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VOLUME 13, #32

Prairie dogs carry plague, no cause for concern




A LEADER’S PERSPECTIVE Learn what you can control, bloom where planted Lt. Col. Samuel Oppelaar III, 21st Space Operations Squadron commander


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Airmen graduation


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CC call, Bennie’s opening “This is a place for us to be proud of who we are, of our heritage, of space domain excellence and our shared future — if done right it —


Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, left, and retired Lt. Col. Brett Schriever unveil the sign to Bennie’s Breakroom during its grand opening at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 6, 2019. The breakroom is a place where Airmen can mentor, learn and strengthen connections. U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert


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By Lt. Col. Samuel Oppelaar III 21st Space Operations Squadron commander


n the highly competitive environment of our normal day-to-day Air Force careers, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the discussion of what you will do next. Is it time to apply for your dream job in a highly selective unit? Should you enroll in a highly selective education opportunity? Is it time to move on to the next phase of your life? These are great forward-thinking questions, but don’t forget about here and now. When I was a young company grade officer, a great mentor shared a simple idea we should apply throughout our careers: “Bloom where you are planted.” When he spoke to me about the Air Force promotion system and central selection boards, he regularly mentioned the this concept. It is natural to compare the position you are in with those of your peers, but you can’t let it affect your work. In our business there are many things that impact our careers that are truly outside of our control. My challenge to you is to learn about and then focus on the things you can control. One thing you absolutely can control is your performance — an example of blooming where you are planted. The Air Force put every single one of you in the position you occupy right now, so own it. Make the job you do today the focus of your work life and try to excel. There are no guarantees you will get everything you want out of your career, even when you excel, but if you don’t try to bloom in your position, you can guarantee the things you want are less likely to happen.

One of the main things Air Force leadership, including wing leadership, looks for in Airmen is how well they perform their primary jobs. In my experience, a person’s work results are more important than everything else and that includes where they work. I’ve seen this in selectively manned units, professional military education and leadership positions. If you get discouraged because you’re not in your “dream job” or weren’t selected for a coveted position, and you let it negatively affect your job performance, you may unintentionally change the course of your career, possibly in the wrong direction.

Make the job you do today focus of your work life and try to excel. If you find yourself in a position or job you perceive as less desirable than your peers, don’t dwell on it. Instead, I recommend you take the skills and training the Air Force offers and do the best job you can. Own what you do, learn as much as you can about your tasks, read what people have done well and not so well in the past, and innovate. These are some of the things you can control. Remember, bloom where you are planted. Be the best services or mission support provider, base defender, cyber professional, space operator, etc., you can be.


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Prairie dogs carry plague, no cause for concern By Halle Thornton 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — According to El Paso County officials, the plague was confirmed as responsible for the death of two prairie dogs at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Although this is a relatively regular occurrence on base and throughout the Colorado Front Range, awareness of symptoms and risks is the best way to keep residents and personnel safe, and the overall risk is extremely low. Charlie Lawton, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron cultural and natural resources manager and biologist, said the plague outbreak was expected. Lawton explained the plague spreads via fleas, and because the prairie dog population is extremely high this year, prairie dog populations are more likely to contract the plague. “It’s not actually a big deal,” he said. “It happens every three to five years in Colorado. It’s incredibly common, especially during wet years, prairie dog population goes up and the population density is really high then the disease comes through and they’re all packed in their little holes and they get it.” Lawton has been monitoring the popu-

lation since spring, in the expectation this might happen. “It was kind of the perfect storm,” he said. “If it was going to happen this was when it was going to.” Lawton said although it is not a big deal, the base population should take precautions, especially with their pets. “Keep your dogs, cats and yourselves out of prairie dog towns,” he said. “If you see a prairie dog either deceased or distressed, don’t go close or touch it.” Lawton said although very unlikely, if bitten by a flea carrying the plague, one might experience flu-like symptoms, and should go to the doctor immediately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plague can be treated

successfully with antibiotics, but an infected person needs promt treatment to avoid serious complications or death. “The chance of flea to human is extremely low unless you’re handling the infected creature,” he said. Lawton said one prairie dog colony is infected, he expects all to be contaminated by the end of the summer. “Young male prairie dogs are the ones who get kicked out when the population of one town gets too high, and they go off to find their own hole elsewhere, so it will get carried that way,” he said. Though spreading of the plague is unlikely, the base population is encouraged to take the following precautions:

“It was kind of the perfect storm.”

