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Base bulletin - week of Dec. 14

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 


50 SW anticipates Opinicus Vista (OV) 17-4

The Opinicus Vista 17-1 exercise will start Wednesday. The Exercise Ground Rules have been distributed to the base populace via email and contain the rules of engagement for the base. For more information, contact Capt. Joseph Villalpando at 567-2170.


IRT closed for repairs

The Indoor Running Track will be closed for repairs now until Dec. 30.  For more information, call the fitness center at 567-6628.

Shred Truck arriving to Schriever

The Shred truck will be right in front of Building 210 from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 14. Please bring items from your office or home for shredding. If you have any questions, contact Dawn Sharkey at 567-5136. 


Salvation Army seeking Christmas Day volunteers

The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Christmas Day meal. They need volunteers to deliver meals and provide transportation to those who would like to have a meal at their facility. The address is 908 Yuma Street. Fifty volunteers are required to cover the event from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Oceana Goodsell or Staff Sergeant Alexandrea Hopkins at 567-6464 to volunteer.

NORAD tracks Santa
The North American Aerospace Defense Command Tracks Santa volunteer registration is now open to all local installations. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to participate in the operations center. To sign up to be an Official Santa Tracker for Dec. 24, visit Shifts are available in two-hour increments from 4 a.m. – 12 a.m. For scheduling information or general questions regarding the program, contact, LT. Mike Hatfield, at 554-9618.

21st MDS reduced immunization capabilities

Due to staffing shortages, the 21st Medical Squadron will have reduced immunization capabilities throughout the month of December. Only adult influenza vaccinations will be available at the Schriever clinic through Jan. 5.  All other adult immunizations and all child immunizations will be available through the 21st Medical Group at Peterson Air Force Base.  If you have any questions or concerns, call Master Sgt. Jonathan Eckley at 567-1835.


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 Thursday will be Rhonda Sargent with an overview of the Gold Star Program. Call 556-7153 for more information.


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.  





Pharmacy OTC medication program

The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy has started an over-the-counter medication program available to all active duty, dependents and retirees enrolled at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Base. This does not include personnel who are on flying status, Personnel Reliability Program status, Arming and Use of Force, pregnant, breastfeeding or tasked for deployment. Eligible beneficiaries are able to visit the pharmacy without an appointment and may select up to three OTC medications from a preselected list. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Capt. Kyle Smith at 567-4423.


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 under product safety recall. For more information, contact Fire Prevention at 567-3370.




Civilian Personnel Updates

Visit the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site 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.


Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Bethany Bushhouse

Bethany Bushhouse has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical condition. If you would like to donate leave to her, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the VLTP (within agency) or (outside agency. You may also scan the signed form and email it to or fax to 567-2832.





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


Thursday             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.



Armed Forces Cross Country Championship

If you would like to compete in the 2018 Armed Forces Cross Country Championship, applications are now being accepted for Active Duty, Guard and Reserve members. It will be held in Tallahassee, Florida Feb. 1 – 4. Entries are due by Friday. Download AF Form 303 from and submit via MyPers at,2569/c/1525. For more information, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.


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.



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.



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 or call Melissa Hermosillo at (915) 780-3344.



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