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Base Bulletin - Week of June 23


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This Week

50 SW hosts Chief’s Barbecue, Girls of the West
The Schriever Air Force Base Chiefs are hosting a barbecue 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday at the fitness center track pavilion. All Schriever personnel and families are invited for lunch. Families can also meet the Girls of the West, who are bringing their rodeo horses.

Schriever invited to leadership intensive
All Schriever Air Force Base personnel are invited to a Total Force Leadership Development Program event 9 a.m. – noon Monday in the Building 210 First Term Airman’s Classroom. This program will deliver practical leadership lessons to the Schriever total force using John Maxwell's award-winning leadership curriculum via a facilitator. This seminar will focus on John Maxwell's "The 360 Degree Leader." To RSVP, contact Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Artis at 567-4652.


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 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 above 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 If interested or to request a sponsor packet, call 333-2727 or send an email.

Society opens door to military widows
The Society of Military Widows is open to any branch of military service widows 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 719-556-7153 for more information.


Wing Holiday Party Planning Committee hosts open meeting
The first wing holiday party meeting is 1 – 2:30 p.m. June 29 in Building 301, Room 119. All Schriever personnel are welcome. We are looking for some great ideas to make this a fabulous event.  This is an excellent volunteer opportunity and we are looking for a lot of positions to be filled.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions, contact Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Artis at 567-4652 or Janice Webb at 567-3016.


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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