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Base bulletin - Week of Oct. 7

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

This week

50th FSS alters hours

Military Personnel: closed Oct. 9-12

Civilian Personnel: open Oct. 9, closed Oct. 12 (closed at Peterson Oct. 9t)

Manpower: Available via email Oct. 9, closed Oct. 12

Force Development (Education): Open Oct. 9, closed Oct. 12 (closed at Peterson Oct. 9)

Fitness Center: open 7a.m.-3p.m. Oct. 9-11, closed Oct. 12 (24 hour access available) 

Outdoor Rec, ITT and Arts and Crafts: closed Oct. 9-12 (open at Peterson Oct. 9)

CDC and School Age: open Oct. 9, closed Oct. 12

Marketing: open Oct. 9, closed Oct. 12

DFAC: open normal hours Oct. 9-12

AFRC: closed Oct. 9-12

Air Force reduces TA

The fiscal year limit for Military Tuition Assistance has decreased from $4,500 to $3,750, effective immediately. The credit hour limits remain the same at $250 per semester hour and $166.66 per quarter hour. All TA applications will be routed using the normal procedures on the AF Virtual Education Center, and can be submitted up to 45 days in advance of the start of the course. 

For more information on the TA changes, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2365105/department-of-the-air-force-releases-new-military-tuition-assistance-approach-f/.

Fire Department to visit housing
The Schriever Fire Department will visit several locations in the Tierra Vista housing community Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. Sparky the fire dog will hand out fire safety items to children and their families. Sparky asks each family to develop and practice their home fire escape plan. Also, remember to “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen.”  

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

SFS will confiscate expired CACs

50th Security Forces Squadron members will confiscate all expired Common Access Cards at the gate. 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 567-5900.

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

50th FSS hosts trunk decorating contest

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a Halloween car-trunk decorating contest, Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the base event center. First place will receive a $500 prize, second place a $300 prize and third place will receive a $200 prize. Sign up before Oct. 19 to register. Contact Eric McCullough at 719-567-2525 or eric.mccullough.7@spaceforce.mil to register.

Medical squadron scheduled closures

Thursday, all day, training

Friday, noon-4:30p.m., family day

Monday, 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.

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: K2 Cuisine

Friday: All Things Pita

CDC

10:30-11 a.m.

Mondays: Arby’s

Wednesday and Friday: Qdoba

Bldg. 210

11:10-11:40 a.m.

Mondays: Arby’s

Wednesday and Fridays: Qdoba

Community Center Housing Area:

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday: All Things Pita

 

Oct. 17: High Grade

Oct. 24: Stan’s Place

Oct. 31: Lucy’s

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

Airmen host “Storytellers: Behind the Mask”

A “Storytellers: Behind the Mask” event is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Thursday 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 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.

Avoid slips, trips and falls

According to the Occupational safety and Health Administration, slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of workplace injuries. Good housekeeping practices reduce the potential for slip, trip and fall incidents. To prevent slips and trips, ensure all walking and working surfaces are free from hazards such as:

  • Uneven floors
  • Extension cords or other cables (use a cable tray if needed)
  • Leaks and spills
  • Holes
  • Trash, boxes or containers
  • Open drawers and cabinets
  • Loose mats or rugs
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Poor lighting in the area
  • Unmarked level changes

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.

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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