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Base Bulletin - week of March 19

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- FSS hosts the 2015 Children's Spring Fling 
The 50th Force Support Squadron is hosting the 2015 Children's Spring Fling 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at the Schriever Fitness Center.  Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook character and enjoy games, prizes and eat lunch.  This entire event is free and open to all Schriever personnel.  Come on out and enjoy an event for the whole family.  For more information, call 567-5464.

PA holds staff, family tour 
The 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office is holding a staff tour 9-11 a.m. March 27 with lunch at the Satellite Dish dining facility till noon. We will be visiting 50th Operations Squadron, 50th Network Operations Group and 50th Mission Support Group units. If interested, email 50SWPA.workflow@us.af.mil. Deadline is March 24 or until all slots are filled.

A&FRC offers first term officer financial briefing 
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center offers mandatory first duty station officer's financial training. Within the first 90 days of arrival, the A&FRC will provide first duty station officer personnel information to maintain financial stability and reach financial goals.  The next class is 8-11 a.m. March 25 in Building 101. Please call 567-3920 to sign up.

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.    

Orbital Harmony needs new members 
The Schriever choir performance group Orbital Harmony will be conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the upcoming 2015 performance season. All positions are currently open -- soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted at the multi-purpose facility, west of the Schriever Fitness Center. Audition times are 12:30-13:30 p.m. March 23 and 24. Participation in the choir can be used in qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer ribbon. For more details or information, please contact Allen Vickrey at 721-9280. 

KEEP training for civilian supervisors 
The Knowledge Enhanced Employee Program was created by the Schriever Civilian Personnel Office in order to provide training and resources to all supervisors of civilian employees.  The next class will be held 8 a.m. to noon March 27 in Building 210, Room 310.  Please contact Maggie Wander at 567-4014 if you would like to attend.

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.

CCU offers math class
Colorado Christian University is offering a five-week Math Concepts (MAT-110A-SA35) course 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday starting March 24 at the Schriever First Term Airmen Center.  This course is Community College of the Air Force approved for your general education mathematics requirement. Please contact Jon Haar (johaar@ccu.edu or 719-596-9235) for application and registration information.

A&FRC offers federal employment workshop 
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center and the Schriever AFB Civilian Personnel Office team up to bring you the steps you need to know in your process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with www.usajobs.gov before coming to the class. The class is 9-10:30 a.m. March 26 at the A&FRC, Building 101. Please call 567-3920 to sign up.

Upcoming Professional Development Flight events for March, April
The following courses are being offered at the Professional Development Flight:  Superintendent Course- March 18-19; Informed Decision- 1 p.m. March 24; Study Skills - 9 a.m. March 25; Time Management - noon March 25. For any questions, please contact the career advisor at 567-5927.

A&FRC provides pre-separation counseling briefing 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a pre-separation counseling briefing 2-4 p.m. March24. This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory. Discussion will include registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of Department of Defense Form 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

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.

A&FRC hosts Right Start briefing 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be conducting the Right Start brief 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 19 in the Building 300 auditorium. Newcomers to Schriever must attend this brief, which is specifically geared towards newly arrived military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and their families. Spouses are invited; but the sponsoring member must obtain a Visitors Pass at Pass and ID and provide escort duties. For information or to sign up, contact the A&FRC at 567-3920 or family@us.af.mil

Fitness center closes for Spring Fling 
The Schriever Fitness Center basketball court and the aerobics room will be closed 7 a.m. March 26 to 5 p.m. March 28.  The entire fitness center, including 24-hour access, will be closed 7:30 p.m. March26 to 5 p.m.  March28. For more information, contact the fitness center at 567-6628.

A&FRC offers Technical Training Track 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Technical Training Track at Peterson A&FRC. With all the changes to Transition Assistance Program, providing training or classes on a variety of options for new career choices is recommended. One of the "tracks" is the Technical Training Track, geared towards those who will be pursuing a technical career. This class will provide information on what is expected in terms of education, experience, certifications and much more. The class will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 19 - 20. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

Forum educates, mentors female Airmen 
Professional Development Female Forum March 25, 1400-1500 Bldg 300 Conference Room, Rm 301
Please join us for the second Professional Development Female Forum 2-3 p.m. March 25 in the Building 300 Conference Room, Room 301. Our guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Tamara Olson, 50th Mission Support Group. Our mission is to have a women's professional group at Schriever to help educate and mentor Airmen. Join us for our monthly mentoring session and network with fellow female professionals.  For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jillian Thompson at 567-6598.  

Sports Advisory Council to hold 1st quarter meeting 
The first quarter Sports Advisory Council meeting will be held 10 a.m. March 25 in Building T-135 (west of the Schriever Fitness Center). Squadrons that send a representative will receive Commander's Cup points. For more information, please call the fitness center at 567-6628.
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