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Base Bulletin - week of Aug. 28

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- PA invites wing for staff tour
The 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office is holding a staff tour 8 a.m. Aug. 28. Family members are invited as well. We will be visiting several space operations squadrons and mission partners. Anyone interested in attending can sign up by sending an email to
50 SW command chief holds enlisted call
The 50th Space Wing command chief will be hosting an enlisted call 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Building 300 auditorium. Attendance is mandatory for all enlisted present for duty, allowing for mission requirements. Mission partners are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jennifer Emerson at 567-5614.

Wing holds monthly promotion ceremony
The monthly promotion recognition ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Schriever Fitness Center. Please come out and support your unit's promotees.

50 MSG commander holds feedback on QFRB, promotion board
Col. Brian Barthel, 50th Mission Support Group commander, had an opportunity to sit on the Quality Force Review Board and an E-8 supplemental promotion board a few months ago. He would like to share his experience and viewpoints on the QFRB, Enlisted Retention Briefs and Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form processes as well as the E-8 supplemental promotion board. Colonel Barthel will hold a briefing 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in Building 300 auditorium. At the end of the brief, the floor will be open for any questions. This is open to all civilians, officers and enlisted members on Schriever.

First sergeants lead Schriever food drive
The Schriever First Sergeant Diamond Council is currently holding a Schriever Can Food Drive as part of the sixth annual 'Feds Feed Families" food drive campaign. Schriever has set a goal to reach 6,500 pounds of non-perishable items by Aug. 31. Individuals may bring items and drop them off to the drop-off locations (North and West Portals, Building 210 atrium, Schriever Fitness Center, community center, Child Development Center or first sergeants office). They may also visit for online donation. Some of the highly needed items are canned food, fruits and meat, cereal and oatmeal. For more information, contact your first sergeants.

50 SW holds SNCO induction banquet
The 50th Space Wing Senior NCO Induction Banquet will be held Sept. 19 at the Peterson Air Force Base club. The medallion ceremony begins 5 p.m. Social hour starts 5:30 p.m. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. The cost of the event is $27 for members and non-members for all ranks and must be paid by cash or check only. Payment for meals at the door will not be available. Dress for military is mess dress or semi-formal. Civilian wear is formal or semi-formal attire. Deadline to purchase a meal ticket is Sept. 12. Ticket reps are: Master Sgt. Adam McNeill (NOG), Master Sgt. Fernando Santos (OG), Master Sgt. Jennifer O'Quinn (WSA), Master Sgt. Tonya Jones (MSG) and Master Sgt. Darrin Donovan (MSG). Please access the full invitation at

Military Retiree Activities holds meetings
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. The guest speaker on Sept. 11 will be Drew Aquino, who will speak about the YMCA and all of its benefits to the military retirees. For more information, call 556-7153 or email

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

Reduce your stress, 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 sleep enhancement class to find out how. Next class is 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center classroom, next to Ent Bank. No registration necessary.
AFFSC average processing time
The average Air Force Financial Services Center processing time is 22 days. The number reflects the average number of calendar days it takes for the member to receive payment. This number includes the voucher computation and auditing time at the Air Force Financial Services Center (AFFSC), and the time it normally takes for payment to be disbursed from DFAS. If you submitted a voucher and have waited beyond the average number of calendar days, please contact your local FSO.

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