Base Bulletin - week of July 13

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--Information for these events can also be found in the community calendar page of the Schriever Air Force Base website.


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This week 

50 CES maintenance 

The 50th Civil Engineer Squadron will be performing a scheduled generator run July 13, from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. All mission-critical equipment is on technical power and protected by Uninterruptable Power Supply so there will be no mission impact.  All other facilities might experience a 1 to 5 minute commercial power drop throughout the generator run.

Military Retirees Activities Office holds council meeting

The Military Retiree Activities office will hold a council meeting the second Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350 Room 1206 at Peterson Air Force Base. The guest speaker for Thursday is Victor Villarreal to provide an overview of the new military retirement system. For more information, call Randall Barrett at 556-7153.

2nd Lt. Richard Collins III memorial campaign bracelet sale

A memorial bracelet sale campaign will be held now until Friday. It will commemorate and honor 2nd Lt. Richards Collins III who was a commissioned U.S. Army officer and graduate of University of Maryland. To show our patriotism, we will offer our moral and financial support (all proceeds) to Collins’ surviving family members. For more information or to purchase a bracelet, contact Capt. Celeste Oliver at 567-6020.

Combative courses available at Schriever Fitness Center

Free basic and intermediate combative courses are available at the Schriever Fitness Center 6 - 7 a.m. every Wednesday. The course is open to all Department of Defense cardholders affiliated with Schriever (15 years old and above). This is limited to 20 people a week and filled on a first come, first served basis. Bring a mouth guard, water bottle and exercise clothing you're not afraid of tearing. Individuals must register with the fitness center at 567-6628, no later than 5 p.m. every Monday.

EPMA self-study groups available

Group self-study for senior NCO Distance Learning Course 15 is now offered in Building 210, Room 310 Wednesdays and Fridays. Sign up through Share Point. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.


Dietician at Schriever HAWC

A registered dietician is available at the Schriever Health and Wellness Center Thursday afternoons. She has three appointments available per week to discuss nutritional concerns and can see most TriCare beneficiaries.  The dietician will be in Building 500 across from the Security Forces Squadron. To schedule an appointment, call the HAWC at 567-4292.



Chaplain hosts Working Women's Bible study  

Come join us for our Working Women’s Bible study 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday in the back area of the dining facility in Building 300. We will be discussing the book "Beautiful in God's Eyes: The Treasures of the Proverbs 31 Woman" by Elizabeth George. Bring your lunch or grab some from the dining facility and let's all indulge in some food for the soul.



Shred Truck arriving to Schriever

The Shred Truck will be right in front of Building 210 from 9-11 a.m. July 18. Please bring items from your office or home for shredding. If you have any questions, contact Dawn Sharkey at 567-5136.

Diversity Day 2017 seeking staff and booth volunteers

Do you have a passion for a particular culture, unique skill, or special group?  Diversity Day is Aug. 18 and we need enthusiastic volunteers to design and run booths to educate the Schriever Air Force Base populace on a variety of cultures and groups.  Volunteers will design the booths and the Diversity Day committee will fund your creation. The following booths need representation: African American, Polynesian, Japanese, Polynesian, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Indian, German, Greek, American Indian, African, Women's History, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Disabilities and Mental Illness. We are also seeking staff volunteers to assist with set up, tear down, security, escorts, food handling and logistics. If you are interested in participating, please contact Liz Archuleta at 567-7347 or Capt. Kara Jarvis at 567-4667.

Lactation room available

New moms, there is a new dedicated lactation room inside the Restricted Area, Building 500, Health and Wellness Center. This provides a dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.

Available hours

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - noon

Wednesdays and Fridays: noon - 4 p.m.

 Back to School event

District 22, Ellicott Schools (Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School) will be holding a Back to School registration 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 27 at Building 20. The Schriever Medical Clinic has set aside appointments for school physicals July 27. Please contact the clinic's appointment line at 524- 2273 to make an appointment for back to school physicals. For more information, contact Jessica Schroeder at 567-5726 or Ruth Moore at 567-3920.

