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50 SW prepares for Opinicus Vista (OV) 17-1
The Opinicus Vista (OV) 17-1 exercise will take place March 10-17. The Exercise Ground Rules will be distributed to the base populous via email. That document contains the bulk of rules of engagement for the base. For this exercise, there are additional ground rules and simulations to highlight: the dining facility will not be affected during this exercise, the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron will not physically COOP and Non-classified Internet Protocol /Secret Internet Protocol Router phones will be fully operational throughout the exercise. Please direct any questions to the 50 Space Wing/Inspector General’s Office.
50 NOG holds 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. Thursday in the Building 300 auditorium. For further information, please contact Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Ford at 719-567-4615.
Wing holds functional fitness seminar
The 50th Space Wing is hosting a free, two-day functional fitness seminar Saturday- Sunday 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 and over). For more information, call Mark Schuette at 567-6672.
50 CPTS announces closures
Tuesday - Closed all-day for monthly training
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.
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.
Chapel offers marriage retreat
A free marriage care retreat will be held April 7 - 9. There are limited spots available. It will be on a first come, first served basis. Contact your chapel to register at 719-567-3705 or email us at 50SWHC_Workflow@us.af.mil
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.
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.
Fitness center holds aerobics class
The fitness center staff will be teaching aerobics classes until May 31.
Aerobics Class Schedule:
March: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Ellicott hosts Kindergarten/Preschool registration
Ellicott Elementary School will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6.
For Kindergarten aged children, please call the Elementary office at 683-2700 to make your appointment. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate, or verification of birth, the child’s immunization record and social security number to the enrollment appointment. As per district policy, students must turn five years old on or before October 1, 2017, to be enrolled.
For preschool, call 719-683-2700 to set up your appointment. Packets will be available at the preschool on this day. Please be sure that enrollment packet information is complete, including the child’s birth certificate and immunization record.
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.
Clinic announces closures
The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/times:
Thursday 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
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.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Capt. Wesley Althaus at DSN 560-2843. RSVP by March 17.
Society of Military Widows holds meeting
The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Please call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.
Peterson Air Force Base Military Retirees Activities Office holds council meeting
The Military Retiree Activities office will hold a council meeting the second Thursday of each 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, 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 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-333-2727 for more information.
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