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Base Bulletin – week of Jan. 19

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

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This week

Speed limits changed at installation gates

The 50th Security Forces Squadron and 50th Space Wing Safety Office have recently changed the speed limits at each installation gate to 15 mph. Security Forces would like to ensure the public is aware of the change as some personnel may still be accustomed to the previous speed limit.

 

SnoFest offers military discounts

SnoFest features more than world-class skiing and snowboarding Jan. 20-22.  Fabulous lodging, a party, giveaways, a hilarious cardboard derby, sleigh rides, tubing, ice-skating, non-skier excursions and more, all at heavily discounted prices for the military community.  You won't want to miss this spectacular event hosted by the Front Range Military Bases at Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado.

 

For lodging, call (888) 760-7561. Mention your base affiliation and use group code 3322.

 

Lift tickets are on sale now as well. For lift tickets, contact SAFB ITT at 567-6050.

Visit http://www.mysnofest.com/ for more information about SnoFest.

 

IG releases January newsletter
The 50th Space Wing Inspector General recently released their January newsletter. The topics include the reduction of additional duties, MICT/IGEMS/FAM/exercise updates and Innovators of the Month. To view the newsletter, follow the link below.

 

http://www.schriever.af.mil/Portals/17/documents/IG%20News%20-%20January%202017.pdf?ver=2017-01-17-155130-030&timestamp=1484686298800

 

 

Chapel

 

[For more information or to register for Chapel events or services, call 567-3705 or email us at 50SWHC_Workflow@us.af.mil.]

 

Chapel sponsors DIY Marriage Retreat
The Schriever Chapel is sponsoring a free marriage retreat, Feb. 17-19, hosted by The Center for Relationship Education at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Limited spots are available. First come, first served.

 

Working Women's Bible study
Come join us for our Working Women’s Bible study Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and every first and third Tuesday in the back area of The Dish dining facility in Building 300. We will be discussing the book "Beautiful in God's Eyes: The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman" by Elizabeth George. Bring your lunch or grab some from The Dish, and let's all indulge in some food for the soul. For more information, call the chapel at 567-3705 or email 50SWHC_Workflow@us.af.mil.

 

Chapel hosts women’s Bible study

Come join us for a women’s Bible study held 9:30 – 11 a.m. every Tuesday at the Tierra Vista Community Center. There will be fellowship, Bible study and conversations about today's critical issues from a Christian perspective. For more information, call the chapel at 567-3705.

 

Chapel offers family Christian fellowship 

A family Bible study will be held at the Tierra Vista Community Center 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join us for inspiring worship, Bible study and prayer. Families are welcome. Childcare and separate kids activities for 10 and under provided. For more information, contact 567-3705.

 

On-base

 

Lazyman Triathlon: Month of February
Lazyman Triathlon participants will have the month of February to complete the events of an Ironman Triathlon (swim 2.4 miles, bicycle 112 miles, run 26.2 miles). Those interested can register now by calling 567-6628. You must pre-register before Feb. 8. Upon registering, participants will receive a "calculator" that must be used to track progress. This calculator must be turned in no later than noon March 3 in order to receive credit for completing the event.

 

Green Dot opens classes
New Green Dot classes begin Jan. 30. Classes meet the annual requirement for SAPR and suicide prevention. Initial classes and refresher classes are offered. Register at https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/50swsppv/greendot. For more information,

email 50SW.SPPV.GreenDotProgram@us.af.mil or contact Dr. Ken Robinson at 567-2647.

 

 

1 SOPS 25th Anniversary
Calling all 1st Space Operations Squadron alumni; 1 SOPS is hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration Jan. 27 at the Mining Exchange Hotel (8 S. Nevada Ave). This is a celebration of the past 25 years as a squadron. Several former 1 SOPS commanders will be in attendance including guest speaker Maj. Gen. Burke E. "Ed" Wilson. RSVP at the following link, contact POCs with questions. https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=320489&k=0163420D735E

 

50 SW to observe time capsule unearthing
The 50th Space Wing is opening and replacing the time capsule located in the northwest corner of the Building 210 courtyard during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Jan. 30. The time capsule contains mementos from wing organizations depicting life at Schriever in 2002 and will be revealed during the ceremony. The time capsule will be sealed with its new contents and a date for recovery based on the wing’s 100th anniversary, June 1, 2049. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Sign up for SAI
Single Airmen Initiative events are free for both officers and enlisted personnel. If you are single and would like more information on the events available or would like to register, please contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

 

SAI offers Overdrive Kart Racing March 18

Feed your competitive spirit with Overdrive Raceway's eco-friendly electric race karts. With Overdrive's high performance race karts and quarter-mile F-1 style racetrack, you will get an adrenaline-filled experience you will want to try again and again. If you are single and want information or to register, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

Fitness Center holds aerobics class

The Fitness Center staff will be teaching aerobics classes until May 31. For a schedule of the classes offered, visit the fitness center or call 567-6628.

