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Base Bulletin for week of Sept. 12

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Find more information for some of these events on the Schriever Air Force Base Facebook page events section.

* Spouses are invited to events marked with:

 

This week

Base Closures

21st Medical Squadron:

  • Schriever Medical clinic will close today (Sept. 11) at 11 a.m. for training and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for an official function.

50th Force Support Squadron:

  • Most 50th FSS facilities will close all day for a unit function Sept. 13.
  • The child development center and dining facility will remain open, and the outdoor recreation office in building 300 will open 7:15-8:15 a.m.
  • The fitness center will close for general use. However, it is available for registered after-hours customers 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 until 7 a.m. Sept. 14. (To register for after-hours access, or for more details, call the fitness center front desk at 567-6628.)

Enoch (North) Gate Construction: Expect Traffic Delays Sept. 13-19

Drivers who use the Enoch Gate may experience traffic delays Sept. 13-19. Construction will continue in the inbound lane, which will affect traffic flow. Normal inbound lanes will close at Enoch Gate with unidirectional access only based on the time of day:

  • Enoch Gate traffic will detour through the outbound lanes 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Outbound-only traffic is permitted 2-7 p.m. 
  • The Enoch Gate will close to inbound and outbound traffic Sept. 14-15.
  • 24-hour access will transition to the Irwin (West) Gate Sept. 13-19.  
  • Please exercise caution as workers will be present in the area.

 

On base

Space War Stories

The 50th Operations Support Squadron will host Space War Stories, a forum to highlight the importance and mission impact of the space community, 1-2 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Building 300 auditorium. Attendees must have a secret clearance. Discussion will start with an intelligence brief about a recent success involving the 50th Space Wing and senior operators will share some of their space operations experiences. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Travis Meeker at 567-6198.

Weight Management Class

The Schriever Health Promotion office will host a weight management class 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 17. Please call 567-4292 to register.

Schriever Staff and Family Tour: Register by Sept. 16

Schriever personnel and their family members are invited to a staff and family tour 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20. All tour stops are inside the restricted area, and will start with lunch at the Dish dining facility. Space is limited, so it’s first come, first served. Children are welcome, however, most of the tour may be too technical to keep the attention of young children, and the tour will include stairs and standing with limited room, so strollers cannot be accommodated. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 16. If interested, RSVP to 50SWPA.WORKFLOW@us.af.mil (Subject: Staff and Family Tour) or call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at 567-5040. Please be prepared to provide the following information for all guests 18 or older who do not have access to the RA/base:

  • Name (as it appears on driver’s license)
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Driver’s license state of issue

For those 17 and younger, please provide first and last name and age.

Family Game Night

Join the Schriever Child and Youth Education Services-School Liaison for Family Game Night 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the base event center. Board games and pizza are provided. Call or email Ruth Moore, school liaison at 567-6176 or ruth.moore.1@us.af.mil.

6 Tips to Protect Your Family from Fire

1. Install smoke alarms on each level of your home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. 

2. Install carbon monoxide alarms on each level of your home and outside sleeping areas (within 15 ft.).

3. Post current emergency phone numbers (fire, police, poison control, utilities, etc.) in a common area.

4. Know where your emergency shut-offs are for gas, water and electricity, and how to safely shut them off.

5. Keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher inside your home and a safe distance from your stove for quick access.

6. Plan and practice your escape: know at least two ways out and establish a meeting point.

For more information, contact Schriever AFB fire prevention at 567-3370.

Fitness Center Adjusts Manning

Fitness center staff will no longer provide coverage on federal holidays and family days associated with Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Customers who are registered for after-hours access can still use the fitness center during these days. After-hours access is available 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. To register for after-hours access, or for more details, call the fitness center front desk at 567-6628.

Defense Travel System Training Courses

A three-day hands-on training course for DTS approving/reviewing officials is scheduled Oct. 22-24 at Schriever. Additionally, a four-day training course for DTS leads/organizational travel administrators is scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Schriever. For a complete course overview and to sign up, contact Lucie Holloway at 567-5420 or lucie.holloway@us.af.mil.

Knowledge Management Center Provides Training

The Knowledge Management Center provides reoccurring classes for knowledge management programs. Classes are offered in Building 301, Room 119, the first and third Thursday of the month.

  • Records Management: 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Publications and Forms class: 1-3 p.m. (every third Thursday of the month)

To register, visit https://eis2.afspc.af.mil/sites/50sw/wsa/kmc/tn/SitePages/Home.aspx. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 567-6001.

Air Force Seeks Logistics Planners

The Air Force continues to seek enlisted personnel interested in retraining into the logistics plans specialty career field. If you are interested in becoming a logistics planner (2G0X1), contact Ed Smith at 567-3082 or Cynthia Shuff at 567-3060.

 

Off-base

‘Strike-Out’ Bowling Event

Family advocacy will host a bowling event during Domestic Violence Awareness Month 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Peterson AFB Bowling Alley. The cost is $5 per person and includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Please call 556-8943 to sign up or register your four-man team. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 27.

Chapel Family Retreats

The Schriever AFB Chapel will host two family retreats Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 27-28 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This retreat is designed to emphasize stronger family connections by addressing issues within the family that aren’t always easily navigated, but are crucial to the health and well-being of the family dynamic. Lodging, dinner and breakfast are provided. For more information, call the 50th SW chapel team at 567-3705. Register online: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=469107&k=06674B087B50

Run for the Fallen

The Colorado Run for the Fallen is scheduled 7 a.m. Sept. 14-15 and will go from Fort Carson, Colorado, to Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. The run and donations support the families of fallen military members. For more information, call 720-755-8180 or 816-916-1194, or visit www.colorado.runforthefallen.org.          

Colorado Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition will host a stand down to support Colorado homeless veterans 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15, at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, Colorado. Several military, veteran and community support organizations will provide a variety of services and products, such as clothing, personal care items, haircuts, flu shots, dental and hearing testing, housing referrals and help with job searches. Details about volunteer opportunities for Schriever Airmen are forthcoming. For more information, visit epchvc.org.

Military Retiree Information Day

An information day to highlight military retiree benefits and services is scheduled 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 21 at The Hub on Fort Carson, Colorado. The event is open to all military retirees in the Colorado Springs area. A continental breakfast and giveaways are provided. For more information or to register, call the military retiree activity office at 331-6689.

Military Retirees Activities Office

The Military Retiree Activity Office hosts a monthly meeting for all military retirees and their spouses on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled Sept. 12 at the Peterson AFB Club, Colorado. The guest speaker for the event is Hilary Bryant from Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center.

The Society of Military Widows

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 at 10:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson AFB Club, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172. 

The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 annual convention is scheduled Oct. 14-19 at Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information or to register, call 331-6689.

 


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