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Base Bulletin - week of June 28

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

Falcon Parkway repairs

Falcon Parkway will be reduced to single lane access until Sept. 12. During construction, traffic will not be allowed to pass from Hahn Avenue to Falcon Parkway. The traffic circle will be unaffected by construction. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marquis Williams at 567-4323.

Claims against the estate
It is with deepest regret, we announce the death of Lt. Col. Robert Carreon. If anyone has claims against the estate of Lt. Col. Carreon, contact Lt. Col. Jose Gonzalez at 719-721-8321. 


Schriever AFB fire department shares grilling safety tips
Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals, but it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.
• Check gas tank hoses for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to hose using a brush or spray bottle. A propane leak will release bubbles.
• If your grill has a gas leak, turn off both gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
• If you smell gas while cooking, immediately move away from grill and call 9-1-1.
• If the flame goes out, turn grill and gas off and wait at least five minutes before re-lighting it.
For more information, contact the Schriever AFB fire department at 567-3370.


50th SFS Change of Command

Col. Brian Kehl cordially invites you to attend the 50th Security Forces Squadron Change of Command ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday at the event center in Building 20. Lt. Col. Michael Speck will relinquish command to Maj. Adam Morgan. For additional details, contact Tech. Sgt. Michael Kyle at 567-4191.


50th NOG Change of Command

Col. Jennifer Grant cordially invites you to attend the 50th Network Operations Group Change of Command ceremony 8:30 a.m. Friday at Building 210. Col. Scott Angerman will relinquish command to Col. Hewett Wells. For additional details, contact 1st lt. Ethan Anderson at 567-3459.


NOPS Change of Command
Col. Matthew Skeen cordially invites you to attend the National Reconnaissance Office Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony 10 a.m. Friday at the Building 403 large conference room. Lt. Col. Bryan Dutcher will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Tanya Frazier. For additional details, contact Capt. Mary Holman at 567- 7799.

50th SW hosts wing promotion ceremony
The monthly promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the base fitness center. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Joshua Stephenson at 567-4071. Please arrive early to meet the Girls of the West and for free food.


On-base

Schriever to host back to school event
Families are invited to a back to school event from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 25 in the event center, Building 20. There will be a school bus safety demonstration, a K-9 demonstration, a United States Air Force Academy falcon display and resource tables. District 22, Ellicott schools will be in attendance to complete registration. The Schriever AFB Medical Clinic has set aside appointments for school physicals. Contact the clinic's appointment line at 524-2273 to make an appointment for back to school physicals. For more information, contact Jessica Schroeder at 567-5726.


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.


Clinic announces closures

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


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


Colorado Springs Sports Corp seeking volunteers

The Colorado Springs Sports Corp is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado's largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to participate and more than 900 volunteers are needed to successfully run this event. The event will be held primarily July 20-22 and 27-29 in Colorado Springs. The need for volunteers varies by sport, but may be needed for a variety of tasks including athlete check-in, information booths, scoring, timing, hospitality and other activities. For more information, contact Rebekah Bressler at 634-7333.


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 719-597-0492 or 719-260-8172 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 July 12 will be Lt. John Stubblefield discussing the legalization of marijuana impacting military retirees. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.


TAPS to host Good Grief Camp
The Tragedy Assistance Program will host a Good Grief Camp Sept. 8 -9 in Denver, Colorado. Children are able to share and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other activities in a fun and supportive environment. Each child is paired with a military mentor who reminds the child that he or she is still a part of the military community. Mentors need to be available 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sept. 8 and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Lodging accommodations are available for those who reside more than 45 miles from the event. All meals are provided Sept. 8 and breakfast and lunch will be provided Sept. 9. If you have any questions about how you can volunteer, contact Melissa Hermosillo at 915-780-3344. To register as a mentor, visit https://www.tapsconnected.org/events/mmentor.aspx


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.


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