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Base Bulletin - week of May 15

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Toastmasters Club hones leadership, communication skills
If you are interested in honing your leadership and communication skills in a fun and positive environment, come join us. We're starting a Toastmasters Club at Schriever with meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The next meeting is 10-11 a.m. May 27 at the Tierra Vista community center. We need members especially those willing to take leadership positions and help guide this new organization. All ranks, ages, backgrounds and skill abilities are welcome. For more information, contact Capt. Jose Castro-Chinchilla at 560-2786. For more information on Toastmasters itself, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.  

Academy looks for Cadet Sponsor Program volunteers
The U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2018 is due to arrive June 26. We are looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for the cadets. Eligible sponsors are O-3 and above; E-6 and above; GS-05 and above. Cadets are scheduled to meet their sponsors at the Doolie Day Out event at the Academy July 19. The deadline to sign up for the Doolie Day Out event is June 23. You may also sign up for academic year sponsorship if unable to participate in this one-day event. For more information, visit www.usafa.edu/cadetFocus/cadetSponsor or call 719-333-2727.

Volunteer Jam honors military, Red Cross, first responders
The Volunteer Jam is May 24 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheater. The event features the Charlie Daniels Band with the Outlows, BlackHawk and Craig Campbell. The concert honors members of the military, Red Cross and first responders for the support provided to the communities during the fires and flooding of 2013. Complimentary tickets will be made available to members of the military, Red Cross volunteers and first responders in the community through their organizations. For free tickets, visit Volunteer Jam; type in Schriever Air Force Base for organization; and enter password SAFB6450.

Fitness center offers archery orientation class
Did you know Schriever Air Force Base has an archery range? In order to use the range, you must complete the archery orientation which is held noon every Tuesday. You must register for the orientation by calling the Schriever Fitness Center at 567-6628.

Communication focal point offers new customer service hours
The communication focal point have a new customer hours. The new customer service hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. SIPR Token helpdesk availability: noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday in Building 400 MOD 3/4; 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursday in Building 301 Room 113. After hours support including weekends and holidays is for emergencies only. Please call 567-COMM.

In-service recruiting holds Palace Front, Palace Chase
Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings are held 10 a.m. each 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. His office is located in Building 26 Suite 144. This building is outside the restricted area next to the Irwin Road gate entrance.

Fitness center opens batting, golf cages
The batting and golf cages are now open at the Schriever Fitness Center. Both cages are free to use. The batting cage is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The golf cage is open from sunup to sundown. The cages operate on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call the fitness center at 567-6628.

Reduce stress, improve 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 remainder of sleep problems is caused by things we can control. Attend the sleep enhancement class to find out how. Next class is noon May 21 at the Health and Wellness Center in Building 500. No registration required. Call 567-4619 with questions or to schedule an individual session.

A&FRC offers class on applying for federal employment
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center and Civilian Personnel Office teamed up to bring you the steps needed to know in your process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with www.usajobs.gov before coming to the class. The class is 9-10:30 a.m. May 28 at the A&FRC in Building 101. Please call 567-3920 to sign up.

Fitness center operates holiday hours May 23-26
The Schriever Fitness Center will operate under holiday hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 23 - 26 in recognition of Memorial Day weekend. For more information, please call the fitness center at 567-6628.

Schriever offer KEEP training for civilian supervisors
The Schriever Civilian Personnel Office is offering a Knowledge Enhanced Employee Program class for supervisors of civilian employees. The class will cover topics such as filling positions, disciplinary actions, time and attendance, 971 files and awards. The next class will be held 8 a.m. to noon May 29 in Building 210 Room 310. To sign up for this class, please contact civilian personnel at 567-4014.

Legal assistance website saves time
You may fill out an online worksheet prior to your visit to the legal office for expedited service. Worksheet topics include wills, advance medical directives and powers of attorney. No legal documents can be printed from this website. Please visit the Schriever legal office to obtain your document. Only Air Force legal offices have access to the data you enter here, and the data you enter is deleted after 90 days. Please bring your ticket number with you. Legal office personnel will not be able to access your worksheet without the ticket number. Visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil.

LinkedIn class comes to A&FRC
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a LinkedIn class 9-11 a.m. May 21. A top priority resource for any job seeker, LinkedIn is the world's largest online professional network with millions of members. This class covers information for the absolute beginner to the advanced LinkedIn user. Learn how to get the most out of a LinkedIn account. Call 567-3920 to sign up for the class. The class will be held in Building 101.

Grab free national park passes for 2014
The National Park Service will be issuing free annual national park passes to active-duty military, National Guard, Reserves and their families May 20. The National Park Service will be at the Schriever Fitness Center from 8-10 a.m. and the Satellite Dish from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The pass is good for one year at all 401 National Park areas. Valid Department of Defense identification is required. They will also be issuing free Interagency Access Lifetime Park Passes. Veterans with any VA rated disability are authorized the Interagency Access Pass. For more information, please call Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

A&FRC provides pre-separation counseling briefing
The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting pre-separation counseling briefings 8-10 a.m. May 20 and 2-4 p.m. May 27. This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory. This briefing will cover registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and learning about the benefits and services available when leaving the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of DD Form 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process now. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

A&FRC offers the Technical Training Track course
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Technical Training Track course. With all the changes to Transition Assistance Program, providing training or classes on a variety of options for new career choices is recommended. One of the "tracks" is the Technical Training Track, geared towards those who will be pursuing a technical career. This class will provide information on what is expected in terms of education, experience, certifications and much more. The class will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 29-30. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.
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