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GET SOME REST

Join the Health Promotion Classroom team to learn more about improving your quality of sleep, Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. Open to all DoD I.D. card holders. The classroom is located on the 2nd Floor of Fitness Center, Room 206. For questions call 719-556-4292.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH OBSERVANCES

Please join U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Auditorium for a Black History Month observance program. The guest speaker will be Dr. Brian Laslie, deputy command historian for North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command. He will talk about Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James, the first black four-star general in the U.S. military and commander of NORAD in the mid-1970s.

Please join the 21st Space Wing Thursday, Feb. 22nd at The Club, 11:30 a.m. There will be a ceremony to recognize Black History Month and a food tasting to follow. For more information contact Capt. Levonda Robinson at 719-556-0492.

STORYTELLERS IS BACK

Every Airman has a story. The difference is made when we share our stories. Please join the Storytellers event happening on March 9 at The Club from 8 to 11 a.m. You will hear from five different Airmen sharing a personal story of resiliency.

NEW TRICARE LINE

Coming soon! A new and improved 719-524-CARE line. Expect changes around mid-February, 2018. Our hope is that these changes will make it easier for our patients to navigate their healthcare system, but you’ll need to listen to all options before making your selection while you get used to these changes.  When we make the update, we’ll also update an “as of” date on the initial recording so you’ll know if the options you heard previous are the most up-to-date.  Please provide any feedback via comment cards found in the clinics or by submitting an ICE comment.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY APPOINTMENTS

Get online! Book your studio photo appointment at http://www.peterson.af.mil and click on the studio photo button located at the bottom of the page. You can book regular bio and full length photos online any time of day. For Army DA photos and 0-6 and above, you will still need to call the appointment line at 719-556-4153 to be scheduled. See more on our homepage.

BRIEFLY LEGAL

What’s a great way to show you’re still in love with that special someone? Making sure they are listed as the beneficiary on your Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance. Contact the JAG Office at 719-556-4871 for assistance.

COOKING CLASS

Health Promotion Healthy cooking class featuring vegan sweet potato curry Friday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Health Promotion classroom. Registration is required. Call Melody at 719-556-6663 to sign up.

SOCIETY OF MILITARY WIDOWS

The Society of Military Widows is open to all Military Widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses rank. The Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at The Club. Please call 719-597-0492 or 719-591-9523 for more information.

BONE MARROW REGISTRY

You are someone’s one-in-a-million. A well-matched bone marrow or stem cell donor can save someone’s life. Qualified adults can join the registry of potential bone marrow and stem cell donors in about seven minutes by completing a consent form and some cheek swabs. For more information about bone marrow or becoming a donor, visit salutetolife.org. DoD ID-holders can enroll locally by contacting Master Sgt. Janet Peterson at janet.peterson.3@us.af.mil, or 719-474-2402.

PETERSON AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

The Museum will be hosting a reception at the Museum with dinner to follow at The Club Feb. 21. Come learn about the incredible history of the first buildings on the current AFB site almost 100 years ago —the Terminal Building, City Hanger and the Broadmoor Hanger. For further information or to R.S.V.P. contact Josiah Ball at jballfalcon@gmail.com.

Base Briefs: February 15, 2018
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