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Base Bulletin - week of Nov. 3

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

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This week

Legal office announces closure
The 50th Space Wing legal office will close at noon today to attend a professional development opportunity at Peterson Air Force Base. The office will reopen for regular duty hours at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. 

 

AFSPC/CV calls for max participation in safety survey
Maj. Gen. David Thompson has called for all Air Force Space Command personnel to participate in the ongoing Air Force Combined Mishap Reduction Survey. AFCMRS is a tool designed to tabulate anonymous, candid feedback regarding safety cultural trends, enabling leaders to identify risk factors within unit programs. Unit safety representatives will assist their respective units with completing this survey. For more information, contact wing safety at 567-SAFE (7233).

21 MDS offers TVCC vaccinations 

As the 21st Medical Squadron clinic continues their annual influenza campaign, a flu line will take place from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday in the Tierra Vista Communities Center. All ages are invited to receive the vaccine as well as active-duty. As a reminder, all active-duty are required to receive an influenza vaccine annually. There will be no flu mist given this year based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

50 CONS announces closures
The 50th Contracting Squadron will be closed Friday for squadron training and will be closed Nov. 14 as well. 

 

Salvation Army needs Thanksgiving Day volunteers
The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day meal.  They need volunteers to deliver meals and provide transportation to those who would like to have a meal at their facility (908 Yuma St.).  We are asking for 50 volunteers to cover the event from approximately 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This is a great way to give back to the community and spend the holiday with your Air Force family.  Contact Staff Sgt. Oceana Goodsell at 567-3594 or Senior Airman Alexandrea Maxey at 567-6464 if you would like to volunteer.

 

Chapel

 

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 lights Christmas Tree
The holiday season is right around the corner, and with that comes the annual base tradition to light the Christmas Tree! Please join us 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Building 210 courtyard. Santa will make a special appearance and there will be cookies and hot chocolate for all. Bring the entire family! If the weather is unfavorable, the ceremony will take place inside the Building 210 atrium. For more information, or to volunteer for this event, contact your chapel staff at 567-3705.

 

On-base

 

Schriever holds Turkey Trot 

The annual Turkey Trot will be held 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the base fitness center. The first 100 finishers will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact 567-6628.

 

Leaders serve holiday meal

50th Space Wing leaders will serve troops the Thanksgiving specialty meal Nov. 16. Leaders who want to sign up should contact 567-4732.

 

Clinic announces closures

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

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.

 

50 CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron is closed for training the second Tuesday of each month starting in November. Upcoming dates include: Tuesday, Nov. 14, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, 2017, Feb. 14, 2017 and Mar. 14, 2017.

 

CPO offers KEEP training for civilian supervisors
The Schriever Civilian Personnel Office is offering its 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.

 

Schriever supports CFC, hosts Knockerball game

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. Please see your unit CFC representative to donate or visit www.rockymountaincfc.org and MyPay to make an online donation.

 

In addition there will be a CFC mid-campaign Air Force Front Range Knockerball championship 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the synthetic turf field behind the Peterson fitness center.

 

Off-base

Comforter/Blanket Drive for the Homeless 

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

 

Front Range celebrates major selects
Schriever personnel are invited to a Front Range major release party 3:45 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. All base personnel are invited including family and friends of selectees. Food and beverages will be provided. This is a joint Schriever/Peterson/U.S. Air Force Academy effort.  For more information, contact Capt. Johann Pambianchi at 567-2484. 

 

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 our community veterans and active-duty military 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.

 

Volunteers wanted to help with parking

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


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 Nov. 10, will be Kent Mathews, family caregiver support coordinator, Area Agency on Aging.   Please call 719-556-7153 for more information.

 

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. Children 13 years and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale now. RSVP using E-Invite: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index.cfm?i=316489&k=0160440D735E

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 cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

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