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Base Bulletin - week of July 27


This week 

IG releases July newsletter

The 50th Space Wing Inspector General released their most recent newsletter. The topics include the reduction of additional duties, MICT/IGEMS/FAM/exercise updates and Innovators of the Month. To view the newsletter, follow the link below.

Responding to Military Children with Exceptional Needs

Responding to Military Children with Exceptional Needs is a professional development institute designed to inform concerned adults about military-connected children with exceptional needs and the issues they may face as they transition from school to school. Classes will be held 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Hotel Elegante. Register at



A&FRC to host back to school event

District 22, Ellicott Schools (Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School) will be participating in a back to school registration 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday at Building 20. The Schriever Medical Clinic has set aside appointments for school physicals July 27. Please contact the clinic's appointment line at 524- 2273 to make an appointment for back to school physicals. For more information, contact Ruth Moore at 567-3920.



EPMA self-study groups available

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 building. To schedule an appointment, call the HAWC at 567-4292.




July Promotion Ceremony

The monthly wing promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. July 31, at the base fitness center. For more information contact, Senior Airman Kriselle Mariano at 567-2873.


 Space situational awareness de-briefing

Come join the Orbital Analyst Support orbital analysts as they brief on space situational awareness topics.  The briefing will cover information gathered from Space Situational Awareness, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies and Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research conferences. There will be Q&A on how SSA is important to all space users. The briefing will be August 4 from 9 -10 a.m. in the Building 300 Auditorium. For more information, contact Christine Mack at 567-2722.



Schriever to honor days of remembrance

Come support our nation's Remembrance Day August 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the fitness center as we honor victims of the Holocaust. Our guest speaker will be Oscar Sladek, a Holocaust survivor. He will provide firsthand insight about his experiences when being prosecuted by the Nazi party during World War II.  Lunch will be provided during the event. For more information call 567-4095.



Diversity Day 2017 seeking staff and booth volunteers

Do you have a passion for a particular culture, unique skill, or special group?  Diversity Day is August 18 and we need enthusiastic volunteers to design and run booths to educate the Schriever Air Force Base populace on a variety of cultures and groups.  Volunteers will design the booths and the Diversity Day committee will fund your creation. The following booths need representation: African American, Polynesian, Japanese, Polynesian, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Indian, German, Greek, American Indian, African, Women's History, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Disabilities and Mental Illness. We are also seeking staff volunteers to assist with set up, tear down, security, escorts, food handling and logistics. If you are interested in participating, please contact Liz Archuleta at 567-7347 or Capt. Kara Jarvis at 567-4667.


HAWC bod pod functioning again

The bod pod located in the Schriever Health and Wellness Clinic is fully functional again. The bod pod is a computerized, egg-shaped chamber that measures a person's mass and volume, from which their whole-body density is determined.  Using this data, body fat and lean muscle mass can then be calculated. To set up your appointment, and/or arrange restricted area access, call 567-4292.



Lactation room available

New moms, there is a new dedicated lactation room inside the Restricted Area, Building 500, Health and Wellness Center. This provides a dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.


Available hours

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - noon

Wednesdays and Fridays: noon - 4 p.m.


HAWC hosts classes

Health Promotions is now offering the following classes in Building 500:


"Healthy Sleep Tips" every second and fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m.

"Basic Nutrition" every first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.


To sign up for the above classes, call the HAWC at 567-4292. 



HAWC assesses RMR

The Schriever Health and Wellness Center is now offering Resting Metabolic Rate assessments at Building T-135 on Fridays from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  RMR represents the minimum energy (or calories) a body needs to support one self.  Participants should have an empty stomach and have consumed no caffeine prior to the assessment. Call 567-4292 to schedule an appointment. 

TA mass briefing, 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, Tenor 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 719-721-9280. 

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.

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.



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 August 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:

Aug. 4                 Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Medical Group picnic

Aug. 10               Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Training day      

Sept. 1                  All day                                   Family Day

Sept. 4                  All day                                   Holiday

Sept. 14                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. The 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:


Aug. 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.


Voluntary Leave Transfer Program – William Hughes

William Hughes has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to current medical issues. If you like to donate leave to him, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (within agency) or (outside agency).

For more information, contact Chris Norrod at 554-6888.


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 host council meeting speaker

The Military Retiree Activities office holds its monthly 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 August 10 will be Jerome Ford with an overview of Veterans Helping Veterans. For more information, call 556-7153.


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 352-4186
- For receiving/turning in questions, contact 526-9689
- Environmental questions, contact 526-0289
- Reutilization/Transfer/Donation, contact 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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