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Base Bulletin: Week of Oct. 22

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

This week

Finance closure
The Finance Customer Service office will close at noon Friday for an official function.

Briefings/Trainings

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

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 Oct. 30 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.

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.

Civilian

Civilian Personnel Newsletter
The October 2015 Civilian Personnel Newsletter is now available on the Civilian Personnel SharePoint site. This newsletter provides useful information for civilian employees as well as their supervisors.

Closings/Construction

Finance Closure
The Finance Customer Service office will close Oct. 27 for Wingman Day.

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

Upcoming Hours/Closures:
Tuesday, Oct. 27 Closed Wingman Day
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

Schriever facilities undergo winterization
The following facilities have no water as part of the utilities shop winterization for this upcoming cold weather season: softball field restrooms, outdoor running track restrooms, Child Development Center playground, wash rack and indoor running track. These facilities are winterized now and will not return to service until Spring 2016. If there are any questions, contact Civil Engineering customer service at 719-567-2300.

Community Engagement

Staff and Family Tour: Nov. 13
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.

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 Mondays is 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and pick up is Thursday any time after 3 p.m. Drop off for Thursdays 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.

Medical

Health and benefits fair
The open season for Federal Employee Health and Benefits and Dental/Vision Insurance is Nov. 9 to Dec. 14. To help you prepare, Schriever Air Force Base will host the Open Season Health Fair Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Building 210 atrium. There will be representatives from different insurance companies available to answer questions and provide forms and pamphlets to all civilian employees on Schriever Air Force Base. For additional information, please contact Dr. Jaime Sampayo at 719-567-5769 or Maggie Wander at 719-567-4014.

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.

Other

50 SW holds commander's call
Team Schriever, there will be a commander's call Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. in the base fitness center. Please be in place no later than 8:45 a.m.

Schriever holds Wingman University
Wingman University will be held Oct. 27, opening with a commander's call at 9 a.m. at the base fitness center. Members will be able to choose what classes they attend. Short classes will be offered throughout the base, brought to you by: Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Chapel Office, Health and Wellness, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Resiliency Trainers and American Red Cross. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Abifarin Scott at 567-2725 or Tech. Sgt. Tawny Devine at 567-3705.

German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing held at Schriever
Schriever Air Force Base will host the first day of testing for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Oct. 27. The testing will span three afternoons from Oct. 27-29, with subsequent testing phases held on Ft. Carson and Peterson Air Force Base, respectively. Participants who successfully complete all three phases will earn the right to wear the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in bronze, silver or gold. Testing includes two sprints, a flexed arm hang, a 100-meter swim, a pistol shoot and a ruck march. To sign up, email 2nd Lt. Mark Skinner from 2nd Space Operations Squadron.

Military Women's Brunch
The Schriever and Rocky Mountain Company Grade Officers' Council are teaming up to host a women's brunch Oct. 29. Officers, enlisted, active duty, reserves and civilians are welcome. Please see the link to the e-invite below for details and to RSVP. https//einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=262318&k=0067400A7A5F

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 Oct. 30, 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.

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 on 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.

Transportation

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.

Shuttle Schedule:
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
The government provides $130 per rider per month to pay for the commuter van. DOD Civilians and uniformed military personnel are eligible. Space is available on the van that originates from Falcon Wal-Mart (Woodmen and Meridian Market View Road). The van departs 6:25 a.m. weekdays and arrives at Schriever AFB 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.
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