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Base Bulletin - week of April 19


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

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This week 

 

El Paso County elevates burn restrictions to Stage II:

Due to the large fire conditions in the southern part of the county and high wind conditions which have resulted in extreme fire weather El Paso County Sheriff’s office has ordered Stage II Fire Restrictions for all the unincorporated areas of El Paso County (includes Schriever AFB and privatized housing area). The Stage II Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited: 

1. All open fire and open burning i.e. (vegetation management burning, campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill, wood burning stoves, use of explosives, outdoor welding or using of an acetylene or other torch with open flame other than in areas cleared of all flammable materials, fireworks of all kinds and brands, and the prescribed burning of fence lines or rows, fields, farmland, rangeland, wildland, trash and debris.  Note: Exceptions include fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled grills or gas fueled stoves). 

2. The sale or use of fireworks.

3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building. Do not discard cigarettes out of window.

Additionally, all smoking is prohibited on the installation, except inside a personal vehicle or residence.

If you have any questions, you may contact the El Paso County nonemergency dispatch at 719-390-5555 or the El Paso County Fire Marshal’s Office at (719) 575-8400.  

 

Peterson North Gate changes hours

The Peterson Air Force Base North Gate will is now under new hours:

 

Weekdays it will be open 6 - 9 a.m. with outbound lanes reopening from 2:30 - 6 p.m. to facilitate traffic leaving the base.

 

The East and West Gate hours will remain the same.

 

SAAPR to host base activates

The Schriever Air Force Base Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention and Response team will be hosting a series of events throughout the base in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

 

Today - Pinwheel parade and ice cream social 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Child Development Center.

April 20 - The Eighth Annual Schriever Air Force Base Dodgeball Tournament 9 a.m. in the fitness center.

April 27 – Foam Bullet Battle 9 a.m. for adults, 3 p.m. for kids in the Indoor Running Track.

 

For more information about these events, contact Staff Sgt. Carrie Tierney at 567-7446.

 

 

Building 300 auditorium closure
The Building 300 auditorium will not be available due to equipment installations. Completion date is to be determined. To reserve other conference rooms, call multimedia customer service at 567-5090. When scheduling an event, call one week in advance.

 

 

AFAF seeks donations

The Air Force Assistance Fund is now taking contributions to be funneled into the Air Force's four major charities: Air Force Air Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. Payroll Deduction Plan allotments and cash are the two ways to contribute. Cash includes U.S. currency, personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, endorsed traveler's checks or other redeemable instruments. Active and Reserve Component Airmen may allot for three to 12 months. Retiree allotments are all for 12 months. In addition to giving through the AFAF campaign, members may choose to give via credit card donations on the individual charities web sites. Please contact AFAF POC's before donating, to contact, call Capt. Victor Jaramillo at 567-2324 or 2nd Lt. Cody Rodela at 567-5699.

 

Noncommissioned Officer Association recruitment

The Noncommissioned Officer Association Air Academy Chapter is recruiting. It's a great opportunity to meet former chiefs and make a difference in the community. Meetings occur every third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Palmer Room at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Membership is optional and open to enlisted, veterans and families from all services. For more information, email jterry@ncoausa.org.

 

Mental Health Clinic now accepting new patients

The Schriever Mental Health Clinic now accepts patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling 567-4619.   

 

 

Legal Office changes operating hours

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

 

 

Physical Therapist Clinic open

Schriever Air Force Base’s physical therapist clinic is open. Clinic hours are 7:30 - 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to be seen by the clinic, you must have a referral from your primary care manager. For more information, contact the Peterson Air Force Base physical therapy clinic at 556-1075.

 

 

Tricare beneficiaries

If you had a referral/authorization for service prior to Jan. 1 that dropped off or Health Net (the new Tricare regional contractor) is not seeing, you can visit https://www.mytricare.com/internet/tric/tri/mtc_wbene.nsf  to retrieve your authorization. This website will expire June 30.

 

 

MetroRides Van Pool provides openings

MetroRides Vanpool is a government subsidized program for all Department of Defense Civil Service employees and active duty military. There is no out of pocket expense for DoD vanpool participants.  Contractors may also participate. The route starts at the Safeway shopping center parking lot in Fountain, departing at 6:05 a.m. and arriving at Schriever Air Force Base at 6:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever Air Force Base at 4 p.m. and arrives back at Safeway at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Steve Cooper at 567-5668. 

 

 

On-base

 

Schriever hosts bone marrow recruitment drive

There will be a bone marrow recruitment drive at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 23 – 27. All military personnel and Department of Defense cardholders between 18 – 60 years of age and in good health can register. Registry locations will be in the Building 210 atrium and Building 300 Satellite Dish dining facility from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Malcolm Summers at 567-4724.

 

 

Orbital Harmony holds auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base choir performance group, Orbital Harmony, will be conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the spring and summer 2018 performance season. All positions are currently open (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment at Building T135, west of the fitness center. Participation in Orbital Harmony can be used towards qualification for the United States Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, contact A. Neal Vickrey at 721-9280.

 

 

2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration

Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes start the first week of April on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. Register for classes at: https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/50swsppv/greendot/Pages/default.aspx.

 

For questions contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.

 

 

Webster University offers classes

Webster University is back on Schriever in the First Term Airman Center, Building 210, Room 310. This is available for anyone thinking about attending school, to register, discuss current programs or any other administration need. Webster offers classes on Peterson Air Force Base in the Education Center and also a large variety of online classes. For more information, contact Bill Houth at 574-7562.

 

 

Pharmacy OTC medication program 

The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy has an over-the-counter medication program available to all active duty, dependents and retirees enrolled at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases. 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.

 

 

Clinic announces closures

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

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

May 25               All day                          Family day

May 28               All day                          Holiday

June 14               Noon-4:30 p.m.         Training day

July 4                   All day                         Holiday

July 5                   All day                         Family day

 

Note: Walk-in services end at 3:30 p.m. Normal clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

 

 

Civilian Personnel Updates

Visit the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site at 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 the last Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8:30 - 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.

 

 

 

Logistics planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). Interested personnel should contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.

 

 

Commercial travel office updates phone number

For all travelers, note that Boersma Travel (Commercial Travel Office) has changed their toll-free phone numbers to the following:

 

General Travel:  833-445-5559

Group Travel:  833-445-5558

 

Impacted locations are Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Thule Air Base, 20th Space Control Squadron, Detachment 2 at Diego Garcia and 13th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Carson. For more information, contact Dan Bermudez at 556-5179.

 

 

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, 10:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 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 11:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The guest speaker for May 10 will be Paul LaGrange with the Pikes Peak National Cemetery. Call 556-7153 for more information.

 

 

Little Rookies offers free program

Little Rookies' Junior Rookie ice sessions are held at Monument Ice Rinks on Saturday mornings to focus on helping beginners, ages 3-8, find their love for the game of hockey. Teaching basic skills and hockey etiquette, offering equipment and no entry fee, Little Rookies is the best place to get your child started in hockey. The programs are ran by National Hockey League Alumni Al Pendersen (Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers). For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster at 567-5044.

 


Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. Weekly meetings at the 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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