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Base Bulletin - week of Feb. 2

 

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This week

50 SW Annual Awards Banquet – tickets on sale this week
The 50th Space Wing Annual Awards Banquet is Feb. 9 at the Peterson Air Force Base club. The medallion ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., social hour at 6 p.m. and the event will start at 6:30 p.m. Come out and celebrate with nominees as they compete at the wing Level. Tickets can be purchased outside of the dining facility in Building 300 on Friday. Only cash or check payment will be accepted. Checks must be written out to “Schriever Top 3.” The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Jeffrey Tomkiewicz at 567-6464 or Tech. Sgt. Joshua Gutierrez at 567-2821.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
Joli M. Davison and Cloicy J. Beach have been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to current medical conditions.   

Should you like to donate leave to these 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.

Removal of general purpose fire extinguishers

General purpose fire extinguishers will be removed from facilities where complete automatic sprinkler protection and a fire alarm system is installed.  Areas where "Specialized" extinguishers are required i.e. mission essential electronic space or commercial cooking extinguishers will remain. This is a DOD-wide initiative. The fire prevention office will coordinate with facility managers and began removal on Wednesday. The extinguisher cabinets will remain until a renovation project.  If you have any questions contact fire prevention at 567-3370.

Chapel

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

Chapel hosts marriage workshop
The Schriever Chapel invites married couples to attend a marriage workshop; “Aspire for Greatness in Your Relationship” 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Penrose House. Free Snacks, Lunch and beverages will be provided.

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 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and every first and third Tuesday in the back area of the 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 dining facility, and let's all indulge in some food for the soul.

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.

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.

On-base

50 SW hosts free fitness course
The 50th Space Wing is hosting a free two-day, functional fitness and resiliency course 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 25-26 at the Base Fitness Center. 

This course was designed and will be led by industry leading experts in fitness, wellness, nutrition and resiliency.  The hand-picked trainers hold various positions as head strength and conditioning coaches for U.S. Olympic teams, the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, Physical Therapy Doctors, CrossFit Affiliate Owners, etc.  Their certifications are vast, including USA Weightlifting, advanced CrossFit Levels, advanced Personal Training, certified strength and conditioning specialists, sports performance, and sports nutrition specialists.

The full two-day training program will safely take participants step-by-step through functional fitness movements, workout modifications, nutrition and motivation/resiliency techniques.  Additionally, the course will include demonstrations, instruction, and practical application of exercises designed to teach participants techniques for improving aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance, balance, agility, and muscle strength by combining low to high intensity interval training with weightlifting, gymnastics and core training. 

The course is limited to 70 slots, on a first-come, first serve basis.  It is open to all 50 SW military, DOD civilians, and dependents 14 years and older.  Unfortunately, government contractors are not eligible for this course.  To register for the course, contact Mark Schuette, via email:  mark.schuette.1@us.af.mil or phone, 567-6672.

Tax program discontinued
The Schriever Air Force Base legal office will not be sponsoring a Tax Assistance Program (commonly known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program) this year.  The primary reason for this decision is the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff's Aug. 18, 2016, “Reducing Additional Duties” memorandum, which limits the legal office’s ability to obtain and train volunteers in each squadron. 

However, numerous tax preparation resources are available. Find more information in the following article: http://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1050129/vita-discontinued

Speed limits changed at installation gates
The 50th Security Forces Squadron and 50th Space Wing Safety office 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.

“Experiencing Gemeinschaft” with Dr. Ken Robinson
Experiencing Gemeinschaft with Dr. Ken Robinson “The Power of Love: How love can help you become happier, healthier and more resilient.” Gemeinschaft is a German term translating to social relations between individuals, based on close personal and family ties; community. The event will be a time of food, conversation and community. The event, open to everyone, will be held Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the dining facility. For more info, contact Robinson at 567-2627.

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.

Shred Truck Available 
A shred truck will be on Schriever Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the secure area and then on the 17th it will be in front of Building 210 at the same times. Bring everything you have to shred, even things from your home.

AFPA accepting nominations for Veterans in Blue
The Air Force Public Affairs agency is accepting nominations for the Veterans in Blue program. Each year, 40 men and women who have contributed to the legacy of the Air Force are highlighted through photos and biographies featured in the Pentagon and a video story is shared on the ViB website and Air Force social media on Veteran’s Day. Each nomination package must include a 210-word or less biography, three portrait photos and a two-three minute video production of the nominee that explains why the individual should be a “Veteran in Blue.” The video portion will be produced by the Public Affairs office. Submit nominations to the PA office via email at 50SWPA.Workflow@us.af.mil no later than close of business Feb. 28.

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, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

SAI offers kart racing March 18
Feed your competitive spirit with eco-friendly electric race karts. With 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.

Staff and Family Tour
Public Affairs is hosting the quarterly staff and family tour March 24. Get a look into the space mission and invite your spouse. Please no children under the age of 8. Contact the PA office 567-5040 to register by March 17.

Fitness center holds aerobics class
The fitness center staff will be teaching aerobics classes until May 31.

Aerobics Class Schedule:
February: 3, 6, 15, 21
March: 2, 13, 17, 24, 28
April: 5, 13, 17, 28
May: 4, 9, 19, 22, 31

For more information, 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 multipurpose 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. The route includes Woodmen/Powers Walmart (pick up is at 6:15 a.m.). The final destination is Schriever Air Force Base with arrival times between 6:45 a.m. - 7 a.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 567-3428.

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
April 13                 noon – 4:30 p.m.              Commander’s call/Training day
May 3                    All day                                Training day
May 26                 All day                                Down day
May 29                 All day                                 Holiday
June 16                All day                                Training day       

Note: Normal clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Walk in services end at 3:30 p.m. Pharmacy and lab close at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

Floorball (Floor hockey) now available
The fitness center gymnasium is open for floorball (floor hockey) 5- 6 p.m. on Thursdays. 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 and March 14.

Off-base

50 SW celebrates 3rd annual GPS heritage celebration
The GPS Heritage Committee is hosting the 3rd annual GPS Heritage Celebration on Feb. 17 at The Pinery on the Hill. The event will commemorate the advancements and personnel committed to making GPS one of the greatest technologies to humanity. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and RSVP's can be made at https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=325459&k=0163470D7E5E.

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. 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.” 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.

Rooms are available at the Broadmoor for Air Force Ball guests at a special rate. Please contact The Broadmoor directly at (719) 623-5112 or (888) 974-4990.

For more information, 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.

U.S. Army OCS Chapter in Colorado Springs
The U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association is trying to start a chapter in Colorado Springs. The chapter is open to all OCS graduates. For more information, contact Maj. James Earls at JEarls6893@hotmail.com.

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