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Base Bulletin - week of July 9

The War Fit Run will take place tomorrow morning.  Everyone should be in place and ready to start stretching by 7:15 a.m. After Reveille plays we will begin our run.  After the run we ask that people do not hang around, please head straight to the showers. As a reminder, appropriate civilian PT gear is approved for those who bring a donation of two canned goods for the Schriever Canned Food Drive as part of the annual Feds Feeds Family Food Drive Campaign.

School Supplies Drive
Airman and Family Readiness Center will be hosting a School Supplies Drive for students attending local schools to be held now through July 22. Donation bins will be placed in the atrium of Building 210 and in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.  Needed supplies include: paper, pencils, crayons, pens, etc. These items will be available to students/parents at the School Registration event at Tierra Vista July 22 from 8 a.m. to noon. Students will also receive a complimentary backpack.  For more information, contact Jena Bienia at 567-2315 or Kendra Humphry at 567-3920.

Col. Barthel's Farewell BBQ
Join us Monday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. to wish Col. Barthel farewell. He will be holding a Commander's Call at 11 a.m. for all Mission Support Group members which will be followed by a BBQ. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips will be available. Tickets are $3 and you may purchase them at the event, but we highly recommend you purchase them in advance at the Visitor Center. We look forward to seeing you there as we thank Col. Barthel for his outstanding leadership the last two years.

Suicide Prevention Training Make Up Session
There will be a Suicide Prevention Training (make up session) on July 21 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Mission Support Group conference room (third floor of Building 210). Any questions pertaining to this training can be directed to the Mental Health Clinic at 567-4619, Community Support Coordinator at 567-2315 or your unit training monitor. This class has a maximum of 25 students.

Running Clinic and Gait Analysis Class
If you want to learn how to run faster, easier and injury free, the Running Clinic is for you. The running clinic will be held Aug. 6 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Gait analysis is a method used to assess the way a person walks or runs. This class will be held Aug. 6 from noon to 3:15 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the indoor track courtesy of the 21st MDS with special guest Mr. O'Neill of the Colorado Running Company. Space is limited. To sign up, call 567-4292.

Volunteers Needed for Diversity Day
Diversity Day is Aug. 28 and we need volunteers! We are looking for help with getting vendors from a variety of ethnic groups, as well as setting up booths with food and/or information on the different cultures. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Capt. Rhonda Jones at 567-5854.

You're invited to ASOpS Change of Command
Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker Director of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, cordially invites you to attend a change of command ceremony 10:30 a.m. July 13 at which Lt. Col. Patrick V. Long will relinquish command of the Advanced Space Operations School to Lt. Col. Matthew J. Bertsch.  Visit to view your invitation.

Schriever Housing hosts Town Hall meeting
The 50th Space Wing Commander is hosting a housing community Town Hall meeting at TVC's Community Center 5:30 p.m.  July 14.  The focus will be on Schriever residents' school choices and commuting options.  All residents are encouraged to attend. Resident engagement is crucial to the growth and enrichment of the community. If you have questions, please contact Thomas Hanon, 50 CES/CEIH, at 567-2884.

Society opens doors 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 on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Please call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

Military Retirees Activities Office
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.

Save money, use vanpool - Falcon
Save gas money, 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 at 6:25 a.m. weekdays and arrives at Schriever Air Force Base at 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs Schriever at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Wal-Mart at 4:40 p.m.  Drop off and pickup points on Schriever may vary. For more information, please contact Jay Carroll at 721-0739 or Jacque Donley at 567-7946.

Vanpool opens at Castle Rock
Space is available in the Castle Rock to Schriever vanpool. It departs Castle Rock at 6 a.m. and arrives at Schriever at 7:15 a.m. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Peter Forde at 567-5258.

Save money, use vanpool
Is the wear and tear of commuting taking a bite out of your car and your wallet?  Is the driving causing too much stress?  Take advantage of a vanpool!  Government civil service and active-duty military may receive a mass transit benefit to offset commuting costs.   Some companies may also offer mass transit benefits.  So join our van pool.  The route includes the South Denver, Castle Pines/Rock, Monument, Black Forest/Woodmen area.  Final destination is Schriever Air Force Base with arrival times between 7 and 7:15 a.m., Monday-Friday.  Call (719) 359-0343 for more information.

Schriever Canned Food Drive
Your First Sergeant Diamond Council is leading the charge for the Schriever "Canned" Food Drive.  This food drive will help us do our part for the seventh annual "Feds Feed Families" Food Drive Campaign started this summer.  Last year federal employees, as a whole, contributed more than 14.8 million pounds of food for this drive.  To help make this year a success, we are asking for everyone's help to collect canned and non-perishable food items for our local Care and Share Food Bank.  In 2014, Schriever came in second place in all of AFSPC; this year we have set a goal to reach 3,000 pounds, and a hopeful first place, of non-perishable items donated by Aug. 31. Items can be donated in one of three ways:  First way, is to bring in any of the items on the list below and drop them off at one of the donation locations.  The second way is to go to and follow the onscreen instructions to select the food items you want to donate.  These electronic donations will then go straight to our food drive.  The third way is to bring canned food items to the July and August Wing Fun Runs and drop them off in the marked bins.  Everyone who brings at least two canned food items for this run will be authorized to wear appropriate civilian PT gear. Let's do our part and make the Schriever "Canned" Food Drive a huge success. Highly needed items include canned food, fruits, meat, cereal and oatmeal. The donation locations are the North Portal Entrance, West Portal Entrance, Atrium Building 210, Fitness Center, Tierra Vista Community Center and your First Sergeant's Office.

Schriever Choir Orbital Harmony Auditions
The Schriever Choir performance group, Orbital Harmony, is conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the summer 2015 performance season. All positions are currently open (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment at the Fitness Center Annex west of the Fitness Center. Participation in the choir can be used toward qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, contact the OH POC, Allen Vickrey at 721-9280.

Summer nutrition classes now available
There will be a smoothie cooking demo July 16, a walking and hydrating class July 23 and a road/day trip meals and snack class July 30. All classes are held at Schriever Tierra Vista Club House from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. Sign up by noon the Wednesday prior to the class. For more information call 567-4292. The classes are open to anyone who has base access.

Become a love and logic parent
Learn to use logical and natural consequences to teach kids to make good choices. Allow them to take responsibility for their own problems in preparation for real life. Classes are 1 - 4 p.m.  July 23, 30 and August 6 and 13, (must attend all 4 sessions) at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Please RSVP by July 21 by calling Jeanette Barzee, Family Advocacy Intervention Specialist, at 556-8943.

TSA Pre check procedure update
UPDATE December 2014: U.S. Air Force Academy cadets can now use Pre✓™ as well.  As part of an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, the Transportation Security Administration now offers Pre✓™ expedited screening to all members of the U.S. military, including reservists and National Guard members, DOD civilians, and cadets. TSA had expanded its Trusted Traveler program, known as TSA Pre✓™, to more than 100 airports.  TSA Pre✓™ allows participants to keep on their shoes, belt, and light jacket, and leave laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in their carry-on bags when going through airport security.   Unlike the military, DOD civilians must opt-in to the program through the MilConnect website. For more information, please see this Defense Travel Management Office article: TSO Pre✓™ Program for DOD Personnel.  For additional information, please check out the TSA Pre✓™ website.

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