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Base Bulletin - Week of June 16

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

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This Week

Visit Schriever - Staff and Family Tour: June 20
Schriever Air Force Base personnel and their family members are invited on a Staff and Family Tour 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday. Space is limited. The deadline to sign up is Friday. If interested, call the Public Affairs office at 567-5040.

TRICARE authorizes Urgent Care Center visits for family members
As of May 23, TRICARE is now allowing family member beneficiaries to go directly to Urgent Care Centers without prior approval twice a year. Please note active-duty military members are not authorized to go to Urgent Care without prior authorization, otherwise the member will be charged. You can view the full article at: http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/744413/new-urgent-care-pilot-program-for-prime-beneficiaries.aspx. For any questions, call the Beneficiary Counselor, Paula Scroggins at 556-1016.

Other

50 OG change of command
You are cordially invited to attend the 50th Operations Group Change of Command Ceremony in which Col. Dennis Bythewood will relinquish command of the 50th Operations Group to Col. Toby Doran 9 a.m. June 27, in the DeKok Building Courtyard, Building 210. The uniform is uniform of the day or business casual.

Off-base

Cadet sponsor program needs host families
The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Sponsor Program needs your help. The Academy Class of 2020 is due to arrive June 30. We are looking for sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home to our incoming cadets. Sponsor families are essential contributors toward the growth and development of cadets in their commissioning journey.

Eligible sponsors are:  active duty, retired and Reserve military members; O-3 and above, E-6 and above, DOD equivalent GS-05 and also eligible civilian community members.

The basic cadets are scheduled to meet their sponsors at the Doolie Day Out event at the Academy July 23. The deadline to sign up is July 7. We are also taking requests to sponsor cadets for the academic year (through graduation year) no later than Aug. 14. For more information on the program, visit http://www.usafa.edu/cadetFocus/cadetSponsor. If interested or to request a sponsor packet, call 333-2727 or email cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu.

Society opens door to military widows
The Society of Military Widows is open to widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouse’s rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson Air Force Base club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

Military Retirees Activities Office holds monthly luncheon 

The Military Retiree Activities office 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. The guest speaker for July 14 will be John Lannefeld who is the U.S. Air Force Retiree Council Area 4 Representative. Call 556-7153 for more information.

Transportation

Van pool seeks members
A Schriever van pool is looking for additional riders. It leaves from Albertson's parking lot on Union and Research Boulevard at 5:45 a.m. and arrives at Schriever AFB around 6:15 a.m. The van leaves Schriever at 3:30 p.m. and returns to Albertson's around 4:15 p.m. This is a great way to reduce wear and tear on your car, save money and relax on the way to/from work. The cost is $115 per month. For government civilians and military, the cost is covered. Some companies also offer reimbursement for van pools so contractor cost will depend on your company’s policy. If interested, contact Herb Hipple at 567-0285.
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