YMCA Youth Sports Clinics come to Schriever

The YMCA is coming to Schriever this month to provide a variety of sports clinics for Schriever youth, ages 4 – 14. These week-long sports clinics include gymnastics, soccer, baseball, basketball and a multi-sports clinic. All sports clinics are offered here at Schriever. For more information, please contact Mary Barkley at 567-5464.

TA mass briefing and one-on-one education counseling begins

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered every second Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8 - 9:30 a.m. and one-on-one education counseling at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.

Orbital Harmony conducts auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base Choir performance group Orbital Harmony will be conducting auditions to fill vacant spots for the summer 2017 performance season. All positions are currently open (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment in Building T135. Participation in the Schriever Choir can be used towards qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, please contact Allen Vickrey at 721-9280. 

Sign up for SAI

Single Airmen Initiative events are free for both officers and enlisted personnel. If you are single and would like more information on the events available or would like to register, contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

Fitness center holds aerobics class 

The fitness center staff will be teaching the following classes:

Spin class: 4 - 5 p.m. Mondays

Step aerobics/low impact: 4 - 5 p.m. Wednesdays

Yoga/pilates: 12 - 1 p.m. Fridays

All classes will be held in the aerobics room, however, space is limited.  Classes are free and open to all Schriever members. You must sign-in at the front counter before taking the class.

For more information, visit the fitness center or call 567-6628.

The 2017 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest kicks off

The Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association is pleased to sponsor the 2017 Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Memorial Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to stimulate thought, discussion and debate on matters relating to how the Air Force and Air Force Space Command provide space and cyberspace capabilities for the joint force and the nation. Contest details and submission rules are contained in the 2017 Schriever Essay Contest Information and Rules Summary, which is available on the Lance P. Sijan Chapter website, Submissions must be unclassified and are due to the Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the AFA by August 15. For more information, contact Mr. George Bradley, AFSPC Director of History at 554-3081. 


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

Thursday            Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Training day      

Aug. 4                 Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Medical Group picnic

Aug. 10               Noon- 4:30 p.m.                 Training day      

Sept. 1                  All day                                   Family Day

Sept. 4                  All day                                   Holiday

Sept. 14                Noon- 4:30 p.m.               Training day      


Note: Normal clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Walk in services end at 3:30 p.m. The pharmacy and lab close at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

CPTS announces closures

The 50th Comptroller Squadron financial service office will be closed the following dates/times:

Aug. 8              All day                                  

If you require assistance with Government Travel Cards or the Defense Travel System, please contact your unit representatives. If you have any questions, contact 567-2010.


Fitness Center closures

Basketball Court closed:

July 20: 12 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m.


July 21: closed all day for 50th Space Wing Picnic               

No after-hours access:

July 20 at 7:30 p.m. - July 21 at 6 p.m.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program – William Hughes

William Hughes has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to current medical issues. If you like to donate leave to him, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program (within agency) or (outside agency).

For more information, contact Chris Norrod at 554-6888.


Responding to Military Children with Exceptional Needs

Responding to Military Children with Exceptional Needs is a professional development institute designed to inform concerned adults about military-connected children with exceptional needs and the issues they may face as they transition from school to school. Classes will be held 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 25 - 26 at Hotel Elegante. Register at


Society of Military Widows holds meeting

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.

Fort Carson DLA announces services
Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Building 324, 1475 Wickersham Boulevard, Fort Carson, conducts orientations by appointment. The orientations discuss disposition services/processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, available web-based tools, special handling of property and environmental needs.

- To schedule an orientation training, contact 352-4186
- For receiving/turning in questions, contact 526-9689
- Environmental questions, contact 526-0289
- Reutilization/Transfer/Donation, contact 466-7002

TAPS looking for service members

The Tragedy Assistance Program is hosting a survivor seminar and is in need of active-duty service members to pair with a child during their journey of grief, helping them gain coping skills in a supportive environment. For more information and how to register, visit the program’s website at or call Melissa Hermosillo at (915) 780-3344.

50 CONS Base Support Flight Newsletter

The 50th Contracting Base Support Flight quarterly newsletter, “The Goods,” is now available for download at For specific questions and concerns, email


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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