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Base bulletin - Week of Oct. 15

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

This week

Air Force reduces tuition assistance

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 Air Force 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/.

SFS will confiscate expired CACs

Members of the 50th Security Forces Squadron will confiscate all expired Common Access Cards at the gate. Dependent family and retirees, 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

Shred truck comes to Schriever

The federal document shred truck is scheduled to be outside the North restricted area portal 9-11 a.m. and Bldg. 210 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.

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 will receive 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

Nov. 11, all day, holiday

Nov. 12, all day, training day

Nov. 26, all day, holiday

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

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.

Monday: Arby’s

Wednesday and Friday: Qdoba

Bldg. 210

11:10-11:40 a.m.

Monday: Arby’s

Wednesday and Friday: Qdoba

Community Center Housing Area:

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday: High Grade Foods

Oct. 24: Stan’s Place

Oct. 31: Lucy’s Grill

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

Safety 411

Colorado updates ‘Move over or slow down’ law

Colorado state law requires drivers to move over one lane for all stopped law enforcement, emergency vehicles, first responders and tow trucks. If you cannot safely move over, slow down at least 20 mph if the speed limit is 45 mph or more. If the speed limit is 40 mph or less, slow down to 25 mph or less. Move over, slow down, drop the distraction and save a life.

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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