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Info fair showcases FSS team

Base personnel log their information at one of the booths during the annual 50th Force Support Squadron Information and Expo Fair Oct. 15, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The event showcased services the squadron provides to the base. These FSS activities include Child Development Center, School Age Program, Information, Tickets and Travel, Outdoor Recreation, Civilian Personnel Office, Engraving and Framing shop, fitness center and many more. The Schriever Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Drug Demand Reduction and other base organizations also showcased their programs alongside universities and local businesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Base personnel log their information at one of the booths during the annual 50th Force Support Squadron Information and Expo Fair Oct. 15, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The event showcased services the squadron provides to the base. These FSS activities include Child Development Center, School Age Program, Information, Tickets and Travel, Outdoor Recreation, Civilian Personnel Office, Engraving and Framing shop, fitness center and many more. The Schriever Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Drug Demand Reduction and other base organizations also showcased their programs alongside universities and local businesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Schriever members gathered at the annual 50th Force Support Squadron Expo and Information Fair Oct. 15 at the fitness center here.

"This event is about providing an opportunity for all FSS activities to showcase what services we provide to the Schriever community, whether they are military, civilians, contractors or family members," said Darcie Ibidapo, 50 FSS advertising and commercial sponsorship manager.

These FSS activities include Child Development Center, School age Program, Information, Tickets and Travel, Outdoor Recreation, Civilian Personnel Office, Engraving and Framing shop, fitness center and many more. The Schriever Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Drug Demand Reduction and other base organizations also showcased their programs alongside universities and local businesses.

"Our sponsors are keys to this event because they help us fund the event, which includes the prizes and free lunch," Ibidapo said. "This event gave them an opportunity to connect with our military community. This was also a good chance for other base agencies to meet with base members."

Representing one of the base agencies is Tech. Sgt. Melinda Woods, 4th Space Operations Squadron. As a victim advocate, she volunteered her time providing information about the SAPR program.

"It is important for everybody to know what's going on," Woods said. "A lot of times, people put on the blinders inside of their squadrons and don't leave and see what's out there. Expos like this may give people some information they didn't know before."

Though working at the event, Woods also managed to visit other information booths and receive school brochures and other information she didn't know were available to her.

"When the base has events like this, people should participate. You may think you know everything because you've already been here five or six years; you don't," she explained. "You'll learn something new."

First Lt. Erica Sparkman, 4 SOPS, said she enjoyed the event, which is a great way to support the FSS.

"I got to learn a lot about the different FSS activities as well as the various schools and local businesses in the area," she said.  "I like to get involved with various activities on base and meet people and learn about other organizations."

Ibidapo said she appreciated everyone who participated in the event.

"We had a decent turn out; everybody enjoyed the food," she said. "We thank all Schriever members for supporting us and taking advantage of the services we offer."
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