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Base bulletin - week of Dec. 12

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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

Pass and ID closed

The Schriever Air Force Base Visitor Control Center and Pass and ID (Building 15) will close noon, Dec. 13 for a 50th Security Forces Squadron event. Personnel will be available at installation gates to provide visitor passes after noon; restricted area badges will resume Monday during regular duty hours.

Social Security 101

The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging and the Social Security Administration are partnering to present a Social Security 101 webinar 4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

To register, go to www.ppacg.org/events

On base

Promotion ceremony

The 50th Space Wing is scheduled to host a promotion ceremony 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the base fitness center.

FTAC NCOIC Position Hiring

The 50th Force Support Squadron is seeking an outstanding staff sergeant or technical sergeant to fill a one-year key leadership position beginning Feb. 3, 2020. The first term Airman’s course provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. Applicants will be contacted for an interview mid-January. If selected, the member will intern during the Feb. 3-7 FTAC, facilitate the March FTAC under supervision and then assume full oversight for the April FTAC. For a full list of qualifications and application instructions, contact Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright at 567-7329 or john.wright.20@us.af.mil

Tuition Assistance brief

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a tuition assistance brief Jan. 13 and Jan. 27, 3 - 4 p.m. in Room 310, Building 210. No appointment is required and the briefing is mandatory for all first-time TA users. Additionally, any personnel who have not pursued their education in the last year are now required by AFI 36-2649 to have follow-up counseling. This briefing fulfills the requirement.

First term Airman’s course

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a first term Airman’s course Jan. 6 - 10 in Room 310, Building 210. FTAC provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. All first-term Airmen must attend an FTAC and are not required to attend Right Start. Supervisor’s support and involvement with individuals attending FTAC are critical to the future success of Airmen.

Time Management course

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host a time management course 9 – 11 a.m. Jan. 14 in Room 310, Building 210. The course is designed to assist with organization, timing, projects procrastination and building a daily schedule.

Informed decision course

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host an informed decision course 9 a.m. – Noon, Jan. 28 in Room 310, Building 210. The course is designed to enhance knowledge of Air Force benefits. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain the needed information in order to make sound decisions for themselves and their family. First term Airmen and second term Airmen 12-15 months prior to their date of separation are required to attend pending involuntary separation.

Fuel sales unavailable starting Dec. 16

Repairs to the Schriever AFB Shoppette fuel dispensers and distribution lines will begin Dec. 16, and are expected to last 12 weeks. During this period, the Shoppette will remain open and accessible during normal business hours; however, fuel sales will not be available.

21st Medical Squadron closures

Thursday: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Training day

Dec. 16: Noon – 4 p.m. Medical Group function

Dec. 20: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Medical Squadron Function

Dec. 24: Noon – 4:30 p.m. Family day

Dec. 25: All day, holiday

Jan. 1: All Day, holiday

Jan. 9: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Training day

Jan. 17: Noon – 4:30 p.m. Family day

Jan. 20: All Day, holiday

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

Staff and Family Tour: Dec. 20

Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, personnel and their family members are invited on a Staff and Family Tour from 11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. All tour stops are inside the Restricted Area, and will start with lunch at the DISH. 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 Dec. 16. Please be prepared to provide the following information for all guests 18 or older who do not have access to the RA/Base: For those 17 and younger, we need first and last name, along with their age.

  •  Name (as it appears on their driver’s license)
  • Date of birth
  • Drivers license number
  • State of issue

For those 17 and younger, we need first and last name, along with their age.

RSVP to 50swpa.workflow@us.af.mil, or call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at 567-5040.

Air Force Health Promotion Office: Upcoming Events

  • Friday: Health Promotion office will be closed.
  • Dec. 16: Health Promotion office will be closed.
  • Dec. 17: BodPod 7:30-8:45 a.m., Weight Management 3:30 p.m., Metabolic Testing by Appointment only.
  • Dec. 18: BodPod 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Knowledge Management Center Provides Training

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

  • 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.

Heartbeat

Heartbeat was organized to help survivors absorb the impact of self-inflicted death, to offer the comfort of empathetic understanding and acceptance, and to support each other through healthy grief management. Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month, starting with Dec. 17, 5 p.m. at the event center. For more information, contact Kevin Thournout, (719) 229-9657 or Betty Thournout, (719) 360-5811.

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

Honor veteran graves

The Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society will help the Evergreen Cemetery remember and honor veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes at 10 a.m., Saturday. Volunteers are needed and wreaths are available for purchase. For more information or to volunteer, visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/42498/Overview/?relatedId=42571&fbclid=IwAR1GMToXAs9Bt1VrvAe9QDRNZdXy72_ZIPx2MVkKvbBxLlszOZ1jwDVNAUA.

NORAD Tracks Santa volunteer opportunity
The North American Aerospace Defense Command Tracks Santa call center is located at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs and will operate 4 a.m. to midnight Dec. 24. Sign-ups close Wednesday or earlier if all spaces are reserved. Visit https://noradsantavolunteers.as.me/schedule.php to register. For any questions or concerns, send an email to NoradSantaOfficial@gmail.com.

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 will be held at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The guest speaker will be Roxanne Eflin, who will present information on the new Choose Home Initiative national pilot program providing volunteer in-home companionship to senior veterans in need. For more information, call Randall Barrett at 719-556-7153.

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. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson AFB Club, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172.

Falcon 50: Apr. 25, 2020

The United States Air Force Academy is scheduled to host the Falcon 50, an event consisting of four different races: the Military Heavy (a 26.2-mile run with a 35-lb ruck), a half marathon, a marathon, and a 50-mile run. Participants must register by April 20, 2020 by searching “Falcon 50” on www.UltraSignup.com. Questions about the races can also be answered on the website.

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