Base bulletin - week of Dec. 21


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


* Spouses are invited to events marked with

This week


Holiday gate hours

Dec. 25 - West gate and West vehicle entrapment area will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
Dec. 26 - West gate and West vehicle entrapment area will be open 6 a.m. to Noon.
Jan. 1 - West gate and West vehicle entrapment area will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic.
Jan. 2 - West gate and West vehicle entrapment area will be open 6 a.m. to Noon.

The North gate and North vehicle entrapment area will be open 24 hours.

IRT closed for repairs
The Indoor Running Track is closed for repairs until Dec. 30. For more information, call the fitness center at 567-6628.

Salvation Army seeking Christmas Day volunteers
The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Christmas Day meal. They need volunteers to deliver meals and provide transportation to those who would like to have a meal at their facility. The address is 908 Yuma Street. Fifty volunteers are required to cover the event from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Oceana Goodsell or Staff Sergeant Alexandrea Hopkins at 567-6464 to volunteer.

NORAD tracks Santa
The North American Aerospace Defense Command Tracks Santa volunteer registration is now open to all local installations. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to participate in the operations center. To sign up to be an Official Santa Tracker for Dec. 24, visit https://noradsanta.acuityscheduling.com. Shifts are available in two-hour increments from 4 a.m. – 12 a.m. For scheduling information or general questions regarding the program, contact, Lt. Mike Hatfield, at 554-9618.

21st MDS reduced immunization capabilities
Due to staffing shortages, the 21st Medical Squadron will have reduced immunization capabilities throughout the month of December. Only adult influenza vaccinations will be available at the Schriever clinic through Jan. 5. All other adult immunizations and all child immunizations will be available through the 21st Medical Group at Peterson Air Force Base. If you have any questions or concerns, call Master Sgt. Jonathan Eckley at 567-1835.

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 is also temporarily closed Thursdays until further notice. If you have a deployment-related issue or need to contact a member of the staff, call 567-5050 for assistance.

On-base

Pharmacy OTC medication program

The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy started an over-the-counter medication program available to all active duty, dependents and retirees enrolled at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases. This does not include personnel who are on flying status, Personnel Reliability Program status, Arming and Use of Force, pregnant, breastfeeding or tasked for deployment. Eligible beneficiaries are able to visit the pharmacy without an appointment and may select up to three OTC medications from a preselected list. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Capt. Kyle Smith at 567-4423.

Civilian Personnel Updates
Visit the Civilian Personnel Sharepoint site at https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/50MSG/50fss/cpo/SitePages/Home.aspx for the latest updates regarding progress reviews and civilian awards. For more information, contact Maggie Wander at 567- 4351.
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 building’s duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias at 567-3480.

TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available
Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered the 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.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program - Bethany Bushhouse
Bethany Bushhouse has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical condition. If you would like to donate leave to her, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the VLTP (within agency) http://www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency. You may also scan the signed form and email it to jaime.sampayo.1@us.af.mil or fax to 567-2832.

Closures

Clinic announces closures

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

Dec. 25 All day Holiday
Dec. 26 All day Family 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.

Off-base

Volunteers needed for Martin Luther King observance
The Martin Luther King Observance planning committee is looking for volunteers to help facilitate the MLK celebration Jan. 12, at the Peterson Air Force Base chapel. The committee is in need of five to six volunteers to assist with the remaining planning efforts. Volunteers would be responsible for assisting in audio/visual (no training required), helping coordinate programs and e-invites with protocol, and assisting with set-up and tear-down. For more information, contact Capt. Celeste Oliver at 567-6845.

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 Peterson Air Force Base Club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

Cub Scout troops seeks recruits
The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. 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.

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, Colorado. The guest speaker for Thursday will be Rhonda Sargent with an overview of the Gold Star Program. Call 556-7153 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 will host 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 www.taps.org or call Melissa Hermosillo at (915) 780-3344.

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