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Base Bulletin - week of Oct. 6

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

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This week

Schriever kicks off CFC
The Combined Federal Campaign runs until Nov. 15 on Schriever Air Force Base. The CFC is a once-a-year federal agency wide campaign that gives federal employees and military members the opportunity to easily and securely donate to reputable charities of their choice via a one-time donation or via convenient payroll deductions. The CFC consists of thousands of different charities, there is a cause for everyone. Each week will feature a new cause(s) of the week. This week's causes of the week are: mental health, human service and public safety. Please see your unit CFC representative to donate or visit www.rockymountaincfc.org and MyPay to make an online donation.

Colorado Military Academy opens
CMA, opening August 2017, located just outside of Peterson’s North Gate, is holding a meeting for parents of potential cadets 6 p.m. Thursday in the main lounge at the Peterson Club. This K-12 charter school’s curriculum focuses on science, technology, engineering arts and math, or STEAM, with an emphasis on leadership development. Come and learn about the charter school and provide input to the curriculum, value system, cadet code of conduct and more. For information call School Leaders for America at 303-840-9830. 

1 in 3: Survivor Support Group to meet
This group offers a safe space where survivors of sexual violence share, support, validate and empower each other. The next meeting is 11:30 a.m. Oct 11. Meetings are open to military women of all ranks who have experienced sexual assault, trauma or abuse at any time in their life. This is an independent organization and SARC reporting is not required. Contact 2nd Lt. Kaily Collins at 567-3505 or Tech. Sgt. Kathryn Tichawa at 567-4689 for details and the location of the meeting.

Schriever housing offers family/women’s Christian fellowship 
A family Bible study will be held at the Tierra Vista Community Center 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join us for inspiring worship, Bible study and prayer. Families are welcome. Childcare and separate kids activities for 10 and under provided. Additionally, every Tuesday there will be women’s Bible study 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the TVCC. For more information about these programs call 567-3705.

Working smoke alarms save lives
Test yours every month. Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It's inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.  Working smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a fire in half.  Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Protect your family from carbon monoxide
Safe use and proper installation of household appliances that burn fossil fuels, (i.e. fuel fired furnace, gas water heater, gas stoves, fireplace) is the best protection you can provide your family.  CO detectors can add a level of protection, but are not a substitute for safe use of equipment.  Have all heating equipment inspected and serviced each year.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation; install at least one CO detector near sleeping areas (within 15 feet) and one on every level of your home.  CO detectors should be replaced after seven years of service or as recommended by manufacturer.  For more information, contact fire prevention at 567-3370. 

On-base

50 NOG holds Wing Warfit Run
The 50th Network Operations Group is hosting a Wing Warfit Run with warmups beginning at 3:30 p.m. next Wednesday at the outdoor track and field. Be in place no later than 3:15 p.m. to form up by groups.  Airmen must wear the Air Force PT uniform, but may show some spirit by wearing unit morale shirts. 

Schriever holds food drive 
The 4th annual Schriever Air Force Base Teens & Kids Helping Kids Food Drive will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 15, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in front of the Peterson Air Force Base commissary. All donations collected will go directly to the Ellicott Helping Hands Food Pantry which not only serves Ellicott and Peyton, but Schriever as well. Email Lisa Kosiewicz Doran at lkosiewicz@sbcglobal.net if your kids are interested in participating.

FSS hosts October Expo, Information Fest
Join us from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in the indoor running track for the 50th Force Support Squadron October Expo and Information Fest. Learn about what the FSS can offer you, meet our sponsors and watch the Human Chess Tournament. There will be a free German themed lunch, German entertainment and beer sales! Prize drawings include a Smart HD TV, Dell Laptop and more!

CES winterizes base wash rack
The 50th Civil Engineer Squadron has winterized the base wash rack at Building 610 in preparation for the winter season.  The wash rack will reopen for use in the last week of May 2017, weather permitting. 

Clinic announces closures
The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/times:
Friday                    All day                                   Down Day

Monday               All day                                   Holiday

Oct. 12                  11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Training day

Nov. 9                   11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Training day

Nov. 11                 All day                                   Holiday

Note: The clinic closes Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for physical training. Normal clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

Schriever hosts Total Force Leadership Development event
This program will deliver practical leadership lessons to the total force of Schriever using John Maxwell's award winning leadership curriculum via a facilitator 8:30 a.m. – noon Oct. 26 in the Building 210 First Term Airman Classroom. This seminar will focus on John Maxwell's, "The 360 Degree Leader." The program is called TFLD because if we work together we should learn and grow together. All Schriever personnel are welcome. RSVP to Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Artis, 567-4652.

Schriever holds Open Season Health Fair 
Open Season for Federal Employee Health and Benefits and Dental/Vision Insurance will run from Nov. 14 – Dec. 12. To help you prepare, Schriever will host the Open Season Health Fair from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Building 210 atrium. There will be representatives from different insurance companies available to answer questions and provide forms and pamphlets to all civilian employees on Schriever.  For any additional information, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.

50 CPTS announces closures
The 50th Comptroller Squadron is closing for training the second Tuesday of each month starting in November. The dates are as follows: Nov.8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, 2017, Feb. 14, 2017, Mar. 14, 2017.

EO career field open for retraining

The Equal Opportunity career field is looking for Airmen and NCOs wishing to join. EO is currently seeking approximately 20 first term Airmen between now and July 1, 2017, for retraining. Scheduling for NCO retraining will occur at a later date. NCOs and Airmen are encouraged to coordinate with their career field managers before completing the 15-day observation period requirement to apply.  For more information, contact Master Sgt. Eumiko Egins at 665-4977/2056.

Register for Green Dot training
Registration is now open for Green Dot overview sessions (to meet the 2016 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response requirement). All personnel may register for an overview session on the FSS SharePoint site. If you initially get a "denied access" error, simply press the request access link in the bottom of the error box and you will receive an email when access is granted. Classes are offered 2 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. every Friday in the Building 300 auditorium. Class sizes are limited to 50 personnel.

Off-base

SAFB, PAFB Football Frenzy Joint Base Tailgate
Come out to support Team 5-0 against Peterson in the ultimate joint base tailgate. Tailgate festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the pavilion area at The Club on Peterson leading up to the Bears vs. Packers football game at 6:25 p.m. There will be free food, games, door prizes and a Chili Cook-off. Chili Cook-off winners will be selected from Schriever and Peterson. “Best Overall” winner will receive the 2016 Cook-Off trophy and bragging rights! For more information, rules and entry for the Chili Cook-off, contact 2nd Lt. Sarah D’Alessandro at 567-5808.

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 Oct. 13 will be Jerry Fortune who will provide information for surviving spouses.  Call 719-556-7153 for more information.

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.

Academy cadet sponsor program looking for volunteers
The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for cadets. The program needs about 180 families to sponsor cadets. Sponsors must be at least O-3 for officers, E-6 for enlisted and GS-05 for civilian. The program is designed to provide new cadets mentorship, offering active-duty and retired military personnel and civilians in the community an opportunity to mentor cadets on a permanent basis for their time at the Academy. Email cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

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