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Base Bulletin – week of Oct. 20


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21 MDS offers vaccinations

With the 2016-2017 influenza season rapidly approaching, the 21st Medical Squadron will be kicking off its vaccination campaign for all 50th Space Wing active-duty members.  A flu line will take place from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Building 300 auditorium Thursday.  As a reminder, all active-duty are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine. There will not be a flu mist given this year based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate flu shots for dependents. With that being said, further guidance regarding dependent immunization availability will be forthcoming once adequate supplies are available. For more information, call 567-5644.


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. Thursday at the pavilion area at the Peterson Club 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 719-567-5808.


Schriever hosts space officer career field brief
The Headquarters Air Force, 13S Crew Force Management Team will be in the Front Range the week of Oct. 17 to do a roadshow.  The meeting for Schriever will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Building 300 Auditorium.  This meeting is open to all 13S personnel. Additionally, there will be a briefing from 10 – 11 a.m. Oct. 19 on Peterson Air Force Base in the HQ Air Force Space Command Building 1 Auditorium. The team will provide a roadshow brief followed by a question and answer session as well as one-on-one discussions if desired by personnel. For any questions, contact Maj. Edward Chandle, the HQ AFSPC 13S Major Command functional manager at DSN 692-1064. 


Schriever housing hosts trunk or treat 

The chaplain’s office will host a trunk-or-treat event at 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the Tierra Vista Community softball field.  Bring family, dress up, and enjoy free treats. Anyone wishing to volunteer their trunk or have further questions contact Chaplain Jennifer Ray at 567-3715.

Team 5-0 hosts tailgate 

Team 5-0 will host a tailgate for the Hawaii vs. USAFA game starting 9 a.m. and kick-off at noon Oct. 22. The location has been moved to Lot 3, Space 6. We apologize for the late notice. Come out for the free breakfast burrito bar and Hawaiian breakfast sweet and savory contest hosted by the spouses group. There will be pumpkin decorating for kids and peppermint schnapps for adults. Tailgate starts at 9:00 a.m. for a 12:00 p.m. kick-off. Support Team 5-0 and the Falcons! For more information, contact Cathy Bentivegna at 303-513-4222.


Volunteers wanted to help with parking

Volunteers are wanted to help with parking for the upcoming Air Force Academy football games Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. Anyone interested please contact Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Artis 567-4652 or Janice Webb at 567-3016.


Schriever housing offers family 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. For more information, contact 567-3705.


Schriever housing hosts women’s Bible study 

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




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.


Clinic announces closures

The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/times:

Oct. 21                 2:30-4:30 p.m.               MDS/CC Call

Oct. 27                 2:30-4:30 p.m.               MDS event

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

Nov. 11                 All day                                 Holiday

Nov. 24               All day                               Holiday

Nov. 25               All day                               Family day

Dec. 14               2:30-4:30 p.m.                 Training day

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 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 Schriever civilian employees. For any additional information, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.


50 CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron is closed 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 and Mar. 14, 2017.


Base winter clothes drive starts

Do you have any extra coats, hats, gloves, scarves or shoes in your closet?  If so, please join us in providing these essential winter items to children in our Ellicott community. Items will be collected until Nov. 3.  There are several drop boxes across the base for your convenience, including at the shopette, fitness center, north and west portals, dining facility, community housing and more. Boxes are only for coats, winter accessories and shoes.  There will be a porch pickup at base housing no later than noon Oct. 29. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help sort or distribute, please contact Leslie Janaros at 703-986-7905.


CPO offers KEEP training for civilian supervisors
The Schriever Civilian Personnel Office is offering their next Knowledge Enhanced Employee Program class for supervisors of civilian employees from 8 a.m. – noon, Nov. 9 in Building 210 Room 310A. The class will cover topics such as filling positions, disciplinary actions, time/attendance, 971 files and awards. To sign up for this class, please contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.

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.


Schriever supports CFC

The Schriever Air Force Base Combined Federal Campaign runs until Nov. 15. 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 convenient payroll deductions. The CFC consists of thousands of different charities. This week's cause of the week is community improvement and the arts, culture and humanities. Please see your unit CFC representative to donate or visit and MyPay to make an online donation.



Comforter/Blanket Drive for the Homeless

Be Real Ministries, Inc. along with Pikes Peak Lodge #5 will be distributing donated blankets to the Urban Peak homeless shelter and to the homeless at America the Beautiful park as the daily soup truck arrives on Dec. 23, 2016. Collection boxes will be available on base for new or used blankets/comforters Nov. 7 - Dec. 7. If you have any questions contact Dr. Nathaniel Granger at 719-229-6255.


Ellicott holds Veterans Day celebration  

The Ellicott Veterans Day celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Ellicott High School Gymnasium, 375 S. Ellicott Highway. Doors will open and registration will begin at 2 p.m. We will recognize the veterans and active-duty military in our community for their service to our country.  If you are a veteran or are active-duty military and would like to be recognized, please RSVP your name, rank, branch of service and years of service to Laura Durst at 719-683-2700. Refreshments will be served after the celebration in the Ellicott High School Commons.


Military Retirees Activities Office holds monthly luncheon  

Join other military retirees and military retiree spouses for lunch at noon Oct. 28, to meet Jeff Meier from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.  Learn more about pay allotments, pay forms and how to improve your interactions with DFAS.  Want an update on what the Air Force Retiree Council discussed at the Summer 2016 annual Council meeting? Talk with John Lannefeld, our Area 4 representative to the Air Force Retiree Council.  Lunch costs $11.  To reserve a seat, please call the Southern Colorado Retiree Activities Office at 719-556-7153.


2016 Southern Colorado All Services Military Retiree and Spouse Information Day

 The Information Day will be held 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Peterson Air Force Base Club, Building 1013, 260 Glasgow Ave. There will be medical wellness checks, flu shots, dental checks, community and base information tables and ID card renewal. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, contact the Peterson Southern Colorado Retiree Activities Office at 719-556-7153 or the Air Force Academy at 719-333-7877. 

50 SW hosts holiday party
You are cordially invited to the 50th Space Wing holiday party, "Glow in the Snow" neon event Dec. 2 at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. Come out and spread holiday cheer with Team 5-0. Enjoy live entertainment with our 2nd annual lip sync battle, amazing prizes and memorable times. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the party will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1. Children 13 years and older are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Artis at 567-4652. 

50 SW seeks holiday party lip sync battle teams

Think you have what it takes to be the next lip sync sensation? Well here is your chance.  We are now accepting entries for the Lip Sync Challenge going down at this year’s 50th Space Wing Holiday Party Dec. 2. We’re looking for four teams with up to five members to compete for the title of “50 SW Lip Sync Champion.” There is also going to be a final head-to-head competition with the winners taking home the grand prize.  Song appropriate attire and props are encouraged and two songs are needed for the head-to-head challenge. If interested, please contact Master Sgt. Ryan Klemcke at 567-3637.

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 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 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 or or call 719-333-2727 for more information.


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