SHEPPARD AFB
Sheppard AFB, TX 76311, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Welcome

  Welcome to Sheppard Air Force Base, the largest and most diversified training center in Air Education and Training Command. Sheppard’s relationship with its host communities — Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park and surrounding areas — is one of the best in the Air Force. We hope you will find

History

Sheppard has been providing top-notch instruction in diverse Air Force specialties for more than half a century. Though the mission has changed several times, Sheppard has always been in the training business since it opened as an active Army Air Corps base in October 1941. The creation of Sheppard Field

Mission

  Air Education and Training Command, with headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base near San Antonio, was established July 1, 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University. Its mission is to recruit, train and educate quality people through military, technical and flying training and pre-commissioning, professional

Family Concerns

  CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Child Development Center is equipped to care for children from 6 weeks to 8 years old. There is also an enrichment program available to preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old. Hourly care is available with reservations from ages 1 to 5 years old.

Medical Care

  Sheppard’s clinic serves more than 18,000 beneficiaries in the local area. The clinic provides comprehensive health care to include: Audiology Diabetic Education Exceptional Family Member Program Family Advocacy Program Family Practice Flight Medicine General Dentistry Immunizations Internal Medicine Mental Health Laboratory Services Occupational Therapy Optometry Orthopedics Pediatrics Periodontics Pharmacy

Serving You

  Administered by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, this official emergency assistance organization for the Air Force supplements the relief work of the American Red Cross and other agencies. It provides financial assistance in the form of noninterest loans or grants in the case of financial emergencies. For more

At Your Leisure

  When the duty day is done and it’s time to relax, you can stop by the Sheppard Club, bowl, play golf, swim laps or maybe see a movie. These and more are available on base. There are dozens of other opportunities to relax and have fun in the local

Local Area

  The city got its name from a Wichita Indian encampment near a small waterfall along the Wichita River. Wichita Falls’ history can be traced back to the 1860s when the vast, grass-rich prairies and ample water supply drew settlers to the area. Early city fathers brought the railroad to
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