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Schriever Sentinel

Schriever Air Force Base Happenings: March 4 – 18, 2016

Happenings 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.

FSS Special Events

Matt the Knife: March 4

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for an afternoon of intense entertainment from illusionist, comedian and mentalist Matt the Knife March 4. Matt the Knife will be performing a teaser show in the Satellite Dish Dining Facility 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. and a grand performance 2 p.m. at the Schriever Fitness Center. All installation personnel are welcome. Adult situational material; only 18 years and older are advised to attend. For more information, call 567-5808.

2016 Children’s Spring Fling: March 19

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to the 2016 Children’s Spring Fling 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. March 19 at the Schriever Fitness Center. Come dressed as your favorite story book character and enjoy lunch, games, prizes and a variety of activities. This event is free and is open to the entire Schriever community. For more information, call 567-5464.

FSS at the Movies

Tierra Vista Community Center, Building 300 Auditorium, 567-2525

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for free movies at the Tierra Vista Community Center or in the Building 300 auditorium. Movies are open to all personnel with access to Schriever AFB. Snacks are welcome at movie showings.

Saturday, March 5 — TVC

The Good Dinosaur (PG) — 3 p.m.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) — 6 p.m.

‘You Pick’ Movie Showing

Friday, March 11, 11 a.m. — Building 300

The 50th Force Support Squadron invites you to join us for a free “you pick” movie 11 a.m. March 11 in the Building 300 auditorium. This is open to all personnel with access to the restricted area. Vote for the March “you pick” movie at Choose between Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daddy’s Home, Point Break or In the Heart of the Sea. Voting ends March 6.

Saturday, March 12 — TVC

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) — 3 p.m.

Point Break (PG-13) — 6 p.m.

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 and it is recommended to contact A&FRC to verify these. Also, call the A&FRC to register or for more information.

Capstone: 8:30 — 11:30 a.m., March 7

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 separation/retirement.

Pre-Separation Briefing: 8 — 10:30 a.m., March 8

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.

TRICARE Transition Briefing: 9 — 11 a.m., March 9

This briefing provides an overview of TRICARE for all those who are separating or retiring from the service.

Key Spouse Training: 9 a.m. — noon, March 10

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.

Give Parents a Break: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m., March 12

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 March 9.

Transition GPS: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., March 14-17

The A&FRC will be holding a Transition GPS class from 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., March 14-17. This four-day workshop is open to all service members separating or retiring from the service.

Right Start: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m., March 17

An introduction of the installation and local community resources to newly arrived personnel. Briefers include: 50th Space Wing Commander, SAPR, Family Advocacy, medical, legal and more. This briefing will be held in the Building 300 auditorium.

Schriever Fitness Center

Building 120, 567-6628

St. Paddy’s Day Fun Run: March 15

The fitness center is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Fun Run to be held in conjunction with the Wing Run 3 p.m. March 15. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 finishers and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers. No registration is necessary.

SAPI — Outdoor Laser Tag: May 20

Experience Colorado’s first and only Outdoor Laser Tag Adventure Park. The new Urban Adventure Battlefield is located right in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, and takes up a whole city block, with 3 acres and six buildings for a combined indoor/outdoor urban feel just like the video games. Two teams compete in our various combat-style adventure missions, combining fun, skill, strategy and teamwork — all without the pain and high cost. Much more than paintball, airsoft or traditional indoor laser tag, Battlefield brings to life all the popular video games such as “Call of Duty” and “Halo.” The first 15 Single Airmen to register will receive a free 90-minute game session and a weapons upgrade. For more information or to register, please contact Seth Cannello at 567-6658 or

SAPI — Skydiving: June 4

The first 12 Single Airmen to register will receive free transportation and the opportunity to jump tandem out of an airplane. Participants will be flying through the air with panoramic mountain views including Pikes Peak and the Arkansas River Valley. Participants must provide their own lunch, snacks, photos and video if desired. For more information or to register, please contact Seth Cannello at

New Locker Room Cleaning Schedule

The Fitness Center locker rooms will be closed for cleaning Monday through Friday from 1:15 — 1:45 p.m. Please plan your workouts accordingly.

AF FA Testing Time/Day

The Air Force Fitness Assessment testing days and times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. and noon. The Air Force Fitness Assessment summer hours will begin April 1. Testing days and times will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The summer testing schedule will remain in effect until Nov. 1.

Fitness Center 5-on-5 Basketball

The gymnasium is open for 5-on-5 basketball Wednesday evenings 5-7:30 p.m. 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. Thursdays. All equipment is supplied. If interested in participating, contact Senior Airman Jeremy Binz at 567-5239 or Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Wander at 556-4179.

