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Base Bulletin - week of May 4

--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

 

Wingman Day: "May the Fourth be With You"

The 50th Space Wing is holding Wingman Day Thursday. Spouses are welcome to attend Wingman Day events. Military members are authorized to wear civilian clothing for Wingman Day activities on-base, but are reminded that they should still present an appropriate Air Force image. We will kick off Thursday at 8 a.m. in the base gym for the opening ceremony. For more information, contact Jessica Schroeder at 567-5726.

 

 

Combative courses available at Schriever Fitness Center

Free basic and intermediate combative courses are available at the Schriever Fitness Center 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 Wednesday and Friday. Sign up through Share Point https://cs3.eis.af.mil/sites/OO-ED-SP-14/default.aspx:

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

 

MetroRides Van Pool provides openings

Would you like to save money on your commute to Schriever?  MetroRides Vanpool is a government subsidized program for all Department of Defense Civil Service employees and active duty military. There is no out of pocket expense for DOD vanpool participants.  Contractors can participate. The route starts at the Safeway shopping center in Fountain.  We depart Safeway at 6:05 a.m. and arrive at Schriever at 6:30 a.m. We depart Schriever at 4 p.m. and arrive back at Safeway at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you are interested and have any questions, contact Steve Cooper at 567-5668. 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

On-base

 

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 Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8:00 -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, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.

 

 

Team Schriever change to dental plan

Effective May 1, a new contractor is responsible for managing the TRICARE Dental Program for military members.  The contract with the previous agent, MetLife Corporation, expired April 30. There is no action required by you as a result of this transition to a new contractor and monthly premiums deducted from your pay will not be interrupted.

Premiums for the new agent, United Concordia Corporation Incorporated, will be deducted beginning in April, which provides coverage through May. For additional information, visit www.uccitdp.com.

 

 

 IG releases April newsletter

The 50th Space Wing Inspector General released their most recent newsletter. The topics include the reduction of additional duties, Management Internal Control Toolset / IG Evaluation Management System/ All Headquarters Air Force Functionals exercise updates and Innovators of the Month. To view the newsletter, follow the link below.

IG Newsletter: April

 

 

 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:

May: 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.

 

 

 

50 OG hosts annual banquet

The 50th Operations Group will host the 13th Gen. Jimmy R. Morrell Banquet at 11:30 a.m. June 1 in the indoor running track. The event will commemorate the individual achievements of Airmen throughout the squadron. The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting. A social hour following the event will be at 2:30 p.m. Contact your squadron ticket sales representatives or 2nd Lt. Clare Sakovich at 567-4500.

 

 

 

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 lookout 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

A&FRC announces closure

The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed Thursday at 12 p.m. during Wingman Day.

 

 

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

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.

 

 CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron Financial Service Office will be closed the following dates/times:

 

May 4                   All day, Wingman Day                                   

May 9                   All day                                  

June 1                 12:00-4:30 p.m.                                

June 2                  All day                                  

June 13               All day                                

July 11                 All day                               

August 8              All day                                  

 

If you require assistance with GTC or DTS please contact your unit representatives. If you have any questions, contact 567-2010.

 

 

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. 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.

 

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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