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Base Bulletin - week of Feb. 12

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- GPS Week culminates with heritage celebration dinner 
The GPS Heritage Celebration Dinner is 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This event will be celebrating the 36 years of GPS operations and recognizing those individuals who have had a substantial impact within the world of GPS.  For more information or to RSVP, visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=224732&k=0063460E7855.   

Hockey tournament features USA versus Canada 
The second annual Canada versus USA ball hockey tournament is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the Peterson Air Force Base roller hockey rink, behind the fitness center. The USA team will include 21st and 50th Space Wings and 721st Mission Support Group members. There will be three teams - junior enlisted, junior leadership and senior leadership. Interested in playing? Contact Robert Orwig and Lt. Col. Miguel Rosales.

Retirees Activities Office holds luncheon
The Military Retiree Activities Office luncheon is noon Feb. 12 in the Palmer Room of Peterson Air Force Base Club. Tom Tudor, former sentry and relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, will talk about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the history of Arlington Cemetery as well as the history of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Lunch will be served at noon.  Luncheon is open to all active-duty military, civilian employees, military retirees and their spouses. Call the Retiree Activities Office at 556-7153 to reserve your place.      

Manage your stress
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 offering a stress management class to teach relaxation skills and optimize wellbeing.  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 starts at noon. Empower yourself to be a resilient person.  No RSVP required. Bring your lunch.

310 SW holds annual awards banquet
Col. Damon S. Feltman, 310th Space Wing commander, is pleased to announce the 310 SW's 17th annual awards banquet.  The event will be held March 6 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, with a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. The banquet and awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more details, please visit http://www.310sw.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123437825, or contact Capt. Meagan Tovado at 567-6200 or Capt. Jonathan Lee at 567-6161.      

Basketball court closed Feb. 20
The Schriever Fitness Center basketball court will be closed Feb. 20. Please call the fitness center at 567-6628 for more information.

Boots to business
A two-day Boots to Business workshop is offered from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Discover if starting a business is right for you, if your business idea is feasible and much more. The workshop will be held 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Feb. 12-13 at the U.S. Air Force Academy Airman and Family Readiness Center.  You must contact the Schriever A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

Chapel holds Catholic Ash Wednesday service
Please join us for a Catholic prayer service with the distribution of ashes commemorating the beginning of lent.  The 30-minute service will be held 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Building T-135, next to the fitness center.  For more information, contact the chapel at 567-3705.

Join Protestant Ash Wednesday service  
Please join us for a Protestant prayer service with the distribution of ashes commemorating the beginning of lent.  The 30-minute service will be held 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 in Building T-135, next to the fitness center.  For more information, contact the chapel at 567-3705.

Chapel sponsors leadership study
The chapel will sponsor a leadership study based on lessons from the Book of Nehemiah.  It is a faith-based study with life-changing insights and lessons on leadership.  If you are looking to enhance your leadership skills, this is a great opportunity.  It will begin 11:30 Feb. 10 in the Satellite Dish dining facility and will continue Tuesdays, same time/place, for four to five weeks.   Bring a friend.  Please come a little early so you can grab your grub and join in the fun.

Save money, ride a vanpool
The government provides $130 per rider per month to pay for commuter van.  Department of Defense civilians and 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 Air Force Base 6:55 a.m. At the end of the duty day, the van departs Schriever AFB at 4:10 p.m. and arrives at Falcon Walmart 4:40 p.m.  Drop off and pickup points on Schriever AFB may vary. For further information, please contact Jay Carroll at 721-0739 or Jacque Donley at 567-7946.

Improve 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.  Drop in at noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Chapel Resource Room in Building 300, Room 146.  Class is open to all Schriever personnel. No RSVP required. Bring lunch.

Give parents a break
The Child Development Center offers respite care to referred active-duty Air Force families courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society on one Saturday morning or late afternoon each month.  The next session will be held 4:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 13. A voucher is required to register. Eligible families may obtain the voucher through the Airman and Family Readiness Center, commander, first sergeant or chaplain. Your child must be registered at the CDC by Feb. 9. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 for more information.

Air Force Aid education grant deadline approaches
Time is running out. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is March 13.  You can access the online application from the Air Force Aid Society's web site at www.afas.org.  Just look under Education and Arnold Grant.  Complete the application and submit the required documents today.  Don't pass up this chance to help pay for your family's education with up to a $2,000 grant. For more information, call the A&FRC at 567-3920.

Housing holds bible study
The Schriever Housing Christian Fellowship will consist of worship, bible study and prayer 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the 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 the guitar or want to lead worship, contact us as soon as possible.

Military Saves offers helpful tips
In preparation of the upcoming Military Saves Week, the Airman and Family Readiness Center offers money-saving tips. One way to establish a savings discipline is to save an equal amount to whatever is spent on non-essential indulgences. Put a matching amount in a cookie jar or other container for expenditures like alcohol, tobacco, fancy coffee, etc. If you can't afford to save the matching amount, you can't afford to spend $5 on a coffee or cigarettes. Saving $5 every day for four months will net a $600 emergency fund. For more tips, contact the A&FRC at 567-3920.

Parents' night out
The Child Development Center offers Parents Night Out for active-duty Air Force families one night a month. The program is $4 an hour per child.   The next session will be held 4:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 13.  Your child must be registered at the CDC by Feb. 9. Call the CDC at 567-3920 for more information and registration requirements.

Peterson Family Advocacy holds poetry slam jam
The Peterson Air Force Base Family Advocacy poetry slam jam is noon-3 p.m. March 14 at the Peterson Theater. The event is open to individuals ages 13-21 and affiliated with Peterson, Schriever, U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson. Prizes will be awarded and all participants will receive a certificate. To register for the poetry slam, contact Martina Porter at 556-7023 for Peterson, Schriever and Academy or Lisa Jenkins at 526-8471 for Fort Carson by Feb. 27.

A&FRC provides pre-separation counseling briefing
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a pre-separation counseling briefing 2-4 p.m. Feb. 17. 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.

Fitness center operates holiday hours during President's Day
The Schriever Fitness Center will be operating under holiday hours, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 16 in observance of President's Day. For more information, please call the fitness center at 567-6628.

Fitness center reopens racquetball court
The racquetball court will officially open Feb. 12. The court can be reserved for a one-hour block 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday for a one-hour block of time and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. You can reserve the court 24 hours in advance by calling 567-6628. For more information, please contact Seth Cannello.

A&FRC holds Right Start briefing
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be conducting the Right Start brief 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 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 Registration and provide escort duties. For information or to sign up, contact the A&FRC at 567-3920 or family@us.af.mil.

Learn to tailor your résumé
Learn what's new, what's now and what's next in résumé formats and processes during a résumé class 9-11 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Bring your basic résumé already written and a job announcement to develop a tailored résumé. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.    
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