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Schriever Sentinel

Base Briefs: September 8, 2016

This week

Military Retirees Activities Office holds monthly luncheon

The Military Retiree Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club, followed by its monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. The guest speaker for today will be Scott Bartlet to explain what an Ombudsman does. Call 719-556-7153 for more information.

Schriever housing offers family Christian fellowship

A family Bible study will be held at the Tierra Vista Community Center 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Come join us for inspiring worship, Bible study and prayer. Families are welcome. Childcare and separate kids’ activities for 10 and under provided. For more info, call 567-3705.

Clinic announces closures

The Schriever medical clinic will be closed the following dates/times:

Sept. 14 2 — 4:30 p.m. Training day

Sept. 15 7:30 — 9 a.m. Wing Warfit

Oct. 10 All day Holiday

Oct. 12 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Training day

Nov. 9 11 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Training day

Nov. 11 All day Holiday

Note: The clinic closes Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for physical training. Normal clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.

Peterson hosts Pikes Peak area 9/11 commemoration

A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held 9 a.m. Sunday at the Peterson Air Force Base 9/11 memorial outside Buildings 1, 2 and 3. To view the invitation, please click the link below. https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=302505&k=0161400C7B52

Wing holiday party master of ceremony Tryouts

The wing holiday party planning committee will hold a master of ceremony tryouts 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 in the Building 300 auditorium. If you are interested in trying out or have any questions, contact Master Sgt. Rodolfo Reyes at 567-2211.

Chaplain’s office holds Pokemon challenge

Do you love Pokemon, Pokemon GO or just love earning things? The Chaplain’s office has you covered. Come pick up a challenge sheet from the Chaplain’s office in Building 300 and complete all eight quests, each quest earning participants a Pokemon badge. Collect all eight to get a collector’s display box and be named Pokemon master. If you have any questions, please call the Chapel office at 567-3705.

Building 400, 300 elevators now operational

One of the elevators in Building 300 and a north elevator in Building 400 are now fully operational and ready for service.

On-base

Schriever to host POW/MIA 24-hour run

In remembrance of those who gave their freedom for ours, Schriever will host a 24-hour run. The event will kick-off at 7:30 a.m. during the Sept. 15 War Fit Run, running until 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16. Volunteers are needed to support the continuous running of the POW/MIA flag during this 24-hour period, which will be broken down into 30-minute shifts. To sign-up, contact Tech. Sgt. Jason Krichten at 567-7409.

Visit Schriever — Staff and Family
Tour: Sept. 27

Schriever Air Force Base personnel and their family members are invited on a Staff and Family Tour 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Space is limited, first come, first served. Children are welcome, however, the tour will include lots of stairs, so strollers cannot be accommodated. The deadline to sign-up is Sept. 23. If interested, call the Public Affairs office at 567-5040.

KEEP training for civilian supervisors

The Schriever Air Force Base Civilian Personnel Office is offering a Knowledge Enhanced Employee Program class for supervisors of civilian employees from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in Building 210, Room 310. The class will cover topics such as filling positions, disciplinary actions, time/attendance, 971 files and awards. To sign up for this class, contact Maggie Wander at 567-4351.

Shuttle schedule to update

Shuttle service is available to all Peterson Air Force Base dorm residents and technical training school students assigned to Schriever Air Force Base.

New Shuttle Schedule — Effective Oct. 1: Rt 1 Rt 2 Rt 3 Rt 4

Depart PAFB Building 1160 (Aragon Dining Facility):5:45 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Arrive SAFB Building 210:6:15 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 4:30 p.m. N/A

Arrive SAFB Building 200 (North portal):6:20 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 4:35 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Depart SAFB Building 200 (North portal):6:30 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m.

Arrive PAFB Building 1160 (Aragon Dining Facility): 7 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 5:15 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

Shuttle service will run Monday through Friday, to exclude holidays and family days. The shuttle service will run as scheduled during weather delays/early release but will not run if SAFB and/or PAFB is closed due to bad weather. Any questions/concerns/feedback regarding the shuttle service should be directed to Mr. David Collins at 567-3365.

EO career field open for retraining

The Equal Opportunity career field is looking for Airmen and NCOs wishing to join. EO is currently seeking approximately 20 first term Airmen between now and July. 1, 2017, for retraining. Scheduling for NCO retraining will occur at a later date, NCOs and Airmen are encouraged to coordinate with their career field managers before completing the 15-day observation period requirement to apply. For more information, please contact Master Sgt. Eumiko Egins at 665-4977/2056.

Register for Green Dot training

Registration is now open for Green Dot overview sessions (to meet the 2016 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response requirement). All personnel may register for an overview session on the FSS SharePoint site. If you initially get a “denied access” error, simply press the request access link in the bottom of the error box and you will receive an email when access is granted. Classes are offered 2 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. every Friday in the Building 300 auditorium. Class sizes are limited to 50 personnel.

Off-base

Chapel to host Marriage Care retreat

The Schriever Chapel is sponsoring a free Marriage Care retreat Sept. 16-18 in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. There are limited spots available. First come, first served. Contact your Chapel office to register at 567-3705.

AF Academy cadet sponsor program looking for volunteers

The AF Academy is looking for volunteer sponsor families to build a professional mentoring relationship and provide a home-away-from-home for cadets. The program needs about 180 families to sponsor cadets. Sponsors must be at least O-3 for officers, E-6 for enlisted and GS-05 for civilian. The program is designed to provide new cadets mentorship, offering active-duty and retired military personnel and civilians in the community an opportunity to mentor cadets on a permanent basis for their time at the Academy. Email cadet.sponsor@usafa.edu or usafa.cwtmsponsor@usafa.edu or call 719-333-2727 for more information.

Society opens door to military widows

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 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Peterson Air Force Base club. Call 597-0492 or 591-9523 for more information.

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