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Base Bulletin - week of March 28

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  • 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Information for these events can also be found in the Schriever Air Force Base Facebook events section.

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Today

 

Health Promotions Office relocated

The Health Promotions Office is now located in the T-135 next to the fitness center. The office’s phones and computer will be moved and remaining equipment installed during this transition so some services may be temporarily disrupted. For more information, contact Carol Carr at 567-4292.

 

Schriever Choir: Orbital Harmony Auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Choir performance group Orbital Harmony will conduct auditions to fill vacant spots for the Spring and Summer 2019 performance season. All positions are currently open (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment in the Building 210 Chapel Office. Participation in the Schriever AFB Choir can be used towards qualification for the U.S. Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, contact Allen Neal Vickrey at 721-9280.

 

This week

 

TAPS seeks volunteers

The Tragedy Assistance Program is seeking volunteers for the 2019 Mountain State Regional Good Grief Camp scheduled for Friday - Sunday. Register at www.taps.org/militarymentors.

 

Vietnam Vet Pinning

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to honor Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Friday.

All Veterans who served in the Armed Forces from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 are encouraged to visit their Colorado Springs Main Exchanges March 29 to receive a memorial lapel pin during ceremonies to recognize Vietnam Veterans’ service. The pins are provided in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

For more information on the times of the ceremonies at Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and United States Air Force Academy Main Exchanges, Vietnam Veterans can visit shopmyexchange.com/community.

Veterans who are unable to come to an Exchange for a lapel pin March 29 can visit http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/events/ to find an upcoming event or find a Commemorative Partner in their area at http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/partners/partner_map/.

Veterans who still need assistance locating an opportunity to receive a lapel pin on behalf of a grateful nation can contact the commemoration office at 877-387-9951 or whs.vnwar50th@mail.mil.

 

For more information on AAFES services, contact Michael Casserly at 576-6174 or go to the AAFES Hub at ShopMyExchange.com/Community.

 

On base

 

NH-1102-03 Contract Specialist Term Vacancies

The 50th Contracting Squadron is seeking qualified candidates to fill two modified term appointment NH-1102-03 contract specialist positions.  These positions fall under the DOD’s Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project compensation and appraisal system and are considered GS 12-13 equivalent positions. These modified term positions are funded for two years and may be extended up to five years with a one year, local approved extension for a total of six years. 

The primary purpose for these positions are to serve as experienced contract specialists for all phases of pre-award acquisition and post-award contract administration on service and commodity contracts.  Positions will be filled using Direct Hiring Authority. Relocation costs are not authorized. 

Employees hired under the modified term appointment may be eligible for conversion to career or career conditional appointments in the competitive service provided they:

1. Have an announcement specifically stating that the individual(s) selected for the term position may be eligible for conversion to career conditional or career appointments at a later date. 

2. Have served two years of continuous service in the term position.

3. Have been considered to have adequate contributions and a fully successful performance rating for two assessment cycles (including the current assessment cycle) immediately preceding conversion. Service under a modified term appointment immediately prior to a permanent appointment shall count toward the probationary period requirements described in 10 U.S.C. Section 1599e.

 

NH-1102-03 desired qualifications and experience includes:

-  Wide-ranging knowledge of various contracting approaches and methods

-  Preparation and coordination of acquisition documents for pre-solicitation/award

-  Contract administration (post award)

-  Prefer warranted Contracting Officer experience

-  APDP Contracting Level II Certification

 

Interested candidates must send a current resume, copies of transcripts and a copy of your Department of Defense Form 214 (if applicable) to kristin.heikkila@us.af.mil -  Subject Line: NH-1102-03 Contract Specialist Term Vacancy, no later than March 31. 

Your resume should include breadth/depth of experience, and qualifications which make you the best qualified candidate for these positions.  Candidates will be assessed to ensure they have the skills, education, training and behavioral attributes that provide for successful job performance.  

For more information, contact Kristi Heikkila at 567-7332.

 

Multi-Domain Warfighter Integration Council

The 310th Space Wing will host the Multi-Domain Warfighter Integration Council April 1 - 5, at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Detachment 1. The event's purpose is to develop solutions to multi-domain challenges faced by the United States Armed Forces at the tactical and operational levels and identify specific space effects and support that increase combat effectiveness in these problem sets.

For more information, contact Maj. Megan Tovado at 567-6834.

 

Legal Office Weekly Briefings

The 50th Space Wing Legal Office provides the following briefings Fridays:

Article 137 re-enlistment briefing - 8 a.m.

Deployment briefings - 9 a.m.

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.

 

50th SW to host promotion ceremony

The next 50th Space Wing promotion ceremony is scheduled April 4 at 3 p.m.  in the base fitness center.

Come congratulate promotees for the months of March and April and recognize them for reaching the next milestone in their careers. The event is sponsored by the Air Force Sergeant's Association, Chapter 1182. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Cory Reeves at 567-7312.

 

Clinic announces closures

The Schriever Air Force Base clinic is closed the following dates/times:

April 11         11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Training Day

May 9            11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Training Day

May 24          Noon – 4:30 p.m.         Family Day 

May 27               All Day                    Holiday

June 13         11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Training Day

July 4                 All Day                     Holiday

July 5            Noon – 4:30 p.m.          Family Day

July 11         11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.       Training Day

Aug. 8          11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.       Training Day

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.

