Sheppard Air Force Base
82nd Training Wing, 80th Flying Training Wing
1810 J Ave, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311
Sheppard Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located five miles north of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas. It is the largest training base and the most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. The base is named in honor of Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, a supporter of military preparations before World War II.
The host unit at Sheppard is the 82d Training Wing (82 TRW), which provides specialized technical training and field training for officers, Airmen and civilians of all branches of the military, other DoD agencies and foreign nationals. It is a non-flying wing that conducts all technical training at Sheppard. The 982d Training Group (982 TRG) provides instruction in a wide range of specialties at Sheppard and as well as an 60 other Air Force installations worldwide. The 82d Mission Support Group (82 MSG) and the 82 Medical Group (82 MDG) support these organizations. Together with the 80th Flying Training Wing, more than 7 million U.S. and ally warriors have been trained.
The 80th Flying Training Wing (80 FTW) conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, a multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO. This internationally manned and managed flying training program is the only one in the world.
Arriving at Sheppard Air Force Base
Although North Texas is a beautiful area, the weather has been known to change drastically overnight. Prior to arriving at Sheppard Air Force Base, keep up on the weather through the internet, newspaper, television and your sponsor. Talk to your sponsor about what types of clothing to carry with you as you travel to Sheppard.
Permanent Party members who arrive during duty hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), should report to their Commander’s Support Staff. All personnel must be in compliance with Air Force Instruction 36-2903 Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel. Permanent Party members who arrive after duty hours should report to the Sheppard Inn, Bldg 1600, Ave J, and contact their appropriate squadrons or sponsor for in-processing instructions. Questions concerning in-processing should be addressed to 940-676-4314 or DSN 312-736-4314; FAX 940-676-2637 or DSN 312-736-2637.
Sheppard Right START
Offered every month, Right START is held at the Solid Rock Cafe from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Representatives from various base and community agencies will be available to provide information on areas of concern to newcomers. You will be scheduled for Right START during your eCommander’s Support Staff in-processing. The orientation is mandatory for military members. Spouses and new civilian employees are encouraged to attend. Sheppard Right START representatives can be contacted at 940-676-4358 or DSN 312-736-4358.
New civilian employees should report to the Civilian Personnel Office in Bldg 402 at the time stated in their notification letter.
Over 60,000 airmen and personnel from other military branches are trained at Sheppard AFB each year. Over 20,000 permanent party, airmen in training, and support personnel are on Sheppard AFB during a normal duty day.