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Base Bulletin - week of Aug. 17

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

 

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This week 

 

Schriever holds Diversity Day 2017

Diversity Day is established as an alternate duty location for all 50th Space Wing personnel whose duty day falls within the timeline of this event and its associated activities. We have Brig. Gen. Kristin E. Goodwin, USAFA Commandant of Cadets, coming to the LGBTQ panel, hula classes, Faith in the Military panel, Irish Pipes and Drums, Native American Heritage, and many more.

Diversity Day Schedule:

0930-1000: Opening Ceremony (Base Gym)

1015-1115: Diversity Day Class #1

1130-1230: Diversity Day Class #2

1230-1530: Culture and Diversity Education (Food, Booths, Performers) (IRT)

HPP announces closures

Health Promotions will be closed now until Aug. 21 for training. All services will resume Aug. 22

 

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.

On-base

 


Schriever town hall meeting

There will be a town hall meeting 5- 7 p.m. August 22 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 rooms available

New moms, there are dedicated lactation rooms inside the Restricted Area, Buildings 24, 210, 300, 400 and 730. These rooms provide dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.

 

Building 24: Room 1003

Building 210: Room 204

Building 300: Room 210

Building 400: Room 203

Building 730: Room B19A

These rooms are available for the duration of the buildings' duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias  at 567-3480. 

 

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 in Building 500 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 oneself.  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 conduct 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.

 

 

Open Season Health Fair 

Open Season for federal employee health and 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.

 

 

Closures


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

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.

 

Fitness Center announces closures

Aug. 30                 Noon- 5 p.m.                     Basketball court closed              

Aug. 31               10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                   Basketball court closed              

Sept. 1- 4             7 a.m. - 3 p.m.                  Holiday hours      


Legal office announces closure

The Legal office will be closed Aug. 25 for remodeling starting at 10 a.m. 

 

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) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency).

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



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

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 Sept. 14 will be Jorge Estrada with an overview of a military funeral service. For more information, call 556-7153.


 

Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

 

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting. Eligibility is 7-10 years old. Weekly meetings at Ellicott Middle School Library are Thursdays from 6 -7 p.m. They are also seeking adult leaders/volunteers to facilitate character development. For more information, contact Capt. Archie Johnson at 850-420-7358.


Air Force Satellite Control Network User Conference

An Air Force Satellite Control Network User Conference will be held Tuesday- Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Doolittle Hall. This conference will provide the only forum for all AFSCN users to come together for discussion and resolution of issues related to space, communications infrastructure, cyber defense infrastructure, capabilities and ground assets that impact space-related missions. The goal is to ensure the greatest AFSCN effectiveness to satellite users in support of national space power. For more information, contact Maj. Gregory Stewart at 567-2879.

 

 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 www.taps.org 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 cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

 

 

 

 

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