 

Civilian Developmental Education accepting nomination packages

Nomination packages for Career Developmental Education opportunities are accepted through May 1. Applicants can apply for up to four programs. 

The majority of the courses require a continued service agreement in accordance with Air Force Instruction 36-401, Employee Training and Development. Applicants may incur up to a five year commitment upon completion of the training. This commitment begins when the students complete the program and is transferable to another federal agency if the employee leaves the Air Force.

For up to date CDE information, visit the Civilian Force Development page on myPers from a Common Access Card enabled computer, or select “Civilian Employee” from the myPers dropdown menu and search “developmental education.” Required documents, application instructions, a list of CDE opportunities and other criteria are available on the page.

For more information visit: https://www.afpc.af.mil/Force-Development/Civilian-Developmental-Education/.

 

AAFES continues Free Friday giveaways

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service continues its Free Friday giveaways in 2019, offering Schriever Airmen and their families a chance to win riding lawn mowers, furniture, grills, blenders, espresso makers and more, conducted online at facebook.com/shopmyexchange.

 

To enter the contests, authorized shoppers post a comment answering the question posed on each Free Friday post at facebook.com/shopmyexchange. In addition to active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired shoppers and military families, honorably discharged veterans who have verified their eligibility to shop at ShopMyExchange.com can enter the weekly drawings.

 

Veterans can visit http://bit.ly/VetForLife for more information. Entries made by 11:59 p.m. central standard time on the day of the posting will be entered into a drawing. Drawings are held on the Monday after each Free Friday giveaway. For more information, contact Michael Casserly at 576-6174.

 

Logistics planner retraining opportunities

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

 

KMC to provide training

The Knowledge Management Center is providing reoccurring training/classes for the Knowledge Management programs. Classes are held in Building 301, Room 119, every first Thursday of the month. Records Management is held 12 - 1:30 p.m. and Freedom of Information Privacy Act is held 1:45 –

3:15 p.m. Publications and Forms class is provided 1 - 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

 

To enroll/register, visit https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/kmc/tn/SitePages/Home.aspx.

 

Recreation camper, trailer spots available

Approximately 26 spots are available for rent in the Outdoor Recreation Vehicle lot. The RV lot can be accessed 24/7 through the North Gate. The gate to the RV lot is secured and can be accessed with an individual code.

For more information or to reserve space, call Outdoor Recreation at 567-6050.

 

Off-base

Upcoming off base AAFES events:

AAFES hosts You Made the Grade

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a You Made The Grade special for first through 12th-graders, including homeschooled students, who maintain a “B” average or higher throughout the school year. Qualified students will earn a $5 Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2018-19 school year. Students must present a valid military I.D. and proof of qualifying grades during any grading period at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Exchange customer service area to earn their card. For more information, contact Michael Casserly at 576-6174.

 

AAFES hosts military brat patch giveaway

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the resilience of military children with a collectible military brat patch in honor of the Month of the Military Child. The limited-edition military brat patch will be available for free at the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Exchange 11 a.m. April 6. Patches will be handed out at the front of the store, and military children 17 and younger can pick up their patches while supplies last. Limit of one patch per child. For more information, contact Michael Casserly at 576-6174.

 

World Long Drive Competition seeks competitors

The World Long Drive Competition is debuting a qualifying event for military members this month with the help of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Army Installation Command. Active duty, Reserve and retired Airmen and Soldiers can enter to compete at the Fort Carson, Colorado, qualifying event for the Military Long Drive by visiting www.armymwr.com/MLD. The event will take place 2 p.m. April 20 at Fort Carson.

 

The winner of the Fort Carson competition will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Military Long Drive Competition championship May 7 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to compete for a chance to win $10,000 and automatic entrance into the Volvik World Long Drive in Thackerville, Oklahoma Sept. 3 - 4. For more information, contact Michael Casserly at 576-6174.

 

Military Retirees Activities Office

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

The guest speaker April 11 is Kathryn Nearing who will talk about the Older Veteran Engagement Team. Call 556-7153 for more information.

 

The Retired Enlisted Association celebrates grand re-opening ceremony

The grand-opening ceremony for the TREA - The Enlisted Association Chapter 1, will take place May 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. at 3035B South Academy Street in Colorado Springs. This is a free, family-friendly event with food, drinks, community service projects and kids activities.

For more information, email Ashley Perry at ashleyperry1210@gmail.com.

 

Registration for the 2019 FA40 Training Forum is open

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command’s Army Space Personnel Development Office is hosting the 2019 Annual FA40 Training Forum Aug. 13 - 16 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.  

This year’s forum will take place in the main conference room of Building 920 where TS-SCI briefings are scheduled. 

Registration is open to all members of the Army Space Cadre.

The registration process is not complete without submission of a TS-SCI Visit Access Request, by the member’s organizational special security officer unless he/she possesses a current PAFB/SMDC green badge. VAR information is located on the registration page. 

For more information or to register, go to (when prompted, select your Common Access Card email certificate to access the site):

https://army.deps.mil/army/sites/ASKMS/FA40_2019/SitePages/Home.aspx.

For more information contact, Bob Kyniston at 554-0459 or robert.a.kyniston.civ@mail.mil.

 

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