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Base Bulletin - week of March 2

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

50 CPTS announces closures

March 3 - Closing at noon for an official event

March 14 - Closed all-day for monthly training

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 by March 17 to register.

Dining Facility changes restrictions
The Satellite Dish Dining Facility is now open to all contractors on federal holidays per the base commander.

 Marksheffel Road closed
Marksheffel Road is closed between US 24 and SH 94, to reconstruct and widen the roadway, until approximately March 26.  During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the construction area using SH 94.

Chapel

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

Wing holds functional fitness seminar
The 50th Space Wing is hosting a free, two-day functional fitness seminar March 11-12 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The trainers hold positions as U.S. Olympic team head strength and conditioning coaches, U.S. Army WCAP Coaches, Physical Therapy Doctors and CrossFit affiliate owners. The seminar is open to Team Schriever and dependents (ages 14+). For more information, Mark Schuette at mark.schuette.1@us.af.mil or 567-6672.

 50 NOG holds 17E8 SMSgt Promotion Board Brief
Col. Scott Angerman, 50th Network Operations Group commander, will be briefing information from his temporary duty assignment to the 17E8 senior master sergeant promotion board. The briefing is open to all Schriever Air Force Base personnel.  Two briefings will be offered 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 9 in the Building 300 auditorium. For further information, please contact Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Ford at 719-567-4615.

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.

 

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.

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

Aerobics Class Schedule:

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 - 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 Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster at 567-5640.

 

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Lana Altepeter

Lana Altepeter has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to current medical issues. If you like to donate leave to her, 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.

 

50 OG hosts annual banquet

The 50th Operations Group will host the annual Jimmy R. Morrell Banquet 12:30-2 p.m. June 9 at the indoor running track.  The event will commemorate the individual achievements of Airmen throughout the squadron. For more information, contact Capt. Brandon Hua at 567-3287.

 

Closures

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

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 4                  All day                                Wingman Day

May 26                 All day                                   Down day

May 29                 All day                                   Holiday

June 16               All day                                     Training day       

July 3                  All day                                 Family Day

July 4                  All day                                 Holiday

July 13               noon- 4:30 p.m.                 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.

 

Off-base

3rd Space Operations Squadron hosts final dining out
On behalf of Lt. Col. Josh "Mel" Brooks, 3rd Space Operations Squadron commander, 3 SOPS would like to extend an invitation to a final dining out March 24 at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Our guest speaker will be former 3 SOPS satellite vehicle operator, Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, Director of Plans and Policy U.S. Strategic Command. If you have any questions, please contact Capt. Wesley Althaus at DSN 560-2843. RSVP by March 17.

https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=324397&k=0163460A7250

Military Retirees Activities Office holds council meeting
The Military Retirees Activities Office will hold a council meeting the second Thursday of every month at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350 (Room 1206). For more information, please call 719-556-7153.

Air Force Marathon open for applications
The United States Air Force Marathon is conducting a major command challenge Sept. 16. Applications will be accepted 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.

 

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, will hold orientations on Fort Carson. 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. Orientations are conducted by appointment.

- 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 is 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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