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Base bulletin - week of Nov. 23

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

 

* Spouses are invited to events marked with  


 

This week 


Thanksgiving and AFSPC Family Day Peterson AFB gate hours

The North Gate will be closed Thursday – Monday  

The East Gate will be closed Thursday. Normal duty hours will take effect Friday-Sunday.

Friday:  5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday:  6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday:  8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The West Gate will be open at all times.

 

Citizen Soldier Connection holds Home Away from Home holiday

Citizen Soldier Connection invites military members to spend the holiday with a local family Thursday.  Local citizens are opening their homes to thank you and your family for all you do. For more information or to register, visit http://citizensoldierconnection.org

 

 

 

Schriever Shuttle service suspended

The shuttle from Peterson to Schriever Air Force Base is temporarily suspended while base officials work to obtain an approved ridership waiver. Current shuttle users should work with their units to make short-term alternate transportation arrangements. Updates will be published here when they are available.  

 

 

50th SW Chapel Office hosts Angel Tree gift collection

Get into the spirit of the season by sponsoring those in need. The Ellicott School District and Schriever Air Force Base community children need your help. Pick up an angel on a tree by the Satellite Dish Dining Facility, Building 210 lobby beginning now through Dec. 8. Visit the 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s Office in Building 210, Room 270 or in Building 300, Room 149. You can also e-mail the assigned child’s code to 50SWHC_Workflow@us.af.mil to receive more information. Gifts will be collected Dec. 1- 8 in the Chaplain's Office. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marcela Parker at 567-3705.

 

Armed Forces Cross Country Championship

If you would like to compete in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship, applications are now being accepted for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members. Download AF Form 303 from www.myairforcelife.com/sports/ and submit via MyPers at https://guncrm.csd.disa.mil/appl/dynamicforms/display/form/40/p2566,2569/c/1525. For more information, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.



 

Legal Office changes operating hours

The 50th Space Wing Legal Office will be closed daily from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  The office will also be temporarily closed Thursdays until further notice. If you have a deployment-related issue or need to contact a member of the staff, call 567-5050 for assistance.  

 

 

On-base

 

Schriever invites all to join “seasonal celebrations around the world”

This year's Holiday Party will celebrate charity by giving back to the local Colorado Springs and Ellicott communities, our military and our Schriever family. While enjoying a diverse buffet and exploring seasonal tastes and celebrations from around the world, there will be opportunities to donate to our local food and toy drives, participate in games, dancing and comradery.

Tickets are on sale now through Nov. 27. Contact your individual ticket sales POC to purchase tickets and discuss child care options.

 

NRO hosts space career brief
The National Reconnaissance Office will host a roadshow brief Nov. 28 at the Building 300 auditorium 9:30. – 10 a.m. For any questions, contact Master Sgt. Twana Borel at 567-6842.

 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
The holiday season is right around the corner, and with that comes the annual base tradition to light the Christmas Tree. Join us 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Building 210 courtyard. Bring the entire family. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marcela Parker at 567-3705.

 

Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles

Fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge, which can fail to activate during a fire emergency. Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit.  Contact information can be found online at www.kidde.com under product safety recall. For more information, contact Fire Prevention at 567-3370.

 

 

Monthly promotion ceremony

This month's promotion ceremony will be 3 p.m. Nov. 29 in the base fitness center. Contact 1st Lt. Johnny Pak at 567-4105 for additional information.

 

19th SOPS holds blood drive

The 19th Space Operations Squadron will hold a blood drive 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Building 300 auditorium. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Peter Aronson at 567-2740.

 

 

Civilian Personnel Updates

Visit the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/50MSG/50fss/cpo/SitePages/Home.aspx for the latest updates regarding progress reviews and civilian awards. For more information, contact Maggie Wander at 567- 4351.


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 building’s duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias at 567-3480.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 Closures

 

 

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

                               

Thursday             All day                                   Holiday

Friday                  All day                                   Family Day      

Dec. 14               Noon - 4:30 p.m.                   Training Day

Dec. 25               All day                                   Holiday

Dec. 26               All day                                   Family 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.



Off-base

 

Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King observance

The Martin Luther King Observance planning committee is looking for volunteers to help facilitate the MLK celebration Jan. 12, at the Peterson Air Force Base chapel. The committee is in need of five to six volunteers to assist with the remaining planning efforts. Volunteers would be responsible for assisting in audio/visual (no training required), helping coordinate programs and e-invites with protocol, and assisting with set-up and tear-down. For more information, contact Capt. Celeste Oliver at 567-6845.


 

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, Colorado. The guest speaker for Dec. 14 will be Rhonda Sargent with an overview of the Gold Star Program. Call 556-7153 for more information.

 

 

 

Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. 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.

 

 

 

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 will host 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.

 

 

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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 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.


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