Kiosk Classes

Mondays: Kick-boxing I, 9:30 a.m.

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

Wednesdays: Sport 101, 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. & War III, 9:30 a.m.

Fitness Center Closures

The basketball court will be closed the following dates/times:

March 3, 5 a.m. — March 4, 6 p.m.

March 13, noon — March 14, 5 p.m.

March 17, 5 a.m. — March 19, 6 p.m.

The aerobics room will be closed the following dates/times:

March 17, 5 a.m. — March 19, 6 p.m.

The fitness center will be closed on the following dates:

March 18-19

Please note: The schedule is subject to change at any time. To verify availability, please call 567-6628.

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, please call 567-4732.

St. Patrick’s Day Meal: 10:30 a.m. — 1 p.m., March 17

Cream of potato soup, chicken ala king, corn beef, Irish crust cod, Caesar chicken wraps, brat bar, parsley buttered potatoes, steamed rice, corn-on-the-cob, cabbage, carrots, assorted salads and assorted pastries. Menu is subject to change.

AAFES Food Services

Arby’s Food Truck

Arby’s food truck has a new schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Building 101 (Ent Credit Union), 11 a.m. — noon

Building 60 (CDC), noon— 12:30 p.m.

Tierra Vista Community Center, 12:30 — 1 p.m.

AAFES Anthony’s Pizza

Working with AAFES Exchange, Anthony’s Pizza will now be serving pizza by the whole pie or by the slice on Wednesday, March 16, in Building 210 11 a.m. — noon, Building 60 (CDC) noon — 12:30 p.m., and Tierra Vista Community Center 12:30 — 1 p.m. 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. Place your telephone 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 restricted area. Outdoor Recreation is an authorized TicketsWest ticket retailer. Get all your TicketsWest tickets at ODR/ITT.

RecOn Ski Trips: March 5 & 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.

Denver Nuggets and Avalanche Tickets

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

Colorado Avalanche Military Appreciation Game: March 5

Colorado Avalanche is hosting a Military Appreciation game against the Nashville Predators March 5, 1 p.m.

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. For more information or to register, please call 567-6050.

Denver Nuggets Military Appreciation Game: April 2

The ODR/ITT office is now selling tickets for the Denver Nuggets Military Appreciation Game on April 2, 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Kings.

Ski Season Passes

Information, Tickets, and Tours is now selling season passes for select Colorado ski resorts and also day passes for most resorts. Interested in discounts and not waiting in long lines?

Outdoor Recreation Trips

Outdoor Recreation has the outdoor adventure you’re looking for. Contact ODR at 567-6050 to opt-in to their email list and be the first to know about upcoming adventure trips.

Awards, Engraving and
Custom Picture Framing

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

Customize your aprons, oven mitts and cutting boards in full color designs. Personalize the item with your favorite photos, quote, biblical verse and more. We also do custom picture framing. Changing the mat can give your art a fresh look. Broken glass? We can fix that too.

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 Advisory Board Meeting: March 9

Parents of enrolled children in the Child Development Center or School-Age Program are invited to participate in the monthly parent advisory board meeting at noon, March 9, in Building 210, Room 358.

Parents Day Out: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m., March 12

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 March 9.

CDC Full Time Care

Full time slots are available in the infant (6-12 months) and preschool (3-5 year olds) classrooms.

Hourly care

Are you looking for hourly care for your children 6 weeks-5 years? The CDC offers hourly care for only $4 per hour.

School Age Program

Building 60, 567-4742

Spring Break SAP Registration

Spring Break is March 21-25 for District 22 and March 21-April 1 for D49. Registration is available now. Activities planned for Spring Break include 4-H Agfest at Peterson March 24, guest visitors, swimming, Photography Club, Art Club, STEM activities and field trips. Weekly camp rates apply. Limited hourly care is available dependent on enrollment numbers. For reservations, please call Lisa Barnett at 567-7100. For questions about the activities, please call Vicki Rygiel at 567-2850.

2015-2016 Before and After School Program

Enrollment in the School-Age Program is available 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. For more information about the program, please call Vicki Rygiel 567-2850.

Professional Development Center

Building 210, Room 310, 567-5927

Schriever Professional Enhancement Classes.

FTAC: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., March 7-11

This class in mandatory for all first-term Airmen. Most in-processing items are taken care of during this class. Call 567-7329 for more information or to sign-up your Airman.

FTAC Hand-off: 2 p.m., March 11

Join us in celebrating the newest members of the Schriever AFB team during the FTAC Hand-off ceremony in Building 210, Room 310.

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