aug. 20         Parents Day Out and Give Parents a Break at the Youth Center and CDC


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.


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