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News brief - week of Sept. 27

Posted 9/26/2012   Updated 9/26/2012 Email story   Print story


50th Space Wing Public Affairs

9/26/2012 - SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Schriever holds CFC chili cook-off
You think you have the best chili at Schriever Air Force Base? Prove it at the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff 10 a.m. Oct. 5, wherein Team Schriever will judge your chili. For more information or to participate, call Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes at 567-5040.

Schriever holds CAF activities
- Yoga with a Christian spiritual focus is noon Oct. 3 at multi-purpose room. Chaplain (Capt.) Amber Kiesel is a certified yoga instructor. The class aims to encourage and revitalize while the body and soul are being bathed by Christian worship and scriptures. For more information, call 567-3705.
- The 5 Love Languages is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Community Room B SE YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive. The class has helped countless couples identify practical and powerful ways to express love; simply by using the appropriate love language. By recognizing their different love languages, they witnessed the rebirth of the love they thought had been lost. Discover your own unique love languages and your partners special love language. Learn how to love each other deeply based upon your love language. Receive free books and resources to aid in deepening your marriage. Have a better understanding on how love, marriage and finances relate. Space is limited. Please call E. D. Rucker at 622-3567 to RSVP by Oct. 2. The event is sponsored by Army Community Service, Soldier and Family Readiness Program and Armed Services YMCA."
- Schriever will hold a Newton Running Clinic in Building T-135 next to the main fitness center Oct. 15-16. This clinic is free for those who do not want to receive their coaching certification. Coaching certification fee is $125 but comes with a t-shirt and a pair of running shoes (a $140 value). No registration is necessary for those who do not want to receive their coaching certification. Coaching certification participants must register at Once on the website, change the date and location to Oct. 15 at Schriever AFB. All participants must contact Kenneth Lucero at 567-4208 so an accurate number of clinic participants can be counted for proper staffing. For more information, please contact Mark Schuette at 567-6628.
- The Schriever AFB Chapel holds a free Harvest Party 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Tierra Vista Community Center. All are welcome to join. Costumes are encouraged. Participants will enjoy games, crafts, face painting, food, candy and more. For more information or to volunteer, contact Master Sgt. Bernadette Jones at 567-2553.
- The Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases hold a singles and young adults Man Cave Movie Night 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Peterson chapel. For more information, contact the Schriever chapel at 567-3705.

Need a listening ear?
The Military and Family Life Consultant is here to listen and address marriage and relationship issues, parenting, sibling and family issues, communication challenges, stress and anxiety, grief and loss and daily life issues. The MFLC is available every day at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building T-65. Drop-in appointments are available or you can schedule a time by calling the MLFC directly. For more information, please contact Mercedes Petiford at 567-3920.

A&FRC eases military-to-civilian transition
Airman and Family Readiness Center offers transition assistance program class 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22-26. Active duty military members separating or retiring should attend the five-day seminar. The program is facilitated and funded by the Department of Labor. The first two and a half days focus on networking, job search, résumés and interviewing. It concludes with an employer panel offering tips on what employers are looking for in terms of resumes and future employees. Please call to sign up for the next class. For more information, please contact Andrea Hernandez at 567-3920.

Fitness center holds coaches meeting
The main fitness center will hold an intramural basketball coaches meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Topics of the meeting will include coordination of the playing schedule, post season tournament, and rules and by laws. A representative, either a coach or player, from each team must be present to be eligible for league play. For more information, please contact Mark Schuette at 567-6628.

Schriever holds Right Start
Schriever holds Right Start 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Building T-135 multi-purpose facility. Right Start Newcomers Orientation is a mandatory briefing for all newly arrived military and Department of Defense civilian personnel, except military members scheduled to attend First Term Airmen Center. Individuals should attend Right Start within 30 days of arrival. Please call to confirm your attendance. For more information, please contact Loura Winkels at 567-7391.

Receive bundles for babies
Airman and Family Readiness Center holds Bundles for Babies 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Active-duty Air Force and Department of Defense civilian personnel/spouses who are awaiting the birth of a child are eligible for a free bundle of baby items worth more than $60. Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, this class includes topics regarding financial aspects of raising a child, how to maintain couple hood when children enter the picture and ways of dealing with the stresses of having a new baby. For more information, please contact Andrea Hernandez at 567-3920.

Class helps dorm dwellers move
The Airman and Family Readiness Center holds a dorm move class 3-4 p.m. Oct. 16. This class is geared toward all Airmen anticipating a move out of the dorms within three months. Participants learn how to identify how much money is needed to afford living off base, project a budget based on monthly expenditures, and decide if they are financially fit to move out of the dorms. For more information, please contact Christina Stump at 567-3920.

