Base Bulletin - week of Sept. 6

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This week

TAPS to host Good Grief Camp
The Tragedy Assistance Program will host a Good Grief Camp Saturday – Sunday in Denver, Colorado. Children are able to share and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other activities in a fun and supportive environment. Each child is paired with a military mentor who reminds the child that he or she is still a part of the military community. Mentors need to be available 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. Lodging accommodations are available for those who reside more than 45 miles from the event. All meals are provided Saturday and breakfast and lunch will be provided Sunday. If you have any questions about how you can volunteer, contact Melissa Hermosillo at 915-780-3344. To register as a mentor, visit

Falcon Parkway repairs
Falcon Parkway will be reduced to single-lane access until Sept. 29th. The traffic circle will be unaffected by construction. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marquis Williams at 567-4323.

PA looking for Air Force Marathon attendees
For Schriever Airmen participating in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 15 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, contact the Public Affairs office at 567-5040. We are looking for selfie submissions, photos and videos of the event highlighting Schriever Airmen.

EMF to host National Preparedness Month information booths
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. The Schriever Emergency Management Flight will host National Preparedness Month information booths at the following locations to raise awareness:
Thursday Satellite Dish Dining Facility
Tuesday North Portal
Sept. 18 West Portal
Sept. 24 Building 210 atrium


Schriever AFB to host reveille, 9/11 wreath laying ceremony
There will be a group reveille 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Building 210 courtyard immediately followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Schriever AFB 9/11 artifact to honor the victims of 9/11 and the sacrifices made that day. For more information, contact Francine Norrod at 567-5043.

PAFB to host Let’s Have a Conversation about Teen Suicide screenings
The Youth Documentary Academy in partnership with Family Advocacy invites you to see two films made by Pikes Peak region teens about teen suicide. The films are called “Surviving” and “Under the Wire.” Both films offer an unfiltered account of suicide from a teen perspective. The screenings will be held at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, 4 – 5 p.m. Sept. 12. The screenings are free and open to all with access to PAFB. To register, contact

50th SW Chaplain’s office to host family retreat
The 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s Office will host a family retreat at Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado, Sept. 20. There are 20 slots available. For more information or to register, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 567-3705.

2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration
Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes occur 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, and 8 - 9 a.m. Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. All classes must be completed by Oct. 31. To register, visit For more information, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647 or Staff Sgt. Shelby Parry at 567-4880.

AFOSI to host counter-intelligence awareness briefings
The Schriever Air Force Office of Special Investigations will conduct counter-intelligence awareness briefings on the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Building 300 auditorium. Briefings will be at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday and 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. No registration is necessary, and sign-in sheets will be provided at each briefing. For further questions or concerns regarding counter-intelligence awareness, please contact Special Agent Samuel Ellis or Special Agent Jonathon Gillen at 567-5049.

KMC to provide training
The Knowledge Management Center is providing reoccurring training/classes for the Knowledge Management programs. Classes will be held in Building 301, Room 119, every first and third Thursday of the month. Records Management will be held 12 – 1 p.m. and Freedom of Information-Privacy Act will be held 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Publications and Forms class will be held 1 – 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact 50th SW Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.
To enroll/register, visit

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical condition. If you would like to donate leave to him, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the VLTP (within agency) or (outside agency). You may scan the signed form and email it to or fax to 567-2832.

Logistics planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). For more information, contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.

Legal Office changes operating hours
The 50th Space Wing Legal Office is closed daily from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The office will also be closed 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. every Thursday. If you have a deployment-related issue or need to contact a member of the staff, call 567-5050 for assistance.

Legal office court requirement
Before appearing and/or testifying in court in their unofficial capacity, all Air Force members are required to meet with the legal office. For more information, call 567-5050.

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

Sept. 13            11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Training day

Oct. 5                 All day                          Family day

Oct. 8                 All day                          Holiday

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

Nov. 8                11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.       Training day

Nov. 12              All day                            Holiday

Nov. 22              All day                            Holiday

Nov. 23              All day                            Family day

Dec. 24              All day                            Family day

Dec. 25              All day                             Holiday

Note: Walk-in services end at 3:30 p.m. Normal clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

MetroRides Vanpool provides openings
MetroRides Vanpool is a government subsidized program for all Department of Defense Civil Service employees and active duty military. There is no out of pocket expense for DoD vanpool participants. Contractors may also participate. The route starts at the Safeway shopping center parking lot in Fountain, Colorado, departing at 6:05 a.m. and arriving at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, at 6:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB at 4 p.m. and arrives back at Safeway at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Steve Cooper at 567-5668.


The 5th Annual Creek Week cleanup to begin
The Creek Week cleanup is open for registration and will be Sept. 29 – Oct 7. The cleanup aims to bring the Fountain Creek, Colorado, watershed communities together to foster the health of local waterways for citizens and wildlife alike. Crews can be created or attendees can join an existing crew. For more information, or to register, go to or contact Amy Brautigan at 801-928-6980.

Noncommissioned Officer Association recruitment
The Noncommissioned Officer Association Air Academy Chapter is recruiting. It's a great opportunity to meet former chiefs and make a difference in the community. Meetings occur every third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Palmer Room at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Membership is optional and open to enlisted, veterans and families from all services. For more information, email

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, 10:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Call 331-6689 or 260-8172 for more information.

Military Retirees Activities Office
The Military Retiree Activities Office holds its monthly council meeting the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The meeting will be followed by lunch at 12:45 p.m. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.

USAFA to host Farish Recreation Area Walk
The United States Air Force Academy Outdoor Recreation Center and the Falcon Wanderers Walking Club invite you to the Farish Recreation Area Walk Sept. 22. The walk will start at the Conference Center at 12005 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park. This event is free and open to the public. Register to walk any time between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a finish time by 3 pm. Large-wheeled strollers can complete the courses with difficulty, but wheelchairs are not recommended. Bratwurst, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Amanda Burkhart at 333-4475.

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