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Base Bulletin - week of Sept. 17

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Schriever AFB POW/MIA Remembrance Week
Sept. 14th marked the start of the remembrance week for prisoners of war and those still missing in action at Schriever Air Force Base. There are more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted for from previous wars. The purpose of POW/MIA Remembrance Week is to take time and remember the sacrifices made by those who were held prisoners of war.

There will be a closing ceremony at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Building 210 atrium. A 24-hour run to remember will begin as soon as the closing ceremony finishes. The run will conclude on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Immediately following the run, the Air Force birthday cake will be cut at the Dish at 11 a.m. For more information regarding the event, or if interested in participating in the run to remember, please contact Senior Airman Ivan Aguirre at 719-567-5167.

Development Special Duty Roadshow
The Professional Development Flight is hosting a Development Special Duty briefing Sept. 17 from 3-4 p.m. at the base gym. This event is open to all personnel.  There will be representation from 10 special duty career fields (Technical Training, Career Assistance Advisor, Military Training Instructor, Military Training Leader, USAFA Military Training, Professional Military Education, Recruiter, USAF Honor Guard, Airman and Family Readiness Center NCO and First Sergeant) available for questions. Supervisors are encouraged to attend to learn about the Development Special Duty process.  For more information contact Master Sgt. Heather Abney at 719-567-5927.

Schriever hosts September nutrition series
There are several healthy food and nutritional initiatives coming to Schriever for the month of September. On Sept. 17, learn about seasonal fall foods. Apples, pears, cranberries, sweet potatoes and all kinds of squash are fresh for fall.  Get recipes from the best of the autumn harvest. On Sept. 24, learn healthy tips for the cold and flu season. Classes are held from 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. at the Schriever Tierra Vista Club House. To sign up, call 719-567-4292, or email Tiffany Brunton or Kathleen Kossler.

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. On Sept. 17, they will be celebrating their 35th anniversary, which is open to all Military Widows. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Olive Garden at Citadel Crossing. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

Schriever facilities undergo winterization
The following facilities will 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, please contact Civil Engineering customer service at 719-567-2300.

2nd Annual Schriever Week Celebration, Sept. 21-25 - volunteers needed
Col. Burt invites all Schriever AFB units and personnel to take part in the 2nd Annual Schriever Week celebration and related events taking place the week of Sept. 21.  This year's Schriever Week is aimed at honoring Falcon Air Force Station/Schriever AFB's 30-year history.  The fun-filled week will kick off with an opening ceremony presented by Col. Burt on Monday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. on the football field.  The upper-gym parking lot will be closed Monday morning. Sponsored events during the week will include an Airmen's Council dodgeball tournament,  Top 3 softball tournament, 5/6 Council/SARC Aloha to Summer Mud Run, and will culminate with the Chief's barbecue, Chiefs vs. Eagles Volleyball game and top performer awards presentations on Friday. Please see below for sponsored events schedule:

Monday: Airman's Council dodgeball tournament, noon, gym basketball court
Tuesday: Top 3 softball tournament, 8 a.m., softball field
Wednesday: Top 3 softball tournament day 2, 8 a.m., softball field *
Thursday: 5/6 Council/SARC Aloha to Summer mud run, 1:30 p.m., across the Child Development Center on Hahn Ave.
Friday: Chief's barbecue, 11 a.m., track pavilion and chiefs vs. eagles volleyball
game, noon, gym basketball court

* If enough teams participate.

POC's to sign up a team for dodgeball, softball and chiefs vs. eagles
volleyball are:

Senior Airman Chellandrea Cole/Senior Airman Colin Drew (dodgeball)
Master Sgt. Mark Jenkins/Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley (softball)
Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley (Chiefs vs. Eagles volleyball)

For further information, or to volunteer, contact the project officers Master Sgt. Andrew
Miguelgorry at 719-567-2313 or Master Sgt. Jeramey Conley at 719-567-2905.

Fitness Center Floorball (Floor hockey)
The fitness center gymnasium is open for floorball (floor hockey) Thursday evenings from 5 - 6 p.m. 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 Kids Helping Kids Food Drive
The Care and Share Food Bank provides food to more than 300 member agencies throughout 31 counties southern Colorado. You can help Care and Share bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Please support the 3rd Annual Schriever Air Force Base Kids Helping Kids Food Drive from Sunday - Oct. 3.  This opportunity is open to all Schriever AFB teens, middle school through high school. Please bring your non-perishable items to the Tierra Vista Community Center by Oct 1.

Last year the teens collected more than 1,471 lbs. of food and more than $300 was donated to the Care and Share Food Bank of Colorado. They distributed food all over southern Colorado, including Friday backpacks to Ellicott schools. This is an all-inclusive event for teens to meet and learn community service and team building skills, while getting volunteer hours for college applications, National Honor Society applications, scouts, etc.

The items most needed are: canned meats, canned vegetables, canned meals, canned tomato products, boxed pasta, bagged beans, powdered milk and peanut butter.

Schriever Week Dodgeball Tournament
The Airman's Council will be hosting a dodgeball tournament starting at noon, Monday, as part of Schriever Week. They are looking for teams of 10 to participate. Please send sign-ups to Senior Airman Colin Drew at 719-567-6291 or Senior Airman Chellandrea Cole at 719-567-2412.