Fitness center schedules locker room cleaning
The main and annex fitness centers locker rooms will have designated cleaning time from 1-2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 1. The locker rooms will be closed during that time. The annex will be closed 2-3 p.m. Please plan your workouts accordingly. For more information, please contact Mark Schuette at 567-6628.

TVC holds town hall meeting
Tierra Vista Communities will hold its quarterly community information meeting at the community center 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Discussion items include community enrichment council updates, fall weather and winterization tips, utility billing program, solar construction update and review scheduled community events for October, November and December. All residents are encouraged to attend. Resident engagement is crucial to the growth and enrichment of the community, ask questions, provide suggestions, voice concerns and obtain direct feedback concerning issues and events related to our community. For further information, please contact Devon Forhan or Diana Burris at 683-3660.

Apply for AFAS education grant
The Air Force Aid Society's General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant begins accepting applications Nov. 1. Online applications for the 2013-2014 academic year will be available from the society's website, Please visit their website for details on eligibility and requirements. For more information, please contact Nancy Seckman at 567-3920.

Looking for volunteer opportunities
Looking for opportunities to volunteer or looking for volunteers? For more information, please contact Airman and Family Readiness at 567-3920.

Apply for federal service
The Schriever Airman and Family Readiness Center and Civilian Personnel Office team up to bring you the steps you need to know in the process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with before coming to the class. The class is 8-11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Building T-65. Call to sign up. For more information, please contact Liz Archuleta at 567-3920.

CPO holds supervisory training
The Schriever Civilian Personnel Office offers a class to help supervisors in their day-to-day dealings as a supervisor. The topics covered in this class will be informative as well as interesting to supervisors of Department of Defense civilians. Classes will be offered every Tuesday in October in Building 210 Room 138. Classes are limited to 10 personnel. Call to sign up for a class. For more information, please contact Maggie Wander at 567-4014.

ODR/ITT sells ski season passes
The Outdoor Recreation and Information Travel and Tickets are now selling the following ski park passes: Patriot Pass Plus - Copper and Winter Park plus six days at Steamboat for $279 for adults and $149 for children (6-12); Patriot Pass - Copper and Winter Park for $259 for adults and $139 for children (6-12); Liberty Pass - Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for $209 for adults and $120 for children (5-12); Loveland Season Pass - adults (23 and above) $169; young adult (15-22) $169; child (6-14) $99; retired $249. For more information, please contact Korey Kuykendall at 567-6050.

SAP opens for fall break
The School Age Program will have openings for care from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the fall school break scheduled Oct. 15 - 26. For more information, please contact Alex Allen at 567-4742.

APF employees require review
In accordance with AFI 36-1001, Managing the Civilian Performances Program, supervisors of appropriated fund employees are required to complete a performance progress review approximately midway through the April 1 to March 31, 2013, appraisal cycle. This review must be documented on an AF Form 860B, Civilian Progress Review Worksheet. This is a reminder to supervisors that they need to accomplish a performance review on their employees. For more information, please contact David Duhe at 567-5679.

Buy 'Flow State' tickets
The Outdoor Recreation and Information Travel and Tickets sells tickets to Warren Miller's newest movie, Flow State. The movie shows 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at the Pikes Peak Center. Tickets are $20.50. Group tickets sales of 10 or more are discounted $2 per ticket. For more information, please contact Korey Kuykendall at 567-6050.

Visit AF legal assistance website
Team Schriever is encouraged to visit the Air Force Legal Assistance website. It consists of three features: 1. Legal topics information - review basic information on legal assistance topics that commonly affect military members, such as consumer affairs, family law, wills or powers of attorney. The information provided is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice. Speak with a licensed attorney before relying on the information contained within the website to make a decision or take any action. Use the legal services locator to find the nearest military legal office within the continental United States. 2. Online worksheets - People may fill out an online legal worksheet prior to their visit to the legal office for expedited service, although this is not required prior to the visit. Worksheet topics include wills, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney. Please note that no legal documents can be printed from this website; individuals are still required to visit the nearest Air Force legal office to obtain the legal document. Only Air Force legal offices have access to the data entered here, and it will be deleted after 90 days. 3. Online survey - following a visit to an Air Force legal office, individuals may submit anonymous comments through the online survey. For more information, please contact Betty Sansone at 567-5050.

CDC offers Parents Night Out
The Child Development Center offers limited number of hourly care slots for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, one day a month. The care will be in conjunction with the care that is offered through the Give Parents a Break program. The cost for care is $4 per hour. The days will alternate each month between the third Friday and third Saturday of each month. Care on Fridays will be from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Snacks are provided. The first Parent Night Out is 7-11 p.m. Oct. 19. Parents need to sign up at the Child Development Center. This is a great opportunity for parents to take time to do the things they want to do while their children are provided quality care in a nurturing environment. This program will be offered on a trial basis and is subject to modification or cancellation without notice. Please call the Child Development Center at 567-4742 for additional information.

