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Base Bulletin - week of Jan. 15

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 50 SW holds annual awards banquet
The 50th Space Wing will be holding its annual awards banquet 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Peterson Air Force club. To RSVP, visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=225475&k=0063470D7C52. After RSVP, please pay cash or check to your respective group representative. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Loretta Dean or Staff Sgt. Tricia Benson. 

Happenings magazine available online
The bi-monthly Happenings magazine is your source for all things force support squadron from professional development classes to ticket sales at Information, Tickets and Travel. Don't miss out on services that are available to you.  Don't have access to a hard copy? Don't worry, we've got you covered.  An electronic version of the Happenings magazine is available online.  Go to  www.schrieverfss.com and click on the Happenings magazine link on the left side of the screen.

Cancelled: Warfit Run
The Warfit Run scheduled today, Jan. 14, has been cancelled.

Leadership to hold quarterly breakfast
The 50th Space Wing leadership are hosting several quarterly breakfasts for NCOs, senior NCOs and CGOs.
- The NCO quarterly breakfast will be 7 a.m. Jan. 16 in the dining facility. Please have your NCOs in place no later than 6:45 a.m.
- The SNCO breakfast is 7 a.m. Jan. 20. Please be in place no later than 6:45 a.m.
- The CGO breakfast will be 7 a.m. Jan. 27 in the dining facility. Please be in place no later than 6:45 a.m.

Military Retirees Activities office holds 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.

Clinic teaches relaxation skills
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. Bring your lunch to the second and fourth Thursday of each month to the Chapel Resource Room in Building 300, Room 146. Empower yourself to be a resilient person.  Class is open to all Schriever personnel. 

A&FRC hosts Family Support Center information lunch, learn
The Family Support Center of Colorado Springs provides a wealth of mental health services for service members and their dependents specializing in children, adolescents and adult treatment for behavioral health care.  TRICARE insurance is accepted.  Join us for lunch at noon Jan. 21 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center to learn about the various services the Family Support Center of Colorado Springs has to offer.

In-service recruiter briefings open to Schriever
The Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings are held 10 a.m. every Wednesday in Building 26 (310th Space Wing Headquarters), Suite 106 (subject to change if TDY).  If you are interested in information about the Air Force Reserve Palace Front or Palace Chase Programs, please contact your Air Force Reserve in-service recruiter, Master Sgt. Matthew Laney at 567-4494 or matthew.laney.1@us.af.mil .  He is located in Building 26, Suite 144.  This building is outside the restricted area next to the Irwin Road gate entrance. 

Save money, ride vanpool
Save gas money. The 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. The vanpool 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 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.

Continuation of Roth TSP contributions
As a reminder, if you are active duty and wish to continue with your Roth TSP contributions, you must submit a new Roth TSP election on myPay or submit a TSP election form to your finance office until Jan. 31. Failure to do so will result in your Roth TSP contributions stopping after January.   Please visit https://www.tsp.gov for instructions and updated 2015 contribution limits. Contact Master Sgt. Jeremy Glidden at 567-5112 with any questions. 

Take advantage of Schriever vanpool
Is the wear and tear of commuting in bad weather taking a bite out of your car and your wallet?  Take advantage of a vanpool. The best news: government civil service and active-duty military may receive a government mass transit benefit to offset commuting costs. So join our van pool. The route includes the South Denver, Castle Pines/Rock, Monument and 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. 

Chapel sponsors housing bible study
The Schriever Housing Christian Fellowship will consist of worship, bible study and prayer 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday, starting Jan. 21. 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 and we will start with the book of Ephesians.  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 to want to lead worship, contact us ASAP.

SnoFest tickets on sale now
The Information, Tickets and Travel office is now selling SnoFest tickets, the annual military appreciation ski weekend. SnoFest will be held Jan. 23-25 at Keystone Resort.  For more information, including how to book your discounted rooms, please visit www.mysnofest.com.  SnoFest party and lift tickets are on sale now at the ITT office.  For pricing or more details, please call 567-6050.
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