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This week

Mental Health Clinic now accepting new patients

The Schriever Mental Health Clinic now accepts patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling 567-4619.

Building 300 auditorium closure

The Building 300 auditorium will not available until tomorrow due to equipment installation. To reserve other conference rooms, call multimedia customer service at 567-5090.

Physical Therapist Clinic open

Schriever Air Force Base’s physical therapist clinic is open. Clinic hours are 7:30 — 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to be seen by the clinic, you must have a referral from your primary care manager. For more information, contact the Peterson Air Force Base physical therapy clinic at 556-1075.

AAFES changes hours

The Schriever Air Force Base Express will be open 5 a.m. — 10 p.m. every day. The new hours will last for a 60-day trial period, ending April 11.

Tricare beneficiaries

Tricare beneficiaries: if you had a referral/authorization for service prior to Jan. 1 that dropped off or Health Net (the new Tricare regional contractor) is not seeing, you can visit https://www.mytricare.com/internet/tric/tri/mtc_wbene.nsf to retrieve your authorization. This website will expire June 30.

MetroRides Van Pool 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 at the Safeway shopping center parking lot in Fountain, departing at 6:05 a.m. and arriving at Schriever Air Force Base at 6:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB at 4 p.m. and arrives back at Safeway at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact Steve Cooper at 567-5668.

On-base

Schriever Air Force Base Tech Expo

The Schriever Air Force Base Tech Expo, sponsored by the 22nd Space Operations Squadron, will take place 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Tuesday at the fitness center. This free and educational event is open to all base personnel. The Tech Expo serves as an open forum for industry partners to showcase their latest mission-centric technologies. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. David Sanchez at 567-3736.

Legal Office to have minimum manning

The 50th Space Wing Legal Office will not be conducting legal assistance or will appointments March 26 — 30 due to minimum manning. Additionally, there will not be an Article 137 briefing March 30. Members will be supported for any deployment-related matters. For more information, call 567-5050.

Schriever choir Orbital Harmony holds auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base choir performance group, Orbital Harmony, will be conduct auditions to fill vacant spots for the spring and summer 2018 performance season. All positions are currently open (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions will be conducted by appointment at Building T135, west of the fitness center. Participation in Orbital Harmony can be used towards qualification for the United States Air Force Volunteer Ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, contact A. Neal Vickrey at 721-9280.

2018 Green Dot Program implements team recruitment

The Schriever Green Dot team is seeking individuals to implement the 2018 Green Dot program. Individuals should have experience teaching and have a passion for reducing interpersonal violence and suicide. Recruitment is open to Schriever Airmen including civilian employees, reserve and tenant units. For more information, contact Dr. Ken Robinson at 567-2647 or Staff Sgt. Shelby Parry at 567-4880.

Couple’s workshop slots available

The Growing Close, Growing Strong couple’s workshop is a free event open to all active duty, reserve and civilian employees. Couples will learn how to deepen love, connect and bond by developing a safe haven secure relationship. The workshop will be held 8:30 a.m. — 3 p.m. March 23 at the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel Fellowship Hall. To register or for more information, contact Dr. Ken Robinson at 567-2647.

Webster University offers classes

Webster University is back on Schriever AFB in the First Term Airman Center, Building 210, Room 310. This is available for anyone thinking about attending school, to register, discuss current programs or any other administration need. Webster offers classes on Peterson Air Force Base in the Education Center and also a large variety of online classes. The spring term starts March 20. For more information, contact Dr. Bill Houth at 574-7562.

Pharmacy OTC medication program

The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy has an over-the-counter medication program available to all active duty, dependents and retirees enrolled at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases. This does not include personnel who are on flying status, Personnel Reliability Program status, Arming and Use of Force, pregnant, breastfeeding or tasked for deployment. Eligible beneficiaries are able to visit the pharmacy without an appointment and may select up to three OTC medications from a preselected list. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Capt. Kyle Smith at 567-4423.

Clinic announces closures

The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/times:

Apr. 12 Noon — 4:30 p.m. Training day

May 10 Noon — 4:30 p.m. Training day

May 25 All day Family day

May 28 All day Holiday

June 14 Noon — 4:30 p.m. Training day

July 4 All day Holiday

July 5 All day Family 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.

Lactation rooms available

New moms, there are dedicated lactation rooms inside the Restricted Area, Buildings 24, 210, 300, 400 and 730. These rooms provide dedicated space for lactation and will assist with successful breastfeeding while serving at Schriever.

Building 24, Room 1003

Building 210, Room 204

Building 300, Room 210

Building 400, Room 203

Building 730, Room B19A

These rooms are available for the duration of the building’s duty day. For any questions or concerns, contact Robert Matthias at 567-3480.

TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available

Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered the last Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8:30 — 9:30 a.m. and one-on-one education counseling at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.

Flight commander’s course

The Flight commander’s course is used to fill the gap between initial commissioning and Squadron Officer School. This is a two-day course, which focuses on running a flight. It will be offered 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. March 22-23 in Building 210, Room 310. Some basic knowledge is provided on how to supervise enlisted, commissioned, civilian and contract personnel. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.

Commercial travel office updates phone number

For all travelers, note that Boersma Travel (Commercial Travel Office) has changed their toll-free phone numbers to the following:

General Travel: 833-445-5559

Group Travel: 833-445-5558

Impacted locations are Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Thule Air Base, 20th Space Control Squadron Detachment 2 at Diego Garcia and 13th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Carson. For more information, contact Dan Bermudez at 556-5179.

Logistics planner retraining opportunities

The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). Interested personnel should contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.

Off-base

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. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

Military Retirees Activities Office

The Military Retiree Activities office holds its monthly council meeting the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The guest speaker for Thursday will be Mike Bobbitt with an overview of the Honor Flight of Southern Colorado. Call 556-7153 for more information.

Run as One event

Join local veterans for the annual Run as One event 11 a.m. April 7 at Red Leg Brewing Company. This is a free 5K race held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon, Mission Continues Fellow and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. All are welcome to participate and registration is free. To sign up, visit donate.TeamRWB.org/RAO. For more information, contact Chad Eckles at 761-8530.

Little Rookies intro free program

Little Rookies’ Junior Rookie ice sessions are held at Monument Ice Rinks on Saturday mornings to focus on helping beginners, ages 3-8, find their love for the game of hockey. Teaching basic skills and hockey etiquette, offering equipment and no entry fee, Little Rookies is the best place to get your child started in hockey. The programs are ran by National Hockey League Alumni Al Pendersen (Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers). For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster at 567-2046.

Cub Scout troops seeks recruits

The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7-10. Weekly meetings at the Ellicott Middle School library are Thursdays from 6 — 7 p.m. They are also seeking adult leaders/volunteers to facilitate character development. For more information, contact Capt. Archie Johnson at 850-420-7358.

Fort Carson DLA announces services

Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Building 324, 1475 Wickersham Boulevard, Fort Carson, conducts orientations by appointment. The orientations discuss disposition services/processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, available web-based tools, special handling of property and environmental needs.

• To schedule an orientation training, contact 352-4186.

• For receiving/turning in questions, contact 526-9689.

• Environmental questions, contact 526-0289.

• Reutilization/Transfer/Donation, contact 466-7002.

TAPS looking for service members

The Tragedy Assistance Program will host a survivor seminar and is in need of active duty service members to pair with a child during their journey of grief, helping them gain coping skills in a supportive environment. For more information and how to register, visit the program’s website at www.taps.org or call Melissa Hermosillo at 915-780-3344.

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