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Base Bulletin - week of Dec. 3

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- * Spouses are invited to events marked with 

This week

Toy Drive for Ellicott kids 
If you would like to donate, Please drop off new or very gently used and unwrapped toys, games, books and small stuffed animals for kids of all ages - aged baby to teen - in the collection boxes at the Tierra Vista Community Center and the Airman and Family Readiness Center by Friday.

Cookies for the Troops 
Let's make the holidays brighter for those serving our country! The Peterson Spouse's Club is gathering and delivering cookies to troops on Schriever and Peterson for the holidays. Cookies can be dropped off at Tierra Vista Community Center on Schriever Air Force Base from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m this Tuesday. Donations will also be accepted at the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel between 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. this Tuesday.

Chapel

Angel Tree gift collection reminder 
The 50th Space Wing chapel office wants to remind angel tree gift volunteers to please turn in their gifts for their assigned children by Dec. 11. Gifts will be collected in the Chaplain's office, located in Building 300, Room 149. If you have any questions, call 567-3705.

Give holiday care packages to deployed Airmen 
Help us take care of our deployed Airmen with a holiday care package.  If you or your team would like to help this year, come by the Chaplain's office to pick up a box and a list of suggested items to fill it with.  If you want to simply bring the items, bring those by our office and we will box them and send them.  Please bring filled boxes and additional items by Friday to Building 300, Room 149.  For more information, call 567-3705.

Chapel offers Catholic Holy Day Mass 
A mass will be offered in Building T-135 next to the gym for the celebration of the Immaculate Conception.  You and your families are invited to attend 11 a.m. Tuesday.  We hope you will come and join us. If you have questions, call the Schriever Chapel staff at 567-3705.

Closings

Finance office closure
The Finance customer service office will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday for a Commander's Call.

Medical

Updated clinic hours, closures
Normal clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The clinic closes at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays for unit physical training.
The clinic closes at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month for training.
Upcoming hours/closures:
Wednesday        noon - 4:30 p.m.             Training/Warfit
Dec. 15  noon - 4:30 p.m.  21st Medical Squadron Event
Dec. 24                Closed                                Family Day
Dec. 25   Closed                                Holiday

Other

Military Retirees Activities Office holds luncheon 
The Military Retiree Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month, at the Peterson Air Force Base Club, followed by its monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. The guest speaker for Dec. 10 is Kathy Baptiste-Jones who is the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense liaison at Fort Carson. For more information, call 719-556-7153.

Ellicott hosts Parade of Lights 
Join in with the holiday festivities at the 15th annual Parade of Lights beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 in Ellicott. Santa and Sparky the Firedog will visit the Ellicott Community Center after the parade! Refreshments will be served as well.

TVC Craft Fair 
Join the Tierra Vista Communities and Santa Claus for a craft fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the TVC Community Center. Enjoy refreshments, while getting some Christmas shopping done, doing a craft and sharing your Christmas list with Santa. Parents, bring your camera to take pictures! Crafters, to reserve a table to sell your goods call 719-683-3660 or send an email here.

Society opens door to military widows  
The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouse's rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Peterson Air Force Base club for the Christmas luncheon. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

Retirement Ceremony for Lieutenant Colonel Matthew L. Brandt
Please come out and show your support as we honor Lt. Col. Matthew L. Brandt at his retirement ceremony on Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. located at United States Air Force Academy Press Box.
See invitation and R.S.V.P. by Dec. 17 using the address below (additional details included):

https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=258575&k=00644A0C7C52
For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Yulonda McGee at 719-567-2703.

Annual awards ceremony emcee, national anthem auditions 
Do you like to talk? Do you like to sing? The 2015 Annual Awards Committee is seeking speakers and singers to audition for the annual awards ceremony.  This request is open to officers and enlisted of all ranks. Auditions will take place 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Jan. 5, in the Building 300 Auditorium. For more information, email Tech. Sgt. Katrena Holmes or Staff Sgt. Jacqulyn Rider. The annual awards ceremony will be held Feb. 5.

Safety Tip
So I've found a hazard...What do I do?  Who do I report it to?  It's as simple as thinking SAFE!  Call 567-SAFE (7233) if you need to report a hazard.  Your safety staff will investigate any identified hazard.  Additionally, Unit Safety Representatives can assist with general questions and completing an AF Form 457, Hazard Report, if desired.  Contact your Unit Safety Representative or call 567-SAFE (7233) for more information.
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