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Base Bulletin - week of May 3


-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 issues burn restrictions
El Paso County has issued Stage 1 burn restrictions which prohibits the following:
1. Open burning except in permanent structures in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds or in private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials.
2. The sale of use of fireworks.
3. Outdoor smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in an area 3 feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable material.

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


Schriever hosts Spring Closet Clean-Out Clothing Drive for Ellicott
The Schriever Air Force Base Spring Closet Clean-Out Clothing Drive for Ellicott is taking place now through May 5. Donation boxes will be located at the Tierra Vista Communities Housing office and in the North Portal outside the Restricted Area. This is a non-profit clothing drive whose sole purpose is to solicit clothing donations (clean and serviceable) from infant through adult. Donations will benefit the Ellicott community by providing extra support for the upcoming school year. For more information, contact Lenora Tiek at 813-777-4274.


Privacy Act and Records Management training class available
A Privacy Act and Records Management training class will be held Thursday at the Schriever Air Force Base Event Center 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Kenneth Battersby at 567-2023.


IG releases April newsletter

The 50th Space Wing Inspector General released their most recent newsletter. The topics include the Management Internal Control Toolset, IG Evaluation Management System and exercise updates. To view the newsletter, click here.


AAFES changes hours
AAFES Express will be operating under new hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Peterson North Gate changes hours
The Peterson Air Force Base North Gate 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.


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 accepts 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 Vanpool 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


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. To find out how to register, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.


50th OG hosts Morrell Golf Tournament
Sign up to compete in this year’s General Morrell Golf Tournament at Silver Spruce Golf Course at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado May 14. Lunch is 12 p.m. and start time is 1 p.m. Lunch, range balls and an additional free round is included. To sign up, contact 1st Lt. Richie Sapp at 567-2400 or 1st Lt. Nate Hruby at 567-4101.


Shred truck available at Schriever
The shred truck will be outside of the Restricted Area North Portal from 9 – 11 a.m. and outside of Building 210 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 16. Please bring items from your office or home for shredding. For more information, contact Senior Airman Bianca Alonzo at 567-6598.

 

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.


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

Cheyenne Mountain AFS hosts NORAD 60th Anniversary 5K
Team Schriever is invited to attend the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station NORAD 60th Anniversary 5K at 2:30 p.m. May 10. All participants must have a military ID card. A race entry fee of $25 is required by Friday at 3 p.m. To register, visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39735

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. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153 by May 7.


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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