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Base bulletin - week of Oct. 3


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

* Spouses are invited to events marked with     

This week

SKYWARN storm spotter course

The National Weather Service is hosting a SKYWARN Storm Spotter course 2:30-4:30 p.m. today 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.

Wingman Day, Oktoberfest

The 50th Space Wing will host Wingman Day 8:15-11:30 a.m. Friday at the soccer field near the Schriever AFB Child Development Center. Following Wingman Day, the 50th Force Support Squadron will host an Oktoberfest Celebration 12-4 p.m. at the event center. Oktoberfest is open to all, including Team Schriever families. Appropriate civilian attire is authorized for those attending and these events are designated as alternate duty locations.

Wingman Day will include an obstacle course and it’s not too late to register teams (three-five people per team). Sign-up here: For more information about Wingman Day activities, call Jan Devitt at 567-5726. For more information about Oktoberfest activities, please call Eric McCullough at 567-2525.

NEW! Schriever Base Shuttle Service

Schriever will operate a base shuttle service on a trial basis Oct. 1-Nov. 15. The shuttle will operate in a loop with six stops to help Team Schriever personnel get to activities such as medical appointments, briefings, meetings and unit physical training at the fitness center. The shuttle will operate 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, family days and base closures. Stops include Buildings 200, 210/220, 120, 26, 24 and 30. During the trial period, only one shuttle bus will operate in the restricted area.

Questions may be directed to Terrence Galloway, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight, at 567-7212.

On base

Required Annual Training: Sexual Assault and Suicide Prevention Awareness

Time is running out to complete required annual training for sexual assault and suicide prevention awareness. If you need to complete this training, please plan to attend one of the scheduled classes below. For more information, please contact Jessica Ditson, 50th Space Wing Violence Prevention Integrator (VPI), at 567-2647.

  • 8 a.m. Oct. 4, Building 300 auditorium
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Building 300 auditorium
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 15, Building 300 auditorium
  • 8 a.m. Oct. 18, Building 300 auditorium
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 22, Building 300 auditorium
  • 8 a.m. Oct. 25, Building 300 auditorium
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Building 300 auditorium
  • 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31, Building 210 courtroom
  • 8 a.m. Nov. 1, Building 300 auditorium

Base Closures

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

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

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 the Defense Travel System 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

Knowledge Management Center Provides Training

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

  • 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 For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

Government Civilian Employee Benefits Presentation: Space is limited

Schriever AFB is scheduled to host a federal benefits presentation for Schriever federal employees and their spouses 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14, at Airman and Family Readiness in Building 101. Space is limited, registration is required. The information is helpful for employees at any stage of their careers. Presentation topics covered will include:

  • Federal pensions
  • Federal health care
  • Life insurance options
  • Federal long-term care options
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Retirement options, application process
  • Social security
  • Estate planning

Please call 567-3920 to register.

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, contact Ed Smith at 567-3082 or Cynthia Shuff at 567-3060.


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 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.

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