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News Brief - week of April 24

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 50 SW leadership holds civilian lunch
All Schriever Department of the Air Force Civilian Employees are invited to attend a lunch with Col. William Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, Col. William Rittershaus, 50 SW vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 50 SW command chief. It will be held noon May 6, in the southeast corner (reserved area) of the Satellite Dish dining facility. This will be an informal opportunity for civilian personnel to meet and dialogue with senior leadership. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Lamontine at 567-5002.

Experimental Aircraft Association holds open house
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 72 is holding an open house 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 24 at Meadow Lake Airport in Falcon, Colo. Join them for this free family fun event. Learn about Meadow Lake Airport and flight opportunities for adults and youth, such as Young Eagles. Privately-owned airplanes will be flying and on display with people available to answer questions. Many are kit built, so this is your opportunity to find out more about the unique opportunity of building your own plane. To learn more about EAA Chapter 72 and this event, visit www.eaa72.org.

Sky Sox kicks off military appreciation games
The Colorado Sky Sox is kicking off its military appreciation games 6:35 p.m. May 2. Free vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis at the Schriever Fitness Center, Outdoor Recreation and Wizards Brew Coffee Shop. Vouchers must be redeemed at the Sky Sox box office prior to the day of the game to ensure seating is still available. For more information on the vouchers, please call 567-3588.

Borrow household items from Schriever's Loan Locker
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center maintains a loan locker full of household items for those who are in the process of permanent change of station and find themselves in need of dishes, pots and pans, futons, car seats, strollers and many other essentials. These may be borrowed while waiting for the household goods to arrive or after the household goods have been packed out to the new location. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 for more information.

A&FRC provides pre-separation counseling briefing
The Airman and Family Readiness Center provides a mandatory pre-separation counseling briefing 8-10 a.m. May 6. This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military. This briefing will cover registering for e-benefits, starting an individual transition plan and learning about the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of DD 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Call 567-3920 to sign up.

Learn how to write a résumé
A résumé writing class is available 9-11 a.m. April 25 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Learn what's new, what's now and what's next in resume formats and processes, how to best present yourself, structure and format for career change, cover letters and more. It is helpful, but not necessary, to have a basic résumé already written. Call 567-3920 to sign up.

A&FRC holds senior TAP
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Senior Transition Assistance Program class for E-8, E-9 and O-5 and above April 28-May 2. The five-day workshop for retiring senior enlisted and senior officers and their spouses will cover topics on the executive job search and résumé. The financial section will focus on investing and preparing for retirement and the many benefits available through the Veterans Affairs. Please call 567-3920 to register.

50 FSS opens Framing and Engraving customer area
Please come join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new customer area for Framing and Engraving, and Outdoor Recreation rental at 9:30 a.m. on April 25 in Building 805 (south side of the base). Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the Outdoor Recreation at 567-6050.

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 you can get a better night's sleep. The class is available noon to 1 p.m. April 22 at the Health and Wellness Center in Building 500. No registration required. Call 567-4619 with any questions.

Base holds promotion ceremony
Team Schriever is hosting the base promotion ceremony 3 p.m. April 30 at the fitness center. Please come out and show your support for this month's promotees.

Armed Forces Vacation Club offers special discount for limited time
The Armed Forces Vacation Club has launched a sale on seven-night, high-demand trips. Select seven-night trips will be on sale for 25 percent off starting 8 a.m. April 22. The sale runs through April 29. Visit http://www.afvclub.com/ for more details.

Colorado Rapids holds military appreciation night
The Colorado Rapids is hosting a military appreciation night 7 p.m. May 3 as they take on the L.A. Galaxy. Buy your discounted tickets at Outdoor Recreation and Information, Travel and Tickets now. Ticket prices start at just $25.

ODR/ITT sells Colorado Rapids tickets
Buy your tickets for the local soccer club. The Colorado Rapids soccer season has begun and discounted tickets for the 2014 season can be purchased at Outdoor Recreation and Information, Travel and Tickets. Tickets are available for all areas and sections for every home game. Call or stop by today.

Grab Colorado Avalanche hockey playoff tickets at ODR/ITT
Colorado Avalanche playoff hockey has begun. Tickets are on sale now at Outdoor Recreation and Information, Travel and Tickets. Call 567-6050 or stop by Building 300, Room 133 for prices or to purchase your tickets.

Military Retiree Activities holds meeting
The Military Retiree Activities 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. Guest speaker on May 8 is retired Army Col. Vic Fernandez, who will speak about the Pikes Peak National Cemetery update. For more information, call 556-7153 or email RAO.Peterson@us.af.mil.

Wing staff agencies closures
The following 50th Space Wing staff agencies will be closed or at an alternate duty location for an official event April 25:
- The 50th Comptroller Squadron will be closed at 1 p.m.
- The History office and Voting Assistance office will be closed at noon. However, the Heritage Room will remain open for a promotion ceremony.
- The Chaplain office will only be available through telephone. Call 567-2181 and ask for the on-call Chaplain member.
- The Program Management Directorate will be at an alternate duty location from 1-3 p.m. Call Mike Walker at 229-6304 during that time.

Upcoming Primary Elections
The primary election season is in full swing. Here are upcoming primary dates. Contact your unit or installation voting assistance officer for more information. May 6: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio; May 13: Nebraska, West Virginia; May 20: Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania; May 27: Texas (Runoff); June 3: Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota; June 10: Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia; June 24: Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Utah. Visit www.fvap.gov for online forms, assistance or information.
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