Base Bulletin - week of Aug. 31

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This week 


Schriever gate schedule changes for Labor Day weekend

The following are the Schriever gate closures and hours for the Labor Day weekend –


The West gate (Irwin) and search pit will close at noon Sept. 1. Both gates will be closed all day Sept. 4.


The North gate (Enoch) will remain under normal operating hours throughout the weekend.


Peterson gate schedule changes for Labor Day weekend

The following are the Peterson gate closures and hours for the Labor Day weekend -


North Gate - will be closed Sept. 1 - 4.


The East gate will operate on normal hours Sept. 1, and will be running 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sept. 4.


The West gate will remain open under normal operating hours.


August promotion ceremony held this week

The monthly wing promotion ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the base fitness

center. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Raymond Clark at 567-7954.



Sleep Smarts Lunch and Learn

Sleep Smarts Lunch and Learn will take place 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 7 in Building 210, room 310. This class is designed to inform individuals and their families on the proper habits of sleep. We cover proper sleep hygiene, fatigue counter measures, diet, therapy, red flags and caffeine usage. It is designed to wake us up to the real physiological problems we are causing with a lack of sleep. 


Motorcycle Mentorship Program hosts end of season ride

The 50th Space Wing Motorcycle Mentorship Program will be hosting an end of season ride 10 a.m. Sept 8. The ride will start at the Schriever gas station and will head to Royal Gorge. The ride will train individuals on safety - including a vehicle inspection. The event will count towards annual and refresher training. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ash at 567-2811.


Lactation rooms available

New moms, there are dedicated lactation rooms inside the Restricted Area, Buildings 24, 210, 300, 400 and 730. These rooms provide dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.


Building 24: Room 1003

Building 210: Room 204

Building 300: Room 210

Building 400: Room 203

Building 730: Room B19A


These rooms are available for the duration of the buildings' duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias at 567-3480.


Dietician at Schriever HPP

A registered dietician is available at the Schriever Health Promotions Program 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 building. To schedule an appointment, call the HPP at 567-4292.


HPP bod pod functioning again 

The bod pod located in the Schriever Health Promotions Program in Building 500 is fully functional again. The bod pod is a computerized, egg-shaped chamber that measures a person's mass and volume, from which their whole-body density is determined.  Using this data, body fat and lean muscle mass can then be calculated. To set up your appointment, and/or arrange restricted area access, call 567-4292.


HPP hosts classes

Health Promotions is now offering the following classes in Building 500:


"Healthy Sleep Tips" every second and fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m.

"Basic Nutrition" every first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.


To sign up for the above classes, call HPP at 567-4292. 


HPP assesses RMR

The Schriever Health Promotions Program is now offering Resting Metabolic Rate assessments at Building T-135 on Fridays from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  RMR represents the minimum energy (or calories) a body needs to support oneself.  Participants should have an empty stomach and have consumed no caffeine prior to the assessment. Call Peggy Diaz de Leon at 567-4292 to schedule an appointment. 


TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered every last 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.


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.



Open Season Health Fair 

Open Season for federal employee health and benefits and dental/vision insurance will run from Nov. 13 - Dec. 11. In preparation, Schriever will host the Open Season Health Fair 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 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 additional information, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.



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

Friday                    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.


Fitness Center announces closures

Thursday              10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 Basketball court closed              

Sept. 1- 4             7 a.m. - 3 p.m.                  Holiday hours      


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.



Peterson hosts Patriot Fest

Peterson Air Force Base will host Patriot Fest at Patriot Park Sept. 9. The event is free and open to all DoD cardholders. Food and beverages are available, as well as live music and family activities. For more information, contact the 21st Force Support Squadron at 556-4598.


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.


Military Retirees Activities Office

The Military Retiree Activities office holds its monthly 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 Sept. 14 will be Jorge Estrada with an overview of a military funeral service. For more information, call 556-7153.


Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting. Eligibility is 7-10 years old. Weekly meetings at Ellicott Middle School Library are Thursdays from 6 -7 p.m. They are also seeking adult leaders/volunteers to facilitate character development. For more information, contact Capt. Archie Johnson at 850-420-7358.


Pikes Peak Regional Air Show Volunteer Request

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show will be held Sept. 23-24. Volunteers are needed for admissions, support, information, facilities and security. Set-up will be Sept. 21-22 and clean-up will be Sept. 25. For more information, contact Joshua Ward at 719-749-8618.

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation "One Walk"

We are looking for volunteers for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation "One Walk." The walk is Oct. 14 at the Rock Ledge Ranch near Garden of the Gods. Volunteers are needed at 7 a.m. Information can be found on our website:

For more information, contact Joanna Moore at 963-9693.

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.

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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