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Base Bulletin - week of June 1


--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 


Opinicus Vista 17-2 exercise

The Opinicus Vista 17-2 exercise will take place now until June 8. The exercise ground rules will be distributed to the base populous via email. The 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 and exemption letters are intended to allow an easy flow of mission essential personnel to required locations. They are not to be used as an excuse to ignore everyday safety regulations and procedures. For more information, contact Capt. Devin Shipp at 567-2170.



Schriever hosts May promotion ceremony

A promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday in the fitness center. Please come out and congratulate our new promotes.



50 OG hosts annual banquet

The 50th Operations Group will host the 13th Annual Gen. Jimmy R. Morrell Banquet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the indoor running track. The event will commemorate the individual achievements of Airmen throughout the group. 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.



50 OG hosts Morrell Golf Tournament

Sign up to compete in this year's General Morrell Golf Tournament Wednesday, at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course at Fort Carson. $50 entry fee includes: cart, breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Start time is 8 a.m. Register as a team or individual. Register by calling Master Sgt. Abifarin Scott at 567-2476.



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.



Military spouse career opportunity

Interested in a career in Real Estate? The Airman and Family Readiness Center received a spouse employment training grant from the Air Force Aid Society that will provide real estate broker training to five spouses of active-duty Air Force members stationed at Schriever. Please contact the A&FRC at 567-3920 for information on how to apply. Deadline for submission is Wednesday.




EPMA self-study groups start

Group self-study for senior NCO Distance Learning Course 15 is now offered in Building 210, Room 310 Wednesdays and Fridays. Sign up through Share Point. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.



Dietician at Schriever HAWC

A registered dietician is available at the Schriever Health and Wellness Center Thursday afternoons. She has three appointments available per week to discuss nutritional concerns and can see most TriCare beneficiaries.  The dietician will be in Building 500 across from the Security Forces Squadron. To schedule an appointment, call the HAWC at 567-4292.



Air Force Assistance Fund

The 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund ends Friday. This is the final stretch to get your donations in. 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.





DIY Marriage Retreat

The Schriever Chapel will sponsor a free Marriage Retreat June 23- 25 at the Westin Westminster in Denver, hosted by the DIY Marriage Experience. Spots are limited, child slots are available, first come, first serve basis. Registration ends June 2. Contact your chapel to register 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.






North Gate closes for maintenance

The North gate (Enoch) will be closed 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10 for barrier maintenance and repair. All traffic will need to utilize the West gate (Irwin) at this time. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Paul Gingras or Master Sgt. Aldero Stevenson at 567-5622.



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

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered every second Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 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, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.



Orbital Harmony conducts auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base Choir performance group Orbital Harmony will be conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the summer 2017 performance season. All positions are currently open (Soprano, Alto, Teno and Bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment in Building T135. Participation in the Schriever Choir can be used towards qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, please contact Allen Vickrey at 721-9280. 



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.



YMCA Youth Sports Clinics come to Schriever

The YMCA is coming to Schriever this June and July to provide a variety of sports clinics for Schriever youth, ages 4 – 14. These week-long sports clinics include gymnastics, soccer, baseball, basketball and a multi-sports clinic. All sports clinics are offered here at Schriever. Registration closes Friday. For more information, please contact Mary Barkley at 567-5464.



Fitness center holds aerobics class 

The fitness center staff will be teaching the following classes:

Spin class: 4-5 p.m. Mondays

Step aerobics/low impact: 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays

Yoga/pilates 12-1 p.m. Fridays


All classes will be held in the aerobics room, however, space is limited.  Classes are free and open to all Schriever members. You must sign-in at the front counter before taking the class.

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. 






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


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:


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 Government Travel Cards or the Defense Travel System, please contact your unit representatives. If you have any questions, contact 567-2010.






Annual AFSPC Golf Tournament

Team Schriever members are invited to the annual Air Force Space Command Golf Tournament at Silver Spruce Golf Course, Peterson Air Force Base, June 13. Registration begins that day at 6:30 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prices and details can be found on the e-invite:

For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Rebecca Bosworth at 554-5249.



Co-ed Teen Leadership Camp offered

A teen leadership overnight camp will be offered to teens ages 13-17. This camp is being offered through the local YMCA specifically for our Schriever Air Force Base youth! Through intentionally designed programming, teens will be challenged both as individuals and as a team. This camp will be offered to Schriever AFB teens from June 25 – 30. To register go to (select Schriever AFB under session Registration closes June 9.



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 June 8 will be Chief Master Sergeant Bob Woodin NCO academy commandant.  For more information, call Randall Barrett at 719-556-7153.



USAFA hosts Front Range shooting competition

The United States Air Force Academy is hosting two excellence in competition matches for the Front Range military installations June 19 for pistols, and June 20 for rifles. If interested, RSVP no later than June 16 with your full name, rank, unit, phone number, email address and Air Force Specialty Code.

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Vernon Rogers at 333-0999.


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.



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