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Base Bulletin - week of Aug. 10

-Information for these events can also be found in the Schriever Air Force Base Facebook events section


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This week 


Schriever to honor days of remembrance

Come support our nation's Remembrance Day, August 10 f rom 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 experience being prosecuted by the Nazi party during World War II.  Lunch will be provided during the event. For more information, call 567-4095.


Legal assistance change

Due to a 50th Space Wing event, the Legal Office has rescheduled the Aug. 8 Walk-In legal assistance to Thursday, Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m.



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 Thursday will be Jerome Ford with an overview of Veterans Helping Veterans. For more information, call 556-7153.


50 SW SNCO Induction Banquet

The annual Senior NCO Induction Banquet will be held at the Peterson Air Force Base Club 6 p.m. Friday. Social hour will start at 5 p.m. Please come out and support our newest SNCO's. Attire for the evening is semi-formal or mess dress for military and business attire for civilians. The cost is $23 for club members and $26 for non-members. For any questions, contact Master Sgt. Teddy Vargas at 567-7422.



Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Laugh, Learn, and Love on your spouse. The Schriever Chapel is providing another amazing family retreat Friday - Sunday. Entertainment, meals and hotel are all provided. First come, first served. Contact the Chapel office at 567-3705 to register.



Back- to- school safety

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists. Also, provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important they and the motorists around them take proper safety precautions.





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 Aug. 18 and we need enthusiastic volunteers to design and run booths to educate the Schriever 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.



Schriever town hall meeting

There will be a town hall meeting August 22 from 5- 7 p.m. at the Schriever Event Center. Free dinner will be provided by California Pizza Kitchen. There will be an update on community affairs and teen suicide prevention presentation by Dr. Mark Mayfield, Ph.D., Mayfield Counseling Center director. The topic will be “Adolescence, the Brain and Suicide: An Introduction in How to Help.” For more information, contact Dr. Ken Robinson at 567-2647.


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.



Dietician at Schriever HPP

A registered dietician is available at the Schriever Health Promotions Program 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 HPP at 567-4292.



HPP bod pod functioning again

The bod pod located in the Schriever Health Promotions Program 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.



HPP 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 HPP at 567-4292. 



HPP assesses RMR

The Schriever Health Promotions Program 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 Peggy Diaz de Leon at 567-4292 to schedule an appointment. 

TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered every last 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. 



Open Season Health Fair 

Open Season for federal employee health & benefits and dental/vision insurance will run from Nov. 13-Dec. 11. In preparation, Schriever will host the Open Season Health Fair 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Building 210 Atrium. There will be representatives from different insurance companies available to answer questions and provide forms and pamphlets to all civilian employees on Schriever. For additional information, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.




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

Thursday              Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Training day      

Friday                   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.

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.



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.

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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