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Base Bulletin - week of April 6

--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

 

HAWC announces closures

The Schriever Health and Wellness Center will be closed until Saturday.

 

 Schriever receives free combative courses 

Free combative courses on basic and intermediate levels 6 - 7 a.m. every Wednesday. The course is open to all Department of Defense cardholders affiliated with Schriever (15 years old and above). This is limited to 20 people a week and filled on a first come, first served basis. Bring a mouth guard, water bottle and exercise clothing that you're not afraid of tearing. Individuals must register with the fitness center at 567-6628, no later than 5 p.m. every Monday.

Peterson Air Force Base announces East Gate closure

Due to Marksheffel Road construction, Peterson Air Force Base East Gate is closed and will re-open to traffic Monday.  During this time, commercial vehicles are required to use the West Gate (Powers Blvd.) entrance only. Privately owned vehicles can utilize the West and North gate entrances during this period. Plan accordingly for increased times.

 

 

50 SW safety message of the week

Drivers, we share the road with numerous other vehicles, motorcycles, etc. Often overlooked and most at risk are pedestrians and bicyclists. Remember to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.  Be prepared to stop at all marked crosswalks. Stay alert and reduce speed in areas with crosswalks.  Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders/hover-boarders. Their approaches to the crosswalk may be much swifter than those of pedestrians. Come to a complete stop if pedestrians are crossing or preparing to cross. Wait until pedestrians have crossed before resuming travel.


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office holds donation drive

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child. This year, we would like to give our children a chance to give a used stuffed animal to a child in need. The SAPR office will be collecting animals through April 24 to be used for Zoo Zoom Runs and then donated to Safe Passage, a child advocacy center. Donation boxes are located at the Child Development Center, Tierra Vista Community, entry control facilities and Building 210.

 

TA mass briefing and one-on-one education counseling begins

Tuition Assistance Briefing followed by Education Counseling now being offered every second Wednesday of the month starting April 12. Location, building 210 room 310. Mass TA Counseling is 8 -9:30 a.m and one on one education counseling at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome to sign up at 567-5927 or 567-5903 with MSgt Janelle Amador or Vicki Brautigam.

 

Dining facility changes restrictions

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

 

Retreat teaches couples resiliency

A free marriage care retreat will be held Friday-Sunday. This event will include several couples resiliency activities and helpful marriage maintenance tips throughout the weekend. There are limited spots available. It will be on a first come, first served basis. Contact the chapel to register at 567-3705.

 

EPMA Self-study groups

Group self-study for Senior NCO Distance Learning Course 15 is now being offered in building 210, room 310. The following dates are available to sign up through Share Point https://cs3.eis.af.mil/sites/OO-ED-SP-14/default.aspx:

April: 7, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26, 28

If you would like to attend but need more information please contact, Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.

 

Ellicott hosts Kindergarten/Preschool registration

Ellicott Elementary School will hold kindergarten and preschool registration 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

For Kindergarten aged children, 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 5 on or before Oct. 1, 2017, to be enrolled.

 

For preschool, call 683-2700 to set up your appointment. Packets will be available at the preschool on this day. Ensure enrollment packet information is complete, including the child’s birth certificate and immunization record.

 

 

Chapel

Chaplain hosts 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.

 

Join the 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 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Tierra Vista Community Center. Come join us for inspiring worship, Bible study and prayer. Families are welcome. Childcare and separate kids activities for 10 and under provided.

 

Chapel hosts Community Easter Sunrise Service

The Schriever Chapel will host a Community Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m. April 16. Please join us at Tierra Vista Community Center for an inspiring Easter service and breakfast to follow. For more information, please contact the chapel at 567-3705.

 

 

On-base


Staff and Family Tour
The 50th Space Wing Public Affairs is hosting the quarterly staff and family tour April 28. Get a look into the space mission and invite your spouse. Please no children under 8. Contact the PA office 567-5040 for more information.

 

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:

April: 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 the 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.

 

The 2017 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest kicks off

The Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to stimulate thought, discussion and debate on matters relating to how the Air Force and Air Force Space Command provide space and cyberspace capabilities for the joint force and the nation. Contest details and submission rules are contained in the 2017 Schriever Essay Contest Information and Rules Summary, which is available on the Lance P. Sijan Chapter website, http://www.lancepsijanafa.org/.

Submissions must be unclassified and are due to the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the AFA by Aug. 15. For more information, contact Mr. George Bradley, AFSPC Director of History at 554-3081. 

 

Vanpool to Schriever - Woodmen/Powers Walmart
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 and 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 would 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.

 

Heart Link event offered

Heart Link helps ensure new spouses are aware of their importance to the Air Force. The next event will take place 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  April 19. This will include free continental breakfast and lunch at the Satellite Dish, tour of the restricted area and introduction to the Key Spouse program. Games, prizes and free childcare will be available. Register by April 12 by calling the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 567-3920.

 

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.

 

Air Force Assistance Fund

The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund begins Monday and ends on Friday, May 19.  This campaign is a way for Airmen to support Airmen. Military members and retirees, be on the look out for your squadron representative for the opportunity to donate to the Air Force Aide Society, the LeMay Foundation, The Air Force Enlisted Village or the Air Force Villages. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Jessica Norrington at 567-7964.

 

Closures

 

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

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.

 

Off-base

 

Society of Military Widows holds meeting

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 on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

 

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) at Peterson Air Force Base. The guest speaker for April 13 will be Felix Uhlik, financial planning for retirees. For more information, call Randall Barrett at 719-556-7153.

 

AutismOne Conference free for military members

The AutismOne Conference is coming to Colorado Springs May 24-28 at Hotel Elegante. The main conference is free to active and retired military personnel and their significant others, family and friends. To receive passes, provide your military ID at the door. Learn more at www.autismone.org. For any questions, email info@autismone.org.

 

Air Force Marathon open for applications
The U.S. 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.

 

Fort Carson DLA announces services
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 cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

 

 

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