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News Brief - week of March 20

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Recycle, it's easy
Recycling benefits our community and the environment and it's easy. Schriever operates a "single stream" recycling program. This type of program enables the collection of commonly recycled items in a single recycle container. Some of the common items are newspaper and magazines, cardboard, plastics (No. 1-7, including No. 6 food containers), metal cans, glass bottles and jars, brown paper bags, aluminum foil and pie tins, phone books, and shredded and mixed paper. Make sure to rinse out drink and food containers before placing in a recycling container. Join us and support our community and the environment.

Dress for Success class comes to A&FRC
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Dress for Success class 9-11 a.m. March 21. Take the guess out of what to wear. What you wear to a job interview does matter. Your appearance is one of the first things people notice and first impressions are usually made within the first 30 seconds. This class will help transitioning military members dress for their new civilian jobs. Call 567-3920 to sign up. The class will be held at the A&FRC in Building 101.

Find, apply for federal service
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center and the Civilian Personnel office will team up to bring you the steps you need 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 9-11 a.m. March 26 at the A&FRC in Building 101. Please call 567-3920 to sign up.

LinkedIn class coming to A&FRC
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a LinkedIn class 9-11 a.m. March 19. 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 at the A&FRC in Building 101.

A&FRC provides pre-separation counseling briefing
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a pre-separation counseling briefing 8-10 a.m. March 25. This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory. Discussion will include registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of Department of Defense Form 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Call the A&FRC at 567-3920 to sign up.

A&FRC holds Right Start briefing
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center will be conducting a Right Start brief 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20 in the auditorium of Building 300. Newcomers to Schriever must attend this brief, specifically geared towards newly arrived military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and their families. Spouses are invited; but the sponsoring member must obtain a Visitors Pass at Pass and ID and provide escort duties. For information or to sign up, contact the A&FRC at 567-3920 or family@us.af.mil.

Family Child Care Program provides child care on base
The Family Child Care Program is now available in the Schriever housing area. Cheryl Smith is available to provide care both evenings and weekends. Please call 806-317-2313 for additional information.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Alice J. Herbert
Alice J. Herbert has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) due to a current medical condition. 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) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency)
2. You may scan the signed form and email it to Jaime Sampayo or fax to 567-2832.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Gary D. Sollinger
Gary D. Sollinger has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (VLTP) 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) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency)
2. You may scan the signed form and email it to Jaime Sampayo or fax to 567-2832.

Sports Advisory Council holds meeting
The first quarter Sports Advisory Council meeting will be held 10 a.m. March 26 in Building T-135 (west of the Fitness Center). Squadrons that send a representative will receive Commander's Cup points. For more information, please call the Schriever Fitness Center at 567-6628.

FSS offers movie night
Join us March 28 for a movie showing at Tierra Vista Community Center:
5 p.m. - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13)
7 p.m. - Lone Survivor (R)
We will still have our regularly schedule movies March 29 at Tierra Vista Community Center.
3 p.m. - The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (PG-13)
6 p.m. - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)

In-service recruiter 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. He is located in the 310 SW HQ, Suite 144. This building is outside the RA next to the Irwin Road gate entrance.

Grab two-drawer safe
Need a free two-drawer safe? If so, please contact Nancy Hoover at 554-7721 or Joe Gibbons at 554-4311.

Grant provides child support assistance
A federal grant for Colorado will assist service members with child support and related issues. El Paso County Child Support Services will provide assistance to parents provided at least one parent is active duty. A representative will be available 1-3 p.m. March 31 at the 50th Space Wing Legal Office to assist service members and their families. Please contact 50 SW/JA at 567-5050 or El Paso County CSS at 719-457-6331 or at www.elpasocountycss.com.

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 SAFB Legal office to obtain your document. Only Air Force legal offices have access to the data you enter here, and data you enter is deleted after 90 days. Please bring your ticket number with you. Legal office personnel will not be able to to access your worksheet without the ticket number. Visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil for more information.

Reduce stress by improving 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. March 28 and April 23 at the Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center classroom. Registration not required. Call 567-4619 for more information.

4 SOPS hosts corn hole tournament
The 4th Space Operations Squadron will be hosting a corn hole tournament 2 p.m. March 21 in the Schriever Fitness Center. We would like to invite everyone out for a great time. If you are interested in registering your team or for additional information, please email Staff Sgt. Lucas Watson no later than March 20.
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