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Base Bulletin: Week of Nov. 12

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

This week

Copper Mountain offers free skiing on Veterans Day
Copper Mountain is opening early and offering free skiing and riding to all active or retired military and their dependents tomorrow, Nov. 11.  This includes all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired Military and their dependents (spouses and/or children). All military and dependents will be required to show a valid ID at the ticket window at time of purchase.  Call 567-6050 or stop by Outdoor Recreation for more information.

Military Retirees Activities Office holds luncheon 
The Military Retiree Activities office is holding a luncheon at noon Thursday, 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 will be Harry Feikert to talk about Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Please contact 719-556-7153 for more information.

Briefings/Trainings

AFOSI foreign travel briefing
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is hosting a foreign travel briefing at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in Building 210, Suite 245. Any member, who is unable to attend the designated travel brief dates, will be required to have a signed memorandum for record from their commander prior to AFOSI scheduling a separate brief.

AFOSI Islamic State threat briefing
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is hosting a briefing in Building 300 at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and at 3 p.m. Nov 30. The briefing will provide information on the Islamic State Organization as well and on local threat issues.

Chapel

Chapel hosts Schriever Women's Bible study 
The Schriever Chapel will sponsor the Schriever Women's Bible Study in the Tierra Vista Conference Room, every Tuesday 9:30 - 11 a.m. "The lies women believe and the truth that sets them free" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss is the current book of choice the group will review, along with the Bible. For more information, call the SAFB Chapel at 719-567-3705 or send an email here.

Housing offers Bible study 
The Schriever Housing Family Christian Fellowship will consist of worship, Bible study and prayer 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday at Tierra Vista Community Center. Those interested may email the chapel or call 719-567-3705. Bring the family! If you play the guitar or want to lead worship, contact us ASAP.

Christmas Tree, Menorah lighting ceremony 
The holiday season is right around the corner and so is the annual base tradition to lighting the Christmas Tree and Menorah. Please join us Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. outside of Building 210. Santa will make a special appearance and there will be cookies and hot chocolate in the atrium for all. Bring the entire family!

If the weather is not in our favor, the ceremony will take place inside the  Building 210 atrium. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, contact the chapel staff at 567-3705.
Closings/Construction

North Vehicle Entrapment area closure
The North Vehicle Entrapment area will be closed from now through Saturday, due to construction. Please plan accordingly and utilize the West Vehicle Entrapment area.

Limited Legal Services
The Legal Office will not have legal assistance walk-ins during the week of Nov. 16-20. Call the front desk at 567-5050 with any questions.

FSS

SnoFest reservations are open 
Reservations for SnoFest, held Jan. 22 - 24, 2016, are now open. To make a reservation call 1-800-258-0437 and use group code GC7PAR and give base affiliation. For other inquiries, visit http://www.mysnofest.com/lodging.html.

Dry Cleaning Express service available 
The dry cleaning drop box at the Schriever Shoppette is available.  Drop off for Monday is 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and pick up is Thursday any time after 3 p.m.  Drop off for Thursday is 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and pick up is Monday any time after 3 p.m. The concessionaire will pick up and drop off between 2 and 2:30 p.m. both days.

For more information, contact Schriever Express Manager Ethel Bollinger at 719-567-4430 or Service Business Manager Graciela Tunon at 719-683-3626.

Fitness Center Floorball (Floor hockey) 
The fitness center gymnasium is open for floorball (floor hockey) 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. All equipment is supplied. If you are interested in participating, contact Senior Airman Jeremy Binz at 719-567-5239 or Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wander at 719-556-4179.

Medical

Updated Clinic hours, closures
Normal clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The clinic closes Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for unit PT.
The clinic closes at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month for training.

