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Base Bulletin - week of April 13

--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

Schriever Fitness Center offers combative courses  
The Schriever Fitness Center offers free basic and intermediate combative courses 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.

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 Thursday will be Felix Uhlik, financial planning for retirees. For more information, call Randall Barrett at 719-556-7153.

Stage one fire restriction lifted
The stage one fire restriction has been lifted for El Paso County and Colorado Springs. While the restrictions have been lifted, we continue to stress using caution when using open flame or flame producing devices. Always keep a safe area for their use and make sure you keep fire suppression items available. The Sheriff’s Office and other fire officials will continue to monitor weather and fire conditions throughout the year and may enact additional restrictions as needed in the months to come.

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 is now being offered every second Wednesday of the month in 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 Master Sgt. 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.

EPMA self-study groups start
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
April: 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.
Chapel hosts Community Easter Sunrise Service
The Schriever Chapel will host a Community Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday at 6:30 a.m. 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.


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.


AFSPC Cyber Systems Operations Major Command Visit

The Air Force Space Command Cyber Systems Operations Major Command functional manager, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Mattice will be here at Schriever in Building 300 Auditorium from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., April 17. Topics will include assignments and the Cyber Systems Operations career field in the future. All 3D’s are encouraged to attend. For additional details, contact Master Sgt. Miranda Gomez at 567-6506.

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.

Schriever holds Wingman Day 
The 50th Space Wing is holding Wingman Day May 4. Please sign up now to attend two Wingman Day University classes at
The deadline to sign up is April 28, however most classes have limited space. Spouses are welcome to attend Wingman Day events. If your spouse would like to attend a class inside the restricted area, you can escort them under normal escort procedures. For more information, contact Jessica Schroeder at

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 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,
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) or (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 1 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 ends 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.


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


Schriever holds food drive

The Schriever Air Force Base Teens and Kids Helping Kids Spring Food Drive will be held in front of the Peterson Air Force Base commissary April 29 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and April 30 at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All donations collected will go directly to the Ellicott Helping Hands Food Pantry, which not only serves Ellicott and Peyton, but Schriever as well. Email Lisa Kosiewicz Doran at if your kids are interested in participating.

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. 

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 For any questions, email

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 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 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 For specific questions and concerns, email

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 or or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

36th Anniversary walk in Fountain, Colorado

The Falcon Wanderers is inviting all of Schriever to a 36th Anniversary Walk on May 6th in Fountain.  Come celebrate the Falcon Wanderers’ anniversary with an invigorating walk. The walk will start at John Metcalf Memorial Park at 750 E. Ohio Avenue. 

The trail is two loops on sidewalks and city streets, both rated 2A. Jogging strollers can complete the courses, and wheelchairs can complete the 5K with difficulty. This event is free and open to the public.  Register to walk any time between 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, and walk at your own pace, but please finish by 3:00 pm.  Leashed pets are welcome at the event.

For more information, please contact Bob or Becky Shute, (719) 338-9207.

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