50 FSS holds expo
The 50th Force Support Squadron will hold an expo 10 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the main fitness center. More than 40 base agencies, local businesses and universities/colleges will have representatives available to answer your questions. Lunch is available for free. Participants may win a 42-inch high definition LCD TV. For more information, contact Lynn Sleeth at 567-4740.

Basketball court closes
The main fitness center basketball court will be closed on the following dates and times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, in support of the Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in support of the 50th Force Support Squadron Expo; 1-5 p.m. Oct. 31 in support of the 50th Space Wing Promotion Ceremony. For more information, please contact Mark Schuette at 567-6628.

Universities offer on-site consultation
Representatives from universities/colleges are available for consultation on the third floor of Building 210 in Room 310. Please call the Professional Development Center for a list of universities/colleges and their dates/times available. For more information, please contact Master Sgt. Amy Hunter at 567-5927.

Professional Development Center Courses
The Professional Development Center offers the following classes to enhance your military skills. The center is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and is located on the third floor of Building 210 in Room 310. Be a Better Supervisor: 8-10 a.m. Oct. 4; First Term Airmen Center: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 9-16; NCOPE: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25; Informed Decision: 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Testing is also available at the Professional Development Center. PME/CDC end of course test are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays (only in October and November). Defense Language Aptitude Battery Education Counseling is available at Peterson AFB education center. Call the Peterson AFB Education Center at 556-773 to schedule an appointment or e-mail them at The Peterson AFB Education Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ASVAB retesting is available at the U.S Air Force Academy. Please call 333-3826 for more information. For more information, please contact Master Sgt. Amy Hunter at 567-5927.

A&FRC holds Heartlink
The Airman and Family Readiness Center holds Heartlink 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Oct. 26 at Building T-135. Military spouses will learn about benefits such as TRICARE, employment assistance, financial services and access to scholarships. Would you like to connect with other military spouses? Lunch will be provided and free child care is available for children ages 6 months to 12 years of age at the base Child Development Center. RSVP must include child/children's name(s) and age(s) with. All attendees must RSVP by calling 567-3920 no later than Oct. 18. For more information, please contact Loura Winkels at 567-7391.

New sponsors train online
Training is mandatory for newly assigned sponsors. Call or e-mail the Airman and Family Readiness Center for access to the online training. Sponsor packet information is available at the A&FRC. Make incoming personnel's arrival to Schriever a positive experience by completing the training online. For more information, please contact Andrea Hernandez at 567-3920.

VA holds medical records review
A Department of Veterans Affairs medical records review is available from 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. If you are 180 days from separation or retirement, now is the time to start your disability claim with the VA. The initial medical records review is provided by the Disabled American Veterans. If you are leaving the military and have service-related medical issues, it is in your best interest to start the process for a disability claim. Depending on the extent of your disability, you may be eligible for monthly monetary compensation, veteran's preference into federal service, and many other benefits depending on the state you decide to settle in. The records reviews are by appointment only, so call early. You must have a copy of your medical records for this appointment. For more information, please contact Liz Archuleta at 567-3920.

Sign up for Mount Democrat hike
Sign up at the main fitness center now for the Mount Democrat hike 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. The mountain is 14,148 feet high in the Mosquito Range. Participants must be physically fit to safely and successfully complete the trip. The first 10 to register receive free transportation to the trailhead; those who sign up later must provide their own. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

Schriever hosts half marathon
Schriever hosts the 8th annual half marathon 9 a.m. Oct. 5. Sign up by Oct. 3. Free official event T-shirts go to the first 50 participants to check-in the morning of the race and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. The race begins at the main fitness center, and the course takes participants counter-clockwise around the base perimeter. The race is free for all Department of Defense card holders 18 years and older. For more information, please contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658.

Orbital Harmony needs voices
The Orbital Harmony is in need of new members. Due to PCS, deployment and summer vacations, the ranks have been depleted. The group is currently looking for all voices. Orbital Harmony performs for squadron functions, retirements and requested, on and off base. Orbital Harmony recently sang the National Anthem at a retirement ceremony and God Bless America for the Sky Sox Military Appreciation night. The group rehearses 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the multipurpose building. For information, please contact Ellen Prechtl at 567-2795 or Neil Vickrey at 567-7384.

VA Stand Down needs volunteers
The local Veterans Affairs officer is hosting the annual VA Stand Down this year slated for Oct. 18. On an average day, there are more than 200 homeless military veterans in the Colorado Springs area. The VA office requests active duty assistance for the VA Stand Down primarily for escorting veterans around the various stations that are set up for the stand down. Volunteers can expect to assist with preparation work in the days leading up to the event, set-up/tear-down, and food and beverage serving on the day of the event. For more information, please contact 1st Lt. Jim Franciere at 805-588-6085.

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