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Base bulletin - Week of Jan. 16

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE --

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     

 

On base

Wing Promotion Ceremony

The Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1182 is scheduled to host a wing promotion ceremony 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the base fitness center.

For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Demetrius Rogers at 567-3288.

Civilian Education Opportunities Presentation

The Civilian Personnel Flight will host a class on civilian education opportunities 9 – 10:30 a.m. Jan 21 in the Building 300 auditorium.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program

Elizabeth Archuleta, Paul Ray and Robert Matthias have been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program. To donate leave, please do the following:

  1. Complete the OPM 30-A
  2. Request to donate annual leave to recipient under the VLTP

To transfer leave, go to www.opm.gov/FORMS/PDF_/opm630a.pdf or www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf.

Scan the signed form and email it to Jamie.sampayo.1@us.af.mil or fax 567-2832.

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. 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 from 3 – 4 p.m. Jan. 27 in Building 210, Room 310. 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.

Informed Decision course

The 50th Force Support Squadron is scheduled to host an Informed Decision course 9 a.m. – noon, Jan. 28 in Building 210, Room 310. 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

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

21st Medical Squadron closures

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

 Air Force Health Promotion Office: Upcoming Events

The Health Promotion office will be closed the following dates:

  • Monday and Tuesday

Additionally, there will be BodPods 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, Jan. 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 and 31.

Metabolic testing:

Friday, Jan. 24, 28 and 31.

 

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: Noon-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.

    For more information, contact Kevin Thournout, (719) 229-9657 or Betty Thournout, (719) 360-5811.

     

    Off-base

    TAPS Youth Programs

    The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing. 

The camp is scheduled March 27 - 29 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For more information, contact mentors@taps.org.

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 Feb. 13. The guest speaker will be Nona Daugherty, the volunteer program manager at Peterson AFB. 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

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 by searching “Falcon 50” on www.UltraSignup.com. Questions about the races can also be answered on the website.

 

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