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Base bulletin - Week of Jan. 23

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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

50th Space Wing command chief all-call

Chief Master Sgt. Boston Alexander, 50th Space Wing command chief, is scheduled to host an all-call at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the base fitness center.

This event is mandatory for enlisted Airmen. Company grade and field grade officers are highly encouraged to attend.

Wing Promotion Ceremony

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1182 is scheduled to host a wing promotion ceremony 2 p.m. Friday at the base fitness center.

For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Rogers at 567-3288.

On base

Shred Truck

A shred truck is scheduled to be outside the restricted area north portal Feb. 12, 9 - 11 a.m. and outside of Building 210, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program

Elizabeth Archuleta, Paul Ray and Robert Matthias have been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program. To donate leave, please do the following:

  1. Complete the OPM 30-A
  2. Request to donate annual leave to recipient under the VLTP

To transfer leave, go to or

Scan the signed form and email it to or fax 567-2832.

FTAC NCOIC Position Hiring

The 50th Force Support Squadron is seeking an outstanding staff sergeant or technical sergeant to fill a one-year key leadership position beginning Feb. 3. The First Term Airman’s Course provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. Applicants will be contacted for an interview mid-January. If selected, the member will intern during the Feb. 3-7 FTAC, facilitate the March FTAC under supervision and then assume full oversight for the April FTAC. For a full list of qualifications and application instructions, contact Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright at 567-7329 or

Tuition Assistance brief

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a tuition assistance brief from 3 – 4 p.m. Monday in Building 210, Room 310. No appointment is required and the briefing is mandatory for all first-time TA users. Additionally, any personnel who have not pursued their education in the last year are now required by AFI 36-2649 to have follow-up counseling. This briefing fulfills the requirement.

Informed Decision course

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host an Informed Decision course 9 a.m. – noon, Tuesday in Building 210, Room 310. The course is designed to enhance knowledge of Air Force benefits. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain the needed information in order to make sound decisions for themselves and their family. First term Airmen and second term Airmen 12-15 months prior to their date of separation are required to attend pending involuntary separation.

Fuel sales unavailable

Repairs to the Schriever AFB Shoppette fuel dispensers and distribution lines are expected to last 12 weeks. During this period, the Shoppette will remain open and accessible during normal business hours. Fuel sales will not be available.

21st Medical Squadron closures

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

 Air Force Health Promotion Office: Upcoming Events

There will be BodPods 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 31.

Metabolic testing:

Monday, Wednesday and Jan. 31.

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: Noon-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.


    Heartbeat was organized to help survivors absorb the impact of self-inflicted death, to offer the comfort of empathetic understanding and acceptance, and to support each other through healthy grief management. Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month.

    For more information, contact Kevin Thournout, (719) 229-9657 or Betty Thournout, (719) 360-5811.


    Free Tickets to NHL game

    Starting 9 a.m. Jan. 29, there will be a limited number of free tickets to the NHL Stadium Series game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings Feb. 15 at the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium available for active duty, guard, reserve, honorably discharged veterans and family members of service members killed in action.

    To claim tickets, visit

    Creating Strong Families Workshop

    Parent to Parent Colorado Springs is scheduled to host a Creating Strong Families workshop 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Tierra Vista Community on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. This workshop will examine habits that build lasting connections with children as well as sharing strategies for building, fostering and strengthening enduring family bonds. For more information, contact Ruth Moore at or call 719-567-6176.

    Teen Glow Bowling Event

    The Teen Glow Bowling event is scheduled 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Peterson Bowling Alley. Transportation will be provided at the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Bowling is $1 per game and shoes are $1 for the entire time. Parents need to fill out a permission slip for their children to attend. To register, contact Ruth Moore by Jan. 24 at or call 719-567-6176.

    TAPS Youth Programs

    The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing. 

The camp is scheduled March 27 - 29 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For more information, contact

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 will be held at the Peterson Air Force Base Club Feb. 13. The guest speaker will be Nona Daugherty, the volunteer program manager at Peterson AFB. For more information, call Randall Barrett at (719)-556-7153.

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. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson AFB Club, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172.

Falcon 50: Apr. 25

The United States Air Force Academy is scheduled to host the Falcon 50, an event consisting of four different races: the Military Heavy (a 26.2-mile run with a 35-lb ruck), a half marathon, a marathon, and a 50-mile run. Participants must register by April 20 by searching “Falcon 50” on Questions about the races can also be answered on the website.

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