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Happenings- week of July 16

Schriever Air Force Base's Summer Slam Picnic is scheduled for July 17.

Schriever Air Force Base's Summer Slam Picnic is scheduled for July 17.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a Front Range Military Career Fair July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a Front Range Military Career Fair July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 50th Force Support Squadron will host a 14er Hike on Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. Call the Fitness Center at 567-6628 to sign up.

The 50th Force Support Squadron will host a 14er Hike on Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. Call the Fitness Center at 567-6628 to sign up.

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Happenings is what's happening in the 50th Force Support Squadron in the next two weeks. Be sure to check back on the first and third Thursdays of the month for an up-to-date list and check out and/or for more information on classes, Schriever Fitness Center programs, Satellite Dish dining facility options, education services and more.

Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 101, 567-3920
All events are held at A&FRC, unless otherwise specified. All dates, times and events are subject to change.  Please call A&FRC to verify dates, times and scheduled events.

-- Career Technical Track: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 16-17, Peterson AFB
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Technical Training Track at Peterson A&FRC. With all the changes to Transition Assistance Program, providing training or classes on a variety of options for new career choices is recommended. One of the "tracks" is the Technical Training Track, geared towards those who will be pursuing a technical career. This class will provide information on what is expected in terms of education, experience, certifications and much more. Call to sign up.

-- Children's Mock Deployment Line: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 17
The A&FRC is hosting a Children's Mock Deployment Line at the Base Picnic.  The event will begin in a deployment tent and will consist of check-in, mock immunizations, camo face painting, departure to deployed location, marching clinic, K-9 demonstration, homecoming and much more. Come early to get in on the fun! Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 for more information.

-- Capstone: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., July 20
Separating/retiring members completing pre-separating counseling on/after Sept. 1, 2013 must complete DD Form 2958. Members must attend the capstone preliminary review to have their form verified and then have the form verified and signed by their unit commander or designee. The completed form must be returned to the A&FRC. Form must be completed no later than 90 days before your separation/retirement.

-- Pre-Separation Briefing: 8 - 10 a.m., July 21 & August 4; 2 - 4 p.m., July 28
This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory.  This briefing will cover registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and learning about the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of DD 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Contact the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

-- Bundles for Babies: 2 - 4:30 p.m., July 22
This class is for all Air Force and DOD Civilian families who are awaiting the birth of a child. Learn about the costs of having a baby and raising a child as well as the health of the mother, identifying changes and stress that come with new parenthood and resources available on- and off-base. Every family receives a goody-filled "Bundle" of baby items and supplies.

-- Key Spouse Training: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., July 23
This training is required for new Key Spouses. Training includes official guidance on the Key Spouse program and familiarization with the various resources on base and in the local community in order to appropriately assist AF families. Call the 567-3920 for more information or to sign up.

-- Federal Employment Workshop: 9 - 11 a.m., July 29
Learn about the steps in your process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with before coming to the class.

-- Readiness Briefing: 8 - 10 a.m., August 5
Mandatory briefing for personnel 30-60 days out from deployment, 365 or remote tasking. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

-- Dress for Success: 9 - 11 a.m., August 6
Learn how to dress professionally for success in the civilian job market. For more information or to sign up, call 567-3920.

Schriever Fitness Center, Building 120, 567-6628
-- Fitness Center Closure
The Fitness Center will be closed 17 July, 7am-5pm in support of the Summer Slam Base Picnic.  For more information call 567-6628.

-- Summer Slam Base Picnic Family Fun Run: 8 a.m., July 17
Start the day off with a family fun run/walk on the path behind the Fitness Center.  No registration necessary.  Please arrive no later than 7:45am for pre-race instructions.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers.

-- Lifeguards needed for Tierra Vista pool
The Fitness Center is looking for lifeguards for the Tierra Vista community pool.  Lifeguard will be required to work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Call 567-6658 for more information or check out

-- 11th Annual Duathlon:  10 a.m., July 24
The 11th Annual SAFB Duathlon will be held at 10 a.m. on July 24.  The format will be 1-mile run, 12-mile bike ride, 1-mile run. There will be t-shirts for the first 100 finishers and prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers.  If you would like to register for the event, please call 567-6658.  Registration ends 12 p.m., July 22 and space is limited.

-- 11th Annual Duathlon Volunteers Needed
The Fitness Center is looking for a few good Airmen to help out with the 11th Annual SAFB Duathlon on July 24.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

-- 14er Hike:  8 a.m., August 7
The Fitness Center is hosting a 14er Hike on August 7.  The hike has a strict 8 hour time limit.  Participants provide their own transportation but must register by COB August 5.  Hike is difficult in nature.  Only those with an excellent fitness level and in good health should sign-up.  For more information call 567-6628.

