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Base Bulletin - week of Nov. 1

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

 

* Spouses are invited to events marked with      

 

 

This week

 

Schriever Teens and Kids Against Hunger Ellicott food drive to begin

The annual Schriever Air Force Base Teens and Kids Helping Kids Against Hunger Ellicott Food Drive takes place in front of the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, commissary 9 a.m – 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. The drive needs adults, teens and tweens to volunteer for a two hour shift to help collect non-perishable food items (elementary school-aged kids are welcome to volunteer, too, as long as they are accompanied by a parent). Food drive supervisors will volunteer for a three hour shift and must have previous Schriever AFB food drive experience. All donations collected go directly to the Ellicott Helping Hands Food Pantry for Ellicott, Peyton and Schriever AFB as well. For more information, contact Lenora Tiek at 813-777-4274.

 

 

On-base

 

Health Promotion activities

The Health Promotion office has several events taking place during the next few weeks:

 

 

Thursday        2 p.m.                    Sleep and Stress Management Class

Nov. 8             1 p.m.                    Dietician available

Nov. 13           3:30 p.m.               Healthy Cooking Class

Nov. 15           12 p.m.                  Great American Smoke out Day Lunch and Learn

Nov. 27           3:30 p.m.               Weight Management Class  

 

 

BodPod walk in hours are 3:30 - 4:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and 7:15 – 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. Additional services available upon request. For more information, call Carol Carr at 567-4292.

 

 

5/6 Council to host Thanksgiving drive

The 5/6 Council Thanksgiving drive is now until Nov. 19 in the following locations: the Building 210 atrium, the North Entry Control Portals, Shoppette and Building 24. The drive benefits Colorado Springs local community outreach groups such as the Women’s Resource Center, Salvation Army and the Colorado Springs Mission. They need non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned sweet potatoes/yams, canned gravy, cranberry sauce, instant mashed potatoes, stove top stuffing, biscuits or rolls, mac and cheese, roasting pans, cake/brownie mix or any other nonperishable food items. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Joseph Cella at 567-0553.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Weapons School Road Show coming to Schriever

The United States Air Force Weapons School Road Show takes place at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Building 300 auditorium. The target audience are 13S, 1C6, 17D, 62E, 14N personnel. The road show covers a full course overview, pre-requisites to apply, expectations after graduation and include a question and answer session. Additionally, questions about the Enlisted Advanced Instructor Course can be answered. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Anthony Raphael Jr. at 567-7107/2298 or Maj. James Franciere at 567-6018.

 

 

Schriever has Open Season Health Fair

Open season for Federal Employee Health and Benefits and dental/vision insurance runs from Nov. 12 – Dec. 10. To help prepare, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, has the Open Season Health Fair 9 – 10 a.m. Nov. 7.  in the Building 210 atrium. Representatives from different insurance companies can answer questions and provide forms and pamphlets to Schriever AFB civilian employees. For more information, contact Jaime Sampayo at 567-5769, or Fred Tongol at 567-5796.

 

Team Schriever to celebrate Wingman Day

Wingman Day is scheduled for Nov. 9. Event organizers are currently in need of volunteers. Seventeen volunteers are needed on Nov. 8 for setup, eight volunteers are needed for tear down at 9 a.m. and three volunteers at 12 p.m. during the event. For more information on the event or how to volunteer, contact Staff Sgt. David Williams Jr. at 567-5050.

 

 

FAP to host Mock Central Registry Boards

The Family Advocacy Program will have a Mock Central Registry Board 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Building 210 wing conference room at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. This is an opportunity for commanders and first sergeants to observe a CRB and ask questions. The training also serves as the annual FAP training for the year. For more information, contact FAP at 556-8943.

 

 

Shred truck to arrive

The shred truck will be available outside the North Entry Control Portal 9 – 11 a.m., and outside of Building 210 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 15.

 

 

KMC to provide training

The Knowledge Management Center is providing reoccurring training/classes for the Knowledge Management programs. Classes are held in Building 301, Room 119, every first and third Thursday of the month. Records Management is held 12 – 1 p.m. and Freedom of Information-Privacy Act is held 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Publications and Forms class is provided 1 - 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

 

To enroll/register, visit https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/kmc/tn/SitePages/Home.aspx.

 

 

Legal office court requirement

Before appearing and/or testifying in court in their unofficial capacity, all Air Force members are required to meet with the legal office. For more information, call 567-5050.

 

 

Clinic announces closures

The Schriever Air Force Base Clinic is closed on the following dates/times:

 

 

Nov. 9                 All day                                  Wing function

Nov. 12               All day                                  Holiday     

Nov. 22               All day                                  Holiday

Nov. 23               All day                                  Family Day

Dec. 13               11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Training day

Dec. 24               All day                                  Family Day  

Dec. 25               All day                                  Holiday

Dec. 31               All day                                  Family Day

Jan. 1                  All day                                  Holiday

Jan. 10               11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Training 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.

 

 

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 North Powers and Old Ranch Road and departs at 6:35 a.m. arriving at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, at 7:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Joe Colunga at 567-3350.

 

 

Logistics planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty career field is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). For more information, contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.

 

 

Off-base

 

FAP to host the 1st annual “Strike Out” Domestic Violence bowling event

The Family Advocacy Program is hosting the 1st annual “Strike Out” Domestic Violence bowling event Nov. 6 at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, bowling alley. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. The cost for one person is $5 for two hours of bowling. Shoes are included. Units can call 556-8943 to sign up or register their team.

 

 

Air Force Academy looking for volunteer families

The U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for the cadet candidates. Sponsoring provides our students with a local family support system, adult role models and an avenue for community involvement that would ultimately continue for the duration of their time beginning here at the Prep School, into their journey to the Air Force Academy, and beyond. Please send an email request for a sponsor packet at prepinfo@usafa.edu or call 333-3164.

 

 

Military Child of the Year open for nominations

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Awards, as well as applications for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. Military Child of the Year is the nation's premier celebration of the achievements of military children. Nominations are open through Dec. 5, and all awards will be presented at a recognition gala April 18, 2019, in the nation's capital. To nominate a child for the award, visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org and click the nominations tab.

 

 

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 331-6689 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. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.

 

 

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