Base Bulletin - week of June 14

-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

 

50th OG Change of Command                                                                                                                                                                                           Col. Jennifer Grant cordially invites you to attend the 50th Operations Group Change of Command ceremony 8:30 a.m. Friday at Building 210. Col. Toby Doran will relinquish command to Col. Laurel Walsh. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony. For additional details, contact Capt. Matthew Cork at 567-5798.

Free tickets available                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sky Sox is giving away free ticket vouchers for the Military Appreciation Night game Thursday beginning at 6:40 p.m. In addition, there is a limited amount of free tickets for Switchbacks’ upcoming soccer games June 23 and 30. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office, the fitness center or marketing department to pick up tickets. For more information, contact Virginia Figueroa at 567-5362.

Military Retiree Assistance Office monthly meeting

The Military Retiree Assistance Office holds its monthly meeting for all military retirees and their spouses on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 am at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, followed by lunch at 12:45 pm. The guest speaker will be Caitlin Daberkow, who will talk about the Veteran's Rehab Program offered by Habitat for Humanity. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.

 

 

On-base

 

2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration

Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes occur Tuesdays and Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. To find out how to register, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.

 


Boulder District Attorney's office to give technology stalking training                                                                                                                        The Boulder District Attorney's office will present a training on Rise of Technology Stalking in the 21st Century 1 – 4 p.m. June 26 at the Schriever Air Force Base Event Center and 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. June 27 at the Peterson Air Force Base Auditorium. Attendees will learn the tools and technology stalkers use in order to combat them through law enforcement methods. This training is for all audiences and provides tools and advice anyone can use.

 

50th SW Safety Office to host motorcycle safety meeting
The 50th Space Wing Safety Office will host an annual motorcycle meeting for all military motorcycle riders assigned to the 50th Space Wing Staff Agencies 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Safety Office conference room.  To sign up, call 567-2888 no later than Friday.
 

 

Falcon Parkway to be repaired                                                                                                                                                                                      Falcon Parkway will be reduced to single lane access in order to allow repairs to be conducted June 18 – Sept. 12. During construction, traffic will not be allowed to pass from Hahn Avenue to Falcon Parkway. The traffic circle will be unaffected by construction. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marquis Williams at 567-4323.

 

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) 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.


AAFES changes hours

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service Express will operates under these hours:

 

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Pharmacy OTC medication program 

The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy has 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.


 

Clinic announces closures

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

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

July 4                  All day                          Holiday

July 5                  All day                          Family day

July 12                11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Training day

Aug. 9                11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Training day

Aug. 31              All day                           Family day

Sept. 3               All day                           Holiday

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

Oct. 5                 All day                           Family day

Oct. 8                 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.

 

 

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 8:30 - 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.

 


Logistics planner retraining opportunities

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

 


Tricare beneficiaries

If you had a referral/authorization for service prior to Jan. 1 that dropped off or Health Net (the new Tricare regional contractor) is not seeing, you can visit https://www.mytricare.com/internet/tric/tri/mtc_wbene.nsf  to retrieve your authorization. This website will expire June 30.


 

Commercial travel office updates phone number

For all travelers, note that Boersma Travel (Commercial Travel Office) has changed their toll-free phone numbers to the following:

 

General Travel:  833-445-5559

Group Travel:  833-445-5558

 

Impacted locations are Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado, Thule Air Base, Greenland, 20th Space Control Squadron, Detachment 2 at Diego Garcia and 13th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Carson, Colorado. For more information, contact Dan Bermudez at 556-5179.

 


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. 


 

Off-base

 

Peterson North Gate changes hours

The Peterson Air Force Base North Gate is under these hours:

 

Weekdays it will be open 6 - 9 a.m. with outbound lanes reopening from 2:30 - 6 p.m. to facilitate traffic leaving the base.

 

The East and West Gate hours will remain the same.

 

 

Colorado Springs Sports Corp seeking volunteers                                                                                                                                                         The Colorado Springs Sports Corp is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado's largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. More than 10,000 athletes are expected to participate and more than 900 volunteers are needed to successfully run this event. The event will be held primarily July 20-22 and 27-29 in Colorado Springs. The need for volunteers varies by sport, but may be needed for a variety of tasks including athlete check-in, information booths, scoring, timing, hospitality and other activities. For more information, contact Rebekah Bressler at 634-7333.

 

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 jterry@ncoausa.org.



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 597-0492 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. The guest speaker for June 14 will be Janet Risley, director of homeowner services, to speak about Habitat for Humanity. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153

 


Little Rookies offers free program

Little Rookies' Junior Rookie ice sessions are held at Monument Ice Rinks on Saturday mornings to focus on helping beginners, ages 3-8, find their love for the game of hockey. Teaching basic skills and hockey etiquette, offering equipment and no entry fee, Little Rookies is the best place to get your child started in hockey. The programs are ran by National Hockey League Alumni Al Pendersen (Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers). For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster at 567-5044.



Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. Weekly meetings at the 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.


 

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.
 
 

 

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