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Base Bulletin - week of July 2

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Volunteers Needed for Diversity Day
Diversity Day is coming up August 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. Anybody interested in volunteering, please contact Capt. Rhonda Jones at 567-5854.

You are invited to ASOpS Change of Command
Major General 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 Lieutenant Colonel Patrick V. Long will relinquish command of the Advanced Space Operations School to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew J. Bertsch To view your invitation please click the link below. If you are unable to click on the link please copy and paste the address into your web browser.  https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=250551&k=0064420C7E56

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 resident's 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 Mr. Thomas Hanon, 50 CES/CEIH, at 567-2884.

1 SOPS Changes Command
The 1st Space Operations Squadron will be having its change of command ceremony 8:30 a.m. July 9 at the 50 SW headquarters building 210. For more information, email Tech. Sgt. Cherish Dempsey.

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 July 9 is from the Brookdale Retirement Living office. Please call 556-7153 for more information.

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.

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 AFB 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 AFB with arrival times between 7 and 7:15 a.m., Monday-Friday. Call (719) 359-0343 for more information.

Schriever Can Food Drive
Your First Sergeant Diamond Council is leading the charge for the Schriever "Canned" Food Drive.  This food drive is to help do our part for the seventh annual "Feds Feed Families" Food Drive Campaign started this summer.  Last year the Federal employees, as a whole, contributed over 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 3000 pounds, and a hopeful first place, of non-perishable items donated by 31 Aug 2015. 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 http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=40340 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 & 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. So 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 North Portal Entrance, West Portal Entrance, Atrium Bldg 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 will be conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the summer 2015 performance season. All positions are currently open (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, 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 towards qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition please contact the OH POC, Allen Vickrey at 721-9280.

Summer nutrition classes now available
There will be a summer nutrition class offered July 9, 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 12 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the class. For more information call 567-4292. The classes are open to anyone who has base acess.

Becoming a love and logic parent training
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 p.m. to 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 over 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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