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Schriever Sentinel

Schriever Air Force Base Happenings

Happenings-HeadingHappenings is what’s happening in the 50th Force Support Squadron in the next two weeks. Be sure to check back on the first and third Thursdays of the month for an up-to-date list and check out and/or for more information on classes. Schriever Fitness Center programs, Satellite Dish dining facility options, education services and more.

FSS at the Movies

Tierra Vista Community Center, Building T-135, 567-2525

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for free movies at the Tierra Vista Community Center or Building T-135 (next to the fitness center). Movies are open to all personnel with access to Schriever AFB. Snacks are welcome at all movie showings. For more information visit our website at

Saturday, Jan. 23 — T-135

Goosebumps (PG) — 3 p.m.

Sicario (R) — 6 p.m.

“You Pick” Movie Showing: Jan. 29

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for a free “you pick” movie 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29 in the Building 300 auditorium. The movie is open to all personnel with access to the restricted area. The movie that received the most votes during the voting period will be announced in The Orbital the week of Jan. 25.

Airman and Family Readiness Center

Building 101, 567-3920

All events are held at A&FRC, unless otherwise specified. All dates, times and events are subject to change. Please call A&FRC to verify dates, times and scheduled events.

Career Technical Track: 8 a.m.-4:30p.m., Jan. 21 -22

Whether you want to use the skills you learned in the military or are looking to pursue a brand new challenge, the Career Technical Track will provide you with the information you need to plan for success in a technical career. By identifying the right training, you will invest in your future. This course provides information to help you make better decisions about pursuing your technical career goals in civilian life.

Deployed Family Event: 3 — 6 p.m., Jan. 23

Families of deployed members are invited to come out for bowling at the Peterson Air Force Base Bowling Center.

Capstone: 8:30 — 11:30 a.m., Jan. 25 and Feb. 1

Separating/retiring members must attend the capstone preliminary review to have their required separation/retirement form verified. Once the form has been verified by the A&FRC staff, the form must be signed by their unit commander or designee. The signed form must be returned to the A&FRC no later than 90 days before your separation/retirement.

Sponsorship Training: 1 — 3 p.m., Jan. 25

The training is for anyone who serves as a sponsor for their squadron in order to assist inbound Airmen and their families. Training includes mandatory online sponsorship training, sponsor roles and responsibilities, review of applicable relocation tools, sponsorship package information and more. Call to register.

Pre-Separation Briefing: 8 — 10:30 a.m., Jan. 26; 2 — 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2

This is the first step to separating or retiring from the military and the briefing is mandatory. This briefing will cover registering for e-benefits, beginning an individual transition plan and learning about the benefits and services available when you leave the military. Documentation of this briefing is accomplished through the completion of DD 2648. If you are a year from separation or two years from retirement, start the process. Call to sign up.

Federal Employment Workshop: 9 — 11 a.m., Jan. 27

Learn about the steps in your process of applying for federal employment. It is helpful to become familiar with before coming to the class.

Key Spouse Training: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m., Jan. 28

This training is required for new Key Spouses. Training includes official guidance on the Key Spouse program and familiarization with the various resources on base and in the local community in order to appropriately assist AF families. Call to sign up.

Give Parents a Break: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m., Jan. 30

The Child Development Center offers respite care to referred active-duty Air Force families courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society one Saturday each month through the GPAB program. A voucher is required to register. Eligible families may obtain the voucher through the A&FRC, commander, first sergeant or chaplain. Your child must be registered at the CDC by Jan. 27.

Readiness Briefing: 8 — 10 a.m., Feb. 3

This is a mandatory briefing for personnel 30-60 days out from deployment, 365 or remote tasking. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Moving Out of the Dorms: 2:30 — 4:30 p.m., Feb. 3

Learn how to project a budget based on monthly expenditures, identify financial needs and live within means. Become financially fit to move out of the dorms.

Schriever Fitness Center

Building 120, 567-6628

Bench Press and Deadlift Competition: 9 a.m., Jan. 29

Are you the strongest? Lift the greatest percentage of bodyweight and prove it. The Bench Press and Deadlift competition will be held 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the fitness center. There will be prizes for the overall top 3 males and top 3 females. Competitors may participate in one or both events, but only those who participate in both events will be eligible for prizes. Registration will be limited and all participants must pre-register by noon Jan. 22. Call to register

Lazyman Triathlon: Feb. 1-29

Participants of the Lazyman Triathlon will have the month of February to complete the events of an Ironman Triathlon (swim 2.4 miles, bicycle 112 miles, run 26.2 miles; no substitute event for swimming; no recumbent bikes; upright and spin bikes okay; no walking; treadmill okay). Contact Juliana Yim to register. Deadline to register is Feb. 7. Upon registering, participants will receive a “calculator” that must be used to track progress. This calculator must be turned in by noon, March 4, in order to receive credit for completing the event.

AF Fitness Assessment Testing Time/Day

The Air Force Fitness Assessment testing times and days are 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This testing schedule will remain in effect until April 1, 2016. For more information, call Natalie McCoy at 567-2359.

Fitness Center 5-on-5 Basketball

The gymnasium is open for 5-on-5 basketball 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Any authorized users interested in participating in pick-up basketball are welcome to attend.

