SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
* Spouses are invited to events marked with
Military Women's Brunch
The Schriever and Rocky Mountain Company Grade Officers' Council are teaming up to host a women's brunch Thursday. Officers, enlisted, active duty, reserves and civilians are welcome. Please see the link to the e-invite below for details and to RSVP.
Schriever Chapel presents "Team 5-0 Amazing gRace"
Get your squadron teams of four together in order to test your physical resilience, knowledge of world religion and other random trivia on a scavenger hunt toward the finish line. First team/squadron to the finish line wins cool prizes. The event will be held Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in front of Building 210. For more details and to sign up to participate or volunteer, stop by the Chapel Office in Building 200, Room 149, email the Chapel or call 719-567-3705.
50 SW holds promotion ceremony
Come celebrate with the Airmen of the 50th Space Wing as we recognize their promotions during a ceremony at the base Fitness Center Friday, at 3 p.m. Punch, cookies and fresh fruit cups will be provided upon conclusion of the ceremony. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Mary Holman at 567-4857.
AFOSI foreign travel briefing
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is hosting a foreign travel briefing starting at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in Building 210, Suite 245, beginning in November. Any member, who is unable to attend the designated travel brief dates, will be required to have a signed Memo For Record from their commander prior to AFOSI scheduling a separate brief.
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.
Updated Clinic hours and 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 Closed Holiday
Wednesday, Nov. 18 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Training/Warlift
Thursday, Nov. 19 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MDS/CC Call
Thursday, Nov. 26 Closed Holiday
Friday, Nov. 27 Closed Family Day
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.
Schriever hosts Staff and Family Tour
Schriever Air Force Base personnel and their family members are invited on a Staff and Family Tour Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited. If interested, call the Public Affairs Office at 567-5040 to sign up. The deadline to sign up for the tour is close of business Monday, Nov. 9
Schriever Promo Code for all AFA home football games
Those interested in discounted tickets for all home games can use promo code: SCHRIEVER at www.goairforcefalcons.com.
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 Jennifer Watson 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.
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.
New rules for filling prescriptions
All non-active-duty TRICARE beneficiaries must fill select brand name maintenance medications (for chronic conditions, i.e. for blood pressure or cholesterol) through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. To see the list of affected brand name drugs, visit http://www.health.mil/selectdruglist. Please note this does not affect active duty patients, generic name medications or medications taken for a short time, such as antibiotics.
Beneficiaries who choose to continue using a retail pharmacy must ask for the generic versions of the medication, if available. (Note: Some medications are available as brand name only, i.e. CrestorR and LandusR). Beneficiaries filling any affected brand name medications at a retail pharmacy will receive a letter from TRICARE containing information about this change and explaining that after two "courtesy" fills at a retail pharmacy, they will have to pay 100 percent of the cost of the medication. Beneficiaries can contact Express Scripts at 877-363-1303 to see if they are affected. For more information, visit http://www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.
Medical appointments can be booked 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.
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 meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.
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 Nov. 12 is Harry Feikert to talk about Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Please contact 719-556-7153 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.
Dormitory Shuttle Service available (PAFB - SAFB - PAFB)
Shuttle service is available to all dorm residents and technical training school students assigned to Schriever Air Force Base.
Depart PAFB Bldg 1160 (Aragon Dining Facility):
Rt 1: 5:30 a.m. Rt 2: 7 a.m. Rt 3: 4 p.m. Rt 4: 10 p.m.
Arrive SAFB Bldg 210:
Rt 1: 6 a.m. Rt 2: 7:30 a.m. Rt 3: 4:30 p.m. Rt 4: N/A
Arrive SAFB Bldg 200 (NECF):
Rt 1: 6:05 a.m. Rt 2: 7:35 a.m. Rt 3: 4:35 p.m. Rt 4: 10:30 p.m.
Depart SAFB Bldg 200 (NECF):
Rt 1: 6:15 a.m. Rt 2: 7:45 a.m. Rt 3: 4:45 p.m. Rt 4: 11 p.m.
Arrive PAFB Bldg 1160 (Aragon Dining Facility):
Rt 1: 6:45 a.m. Rt 2: 8:15 a.m. Rt 3: 5:15 p.m. Rt 4: 11:30 p.m.
Shuttle service will run Monday through Friday, to exclude holidays and family days. The shuttle service will run as scheduled during weather delays/early release but will not run if SAFB and/or PAFB is closed due to bad weather. Any questions/concerns/feedback regarding the shuttle service should be directed to David Hayes, 719-567-3241 or Shana Allen, 719-567-7239.
Save Money - No Cost to you - Ride A Vanpool - Falcon
Is the wear and tear of commuting taking a bite out of your car and your wallet? Is driving causing too much stress? Take advantage of a vanpool! The government provides $130 per rider per month to pay for the commuter van. Department of Defense civilians and active duty military personnel receive a government mass transit benefit to offset commuting costs. Some companies may also offer mass transit benefits. So join our vanpool.
Vanpool seats available at:
: The route begins at the Outlet Mall area with pickups at Voyager/New Life Church. On weekdays, the vanpool arrives at Schriever AFB between 7-7:15 a.m. and departs Schriever AFB at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 719-359-0343.
Falcon Wal-Mart (Woodmen and Meridian Market View Road)
: The van departs 6:25 a.m. weekdays and arrives at Schriever AFB at 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs Schriever AFB at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Wal-Mart 4:40 p.m. Drop off and pickup points on Schriever AFB may vary. For further information, please contact Jay Carroll at 721-0739 or Jacque Donley at 567-7946.
Woodmen/I-25 Park-N-Ride ride
: The route includes Woodmen/I-25 Park-N-Ride ride (Pick up at 6 a.m.) and Woodmen/Powers Walmart (Pick up at 6:15 am). The final destination is Schriever AFB with arrival times between 6:45 - 7 a.m. Monday-Friday. Call 567-3428 for more information.