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Base bulletin - week of March 5

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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 with     

This week

Promotion and Fourth Quarter Awards Ceremony

The 50th Space Wing is scheduled to host a promotion and fourth quarter awards ceremony 1 p.m. Friday at the fitness center.

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jacob Haan at 567-5329.

Shuttle Schedule Departure Times

Building 200 - 10 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 11:40 a.m., noon, 12:20 p.m., 12:40 p.m., 1 p.m.

Building 210/220 - 10:05 a.m., 10:25 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:05 a.m., 11:25 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 12:25 p.m., 12:45 p.m.

Building 24 - 10:15 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:35 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:35 p.m., 12:55 p.m.

On base

Staff and Family Tour

Schriever personnel and their families are invited on a Staff and Family Tour from 11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 20. All tour stops are inside the restricted area and will start with lunch at the DISH dining facility. Space is limited, so it’s first come, first served. Children are welcome, however, most of the tour may be too technical to keep the attention of young children. The tour will include stairs and standing with limited room, so strollers cannot be accommodated. The deadline to sign up is March 16. If interested, RSVP to 50SWPA.Workflow@us.af.mil (Subject: Staff and Family Tour) or call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at 567-5040. Please be prepared to provide the following information for all guests 18 or older who do not have access to the RA/Base: Name (as it appears on their driver’s license), date of birth, driver’s license number and state of issue. For those 17 and younger, we need first and last name, along with their age.

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 www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_/opm630a.pdf or www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf.

Scan the signed form and email it to Jamie.sampayo.1@us.af.mil or fax 567-2832.

Flight Commanders Course

The Flight Commanders Course is scheduled 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. March 17 - 18 in Building 210, Room 310. Topics include leadership versus management, legal system and discipline, bullet writing, basic communication and resource management. This course is ideal for those who have not supervised before or are running a flight for the first time.

Nutrition and Exercise Course

The Nutrition and Exercise Course is scheduled 9 - 10 a.m. March 19 in Building 210, Room 310. The course will focus on what the body needs versus what it is given.

TAPS Education Track

The TAPS Education Track is for transitioning members pursuing higher education. The course is scheduled 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 26 - 27. This track focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, how to research and compare institutions and how to finance higher education. After completing the TAPS Education Track, service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors as needed.

Tuition Assistance Brief

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a tuition assistance brief from 3 - 4 p.m. March 9 and 27 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 March 31, in Building 210, Room 310. The course is designed to enhance knowledge of Air Force benefits. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain 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.

Logistics Planner Retraining Opportunities

The Air Force continues to seek enlisted personnel interested in retraining into the logistics plans specialty career field. If interested, contact Ed Smith at 567-3082 or Cynthia Shuff at 567-3060.

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.

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

    Heartbeat

    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 at (719) 229-9657 or Betty Thournout at (719) 360-5811.

    Off-base

    Astronaut Nomination Program

    The Air Force is accepting applications from highly qualified officers and enlisted members to participate in the Air Force Astronaut Nomination Program. Members who meet basic eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Completed applications must be submitted via encrypted email to AFPC.DP2OS.OpsStaff_SpecDuty@us.af.mil no later than March 31.

    For more information, contact Capt. Samantha Barnes at 567-3098.

    Colorado Technical University Patriot Scholarship

    Colorado Technical University awards 50 full tuition scholarships to service members, veterans and their family members each year. The application period runs from March 1 - June 30. Recipients are announced in November. For more information or to apply, visit https://coloradotech.edu/CTUPatriot or call 567-2043.

    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 mentors@taps.org.

Military Retiree 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 AFB Hub March 12. The guest speaker will be Nona Daugherty from the Peterson Airman and Family Readiness Center. 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 Hub, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172.

Falcon 50

The United States Air Force Academy is scheduled to host the Falcon 50 April 25, 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 www.UltraSignup.com. Questions about the races can also be answered on the website.

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

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