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Base bulletin - Week of Nov. 5

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

This week

MSG hours change

The following services will move to virtual or appointment only customer support beginning Nov. 4. 

Visitor Control Center: Call DSN 560-5620, Comm 567-5620 or Cell Phone 330-5653 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, or 7 a.m.-2p.m. on Fridays. Same day service may be available depending on the existing appointment schedule. 

Force Development Flight: For an Education Service Specialist Counselor call DSN 560-2043/5903/5927, Comm 567-2043/5903/59277:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday.

For the Career Assistance Advisor call DSN 560-2445/5927, Comm 567-2445/5927, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Same day service may be available depending on the existing appointment schedule. 

Military Personnel Flight: Out-processing for retirements and separations is conducted virtually. Please call DSN 560-5901, Comm 567-5901, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Appointments can be made online at https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/. Same day service may be available depending on the existing appointment schedule. 

Arts & Crafts Services: Call DSN 560-1347 or Comm 567- 1347, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Monday-Fridays. To place an engraving or framing order online go to https://50fss.com/engraving/

Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental/Loan: Call Joe at DSN 560-1347 or Comm 567-347, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Training (PCSing or Deploying only): Call DSN 560-6100, Comm 567-6100, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, or 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Fridays or email 50CES.CEX@us.af.mil. Same day service may be available depending on the member’s departure date. Allow for 6-7 hours for the training. 

FSS observes Veterans Day hours

In observance of Veterans Day, the following 50th Force Support Squadron activities will be closed or have adjusted hours:

Closed:

CDC/School Age Program

Civilian Personnel Office

Military Personnel Flight

Manpower Flight

Education Center

Marketing Office

Resource Management Flight

Airman & Family Readiness Center

Outdoor Rec (Resale/Rentals/ITT/Arts & Crafts)

Unmanned:

RV Storage Lot

Schriever Fitness Center (available to 24 hour access patrons only)

*Peterson Fitness Center will be open and manned*

Holiday Hours:

Dining Facility:

Breakfast: 6:30-8:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dinner: 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Midnight: 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

El Paso County reverts to Stage I fire restrictions

El Paso County reverts to Stage I restrictions and will remain in this stage until conditions and resourcing warrant a change.

Stage I’s guidelines are:

  • Outdoor blasting, welding and torches: Allowed with caution.
  • Campfires in developed campgrounds: Allowed in permanently constructed fire grates, charcoal frills and wood burning stoves.
  • Model rockets: Not allowed.
  • Public prescribed burning: Not allowed.
  • Outdoor smoking: No smoking outside unless in an enclosed building or vehicle.
  • Sale of fireworks: Not allowed.
  • Outdoor cooking (private property): Allowed if smaller than 3 feet in diameter and less than 2 feet high.
  • Outdoor fires at residence: Allowed if fire is contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, indoor fire places or wood burning stoves.

New avenue for P-S GAR commander questions

If you have questions or concerns for the garrison commander and you would like to communicate anonymously, use the new “Questions?” feature on Schriever’s Air Force Connect app. The commander will answer the questions on a regular basis through Garrison-wide emails and social media.

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 Force Support Squadron ID Card Section at 567-5900.

On base

Dependent ID shortage at MPF

The Military Personnel Flight is experiencing a shortage of dependent IDs. The Air Force will be shifting to Next Gen IDs for dependents and no longer ship additional orders of the previous ID card stock. To make the current stock last, the MPF will be prioritizing issuance of dependent IDs, only new dependents who have experience a change in status will be issue a card at this time. An exception for expired dependent IDs has been extended to June 30, 2021, with memo in hand that is provided by MPF. Once the Next Gen cards are functional, MPF will start issuing them based on priority and availability.

For more information, call the MPF at 567-5900.

Shred truck scheduled for Schriever

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

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 567-5726.

AFRC to host Right Start

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a Right Start Information Fair 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the base event center. Right Start is a mandatory course for incoming active duty members and Department of Defense affiliated contractors that informs personnel about programs and resources on the installation. Attendance is optional for dependents but is highly encouraged. For more information, call Lawanda Ervin at 567-7347.

CFC kicks off

Schriever Air Force Base’s Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving program has kicked off, and will continue through Dec. 18. As a reminder, fundraising events that are not part of the CFC are prohibited during this time.  See the below video and emails from the CFC project officers and keyworkers for more information.  Facebook.com/SchrieverAirForceBase/posts/3225344537576962

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 is December.

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.

Nov. 7: Meat the Greek

Nov. 14: Bandido’s Mexican Grill

Nov. 21: Nonna’s Italian Kitchen

Nov. 28: 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

AFRC hosts adoption workshop

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

Nominate for 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

November 1-8 is “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 100,000 police-reported vehicle crashes each year are caused by drowsy driving, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries.  Here are some tips to help prevent you or someone you love from becoming a statistic.

  • Get adequate sleep (7 to 9 hours a night).
  • Schedule proper breaks - about every 100 miles or 2 hours.
  • Arrange for a travel companion, if possible.
  • Avoid alcohol and sedating medications.

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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