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Base Bulletin - week of Feb. 16

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

--Information for these events can also be found in the community calendar page of the Schriever Air Force Base website.

* Spouses are invited to events marked with

This week

Marksheffel Road closes
Marksheffel Road will be closed between US 24 and SH 94 beginning Feb. 19 in the afternoon until approximately March 26, to reconstruct and widen the roadway in this section? During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the construction area using SH 94.

SAFB holds varsity soccer practice/tryouts
The Schriever Air Force Base varsity coed soccer team will be holding practice/tryouts for the upcoming Spring season beginning March 5. All are welcome to attend, however active-duty participants take priority. Tryouts will be 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the base soccer field next to the shoppette. The backup location will be at the indoor running track in the case of inclement weather. Bring soccer cleats, indoor/running shoes, socks, shin guards, water and weather appropriate clothes.

The varsity team keeps a roster of 20-25 depending on shift work. The team experience varies from former college to high school leagues. The league is the men's 2nd Division of the Colorado Springs Adult Soccer League (http://www.cosasl.com/). The team also plans on competing at the Defender's Cup Military Soccer Tournament in September (http://defenderscup.leagueapps.com/).

For more information, contact the base fitness center at 567-6628.

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

Shred Truck will be Available

A shred truck will be on Schriever 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Thursday in the restricted area and in front of Building 210 Friday at the same times. Bring everything you have to shred, even things from your home.

Chapel

Chapel hosts dinner and game night

The Chaplain’s office and the Schriever Family Christian Fellowship will host a free spaghetti dinner and game night at the Terra Vista Community Center today. Bring your family and favorite board game. For more information, call 567-3705.

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.

Chaplains host Working Women's Bible study
Come join us for our Working Women’s Bible study 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  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

Tax program discontinued
The Schriever Air Force Base legal office will not sponsor 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 wants to ensure the public is aware of the change as some personnel may still be accustomed to the previous speed limit.


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 program’s 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 explaining 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.

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: 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 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.

Floorball (Floor hockey) now available

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

 

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program- Lana Altepeter

Lana Altepeter has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical issue. If you like to donate leave to this employee, you can 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). You may also scan the signed form and email it to Jaime Sampayo or fax to 567-2832.

 

Closures

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

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.

 

50 CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron is closed for training the second Tuesday of each month. Next closure is March 14.

 

Off-base

O-6 selects host promotion party

Come celebrate with the Air Force’s newest O-6 selects at the Peterson Air Force Base Club Feb. 16 from 3- 6 p.m.

 

United States Air Force Marathon

The United States Air Force Marathon is conducting a major command challenge Sept. 16. Applications will be accepted now until May 1. A 10-person team will represent Air Force Space Command and will be authorized a permissive tour of duty. Information and applications for the team is available at http://www.usafmarathon.com/active-duty. For specific information, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

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 concludes 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. 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.

Denver Nuggets host Hoops for Troops
The Denver Nuggets are hosting Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation Night 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.

310 SW host annual awards banquet

The 310th Space Wing will host an annual awards banquet April 1 at the Antlers Heritage Ballroom.  Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet will commence at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Capt. Jesse Diaz at 719-237-1857 or Capt. Ana Dominguez at 567-2159.

 

Fort Carson DLA announces services
Defense Logistics Agency mission:  We are America’s Combat Logistics Support Agency, providing effective and efficient worldwide support to warfighters and our other customers.

Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Building 324, 1475 Wickersham Boulevard, Fort Carson, conducts orientations by appointment. The orientations discuss disposition services/processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, available web-based tools, special handling of property and environmental needs.

- To schedule an orientation training, contact 719-352-4186
- For receiving/turning in questions, contact 719-526-9689
- Environmental questions, contact 719-526-0289
- Reutilization/Transfer/Donation RTD, contact 719-466-7002

TAPS looking for service members

The Tragedy Assistance Program is hosting a survivor seminar and are in need of active-duty service members to pair with a child during their journey of grief, helping them gain coping skills in a supportive environment. For more information and how to register, visit the program’s website at www.taps.org or call Melissa Hermosillo at (915)780-3344.

 

 

50 CONS Base Support Flight Newsletter

The 50th Contracting Base Support Flight quarterly newsletter, “The Goods,” is now available for download at http://go.usa.gov/x96XV. For specific questions and concerns, email 50CONS.LGCB.BaseContracting@us.af.mil.

 

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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