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News Brief - week of Feb. 6

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- AFA hosts 2014 Air Force Ball
The 2014 Air Force Ball will take place 6-11:30 p.m. Feb. 14, at the Broadmoor Hotel. To purchase tickets, visit Air Force Association website at For additional information and the menu, click on "More Info / Menu" link on the website. The Broadmoor is also offering rooms at $145 for those attending the ball. Ticket sales close Feb. 5. For questions, contact Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Cumming at 567-1766 or Senior Master Sgt. Mark Perkins at 721-7018.

Recycling Working Group looking for members
Are you passionate about recycling? The recycling program manager is seeking new members for the Recycling Working Group. The Recycling Working Group will have their second meeting 10 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Building 500 conference room. For more information please contact 567-4242 or 567-3910. Join us and share your ideas.

Put your favorite mug on a mug
Valentine's Day will be here soon and Framing and Engraving has the perfect gift idea. Personnel can provide a high resolution image on a CD, saved as JPG or TIF, and we will print it onto an 11-ounce coffee mug for only $10. This offer opens to all Schriever personnel. Call Framing and Engraving at 567-6050 for more information.

Outdoor Rec holds RecOn dogsledding, snowmobiling
Outdoor Recreation, in conjunction with Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, will host a RecOn event March 25. We will go dogsledding in the morning, eat lunch, and snowmobile in the afternoon. We will leave Schriever AFB at approximately 9 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Trip is open to all personnel who have returned from a deployment in the last year, families are welcomed. Cost is $10 per person, lunch is not provided. Contact Korey Kuykendall at 567-6050 or stop by the ODR office with any questions.

Civilian Development Resource Center leverages online learning
Interested in preparing yourself professionally but aren't sure how? Need to hone your skills but you're challenged to find the funds and time needed? If so, the Air Force has a solution for you. The Civilian Development Resource Center provides leadership growth opportunities for current and future Air Force supervisors by leveraging an online learning management system tool called Air Force e-Learning. Thousands of free, on-line courses, books, simulations, videos, job-aids, roadmaps, links to professional sites, and much more are available at the click of a mouse via the desktop 24/7. Additionally, self-paced, no-cost courses are available to help users work toward fulfilling some certification requirements. You may access the CDRC from the Air Force Portal. At the Portal main page, select the "Life and Career" tab followed by the "Force Development (FD)" pull down. On the left navigation, select "Civilian Development Resource Center." 

Colorado Avalanche holds military appreciation night
March 2 is this year's installment of the Colorado Avalanche Military Appreciation night. Buy your discounted tickets at the Outdoor Recreation and Information Travel and Tickets office now. Watch the Avalanche take on the Tampa Bay Lightning 6 p.m. March 2. Ticket prices are $20 and $40.

In-service recruiter holds Palace Front or Palace Chase briefing
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 your Air Force Reserve In-Service Recruiter, Master Sgt. Matthew Laney at 567-4494. He is located in Building 26 Suite 144. This building is outside the RA next to the Irwin Road Gate entrance.

2014 election season begins
The 2014 election has begun. In addition to Florida's special election March 11 for CD-13, several states have primary elections scheduled in the next 30-90 days. Texas state primary is scheduled for March 4, followed by Illinois March 18. On April 1, Washington D.C. will hold its primary elections. Voters from these areas should check to confirm their current registration and request absentee ballots now. See your Unit Voting Assistance Officer or visit for assistance.

What you should do to prepare for Schriever's network security inspection
DISA will conduct a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection of Schriever during the week of Feb. 10-14. Focus will be on the base's network security (NIPR and SIPR) and information assurance measures guarding against vulnerabilities. In preparation, users should reboot their workstations every couple days, power up all SIPR workstations, protect their SIPR tokens and common access cards and never have mobile phones near classified system. See your Unit Information Assurance Officers for additional guidance, with the 50th Space Wing Information Assurance office being another resource at 567-4138.

50 SCS modifies customer service hours for SIPR tokens
Due to manpower requirements during the upcoming Schriever Command Cyber Readiness Inspection, the 50th Space Communications Squadron must modify customer service hours for SIPR Token/Local Register Authority service (SIPR Token issuance, PIN resets, etc). For the week of Feb. 10-14, customers should use the following location and times: Building 400, MOD 3 and 4, 2:30-9:30 p.m. The morning customer service hours have been eliminated Feb. 10-14 only. Questions regarding this change may be directed to Capt. Nathan Zahn at 567-4010.

Vanpool, carpool riders needed
Eight riders equal $0 out of pocket expenses. Looking for one more rider from Castle Rock, Larkspur or Monument to Schriever. Meet at Monument Park-n-Ride at 6:10 a.m. arrive at Schriever around 7 a.m.. Depart around 4:25-4:30 p.m.. Please contact Chaplain (Capt.) Amber Kiesel if you are interested at 567-3705.

FSS free movie schedule change
Due to the weather issues last weekend, the free movie schedule has been changed for this weekend. Showing this Friday at the Tierra Vista Community Center are: 3 p.m. - Madagascar 2 (PG); 6 p.m. - Ender's Game (PG-13).
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