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Base Bulletin - week of April 9

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Wingman Day 
Wingman Day is April 21 and 22.  Suicide prevention will be the focus for this year's wingman day, and we will be rolling out the new Air Force suicide prevention training during this time.  Each group has people selected as their wingman day POCs and they will be sharing information with you.  Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, will be holding a commander's call 2 p.m. April 22 at the Schriever Fitness Center. Comprehensive Airman Fitness resource tables will be available April 21 in the atrium of Building 210 and outside of the Satellite Dish dining facility. For more information, please contact Jena Bienia at 567-2315 or Capt. Jordan Simonson at 567-4619.

Finance offers new hours 
Effective April 13, the finance customer service office will be 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 will remain 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.

Get to Know TED 
What is TEDxSchriever? Who will be speaking in May? The TEDxSchriever Team will host a Get to Know TED lunch 11 a.m. to noon April 17 in the Building 300 auditorium. The Get to Know TED will feature various TEDTalks, information about the TEDxSchriever event, including the selected speakers. The Get to Know TED is open to anyone or email tedxschriever@gmail.com.

Dental clinic offers walk-in hours
Due to minimal manning at the Schriever Dental Clinic, we have implemented walk-in hours for in processing, out processing, record copies, scheduling, VMPF, etc.  Our walk-in hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday: 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Red Cross offers CPR, AED training course 
There will be a CPR and AED training course 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 in Building T-135 located next to the Schriever Fitness Center. Deadline to register is April 15. Please call 719-322-8273 for more information.

SARC hosts inflatable 5K run 
The Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator office is hosting a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Inflatable 5K Run 2:45 p.m. April 15 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The first 300 people in place (track infield) will receive a free T-shirt. Military physical training uniform is not mandatory. Individuals can wear any appropriate work out gear they choose. Be creative. All participants must complete a liability waiver.

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.

Retraining information available online
Retraining information can be found online at the following links. Voluntary retraining information is on https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/tf/tf_retraining/advisory. Disqualified Airmen retraining information is available at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/21581/kw/disqualified%20airmen/p/%20.

Civilian Personnel Newsletter
The Civilian Personnel Newsletter is now available on the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site and can be accessed by going to: https://eis.afspc.af.mil/unit/50sw/50FSS/cpo/March%20Civilian%20Newsletter/Civilian%20Personnel%20Newsletter%20March%202015.pdf
This newsletter provides useful information for civilian employees as well as supervisors of civilian employees.

National Parks offers free passes 
The National Parks Service will be at the Schriever Fitness Center 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 10 issuing free parks passes. The passes allow the cardholder and their families free access to more than 240 national parks across the country as well as discounted services like camping, equipment rental, etc.  Active duty, reservists and anyone with a 10 percent or greater disability is eligible. Please call the fitness center at 567-6628 for more information.

Remove unapproved AEDs   
The ease of use of AEDs by the trained lay public has led to the increasing development of Public Access Defibrillator programs. As the 50th Space Wing PAD program coordinator, it is my responsibility to guarantee the proper deployment, maintenance and training for all AEDs on base. To do this, I must ask for your immediate assistance. Please contact me immediately if you have, or know of any AEDs here on Schriever AFB. Unapproved devices must be removed from public display and use immediately to avoid potential harm and/or liability. Please contact Maj. Terry Bates at 556-9359 or the 21st Medical Squadron.

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.

Academy holds Falcon 50 Race Series 
The Falcon 50 Race Series held annually at the U.S. Air Force Academy is taking place on May 2. Registration for the 50-mile race, the marathon and the ruck can be completed on "ultrasignup.com" by searching "Falcon 50." Registration closes April 5 at 11:59 p.m. For additional information, find us on Facebook at "Falcon 50 Race Series" and send us a message.

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.

Tech Expo comes to Schriever 
The 50th Space Communications Squadron is hosting a Tech Expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Schriever Fitness Center. 

Crime Prevention Tip: Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft 
Be aware of telemarketing fraud. People will say they are anyone from a policeman to disadvantaged individuals. Always be suspicious of anyone asking for money or offering mysterious prize money.  If you have any questions, call 567-583.

Don't be a no-show 
Did you know that TRICARE ONLINE can text/email you medical appointment reminders? In addition to appointment reminders, you can use TOL to make, change and cancel appointments, view lab/radiology results, refill prescriptions and more. Please sign onto: www.tricareonline.com to register today.

Sponsor a cadet 
The U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2019 is due to arrive June 25.  We are looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for the cadets.  Eligible sponsors are O-3 and above; E-6 and above; GS-05 and above. Cadets are scheduled to meet their sponsors at the Doolie Day Out event July 18 at the Academy. The deadline to sign up for the Doolie Day Out event is July 2.  You may also sign up for academic year sponsorship if you are unable to participate in this one-day event.

Reduce your stress by improving your sleep 
Are you waking up tired?  Feeling unrefreshed or unrested?  Having difficulties falling or staying asleep at night? Want a better night of sleep?  Nationally, one-third of the population experiences occasional sleep problems, yet only 10 percent of sleep problems are caused from medical conditions.  The remainders of sleep problems are caused by things we can control.  Come to the 21st Medical Squadron Clinic's sleep enhancement class to find out how.  Join us on the first and third Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Chapel Resource Room, Building 300, Room 146.  Class is open to all Schriever personnel.

Basketball court closed April 15-16 
The Schriever Fitness Center basketball court will be closed from 3 p.m. April 15 until 5 p.m. Apr. 16 in support of an official function. Please call the Fitness Center at 567-6628 for more information.

21 MDS offers Stress Master Class 
We realize that today you are doing more with less. It is important that we build resilience to deal with our changing environment.  The 21st Medical Squadron Mental Health Clinic is now offering a stress mastery class to help you channel stress into productivity and success. The class is open to all Schriever AFB personnel. Drop in on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Chapel Resource Room in Building 300, Room 146. Class is from noon to 12:50 p.m. Empower yourself to be a resilient person.  No RSVP required. Bring your lunch.

Fire Prevention Tip:  Every, Single, Time... 
Do you know the Air Force Instruction for the proper disposal of cigarettes and other tobacco-smoking material?  AFI 91-203 instructs to "Dispose of smoking material in approved containers (listed by UL, CSA or other recognized testing laboratory) specifically designed for smoking material."  The AFI also states "Disposal of waste, trash or any combustible material in ashtrays or smoking material cans is prohibited."  The improper disposal of cigarettes is actually one of the leading causes for destructive fires...not only in the Air Force, but nationwide.

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.

Prohibition on transporting injurious reptiles 
On March 10, the Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule at 80 FR 12701, amending its regulations under the Lacey Act to add reticulated python (Python reticulatus), DeSchauensee's anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei), green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), and Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis) to the list of injurious wildlife. As of April 9, importation and interstate transportation of any live specimens or viable eggs of these species will be prohibited, except by permit for zoological, educational, medical or scientific purposes or by federal agencies for their own use. While possession of these species is not prohibited, personnel who keep them as pets will not be able to take them across state lines to a new duty location.
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