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Weekly Bulletin: Sept. 8, 2016

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  • 82nd Training Public Affairs

BEAST Program

The Sheppard BEAST or Basic Exercise and Strength Training program will begin September 9 at the Pitsenbarger Fitness Center. Any member of team Sheppard is welcome to participate in their 9-week physical fitness training Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 a.m. or 4:45 p.m. Normal classes will be held at the base track and fitness center. For more information, contact Senior Airman Dustin Fazzini at 940-676-2804.

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

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
  • Sheppard Right Start, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. at the Community Center
  • Smooth Move, Sept. 13 from 9-10 a.m. at Bldg. 962
  • WIC, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. – call for more information
  • TAP, Sept. 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – call for more information

Leadership Pathways CAF 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.

  • Kids will be Kids, Sept. 8 at Bldg. 1200 2nd floor. 676-2271
  • Basics of Team Building, Sept. 8 at Bldg. 962. 676-4358
  • Sheppard Toastmasters, Sept. 8 at Bldg. 1900 Small Auditorium - 2nd Thursday every month 1130-1230.
  • MICT Basics, Sept. 8 at Bldg. 400. 676-1352
  • Protestant Men of the Chapel, Sept. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café. 676-0791
  • Latter Day Saints Service, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bldg. 810. 676-0014
  • Wingman N Worship Bible Study, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Café prayer room. 676-0077
  • Better Body Better Life, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pitsenbarger Gym
  • Navigator’s Bible Study, Sept. 13 at Bldg. 450. 676-0014
  • Recipe for success in Relationships, Sept. 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Pitsenbarger Gym
  • Good Touch, Bad Touch, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. in Bldg. 1200
  • Stress Awareness in Family Dynamics, Sept. 14 from 3-4 p.m. in Bldg. 1200
  • Mid-Week Inspiration, Sept. 14 at Bldg. 810. 676-0791
  • 2nd Air Force Character Development Seminar, Sept. 14-15 at 8 a.m. in Bldg. 922
  • Latter Day Saints Home Evening, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Bldg. 450. 676-6133

  • MICT Basics, Sept. 15 at Bldg. 400. 676-1352
  • Effective Communication, Sept. 15 from 1-2 p.m. in Bldg. 1200
  • The 5 Love Languages, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 962

Key Spouse Training

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

  • 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
  • Sept. 9             First Friday at the Sheppard Club
  • Sept. 9             Cocktails and canvas at the Commons
  • Sept. 9             Teen night at the Madrigal Youth Center
  • Sept. 9             POW/MIA Day Parade
  • Sept. 10           UFC showing at the Airman’s Club
  • Sept. 15           Retiree Recall at The Commons
  • Sept. 16           TAP Takeover at the Sheppard Club

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.

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.

Military and Family Life Counselors Phone Numbers

  • Adult MFLC                                      940-781-6531
  • CAIB/IDS Surge MFLC                    940-704-4684
  • Youth MFLC                                      940-257-4671
  • Sheppard Elementary MFLC              940-765-5538


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