Schriever Week honors base history, people
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 09, 2014
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- With the theme "Mastering Space for 65 years...," Team Schriever is holding Schriever Week July 14-18 to honor the installation's history and recognize the people who support the daily mission.
"We are inviting all Schriever Air Force Base units and personnel to take part in the Schriever Week celebration and events," said Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander. "We want to celebrate and honor over 65 years of technological advancements in air and space through the years evolving back from 1949 to today, a direct result of a dedicated community of the military, civilians and contractors at Schriever Air Force Base and around the globe."
In the past, Team Schriever has celebrated the annual Summer Slam Base Picnic to bring the entire Schriever community together for a day of camaraderie, fun and relaxation. For this year, base leadership decided to extend the event into a weeklong festivity.
"Schriever Week is really about celebrating our history, our accomplishments and a time to appreciate each other, military, civilian and contractors, of what we do and recharge and get ready for the six months to come," said Senior Master Sgt. Patricia Ford, Schriever Week project officer. "The idea is to make this a tradition."
The following are Schriever Week events:
- The weeklong celebration will kick off with an opening ceremony 9 a.m. July 14 at the Schriever Fitness Center running track. Uniform of the day is short sleeve blues, open collar, all accoutrements, slacks and low quarters.
- The Top 3 is hosting a round-robin softball tournament. Entry fee is $100 per team and all money raised will go to the Air Force Enlisted Village and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Scholarship program. Team size is capped at 15 members. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Christopher Jacobs at 567-6182.
- The Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble is July 17 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The free event runs approximately 2 miles long with 15 obstacles including mud pits, crawls, climbs and much more. Participants can run as a team of four and represent their unit or run as an individual. Additionally, they are encouraged to run in an appropriate costume. There are awards for the first three teams and individual awards for male and female as well as best team costume. For more information, to volunteer or to register, contact Tech. Sgt. Michael Benson at 567-2060 or Tech. Sgt. Micky Sederburg at 567-2703.
- A Chiefs versus Eagles softball game is 9 a.m. July 18 at the Schriever softball field.
- Concluding the event is the 2014 Summer Slam Base Picnic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at the Schriever Fitness Center. The 50th Force Support Squadron-hosted event features picnic lunch, vendors, caricature artist, face painting, bounce houses, music and more. The event is free. During the picnic, Liquori will announce the winners of the competitions.
The Schriever Week committee is also looking for volunteers for the various events.
"We are looking for volunteers for the Rough and Tough Scramble to help out with the obstacles, guide participants, and ensure safety as well as for setup and clean-up," said Ford. "Particularly, we need volunteers for July 9 and 10 because they will start building the obstacles."
Meanwhile, 50 FSS is looking for volunteers for various activities before, during and after the base picnic. Those interested in volunteering should contact Mary Barkley at 567-5464.
Chief Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 50 SW command chief, said Schriever Week is a great opportunity for base personnel to get together for fun activities.
"Schriever Week is an opportunity for us to honor the history of Schriever Air Force Base and a chance to recognize the people who contribute to our mission success," Coles said. "This week also affords us the occasion to reflect on the previous year's incredible accomplishments of each service member, government civilian, contractor, and family members, all of which who enable successful outcomes in every endeavor."