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Base Bulletin - week of Dec. 6

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

 

CRS-16 launch viewing cancelled

The Commercial Resupply Service-16 launch viewing has been cancelled due to an unexpected delay. The launch has been postponed until tomorrow. All still wishing to view the launch can go to https://www.spacex.com/webcast.

 

 

Schriever, Peterson gate hours to change Wednesday

In light of President Trump dedicating Wednesday as a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, the gate hours on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado and Schriever AFB will change.

 

Schriever AFB:

West Gate, West Vehicle Entrapment Area and Vehicle Search Area - closed at noon, opens 6 a.m. Thursday.

North Gate - normal operating hours.

 

Peterson AFB:

North Gate - closed.

East Gate - open normal hours (5 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

West Gate open 24/7.

 

 

Chief Master Sergeant release party to begin 

All are cordially invited to attend the 2018 Chief Master Sergeant release party 4 p.m. Thursday in the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Club. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt. R. Wayne Kindrix at 834-3745.

 

 

Visit Schriever - Staff and Family Tour: Dec. 20

Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, personnel and their family members are invited on a Staff and Family Tour 9 a.m. - noon Dec. 21. Space is limited, first come, first served. Children are welcome, however, the tour will include lots of stairs, so strollers cannot be accommodated. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 14. If interested, call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at 567-5040. There is a minimum of 15 partciants needed or the tour will be cancelled.

 

 

Chapel team hosts Angel Trees

The 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s Office is coordinating this year’s Angel Tree program. Airmen are encouraged to pick one angel, candy cane, or bell hanging on a tree and give back to the local community. Trees will be in the Building 210 atrium, Satellite Dish Dining Facility and Tierra Vista Community Center until Saturday. The chapel team suggests gifts are at least $30, in total, per child. Gifts can be dropped at the 50th SW Chaplain's Office in Building 300, Room 149, or the satellite chapel office in Building 210, Room 270, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dec. 10 – 14. For further information, contact the 50th SW Chaplain’s Office at 567-3705 or 567-5473.

 

 

50th SW/PMD has free furniture

The 50th Space Wing Program Management Directorate has the following items available in Building 210, Room 366.  For more information, contact Nancy Anderson at 567-3083.

 

Matching pieces:

Two wood desks

One hutch

One credenza

 

Not matching:

One tall bookshelf

One wooden file cabinet

 

On-base

 

Health Promotion activities

The Health Promotion office has several events taking place during the next few weeks:

 

Thursday              2 p.m.                Sleep and Stress Management Class

Dec. 11                 3:30 p.m.          Healthy Cooking Class

Dec. 14                 2 p.m.                Lunch and Learn on Healthy Holiday Eating

Dec. 18                 3:30 p.m.          Weight Management Class

 

BodPod walk-in hours are 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and 7:15 – 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays. Additional services available upon request. For more information, call Carol Carr at 567-4292.

 

 

Claims against the estate

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Senior Master Sgt. Harold R. Mosely II. If anyone has claims against the estate of Senior Master Sgt. Harold R. Mosely II, contact Capt. Jason Anderson at 567-4350.

 

 

Legal Office Weekly Briefings

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

 

Article 137 Re-enlistment Briefing 8 a.m.

Deployment Briefings 9 a.m.

 

For further information, call 567-5050.

 

 

50th SW Violence Prevention Program recruiting course trainers

The 50th Space Wing violence prevention program staff is currently recruiting volunteer course trainers for the 2019 sexual assault/suicide prevention bystander training program. For more information, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647 or Staff Sgt. Shelby Parry at 567-4880.   

 

 

Clinic announces closures

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

Dec.  5                All day                                National Day of Mourning

 

In recognition of President Trump's Executive order declaring Wednesday, December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning, the 21st Medical Group will be operating at minimal manning to provide acute care needs to our beneficiaries. The Peterson Military Treatment Facility will be open from 7:30-11:30 a.m. for active duty patients requiring care on a  walk-in basis. All ancillary facilities to include the satellite pharmacy, Dental Clinic, and Schriever Medical/Dental Clinic will be closed. Normal operations will resume 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

 

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

Dec. 24               All day                                 Family Day  

Dec. 25               All day                                 Holiday

Dec. 31               All day                                 Family Day

Jan. 1                  All day                                Holiday

Jan. 10               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.

 

 

A&FRC center events

The Airman and Family Readiness center will host the following upcoming events next month:

 

Jan. 5                 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.      Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

Jan. 7, 14           8:30 - 11 a.m.            Capstone

Jan. 8                  2 - 3:30 p.m.             Pre-separation Briefing

Jan. 9                  9 - 11 a.m.                 How to Tailor Your Resume

Jan. 9                  2  - 4:30 p.m.             Bundles for Babies

Jan. 14                1 - 3 p.m.                   Sponsorship Training

Jan. 15                9 - 10:30 a.m.            Pre-separation Briefing

Jan. 18                5 - 6 p.m.                   The Pros and Cons of Teens on Social Media Briefing

Jan. 22                2 - 3:30 p.m.              Pre-separation Briefing

Jan. 23                9 - 11 a.m.                  TriCare Transition Briefing

Jan. 25                8 a.m. - 4 p.m.           Initial Key Spouse Training

Jan. 26               11 a.m. - 1 p.m.          Deployed Family Event

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.       Transition GPS

 

 

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 North Powers and Old Ranch Road and departs at 6:35 a.m. arriving at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, at 7:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Joe Colunga at 567-3350.

 

 

50th SCS to perform maintenance on Blackberry UEM servers

There will be maintenance on the Blackberry Unified Endpoint Management Servers Dec. 8 - 9 to alleviate latency that has been ongoing since Oct. 16. During this time, email services will not function through Blackberry and iPhone devices. This maintenance will not affect email services through networked computers or Outlook Web Access.



50th SCS to perform administrative voice mail upgrade

The 50th Space Communications Squadron will perform a voice mail system upgrade to a new server 5 – 6 p.m. Dec. 11. During the process, for at least 10 minutes, but no more than an hour, users will continue to have phone service but will not have voice messaging capability.  After the upgrade, all saved/archived messages will be deleted; this is not inclusive of your greeting message which will remain unchanged.

 

The following call tree numbers will not be accessible:

Snow Line

7-HELP

7-COMM

Dining Facility Menu

50th SW CC Street Talk Line

Medical/Dental Line

 

Alternate contact numbers during the upgrade time have been established:

7-COMM:  567-6518

Maintenance Control: 567-6979

Emergency Mission Communications during non-duty hours: 719-306-8858

National Suicide 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Law Enforcement and Mental Health: 911 or 556-7804

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: 719-243-8646

 

For more information, contact Sandra Bodnar at 567-2288.

 


Logistics planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty career field is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). 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.

 

 

 

Off-base

 

Air Force Academy looking for volunteer families

The U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for the cadet candidates. Sponsoring provides students with a local family support system, adult role models and an avenue for community involvement that would ultimately continue for the duration of their time beginning here at the Prep School, into their journey to the Air Force Academy, and beyond. Please send an email request for a sponsor packet at prepinfo@usafa.edu or call 333-3164.

 

 

Military Child of the Year open for nominations

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Awards, as well as applications for the 2019 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. Military Child of the Year is the nation's premier celebration of the achievements of military children. Nominations are open through Dec. 5, and all awards will be presented at a recognition gala April 18, 2019, in the nation's capital. To nominate a child for the award, visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org and click the nominations tab.

 

 

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 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 is followed by lunch at 12:45 p.m. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.

 

 

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