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Base bulletin - Week of Oct. 1

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

This week

SFS will confiscate expired CACs

Effective Oct. 5, 2020, 50th Security Forces Squadron members will confiscate all expired Common Access Cards.  For dependent family and retiree population only, ID (non-CAC) card expirations have been extended to June 30, 2021.  CACs may be reissued due to expiration, authorized rank and/or name changes.  To schedule an appointment, go to:

https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/locator.

For more information, contact the 50 FSS ID Card Section at (719) 567-5900.

SecDef updates flag policy

The Secretary of Defense recently updated the Department of Defense’s flag display policy. To learn what flags are permitted and prohibited on base, visit https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jul/17/2002458783/-1/-1/1/200717-FLAG-MEMO-DTD-200716-FINAL.PDF.

El Paso County remains in Stage II fire restrictions

El Paso County has extended Stage II fire restrictions. This includes Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.

The following activities and items are prohibited:

  • Campfires at camps and picnic grounds
  • Model rockets
  • Public prescribed burning/burn permits
  • Outdoor smoking
  • Sale or use of fireworks
  • Outdoor cooking (grilling, except propane)
  • Outdoor fires 

On base

Medical squadron scheduled closures

Oct. 8, all day, training

Oct. 9, noon-4:30p.m., family day

Oct. 12, all day, holiday

Nov. 11, all day, holiday

Nov. 12, all day, training day

Nov. 26, all day, holiday

Nov. 27, noon-4:30p.m., family day

MCS updates hours

The Peterson Military Clothing Store has updated its hours to 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The MCS will remain closed Sundays.

EAP creates easy scheduling

To schedule an appointment with an Employee Assistance Program counselor, visit the EAP website at www.afpc.af.mil/EAP.

  • Click on the Counseling with Concierge Services Icon
  • Scroll down to find your installation and click
  • Choose the option you are comfortable with
  • Select from available dates and times
  • Provide your information

If your installation is not listed, call 866-580-9078.

Claims against the estate

If anyone has claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Aaron Morency, contact Capt. Isabella Wolak, the summary courts officer, at 834-1090.

Force Development Flight relocates

The Schriever Force Development Flight and Education and Training Center is now relocated throughout Bldg. 210 as their office is undergoing renovations. 

To mitigate disruption to the shared customer service spaces that the Force Development Flight will occupy, members are encouraged to call ahead for all services, e.g. career assistance advisor, education counseling, tuition assistance and GI Bill.

All Force Development Flight phone numbers will remain the same and will be transferred to their temporary locations. 

Force Development Flight chief: 567-5927

Education and Training section chief: 567-5903

Career Assistance advisor: 567-2445

First Term Airmen Course noncommissioned officer in charge: 567-2447

Education specialist: 567-2043

Base/Formal Training manager: 567-5248

Test Control officer: 567-5435 

The anticipated completion date is December 2020.

Knowledge Management Center provides training

The Knowledge Management Center provides recurring classes for programs. The following classes are offered the first and third Thursday of the month in Bldg. 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: 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 the Schriever Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

Schriever hosts food trucks weekly

North restricted area portal:

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday: High Grade Foods

Tuesday: Lucy’s Grill

Wednesday: All Things Pita

Thursday: Brisket Brothers first Thursday of month and K2 Cuisine after

Friday: All Things Pita

Bldg. 210

7-10:30 a.m.

Monday: Wheel Coffee

Tuesday: Lucy’s Grill and Wheel Coffee

Wednesday: Exchange Direct Run

Thursday: Wheel Coffee

Friday: Lucy’s Grill

Community Center Housing Area:

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday: Bandido’s Mexican Truck 

Clinic suspends over-the-counter program indefinitely

The 21st Medical Squadron pharmacy has suspended the over-the-counter medication program indefinitely to ensure patients are receiving the appropriate level of care and assessment due to ongoing events.

Logistics Planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force seeks enlisted members interested in retraining into the logistics plans specialty career field. Contact Ed Smith at 567-3082 or Cynthia Shuff at 567-3060, for more information.

Off Base

Wreaths Across America to hold virtual ceremony

Wreaths Across America is scheduled to honor the Vietnam War's first recipient of the Medal of Honor by dedicating the Col. Roger Donlon Vietnam War ‘Welcome Home’ Room at its newly renovated History and Hospitably House in Columbia Falls, Maine, Saturday. Donlon will be in attendance at the dedication, which will be live streamed on the Official Wreaths Across America Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WAAHQ.

Airmen host “Storytellers: Behind the Mask”

A “Storytellers: Behind the Mask” event is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Peterson Air Force Base Auditorium. Storytellers is a three-part speaker series that invites Airmen to share their experiences on a range of topics including suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence and racism. Part one will be focused on stories about suicide. The dates for part two and three are to be determined.

To RSVP, call Airman 1st Class Alexus Wilcox at 719-556-8476 or email your rank, name, unit and base to alexus.wilcox@spaceforce.mil. If you would like to share your story, volunteer speakers can apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GH2CHTB.

Safety 411

Safety office urges Airmen to not drive distracted

October is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Always practice the following safety tips:

  • Don't multi-task. 
  • Never use a phone while driving.
  • Keep your eyes on the road.
  • Don’t eat or drink while driving.
  • Never drive drowsy.
  • Avoid complicated tasks.

Safety office urges winter vehicle safety

Winter driving conditions in Colorado can be hazardous due to snow and ice. It is important that your vehicle is ready for winter driving. Below are some tips to consider before the winter season arrives:

  • Check the tire tread.
  • Check the tire pressure.
  • Check the battery.
  • Change the wiper blades and refill wiper fluid.
  • Check the anti-freeze mixture.
  • Change the oil and adjust the viscosity (see owner’s manual).
  • Check the belts and hoses.
  • Stock the vehicle with emergency supplies, such as a flash light, flares and warm clothing.

If you don’t feel comfortable checking your vehicle, take it to a dealership or local mechanic.    

For updated safety information, download the AF Connect app on mobile devices and add Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases as favorites. The app provides safety briefings and tips, in addition to updated information, phone numbers and resources.

Fire Prevention Week

Safety tips
To protect your family from fire mishaps:

  • Install smoke alarms on each level of the home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. 
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of your home and outside sleeping areas (within 15 ft.).
  • Post emergency numbers (fire/police; poison control; utilities: [water/gas/electric]).
  • Know where the emergency shut-offs are (water/gas/electric).
  • Have a multipurpose fire extinguisher inside the home; store at a safe distance from the stove for access.
  • Make a home escape plan: draw a map of the home with all the doors and windows.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room.
  • Make sure all the doors and windows open easily.
  • Identify an outside, family meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice a fire drill during the day and at night twice each year: use different escape routes.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case an adult can’t reach them. 

For more information, contact Schriever Fire Prevention at 567-3370.

Bulletin submission instructions

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

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