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Base Bulletin - week of June 25

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Base hosts Promotion Ceremony
Please come out and honor the 50th Space Wing's most recent promotees 3 p.m. Jun. 30 in the base fitness center.  Refreshments will be provided immediately following the ceremony.

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.

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.   

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.

Finance office closure
The Finance office will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 26 for an official function.

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.

Family Advocacy strengthens and supports families
The Family Advocacy Program is very proud to offer an amazing program that strengthens and supports familial relationships.  The Family Advocacy Strength Training Program or FAST is a program that provides preventive counseling and offers resources that will assist with keeping families on track.  Services through the FAST program are free and are open to all Active Duty members and their dependents.  Services such as parenting classes are open to everyone to include civilians and contractors. There are four primary services offered through FAST. Please contact the 21st MDS at 567-9046 for more information.

This week's Crime Prevention Tip
Let a friend or relative know specific details of the vacation plans. Letting them know exact times and phone numbers of hotels and other emergency numbers will assure that someone knows when and where the vacationing individual or family will be at all times.  If you have any questions, contact Staff Sgt. McCoy at 567-5830.

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