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Base bulletin - Week of Oct. 22

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

This week

Space Operations Command stands up today

Today at 2:20 p.m. mountain time the first U.S. Space Force field command, Space Operations Command, will stand up in Hangar 140 on Peterson Air Force Base.

The SpOC Facebook page will host a live stream of the event. To watch the event, use the following link: https://www.facebook.com/USSFSpOC/posts/184564319814934.

To get a Facebook notification when the live stream begins, like the SpOC profile page here: https://www.facebook.com/USSFSpOC.

New avenue for commander questions

If you have questions or concerns for the garrison commander that you would like to communicate anonymously, use the new “Questions?” feature on Schriever’s Air Force Connect app. The commander will answer your anonymous questions on a regular basis.

Schriever hosts Space TAT Roadshow

The Space Tactics and Adversaries Studies Element Team tactics analysis team roadshow is scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., tomorrow, at the Bldg. 24 conference room. Space Operators, system subject matter experts and intelligence Airmen are invited to the briefing. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Justin Wenzel at 567-3348 or Senior Airman Collin Melcher at 567-4668.

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

Schriever to host promotion ceremony

Schriever Air Force Base is scheduled to host a promotion ceremony at the base event center 8:30 a.m., Oct. 30. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited but Airmen are encouraged to attend. Units with promotees have entry priority. Airmen must wear a mask and practice physical distancing. For more information, call Master Sgt. Kathryn North at 567-2445.

CFC to kick off Nov. 2

Schriever Air Force Base’s Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving program is set to kick off Nov. 2, and continues through Dec. 18. As a reminder, fundraising events that are not part of the CFC are prohibited during this time.

Schriever to host “Caring for People” forum

Schriever is scheduled to host a ‘Caring for People’ forum 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the base event center Nov. 17. The Caring for People forum is a data collection tool used to identify issues and concerns on the installation. The information gathered from attendees is used to improve quality of life for Airmen and installation programs. For more information, call Jan Devitt at 719-567-5726.

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 at Bldg. 210, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 9.

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: 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

Adoption workshop

An Adoption and Fostering Workshop information fair is scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at the Peterson Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. To register, call Nona Daugherty at 556-9264.

Military Child of the Year Award

The Military Child of the Year Award committee is now accepting nominations to celebrate the achievements of eight military children. Winners receive a $10,000 award, a laptop and are flown with a parent to Washington D.C. for three nights. Nominations are accepted until Dec. 7. For more information and to nominate a child, visit http://militarychildoftheyear.org/.

Safety 411

Be aware of surroundings while driving

On the west side of Colorado Springs, there is a significant overpopulation of deer due to the open lands and parks. To avoid accidents, remember the following:

  • Deer are herd animals, so if you see one, know there are likely more nearby.
  • They’re most active at dawn and dusk, when it can be difficult for drivers to see.
  • Always wear your seat belt, which can reduce injuries if you do hit an animal.
  • Slow down if you see “deer crossing” road signs.
  • If you’re on a multi-lane road, travel in the center lane, if possible.
  • If you see a deer, brake firmly, but stay in your lane.  Swerving could cause you to lose control, and the animal may dart in the same direction that you swerve.
  • Honk your horn to scare away deer.

If the above plan fails, take the following steps after a collision with a deer:

  • Pull to the side of the road as soon as it is safe.
  • Turn on your hazard lights and remain in the vehicle until you are sure it is safe.
  • Call 911 to report the incident and seek medical attention if needed.
  • Stay away from the deer.
  • If active duty, call your supervisor to start a mishap report.

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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