Firearms Safety Class
Staff Sgt. Zachary Miller, 50th Space Wing Combat Arms instructor and licensed gunsmith, will be hosting a free Firearms Safety Class at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Tierra Vista Community Center.  The class will cover basic firearm safety concerns, proper storage and registration procedures for Schriever Air Force Base. Please do not bring any weapons or firearms of any kind or live ammunition to the class. For more information, please contact Staff Sgt. Zachary Miller at 719-567-5699.

New rules for filling prescriptions
Starting Oct. 1, all non-active duty TRICARE beneficiaries must fill select brand name maintenance medications through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. Affected beneficiaries should receive a letter from Express Scripts this month notifying them of the need to switch the way they receive their prescriptions. After Oct. 1, beneficiaries still filling an affected medication at a retail pharmacy will receive another letter informing them of the change to the benefit. After that, beneficiaries will have one final "courtesy" fill at a retail pharmacy. If they fill at a retail pharmacy again, they will have to pay 100-percent of the cost of their medication. The law does not apply to medications people take for a short time, such as antibiotics. Beneficiaries can contact Express Scripts at 877-363-1303 to see if they are affected. For more information, visit http://www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.

Dry Cleaning Express service available
The dry cleaning drop box at the Schriever Shoppette is available.  Drop off for Mondays are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up is Thursday any time after 3 p.m.  Drop off for Thursdays are 6 a.m. to 2.p.m. and pick up is Monday any time after 3 p.m. The concessionaire will pick up and drop off between 2 to 2:30 p.m. both days.
For more information, please contact Schriever Express Manager Jennifer Watson at 719-567-4430 or Service Business Manager Graciela Tunon at 719-683-3626.

AFOSI Islamic state threat briefing
The briefing will provide information on the Islamic State Organization as well as to provide the base populous with information on local threat issues.
Dates: Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. All briefings will be given inside Building 300 Auditorium.

Toastmasters Club hones leadership, communication skills
Do you want to enhance leadership skills and improve your public speaking abilities? The Schriever Toastmasters Club helps participants develop better speaking and presentation skills, learn to think quickly on their feet and build leadership styles. The club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Building 210, Room 310. Everyone, military or not, is welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Michelle Mras at, 719-502-5224, or visit www.Toastmasters.org.

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

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 Oct. 8 is Jeff Major from Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Please contact 719-556-7153 for more information.

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

The newsletter can be found here: https://eis.afspc.af.mil/unit/50sw/50FSS/cpo/Civilian%20Nesletter%20September%202015/Civilian%20Newsletter%20September%202015.pdf.

Civilian Progress Reviews
As a reminder to all supervisors of civilian employees, progress reviews should be accomplished by the end of September for all civilian personnel. Please use AF Form 860B to document this review. A copy of the form must be provided to the employee and the original retained by the supervisor and kept in the 971 folder.  Please download the most recent version of AF Form 860B from e-Pubs: http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/.

Women Living Well event day
The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6. The schedule is as follows:
10 - 11 a.m.: Information Fair
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Learn your risks and what you can do to prevent breast cancer: Presented by Ms. Weathersly and Ms. Thomas from Penrose - St. Francis Breast Care Center
12 - 1 p.m.: "Be Your Best You" nutrition class geared for women
To sign up, call 719-567-4292, or email Tiffany Brunton or Kathleen Kossler.

The Schriever Chapel presents "Team 5-0 Amazing gRace"
The Schriever Chapel presents the 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. to 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 the Restricted Area, Building 200, Room 149, email the Chapel or call 719-567-3705.

Complete your MiCare-RelayHealth Registration to Connect with Your Provider
The Schriever Clinic sent email invitations to all personnel's "af.mil" accounts that 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. Please connect with your provider so you can stay informed of your health and wellness. Did you know this is open to dependents? Children under 18 may be enrolled under a parent. Those 18 and older may request an individual account. For more information, please contact Maj. Jackie Lou Kim at 719-567-4121.

Save Gas Money - ride a Vanpool-Falcon
Did you know the government provides $130 per ride, per month to pay for commuter vans? Department of Defense civilians and uniformed military personnel are eligible. Transportation originates from the Falcon Wal-Mart located on Woodmen and Meridian Market View Road. The van departs weekdays at 6:25 a.m. and arrives at Schriever Air Force Base at 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs from Schriever Air Force Base at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Wal-Mart at 4:40 p.m. Drop off and pick up points on Schriever Air Force Base may vary. For more information, contact Jay Carroll at 719-721-0739 or Jacque Donley 719-567-7946.

"I am SCHRIEVER" to highlight military children
Does your son or daughter have an amazing talent, skill or hobby? Are they an excellent example of resilience? Maybe they've moved multiple times, as many military children do? Public Affairs is looking for children of personnel assigned to Schriever to highlight for our "I am SCHRIEVER" campaign. If you or your child is interested in being featured, send an e-mail to the PA Workflow with your name, your child's name and why they should be highlighted for a chance to be featured in the month of November. Questions or concerns may be directed to Public Affairs at 719-567-5040.

Subway Food Truck comes to Schriever
A Subway mobile food vender will be on Schriever every Wednesday. Army-Air Force Exchange Service has arranged the truck to be on base from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will leave sooner if they run out of product. The vendor will set up on the north side of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 101. They will feature a limited Subway menu for purchase. 

Crime Prevention Tip
When observing an aggressive driver that is putting other motorists at risk, pull over to the side of the road to utilize your cellular device while on the installation or hands free device and contact local Security Forces, Colorado Highway Patrol, or El Paso County as soon as possible and 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
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