Upcoming Hours/Closures:
Tuesday, Nov. 10              Noon - 4:30 p.m.          21 MDS Event
Wednesday, Nov. 11         Closed                          Holiday
Tuesday, Nov. 17              7:30 a.m. - Noon          Training
Thursday, Nov. 26             Closed                          Holiday
Friday, Nov. 27                  Closed                          Family Day
Wednesday, Dec. 9           Noon - 4:30 p.m.          Training/Warfit
Tuesday, Dec. 15              Noon - 4:30 p.m.          21 MDS Event
Thursday, Dec. 24             Closed                          Family Day
Friday, Dec. 25                  Closed                          Holiday

Schriever Air Force Clinic provides care to retirees
Did you know you can obtain your primary care at Schriever clinic? All TRICARE Prime beneficiaries are eligible to enroll at the clinic! If you work on Schriever, receiving care at the clinic is convenient and accessible. Need medications? The pharmacy wait time is five minutes or less. To enroll at the clinic or for more information about TRICARE Prime, please contact United Healthcare at https://www.uhcmilitarywest.com or 1-877-988-9378.

Book medical appointments online
Did you know that you can easily book your appointments online? Go to www.tricareonline.com to book your primary care appointment as well as other self-referral clinics such as optometry and the women's health clinics.

Complete your MiCare-RelayHealth registration
The 50th Space Wing's goal is to have 100 percent active duty enrolled in MiCare. The Schriever Clinic sent email invitations to all personnel's government accounts who are enrolled at the clinic. Please respond to this invitation. Registration takes less than a minute. MiCare-RelayHealth is a Department of Defense secure messaging system. Connect with your provider so you can stay informed of your health and wellness. Did you know that MiCare-RelayHealth is also open to dependents? Children under 18 may be enrolled under a parent. Those 18 and older must request an individual account. For more information, please contact Maj. Jackie Lou Kim at 719-567-4121.

Other

Happy Holidays Team Schriever 
Come one, come all to the 50th Space Wing's Annual Holiday party! Please join in the fun Dec. 4 starting at 5 p.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club! There will be games, dancing, prizes, lip-sync battles and rockin' performance  by the United States Air Force Academy Rock Band, "Blue Steel!" Please see your squadron ticket sales representative or purchase tickets at the Satellite Dish or Building 210 Atrium.

Wing Holiday party lip-sync battle tryouts
The Holiday party planning committee is looking for Airmen with skills to perform at the Wing Holiday party! We will be hosting a lip-sync battle between the Groups and the winner will go on to battle a representative from Wing staff! We need a representative from each Group. If you want to try out, please contact Capt. Brianna Mercer . This is your chance to shine and have some friendly group competition at the Wing Holiday party!

AMRDEC secure file sharing
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center SAFE website offers a more secure alternative to file sharing for customers than sending files through email. AMRDEC SAFE website supports up to two gigabytes and is intended for valid Department of Defense Common Access Card holders. This is by far the best way to transfer For Official Use Only large files or any documents containing Privacy Act information. To start taking advantage of this tool, visit https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe.

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 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18, due to Thanksgiving, at Peterson Air Force Base Club. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

Safety Tip
What is a "struck by" hazard?  It is exactly as it sounds, being struck (and injured) by something such as a vehicle or flying object.   Struck by hazards exist both on and off duty.  Do your part by identifying these hazards and reporting them.  What can you do to prevent mishaps?  Identify all hazards... Be the Delta-V!  Contact your Unit Safety Representative or call 567-SAFE (7233) for more information.

Crime Prevention Tip
When observing an aggressive driver who is putting other motorists at risk, pull over to the side of the road to utilize your cellular, or hands free device while on the installation, and contact local Security Forces, Colorado Highway Patrol or El Paso County as soon as possible. Be prepared to provide the following information: vehicle description, license plate number, location and direction of travel, driver description and the aggressive driving behavior being demonstrated. Schriever Crime Stoppers: 719-567-5643, CHP: Star-CSP (*277), or El Paso County Sherriff's Dept: 719-390-5555.

*Hot* Email phishing scam alert
Alert: Don't get fooled by phishing attempts! Fake SmartDocs emails are being sent with links and requesting personal information. Real Defense Finance and Accounting Services SmartDocs don't ask for information.  Avoid URLs that don't go to myPay https://mypay.dfas.mil or www.dfas.mil websites and manually type URLs into your browser. Additional information can be found on www.dfas.mil. Recently, Pacific Air Forces provided a SmartDoc asking for cost-of-living adjustment information, it was confirmed by DFAS to be a phishing attempt. Please be vigilant with any email asking for personal information.
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