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Base picnic volunteers needed
The 2018 Summer Slam Base Picnic will be held July 20 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. More than 100 volunteer positions are open. Set-up and tear-down positions are needed July 18 - 20. If you would like to volunteer, contact Andrea Hernandez at 567-3920 or Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.
Summer Slam Fire Muster
The Schriever Firefighter Muster will take place at the Summer Slam Base Picnic July 20. There will be four obstacle course style events. The team with the fastest time will win the competition. The obstacles are midnight response, mannequin drag, bucket brigade and hose relay. Half-hour time slots are available from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., which includes a safety brief and course attempt. To sign up, call the Schriever Fire Prevention office at 567-3370 by July 19.
Falcon Parkway repairs
Falcon Parkway will be reduced to single-lane access until Sept. 12. The traffic circle will be unaffected by construction. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marquis Williams at 567-4323.
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 Thursday will be 1st 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.
Claims against the estate
It is with deepest regret, we announce the death of Lt. Col. Robert Carreon and 2nd Lt. Hussein Qureshi. If anyone has claims against the estate of Lt. Col. Carreon, contact Lt. Col. Jose Gonzalez at 721-8321. If anyone has claims against the estate of 2nd. Lt. Hussein Qureshi, contact 1st Lt. Zachary Perry at 210-442-9692.
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 911.
• 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.
Live streaming of Iridium NEXT launch
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Iridium NEXT mission 6:12 a.m. July 20. There will be live coverage for the launch beginning 5:50 a.m. in the Building 300 auditorium. The 21st Space Operations Squadron, 22nd Space Operations Squadron, and 23rd Space Operations Squadron, will be supporting this launch from Air Force Satellite Control Network sites around the globe. The webcast can also be accessed at http://www.spacex.com/webcast or https://www.youtube.com/spacex.
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 Schriever 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.
Logistics planner retraining opportunities
The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). For more information, contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.
Right Start newcomer's orientation
The next Right Start newcomer's orientation session is 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July 19. The event will be held in the Airman and Family Readiness Center classroom in Building 101. For more information, contact the A&FRC at 567-3920.
CNODP roadshow to be held
The Computer Network Operations Development Program is a three year development program at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland. This involves $400,000 of training over four months, followed by tours across the NSA. The goal is to produce an elite cadre of Air Force technical leaders that can create effects in any domain via the application of cyber capabilities. A CNODP roadshow will be held at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Building 300, second floor. For more information, contact Capt. Sam McCabe at 567-4010.
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:
Thursday 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.
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.
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 719-634-7333.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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