-- Single Airman Initiative Program: 14er Hike
The Fitness Center is hosting a Single Airman Initiative Program 14er Hike on August 7.  This free event is open to all single Airmen assigned to Schriever AFB and space is limited.  Transportation to and from the hike is provided to the first 10 single Airman.  For more information about this trip or the Single Airman Initiative Program call 567-6628.

-- Kiosk Classes
Mondays: Kick-boxing Interval Training, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Supreme Stretch, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Cardio Sports Drills, 9:30 a.m.
Thursdays: Power Pilates, 9:30 a.m.
Fridays: Quick Core, 9:30 a.m.
Saturdays: Blast 'N Burn, 8 a.m.
Sundays: Cycling II, 8 a.m. & War III, 9:30 a.m.

-- Basketball Court Closures
7 a.m., 16 July - 5 p.m., July 17; 9 - 11 a.m., July 27 - 29; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 30; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., July 31
Please note: The basketball court schedule is subject to change at any time. Please call 567-6628 to verify availability.

Satellite Dish Dining Facility, Building 300, 567-3333
Monday-Friday, breakfast and lunch restricted usage: open to active duty and Department of Defense civilians. Open to all Schriever employees for dinner, midnight meal, all meals on weekends and federal holidays. For information regarding eligibility call 567-4732. Online Menu:

-- Egg Shortage Affecting the DFAC
As you may be aware, due to an outbreak of Avian Bird Flu, all sectors of the commercial food service industry will be dealing with a significant reduction in available egg products for the foreseeable future.  They are currently estimating the shortage will last about 18 months. Of course, Air Force food service operations are not immune to the egg shortage and we must make some menu changes to ride out the storm.  The following actions have been directed by AF Food Service to take affect 1 July; Customers will be limited to only one (1) egg entrée per meal (i.e. 2 fried eggs, one omelet, one portion of scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwich, etc.) Limit offering French Toast to twice weekly (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Limit use of eggs on Salad Bar to twice weekly. Additionally, we are expecting a price increase of approximately 123% on eggs and 93% on liquid eggs.  AF is currently re-working recipes to reduce the amount of eggs needed. We appreciate your understanding.

-- BBQ Meal: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., July 22
Tex-Mex chili, fried chicken, BBQ beef, baked cod with Pico de Gallo, rib-b-que sandwich, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, carrots, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, corn bread, and assorted salads and pastries.

-- Customer Appreciation Meal: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., August 5
Garden soup, Cornish Hens, baked fish, pot roast, spicy chicken patty, pizza bar, mashed potatoes, chicken flavored rice, French green beans, broccoli, carrots, and assorted salads and pastries.

Outdoor Recreation and Information Tickets and Tours, Building 300, Room 133 567-6050
Call for ticket delivery options on Schriever AFB, outside the RA. Outdoor Recreation is an authorized TicketsWest ticket retailer. Get all your TicketsWest tickets at ODR/ITT. Camper rentals are now open to eligible patrons.

-- Sky Sox Military Appreciation Night
ITT has FREE tickets vouchers for the July 23 Sky Sox Military Appreciation Game against Nashville Sounds at 7:05 p.m.  Vouchers can be picked up from ODR/ITT in Building 300,Room 133, Wizards Brew in Building 210, or at the Fitness Center.  Vouchers must be redeemed prior to game day at the Sky Sox box office.  Limit of 10 per person.  For more information call 567-6050.

-- RecOn Whitewater Rafting
The RecOn Program is hosting a whitewater rafting trip August 8.  This trip is open to all active duty military members and their families.  Call 567-6050 for more information or to sign-up.

-- Renaissance Festival Tickets on sale at ITT
The ITT office is selling discounted tickets to the Renaissance Festival in Building 300, room 133. Call 567-6050 for more information. 

-- Water World Tickets on sale at ITT
The Information, Tickets and Tours/Outdoor Recreation Office is now selling discounted tickets for Water World. One day passes can be purchased at the ITT/ODR in Building 300, room 133. For more information call 567-6050.

-- Elitch Gardens Passes On Sale
Outdoor Recreation is selling Elitch Gardens park passes for 2015. One-day passes are $31 per person, parking and meal deals are $13. Call or stop by today.

