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Base bulletin - week of Sept. 26

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Find more information for some of these events on the Schriever Air Force Base Facebook page events section.

* Spouses are invited to events marked withhttp://www.schriever.af.mil/Portals/17/images/161206-F-AA000-555.jpg?ver=2016-12-06-162113-753     

 

This week

Virtual town hall

Col. Smith is scheduled to host his first virtual town hall 6 p.m. Thursday. He along with other 50th Space Wing leaders will answer questions.

To submit a question, text 719-330-0940 or email 50SWPA.workflow@us.af.mil

‘Strike-Out’ Bowling Event

Family advocacy will host a bowling event during Domestic Violence Awareness Month 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Peterson AFB Bowling Alley. The cost is $5 per person and includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Please call 556-8943 to sign up or register your four-man team. Deadline to sign up is Friday.

 

On base

Base Closures

The 21st Medical Squadron will be closed the following dates:

  • 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 (training day)
  • 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 (family day)
  • All day Oct. 14 (holiday)

Family Game Night

Join the Schriever Child and Youth Education Services-School Liaison for Family Game Night 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the base event center. Board games and pizza are provided. Call or email Ruth Moore, school liaison at 567-6176 or ruth.moore.1@us.af.mil.

Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide
Safe use and proper installation of household appliances that burn fossil fuels is the best protection you can provide your family.

Here are a few tips:

  • Have all heating equipment inspected and serviced each year. 
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and install at least one carbon monoxide detector within 15 feet of sleeping areas and one on every level of your home. 
  • Replace carbon monoxide detectors after seven years of service or as recommended by manufacturer. 

For more information contact fire prevention at 567-3370.  

Fitness Center Adjusts Manning

Fitness center staff will no longer provide coverage on federal holidays and family days associated with Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Customers who are registered for after-hours access can still use the fitness center during these days. After-hours access is available 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. To register for after-hours access, or for more details, call the fitness center front desk at 567-6628.

Defense Travel System Training Courses

A three-day hands-on training course for DTS approving/reviewing officials is scheduled Oct. 22-24 at Schriever Air Force Base. Additionally, a four-day training course for DTS leads/organizational travel administrators is scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 1, at Schriever AFB. For a complete course overview and to sign up, contact Lucie Holloway at 567-5420 or lucie.holloway@us.af.mil.

Knowledge Management Center Provides Training

The Knowledge Management Center provides recurring classes for knowledge management programs. Classes are offered in Building 301, Room 119, the first and third Thursday of the month.

  • Records Management: 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Publications and Forms class: 1-3 p.m. (every third Thursday of the month)

To register, visit https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/kmc/tn/SitePages/Home.aspx. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

Air Force Seeks Logistics Planners

The Air Force continues to seek enlisted personnel interested in retraining into the logistics plans specialty career field. If you are interested in becoming a logistics planner (2G0X1), contact Ed Smith at 567-3082 or Cynthia Shuff at 567-3060.

Off-base

SKYWARN storm spotter course

The National Weather Service is hosting a SKYWARN Storm Spotter course 2:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Peterson AFB auditorium. This course is open to anyone with access to Peterson AFB, no prior weather knowledge is required. Attendees will learn how to identify and report severe weather phenomena and earn an official SKYWARN® Storm Spotter certification.

For more information, call 1st Lt. Travis Hodos at (719) 556-4774

Chapel Family Retreats

The Schriever AFB Chapel will host a family retreat Sept. 27-28 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This retreat is designed to emphasize stronger family connections by addressing issues within the family that aren’t always easily navigated, but are crucial to the health and well-being of the family dynamic. Lodging, dinner and breakfast are provided. For more information, call the 50th SW chapel team at 567-3705. Register online: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=469107&k=06674B087B50.

Colorado Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition will host a stand down to support Colorado homeless veterans 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15, at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, Colorado. Several military, veteran and community support organizations will provide a variety of services and products, such as clothing, personal care items, haircuts, flu shots, dental and hearing tests, housing referrals and help with job searches. Details about volunteer opportunities for Schriever Airmen are forthcoming. For more information, contact the Schriever AFB Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 567-3920.

Military Retiree Information Day

An information day to highlight military retiree benefits and services is scheduled 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at The Hub on Fort Carson, Colorado. The event is open to all military retirees in the Colorado Springs area. A continental breakfast and giveaways are provided. For more information or to register, call the military retiree activity office at 331-6689.

Military Retirees Activities Office  

The Military Retiree Activity Office hosts a monthly meeting for all military retirees and their spouses on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The guest speaker is Jennifer Moss, Peterson AFB Club manager.

The Society of Military Widows

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 at 10:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson AFB Club, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172. 

Annual Convention

The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows Annual Convention is scheduled Oct. 14-19 at Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information or to register, call 331-6689.

To submit a bulletin, visit the Public Affairs page at https://www.schriever.af.mil/Public-Affairs/

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