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Base Bulletin - week of Sept. 25

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Leadership holds civilian meet, greet
All Schriever civilian employees are invited to attend a lunch with Col. William Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander; Col. Marc Caughey, 50 SW vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 50 SW command chief.  It will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in the southeast corner (reserved area) of the Satellite Dish.  This will be an informal opportunity for civilian personnel to meet and dialogue with senior leadership. For more information, please contact Mary Lamontine at 567-5002.

Schriever observes Fire Prevention Week
October is National Fire Prevention Week. As such, the Schriever Fire Department is hosting various informational and awareness events:
- Firefighters will have information tables set up 6:30-8 a.m. Oct 7 at the north portal, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 8 at West Portal; 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 at Satellite Dish dining facility; 11 a.m. to noon at Building 730 Oct. 10.
- The department is also holding a fire drill 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Child Development Center. The event will also feature Sparky and the fire engine.
- Fire safety activities will be held 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Tierra Vista community center. The event will feature fire truck display, Sparky, giveaways, demonstration and fire safety trailer. 
- For fire safety training, call 567-3370.
- The Schriever firefighters, Sparky and Ellicott Fire Department will also have a fire safety presentation 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at Ellicott Elementary School.

50 SW holds Warfit Run
October's Warfit Run will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Schriever Fitness Center.  Please form up in the football field adjacent to the main fitness center no later than 2:45 p.m.  Warm-ups will begin at 3 p.m.  Runners will have the option of running either the 2.5 or 3.5-mile trail.  For additional information, please contact 2nd Lt. Peter Forde at 567-7008

Scared of public speaking?
The Schriever Toastmasters is holding a meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Tierra Vista community center. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, contact Capt. Jose Castro at 567-2786.

Military Retirees  Activities Office hosts 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.

Civilian mid-term reviews due Sept. 30
Air Force civilian employees' appraisal period for fiscal 2014 is April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Mid-term progress reviews are due at least once annually, which for most employees will occur Sept. 30.  This action should be accomplished on the Air Force Form 860B. Additional information can be found in Air Force Instruction 36-1001 or by contacting the 50th Space Wing Civilian Personnel Office at 567-5778.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Gary D. Sollinger
Gary D. Sollinger has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a family member's medical issues.  Should you like to donate leave to this employee, please do the following: 
1. Complete the OPM 630-A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to Leave Recipient Under the VLTP (within agency) or (outside agency)
2. You may scan the signed form and email it to Jaime Sampayo or fax to 567-2832.

Basketball court to close Sept. 30
The basketball court at the Schriever Fitness Center will be closed noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 for the 50th Space Wing promotion ceremony. For more information, please call the fitness center at 567-6628.
  Half-marathon registration closes Oct. 1
The 10th annual Schriever Half-Marathon will be held Oct. 3 and will begin at 9 a.m. All participants must check-in no later than 8:45 a.m. The first 70 finishers will receive a free T-shirt and there will be prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers. Registration closes Oct. 1. For more information, please call the Schriever Fitness Center at 567-6628.

ITT sells ski tickets
The Information, Tickets and Travel office is now selling season passes for your local mountains. You can now purchase the Patriot Pass, Patriot Pass Plus, Liberty pass, Liberty Honor pass, Winter Park season pass, Copper Mountain season pass and the Loveland Ski Area season pass . Buy your tickets here before going skiing or snowboarding.  Avoid the lines; buy your tickets at the ITT office.  Call 567-6050 for more information.

Colorado Avalanche battles LA Kings at World Arena
The Information Tours and Travel office is selling tickets to the Oct. 2 preseason game at the World Arena. The Avalanche will be playing the LA Kings. Call 567-6050 or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Office to purchase your tickets.

Watch Colorado College hockey
The Information, Tours and Travel office is now selling Colorado College hockey tickets. All games are on sale now. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office or call 567-6050 for more information. 

Buy Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets at ITT
The Information, Tours  and Travel office is selling tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Nov. 16 performance at the World Arena. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office or call 567-6050 for more information.

Monster Truck Winter Nationals tickets now on sale
The Information, Tickets and Travel office is selling tickets to the Monster Truck Winter Nationals, which will be held Nov. 1 and 2 at the National Western Events Center. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office or call 567-6050 for more information.

Reserve in-service recruiter holds Palace Front, Palace Chase briefs
Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings are held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Building 26 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 Master Sgt. Matthew Laney at 567-4494. He is located in the Building 26 Suite 144. This building is outside the RA next to the Irwin Road gate entrance.

Schriever migrates SIPRNet email
The Department of Defense is directing migration of SIPRNet email services from the existing Air Force managed configuration to a DISA enterprise solution.  Schriever's migration is scheduled for Oct. 9 and 14. Changes to email functionality will be minor for users, but all SIPRNet email users and organizational account managers must perform pre-migration actions to ensure compliance and avoid mission impact.  All SIPRNet users are required to complete their User Pre-Migration Checklist by Sept. 28.  If you have any questions, please contact the CFP at 567-2666 option 2.

Protect your family from carbon monoxide
Safe use and proper installation of household appliance that burn fossil fuels, (i.e. fuel fired furnace, gas water heater, gas stoves, fireplace) is the best protection you can provide your family.  Carbon monoxide detectors can add a level of protection, but are not a substitute for safe use of equipment.  Have all heating equipment inspected and serviced each year.  Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation of detectors; install at least one detector near sleeping areas and one on every level of your home.  For more information, call the Fire Prevention office at 567-3370. 

Zombies to invade Cheyenne Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is holding America's Fortress 5K Zombie Tunnel Fun Run 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30. The event is free and open to all eligible personnel at Cheyenne Mountain, Peterson, Schriever, U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson. Family members must have dependent identification cards. There is no escorting or sponsoring of non-Department of Defense affiliated personnel. The run begins at CMAFS Mountain Man Park. Participants are encouraged to use buses; it departs Peterson Club at 1:15 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 23. For more information, visit

50, 21 SWs holds Academy tailgate party
The 50th and 21st Space Wings are holding a tailgate party for the U.S. Air Force Academy-U.S. Naval Academy football game 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at the northwest corner of the Falcon Stadium parking area No. 4, Space 7. The party will feature free food and beverage.

Free race tickets available
There are currently 250 free Colorado 100 race tickets available for Team Schriever. The event will be held Sept. 28 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Tickets will be on a first come-first served basis at the Schriever Fitness Center and Outdoor Recreation.  Tickets are available to any personnel on Schriever as long as supplies last.  For more information or availability, please call the fitness center at 567-6628 or Outdoor Recreation at 567-6050.
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