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Base Bulletin - week of May 31


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This week


50th SW hosts wing promotion ceremony

The monthly promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, at the base fitness center. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Kristina Brandes at 567-4500.

Air Force hosts 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games
The Air Force will host the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Friday until June 9 at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition. To register or for more information, visit https://dodwarriorgames.com/

High Frontier Defenders host National Police Week Fallen Officer Motorcycle Ride
The High Frontier Defenders of Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will host a National Police Week Fallen Officer Motorcycle Ride 8 a.m. Friday at the Cheyenne Mountain AFS visitor control center parking lot. Registration is $15 single, $10 passenger. For more information and to register, contact Scott Deeds at 474-2317, Charles Dalton at 474-2097 or Gregg Goodfellow at 474-2318.


On-base


SRBC hosts annual Golf Summer Classic
The Space Range Booster Club is hosting the 3rd annual Golf Summer Classic at the United States Air Force Academy, June 8. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shotgun start is at 9 a.m. This will be a four-person scramble. Prices are as follows: $45 for E1-E4/cadet, $60 for E5 & above/Department of Defense civilians and $95 for civilians. For more information or to sign up, contact Capt. Shawn Woodall or Staff Sgt. Maurice Moyer at 567-0562. 

2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration
Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes occur Tuesdays and Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. To find out how to register, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program – Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical condition. If you would like to donate leave to him, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the VLTP (within agency) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency).
You may also scan the signed form and email it to jaime.sampayo.1@us.af.mil or fax to 567-2832.


AAFES changes hours

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service Express will be operating under these 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.

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:
June 14     Noon - 4:30 p.m.          Training day
July 4         All day                          Holiday
July 5         All day                          Family day
July 12      11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Training day
Aug. 9       11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Training day
Aug. 31      All day                          Family day
Sept. 3       All day                          Holiday
Sept. 13    11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Training day
Oct. 5        All day                          Family day
Oct. 8        All day                          Holiday

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.


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.


Legal Office changes operating hours
The 50th Space Wing Legal Office is closed daily from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The office will be closed Thursday for Air Force Inspection Training and Friday for an official office function. If you have a deployment-related issue or need to contact a member of the staff, call 567-5050 for assistance. 


Mental Health Clinic accepts patients

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


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.


Physical Therapist Clinic open
The 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.


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.


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, Colorado, departing at 6:05 a.m. and arriving at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, at 6:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB 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.


Off-base



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.


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.

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 260-8172 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 meeting will be followed by lunch at 12:45 p.m. The guest speaker for June 14 will be Janet Risley, director of homeowner services, to speak about Habitat for Humanity. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153


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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