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Schriever Sentinel

Shutdown affects various Schriever, Peterson facilities

Barring the enactment of an appropriation bill or continuing resolution, facilities at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases may be affected.

Below is a list of Schriever functions that are open/closed:

Open:

– Child Development Center and School Age Programs

– Base dining facility

– All non-appropriated functions are exempted and operate as normal including the fitness center and Outdoor Recreation/ITT

– Exchange facility

Closed:

– Civilian pay services

– Civilian Personnel Section

– Manpower office

– Airman and Family Readiness

All other services remain open, but you may experience additional processing time.

The following Peterson services remain available during a government shutdown:

– Child Development Center and School Age Programs

– Exchange facilities

– All military pay functions

– Base fire and emergency response services

– Base dining facility

– Airman leadership School

– Base library

– Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station/Schriever Air Force Base shuttles

– Medical services, including ancillary services, such as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology

– All 21st Security Forces Squadron law enforcement and security functions

– All non-appropriated functions are exempted, including the Club, Fitness Center, Aquatic Center, Golf Course, Lodging, Bowling Alley, Outdoor Recreation/ITT, and Aero Club

– Legal services, including legal assistance

Below is a list of activities at Peterson that may be affected.

Limited/Reduced Services:

– Military Personnel Section (e.g. ID cards); wait times may be impacted

– Professional Development classes and First Term Airman Center

– Casualty/Mortuary Affairs

The following are services not available at Peterson:

– Civilian pay services

– Civilian Personnel Section will be closed

– Manpower Office will be closed

– Open Recreation (pre-teen/teen program) and Youth Sports will be closed

– All education and testing capability (PME/CDC testing, counseling and Tuition Assistance support)

– Airman and Family Readiness Center will be closed

– Passport processing will cease

– The Peterson Air and Space Museum will be closed

– Commissary

The government shutdown may also impact military tuition assistance, testing services and other education programs.

– The military tuition assistance requests will not be processed. Additionally, Airmen with any approved requests for fiscal 2014 courses must be aware that these requests are tentative based on the availability of funds and may result in an airmen’s financial responsibility if funding is not secured. Please be prepared to use other funding sources. Those with approved TA request will receive the following message, as well as their supervisor: Due to the lack of an FY14 budget, your current MilTA request is suspended pending a budget resolution. Please be advised that you may incur a financial responsibility for your course(s) should there be no resolution or if the resolution is not retroactive. Please be prepared to use other financial assistance. Please continue to check the Air Force Virtual Education Center for more information.

– All testing, to include Weighted Airman Promotion System and professional military education are cancelled until further notice. Additionally, any government-funded exams, such as CLEP/DSST exams administered here at the on-base Pikes Peak Community College office are also cancelled until further notice.

– The Education Center is also closed until further notice. If you currently have a scheduled appointment during the time of the shutdown, you will need to reschedule it after the government shutdown is lifted. Any scheduled briefings and classes are also cancelled until further notice.

The list is not comprehensive, and customer service agencies recommend calling in advance to determine availability

 

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