-- Outdoor Recreation Trips
Outdoor Recreation has various opportunities for outdoor adventure.  Contact ODR at 567-6050 to be added to the e-mail distribution list and be the first to know about upcoming exciting trips.

Awards, Engraving and Custom Picture Framing, Building 300, Room 131, 567-6050.  Open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday
Your one stop shop for quarterly awards, customized gifts, and savings on custom picture framing.

Child Development Center, Building 60, 567-4742
Program is open to all eligible patrons in the entire Front Range area. This includes Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson and U.S. Air Force Academy members.

-- Full Time Care
Full time slots are available in the newborn classrooms (6 weeks-6 months), pre-toddlers classrooms (1-2 years old), and preschool classrooms (Ages 3-5).  Please contact the front desk at 567-4742 for enrollment information.

School Age Program, Building 60, 567-4742
-- Summer Camp - Missoula Theater:  Black Beard and the Pirates: July 27-31
Summer camp applications are now available for weekly camps through August 14 for children ages 5-12 who have completed kindergarten. Weekly fees are based on total household income. Stop by and pick up your application today.

-- Hourly care
Are you looking for hourly care for your school-age children 5-12 years? The School-Age Program offers hourly care for just $4 per hour. Parents may call the SAP for more details, to inquire about availability and to sign-up.

-- 2015-2016 Before and After School Program
The School-Age Program is enrolling children in the before and after school care program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Registered children will enjoy structured activities, various clubs, games, and outdoor activities.  Before and after school care is offered to children residing in District 22 (Ellicott School District).  School bus transportation is provided daily to and from school.  Children residing in District 49 will be eligible for care on scheduled school closures and snow days.  Reservations must be made in advance to ensure care is available.  Please call 567-2850 for more information.

-- Youth Center Survey
The Air Force Services Activity is conducting a feasibility assessment to determine market demand for Youth Center programs and activities at Schriever AFB. You can help our collective efforts to improve the quality and level of service provided to our community by following the link below and completing a short survey.  It should take no more than ten minutes. Please have your team members forward the link below to their family members as well, as their input is also very important.  Together we can further improve the Quality of Life at Schriever! The survey will only be online for a short period, so please don't put off completing it.

Professional Development Center, Building 210, Room 310, 567-5927
Schriever Professional Enhancement Classes
-- Study Skills Seminar: 9 a.m., July 21
The PDC will host a Study Skills Seminar designed to help with test anxiety, study habits, and understanding what type of learner you are.  Location: Building 210, Room 310.  If you would like to register for the class, please go to our sharepoint site to sign up.

-- Time Management: 12 p.m., July 21
The PDC will host a Time Management class designed to assist with organization, timing, projects, procrastination and building a daily schedule.  Location: Building 210, Room 310.  If you would like to register for the class, please go to our sharepoint site to sign up.

-- Memory Class: 9 a.m., July 22
The PDC will host a Memory and Mnemonics class designed to teach about memory and how to improve it.  Specifically: how to learn more efficiently, what hinders memory recall, reduce absentmindedness and improve performance on tests.  Location: Building 210, Room 310.  If you would like to register for the class, please go to our sharepoint site to sign up.

-- Informed Decision: 1 p.m., July 28
Learn about all your active duty military benefits before you decide whether to re-enlist or separate.  Make sure you are making the best decision for your future based on all the facts.

-- Speed Mentoring: 12 p.m., July 31
The Chiefs group will host a speed mentoring session to augment professional development by deliberately mentoring airmen.  Airmen will come with prepared questions ranging from AF mission/issues to professional development.  Chiefs are prepared to respond to questions while balancing Air Force interests.  Location: Building 300, Satellite Dish Dining Facility, back seating area.   If you would like to sign-up for the session, please go to our sharepoint site and look for speed mentoring.

-- FTAC: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., August 3 - 7
This class in mandatory for all first-term Airmen.  Most in-processing items are taken care of during this class. Call 567-5927 for more information or to sign-up your Airman.

-- FTAC Hand-off: 1 p.m., August 7
Join us in celebrating the newest members of the Schriever AFB team during the FTAC Hand-off ceremony at 2 p.m., August 7 in Building 210, Room 310.

At the Movies
The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for free movies at the Tierra Vista Community Center or Building T-135 (next to the fitness center). Movies are open to all personnel with access to Schriever AFB. For more information visit our website at
Saturday, July 25 - Bldg. T-135
Home (PG) - 3 p.m.
The Longest Ride (PG-13) - 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 - TVC
Avengers:  Age of Ultron (PG-13) - 3 p.m.
Mad Max:  Fury Road (R) - 6 p.m.
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