Fitness Center Floor Ball

The gymnasium is open for floor ball (floor hockey) 5-6 p.m. Thursday. All equipment is supplied. If you are interested in participating, contact Senior Airman Jeremy Binz at 567-5239 or Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wander at 556-4179.

Kiosk Classes

Mondays: Kick-boxing Interval Training, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesdays: Supreme Stretch, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: Cardio Sports Drills, 9:30 a.m.

Thursdays: Power Pilates, 9:30 a.m.

Fridays: Quick Core, 9:30 a.m.

Saturdays: Blast ‘N Burn, 8 a.m.

Sundays: Cycling II, 8 a.m. and War III, 9:30 a.m.

Basketball Court Closures

1 — 5 p.m., Jan. 29

Please note: The schedule is subject to change at any time. Please call to verify availability.

Satellite Dish Dining Facility

Building 300, 567-3333

Monday-Friday, breakfast and lunch restricted usage: open to active duty and Department of Defense civilians. Open to all Schriever employees for dinner, midnight meal, all meals on weekends and federal holidays. For information regarding eligibility, call 567-4732. Online Menu:

AAFES Food Services

Arby’s Food Truck

Arby’s food truck will be available 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Building 101parking lot.

Anthony’s Pizza

Working with AAFES Exchange, Anthony’s Pizza serves pizza by the whole pie or by the slice 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Building 210 atrium. Drinks will also be available for purchase. Need a lot of whole pizza pies for a party or office gathering? Arrangements can be made for the purchase of multiple pies by calling 576-5661. Please place your orders before 9 a.m. Cash and Credit card purchasing will be available.

Outdoor Recreation and Information Tickets and Tours

Building 300, Room 131, 567-6050

Call for ticket delivery options on Schriever AFB, outside the RA. Outdoor Recreation is an authorized TicketsWest ticket retailer. Get all your TicketsWest tickets at ODR/ITT.

RecOn Ski Trips: Feb. 13, March 5 and April 9

The RecOn Program is hosting ski trips throughout the ski season. Trips are open to all active-duty military members and their families. Call 567-6050 for more information or to sign-up.

SnoFest: Jan. 22-24

SnoFest is a military snow sports weekend Jan. 22-24 at Keystone Resort. The event features fantastic skiing, parties, cardboard derby and non-skier events too. Get your lift tickets at ODR/ITT. Make lodging reservations by calling 800-258-0437 and give Group Code GC7PAR and base affiliation: Schriever AFB. Lodge for two nights or more with Keystone Managed Property and kids age 12 and younger ski FREE! Visit

RecOn Dog Sledding Trip: March 23

The RecOn Program is hosting a dog sledding trip March 23. This trip is open to all active-duty military members and their families.

Denver Nuggets and Avalanche Tickets

Information, Tickets and Tours is now selling Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche tickets for the 2015/2016 season.

Ski Season Passes

Information, Tickets and Tours is now selling season passes for select Colorado ski resorts and day passes for most resorts. Buy your tickets now before you go to the mountain for discounts and to avoid waiting in lines.

Outdoor Recreation Trips

Outdoor Recreation has various opportunities for outdoor adventure. Contact ODR to be added to the e-mail distribution list and be the first to know about upcoming exciting trips.

Awards, Engraving and
Custom Picture Framing

Building 300, Room 133, 567-4370
Open 7:30 a.m. — 4 p.m., Tuesday — Thursday

It is time for fourth quarter and annual awards. Be sure to get your orders in early. Custom picture framing — we can change your mat and give your art a fresh look. Broken glass? We can fix that too. Call 567-6050/4370 for more information.

Child Development Center

Building 60, 567-4742

Program is open to all eligible patrons in the entire Front Range area. This includes Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson and U.S. Air Force Academy members.

Parent Involvement — Chef Day: Jan. 29

Parents of enrolled children are invited to join their child(ren) in learning about creating fun meals 3 p.m. Jan. 29. For more information, contact your child provider(s).

Parents Day Out: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m., Jan. 30

PDO is held in conjunction with GPAB but charges a fee of $4 per hour, per child. Your child must be registered at the CDC by Jan. 27.

Hourly care

Are you looking for hourly care for your children 6 weeks-5 years? The CDC offers hourly care for just $4 per hour. Parents may call the CDC for more details, to inquire about availability and to sign-up.

School Age Program

Building 60, 567-4742

2015-2016 Before and After School Program

The School-Age Program is enrolling children in the before and after school care program for the remaining 2016 school year. Registered children will enjoy structured activities, various clubs, games, and outdoor activities. Before and after school care is offered to children residing in District 22 (Ellicott School District). School bus transportation is provided daily to and from Ellicott School. Children residing in District 49 will be eligible for care on scheduled school closures and snow days. Reservations must be made in advance to ensure care is available, please call Lisa Barnett at 567-7100. Please call Vicki Rygiel 567-2850 for more information about the program.

Professional Development Center

Building 210, Room 310, 567-5927

Schriever Professional Enhancement Classes.

Informed Decision: 9 a.m. — noon, Jan. 26

First/Second Term Airmen 12-15 months prior to their DOS are required to attend unless pending involuntary separation. The briefing is an educational experience specifically designed to enhance one’s knowledge of the Air Force benefits, highlighted program requirements, and processes. The goal is to ensure personnel obtain the needed information in order to make the best decision for them and their family.

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