 

Children of Valor wrestling club opens registration

The Children of Valor would like to invite all Schriever dependents (military and civilian) to join our team. We are a USA wrestling chartered club and part of the Peak 2 Peak League. We are a traveling competition team seeking dedicated youth athletes to compete with us. We accept boys and girls, ages 4-15. Practice times are 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Tierra Vista Housing Multi-Purpose room, 300 Hartinger Circle. Contact Coach Morris Thomas via email at airman265@gmail.com for registration information.

 

Vanpool to Schriever - Woodmen/Powers Walmart
Take advantage of a vanpool. The government provides the cost per rider per month to pay for the commuter van. So join our van pool. The route includes Woodmen/Powers Walmart (pick up 6:15 a.m.). The final destination is Schriever Air Force Base with arrival times between 6:45 - 7 a.m. Monday-Friday. Call (719) 567-3428 for more information.

 

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
Mr. Cloicy J. Beach has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to current medical conditions. 

 

Should you like to donate leave to this employees, please do the following: 

1. Complete the OPM 630-A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the VLTP (within agency) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency)

2. You may scan the signed form and email it to jaime.sampayo.1@us.af.mil, or fax to 567-2832.

 

Fitness center hosts Bench Press, Dead Lift competition
Are you the strongest?  Lift the greatest percentage of bodyweight and prove it. A Bench Press/Deadlift competition will be held 9 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Fitness Center. There will be prizes for the top three males and top three females.  Competitors may participate in one or both events, but only those who participate in both events will be eligible for prizes.  Registration will be limited and all participants must pre-register by noon Jan. 25. For registration and more information, please call Bing Hack at 567-6628.

 

Clinic announces closures

The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/times:

Feb. 9                    1 – 4:30 p.m.                      Training day

Feb. 20                 All day                                   Holiday

March 9                1 – 4:30 p.m.                      Training day

Note: The clinic closes Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for physical training. Normal clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The clinic will close 3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning in January. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

 

Floorball (Floor hockey) now available

The fitness center gymnasium is open for floorball (floor hockey) Thursday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. All equipment is supplied. If you are interested in participating, contact Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wander at 556-4179.

 

50 CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron is closed for training the second Tuesday of each month. Upcoming dates include: Feb. 14, March 14.

 

Off-base

Denver Nuggets host Hoops for Troops
The Denver Nuggets are hosting Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation Night starting 3 p.m. Feb. 26. At the Pepsi Center. Upper level tickets are $17 and Lower/Club Tickets are $47. Tickets may be purchased at Outdoor Recreation in Building 300 Room 131. Come out and watch the Denver Nuggets vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Call 567-6050 for more information.

 

Society opens door to military widows   

The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouse’s rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson Air Force Base club. Call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

 

Military Retirees Activities office holds monthly luncheon

The Military Retiree Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club, followed by its monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. The guest speaker for Feb. 9 will be Clint Evans and his companion dog "Leo". Please call 719-556-7153 for more information.

 

Tickets available for Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association event
The Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association invites you to celebrate the 70th birthday of the United States Air Force with "A Salute to 70 Years of Air, Space and Cyberspace Power" Feb. 24, at the Broadmoor. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with a live band and dancing. Tickets are available for purchase at www.LancePSijanAFA.org. Air Force Ball attire is mess dress or black tie. Semi-formal uniform acceptable for Airmen when mess dress is unavailable.

 

Ticket prices are as follows:

E1—E3, GS-1—GS-3, ROTC and U.S. Air Force Academy cadets: $30
E4—E6, GS-4—GS-6: $40
E7—O3, GS-7—GS-11: $50
O4—O5, GS-12—GS-14: $60
O6 and above, GS—15 and above: $70
AFA Members: $70
Non-AFA Members: $100
Rooms are available at The Broadmoor for Air Force Ball guests at a special rate of $205.21 with tax. Please contact The Broadmoor directly at (719) 623-5112 or (888) 974-4990. Parking will be available at the Broadmoor for $8 in the lot under Broadmoor Hall or valet parking in front of the International Center.

 

For more information, please contact the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association at LancePSijanAFA@gmail.com.

 

Academy cadet sponsor program looking for volunteers

The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for cadets. The program needs about 180 families to sponsor cadets. Sponsors must be at least O-3 for officers, E-6 for enlisted and GS-05 for civilian. The program is designed to provide new cadets mentorship, offering active-duty and retired military personnel and civilians in the community an opportunity to mentor cadets on a permanent basis for their time at the Academy. Email cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

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