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  • Drew removes mask, screening requirements, but with caveats

    Brig. Gen. Lyle K. Drew, installation and 82nd Training Wing commander here, issued new guidance that removes the mask requirement for base personnel and visitors regardless of vaccination status when the COVID-19 Community Level is low, but with a few caveats. The screening of unvaccinated

  • Drew ups HPCON to Bravo as local cases increase

    Brig. Gen. Lyle Drew, 82nd Training Wing commander, bumped up the installation’s Health Protection Condition on August 5, 2021, from Alpha to Bravo as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in surrounding communities.

  • DOD makes mask wear mandatory indoors

    Per new Defense Department guidance, mask wear indoors is mandatory effective immediately in areas considered to be in the "High" transmission category according to Centers of Disease Control & Prevention guidelines. This includes Wichita County.

  • Bell lifts some COVID-19 restrictions, stresses vigilance

    Brig. Gen. Kenyon Bell, installation and 82nd Training Wing commander, on March 19, 2021, notified Team Sheppard that they can now eat inside restaurants and use gyms off base, something that hasn’t been authorized since March 2020.

  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for

  • Sheppard personnel receive first round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    Sheppard AFB received its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 20 and soon began administering the serum in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines. The DoD prevents disclosing the number of vaccines received or those administered to

  • 361st TRS swings into action to limit potential spread of COVID-19

    Sheppard has improvised, adapted and overcome many of the obstacles caused by COVID-19, and leadership continues to apply procedures and precautions to ensure training continues. One of Sheppard's technical training squadrons has adapted a new training schedule to spread out classes to reduce