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Base Bulletin - week of April 23

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 50 SW hosts April promotion ceremony 
You are cordially invited to attend to the April Promotion Ceremony 8 a.m.  April 29 at the Schriever Fitness Center. Please be in place no later than 7:45 a.m.

Women's locker room closed April 21-22
The women's locker room at the Schriever Fitness Center will be closed 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 and 22 for electrical work.  The women's locker room will be unavailable for use during this time. Please call the fitness center at 567-6628 for more information.

Finance offers new hours 
Effective April 13, the finance customer service office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If these hours do not meet your needs, please call to schedule an appointment at 567-2010. As a reminder, for Government Travel Card issues, please contact your unit APC. For Defense Travel System issues please contact your unit ODTA. Finance in-processing briefings remains 8 a.m. Mondays. Separation and retirement briefings will continue to be the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. For questions, please contact 2nd Lt. Carly Serratore at 567-6416.

Military Retirees Activities Office hosts monthly 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.

Society opens doors to military widows 
The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses 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, ride a vanpool 
Save gas money. Government provides $130 per rider per month to pay for commuter van.  Department of Defense civilians and uniformed military personnel are eligible.  Space is available that originates from Falcon Walmart (Woodmen and Meridian Market View Road). The van departs 6:25 a.m. weekdays and arrives at Schriever 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs Schriever at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Walmart 4:40 p.m.  Drop off and pickup points on Schriever may vary. For further information, please contact Jay Carroll at 721-0739 or Jacque Donley at 567-7946.

Schriever offers Pathways Summer Internship Program 
Schriever will be participating in the Air Force Pathways Summer Internship Program from May 18 through Sept. 25.  Students at least 16 years of age attending high school or accepted for enrollment and/or attending college may apply.  Students must apply on www.usajobs.gov, keyword search: 1356764 (Clerk) or 1356909 (Laborer).  Please contact Maggie Wander at 567-4014 or Fred Tongol at 567-5796 if you have any questions.

Chapel hosts World Religions Lunch and Learn 
The Schriever Chapel will host a World Religions Lunch and Learn each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in Satellite Dish dining facility, beginning April 29 and ending June 3. All are welcome to enjoy a stimulating and informational session, ending with question and answer period. Enjoy learning more about various cultures and religions. Each session is taught by a representative of that particular faith. Grab your lunch and prepare to be enlightened.

Crime Prevention Tip 
Talk with children when they begin to use a computer on their own or get their own mobile device about Internet safety. Discuss how they should not reveal personal information to anyone on the Internet, and if they ever come across anything that makes them uncomfortable, they should tell an adult immediately.  If you have any questions, call 567-5830

Housing offers bible study 
The Schriever Housing 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 jks.looking4glass@gmail.com or call 406-871-0550. All you need is a bible and willingness to study God's word.  The format will be a discussion led study. Childcare will not be provided but do not let the lack of childcare hinder attendance. Just give us a call and we will explore options as necessary.  If you play a guitar or to want to lead worship, contact us ASAP.

Elitch Garden's 2015 Tickets on Sale now 
The Information, Tickets, and Tours/Outdoor Recreation Office is now selling discounted Elitch Gardens Amusement Park tickets. Season Passes, one day passes, meal vouchers and parking passes can all be purchased at the ITT/ODR in BLDG 300 Room 133. Buy early to take advantage of "pre-season" specials. Stop by the office or call Tanya at 567-6050 for any questions.

Basketball court closed April 24 
The basketball court at the Fitness Center will be closed from 6:45 a.m. until noon on April 24 in support of an official function. Please call the Fitness Center at 567-6628 for more information.

Basketball court closed April 28-29
The basketball court will close at 4 p.m. on Apr. 28 and will remain closed until after the 50th SW Promotion Ceremony on Apr. 29. Please call the Fitness Center at 567-6628 for more information.

Sky Sox Ticket Vouchers Available Now
Information, Tickets and Tours has free ticket vouchers for the May 1 Military Appreciation Game.  Vouchers can be picked up from ODR/ITT in Bldg. 300, Wizards Brew in Bldg. 210, or at the Fitness Center.  Vouchers must be redeemed prior to the game at the Sky Sox box office.   Limit of 10 per person.  For more information call 567-6050.

13S Officer Assignment Team visits Schriever
All 13S Officers: The Randolph Air Force Base 13S OAT will be visiting Schriever AFB April 30 to May 1. They will be conducting a Spread-the-Word Briefing 8:30-10 a.m. April 30 in Building 300 auditorium. One-on-one counseling sessions will be provided for those who are interested. Please schedule your counseling session with 1st Lt. Steven Zamora (567-3612). Counseling sessions are 20 minutes long and are available 10:20 a.m.-4:10 p.m. April 30 and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 in Building 300 conference room.

50th Force Support Squadron is Participating in a NAF sale
The 50th Force Support Squadron will be selling two pop-up campers during the Peterson AFB Non-appropriated Fund sale on April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in bldg. 1030 on Peterson AFB.  The sale of the campers is a sealed bid with a minimum of $2,500. Campers can be viewed prior to bidding at the Peterson AFB Club parking lot.  For more information contact Korey Kuykendall at 567-5060 or Richard Hatfield at 556-7435.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Gary D. Sollinger
Mr. Gary D. Sollinger has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) due to a family member's medical issues.  Should you like to donate leave to this employee, please do the following:  1. Complete the OPM 630-A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the VLTP (within agency) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency) 2. You may scan the signed form and email it to Maggie Wander.

Academy looks for cadet sponsors 
The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for the cadets.  Eligible sponsors:  O-3 and above; E-6 and above; GS-05 and above.  Cadets will meet their sponsors at the Doolie Day Out event July 18. The deadline to sign up for the Doolie Day Out event is July 2.  You may also sponsor for the  academic year (through graduation year). Call 719-333-2727 or request a sponsor packet at cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu.
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