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Base Bulletin - week of April 28

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- * Spouses are invited to events marked with 

This Week

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 on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.  

**Date Change**  SAAPM 5K Inflatable Obstacle Run
Due to weather concerns, the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 5K Inflatable Obstacle Run has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. May 5. The run will start at the fitness center running path. No pre-registration required. Contact your squadron fitness representative for a copy of the waiver letter. Participants should bring their signed waiver letter with them to the run. For further information contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office at 567-7634.
50 SW holds wing promotion ceremony 
As a reminder, the April promotion recognition ceremony is 3 p.m. Friday, in the fitness center. Come out and support your unit's promotees.

Air Force Assistance Fund reaches final countdown
The 2016 Air Force Assistance Fund is quickly coming to a close. This year's campaign ends Friday and Team 5-0 has raised more than $30,000 toward the AFAF and affiliate charities to date. The AFAF affiliate charities are the Air Force Villages, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Aid Society and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. Contact your squadron representative for more information on the charities or if you want to contribute to this year's campaign.

Spring National Preparedness Month continues
At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency America's PrepareAthon campaign is ongoing until May 28. The Spring AP! Campaign is a focused national call of action to encourage everyone to take steps to enhance their readiness to respond to disasters and emergencies. Throughout the month, the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight will provide information to help think about how one can prepare for emergencies and natural disasters individually, with families and as an Air Force installation.

Chaplain

Chapel office offers RESt
Limited spots are available for the chapel-sponsored Financial Religious Education Stewardship program. This nine-week class will be held 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting May 5, at the Peterson Air Force Base chapel in Rooms 10 and 11. To sign up, contact your Schriever chapel at 567-3705 or email the class facilitator at florian.de-castro@mda.mil. 

Schriever housing offers family Christian fellowship 
A family Bible study is held at the Tierra Vista Community Center 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join for inspiring worship, Bible study and prayer. Families are welcome. Childcare and separate kids' activities for 10 and under provided. For more info, call 567-3705.

TVCC holds women's Bible study 
A women's Bible study is held at the Tierra Vista Community Center 9:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday. There will be fellowship and conversations about today's critical issues from a Christian perspective. For more information, call the chapel at 567-3705.

Off Base

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 May 12 will be Hernando Pena who will talk about the Veteran Resources Initiative. Call 719-556-7153 for more information.

Other

Base restripes streets
Be advised, Team Schriever will be conducting street restriping base-wide scheduled to begin May 2 and end June 3. For more information, view Base Striping. 

Medical clinic update
Effective immediately, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment services are now available at the Schriever Clinic. If you or someone you know may be struggling with alcohol or substance use issues, or for more information, contact the mental health staff at 567-4619.

AFOSI update
Effective April 25, members who are traveling overseas for leave or temporary duty will have to coordinate with their security managers first.  Air Force Offices of Special Investigation will no longer conduct foreign travel briefs every Tuesday.  Contact your security managers for further questions. 

7 SOPS holds change of command ceremony
Col. Michael A. Assid, 310th Operations Group commander, requests the pleasure of your company at a change of command ceremony at which
Col. Leland K. Leonard
will relinquish command of the 7th Space Operations Squadron to
Lt. Col. Mark W. Stafford in the Building 210 Atrium at 2 p.m., May 8. A reception will follow. The invitation can be found below:

https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=285018&k=006947097A5F

Transportation

Van pool seeks passengers
A Schriever van pool is looking for additional riders.  The van leaves from the Albertson's parking lot on Union and Research at 5:45 a.m. and arrives at Schriever Air Force Base 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 save wear and tear on your car, save money and relax on the way to/from work.  For government civilian or military, there is no cost. Some companies also offer reimbursement for van pools so contractor cost will depend on your company policy. If interested, contact Herb Hipple at 567-0285.
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