• Protect pets with flea powder, drops, or a new flea collar. Keep pets on a leash and out of wild rodent habitats. • Stay out of areas that wild rodents inhabit. If you enter areas with wild rodents, wear insect repellent and tuck pants cuffs into socks to prevent flea bites. • Avoid all contact with wild rodents, including squirrels; do not feed or handle them. • Do not touch sick or dead animals. “The plague is a regular and expected occurrence, there is no cause for public concern and we’re getting out in front of it with some proactive, abundance of caution management techniques,” Lawton said. Out of an abundance of caution, Schriever leadership closed part of the running track closest to the impacted colony along the west perimeter fence line between the Enoch and Irwin gates. Additionally, the Blue Road west of the driveway to Buildings 901 and 902 is closed. The 50th CES is coordinating to secure a pesticide treatment in the affected colony to eradicate the fleas and reduce the likelihood of the plague spreading. If you see a dead animal on base, report it to 50th CES at 719-567-3361.

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Schriever hosts EAP briefing By Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Space Wing hosted the Employee Assistance Program informational briefing, Aug. 7, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Danna Plewe, Air Force Employee Assistance Program manager, hosted five informational sessions informing eligible civilians about the program. Plewe said the EAP provides civilian employees and their families free, confidential resources to help support and manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being Jan Devitt, 50th SW community support coordinator, said Plewe came to the base to educate people on the EAP, so they know it is available. “Based off of metrics gathered, personnel were not using the service or did not know about it,” she said. Ron Gevry, 50th SW director of staff, attended one of the five sessions and said the program is a crucial tool for supervisors of civilian employees. “The EAP is a versatile program that can help resolve an array of problems whether the issue stems from work place conflict to personal family issues,” he said. “Our greatest weapon system in our Air Force is people, and we need to ensure we are taking care of them.” Devitt said EAP started when Air Force leadership realized the disparity between resources available to the military and civilian teammates. “They recognized the void and implemented the Employee Assistance Program to ensure support was provided for all,” she said. “It is specifically for civilian and nonappropriated fund personnel.”

“THE EAP IS A VERSATILE PROGRAM that can help resolve an array of problems whether the issue stems from work place conflict to personal family issues.”

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster

Danna Plewe, Air Force Employee Assistance Program Manager, briefs personnel on the benefits of the EAP, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 7, 2019. The EAP is a professional service which provides problem solving, coaching, information, consultation, counseling, resource identification and support to all civilian and non-appropriated fund employees.

The EAP services are offered as a free benefit and is confidential within limits of the law, offering a full spectrum of services by putting personnel in touch with a counselor who provides support no matter what the issue is. “This program removes a lot of the guess work and time spent away from their job


trying to find a business or person to resolve a particular issue,” Devitt said. “You don’t have to call several people, you just make one phone call and an EAP representative does it for you.” Plewe also discussed WorkLife4YOU, which is a comprehensive resource and referral program free to the user. “When something happens in your life,

you can get the support you need through WorkLife4YOU,” Devitt said. “Civilian and NAF employees should look into this program and EAP. It is a valuable program and it’s wonderful the Air Force is providing this service.” For more information and assistance call 800-222-0364.

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CC call, Bennie’s

opening By Jennifer Thibault 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, hosted a commander’s call Aug. 6 to discuss connections and upcoming options for Airmen to help make more of them. “We’ve seen in surveys, squadron visits, discussions with Airmen and in our outreach that Airmen at Schriever are struggling to feel connected. We’re working to get after that,” Smith said. “We’re working to understand what barriers are preventing our Airmen from making connections. If you have ideas to better help us understand what those barriers might be and how we can remove them, please let me know.” The commander recounted some of his previous teams, including a front office team at the Pentagon, a small team deployed to Iraq and a company grade officer team right here in the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, and how those high performing teams helped him through life’s stressors.

“We are proud to see Bennie’s as a gathering place to connect with other Airmen while surrounded by a rich legacy and artifacts that remind us of our space heritage.” “While in each case the teams excelled at their missions, it’s not the mission I remember these teams for but rather how I felt being part of them. The teams cared for me and I cared for them. I can still tell you the names of each member and more importantly, what motivated and inspired them,” he said. “That’s the power of connections.” continued page 7 | BENNIE’S

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Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, speaks during a commander’s call at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 6, 2019. Smith discussed communication, connections and ways Airmen can help make more of them to include the opening of Bennie’s Breakroom.

In addition to already established events such as Warrior’s Edge training Aug. 15 and the Connection Culture training Sept. 10, leadership is also working the plan for the Team Schriever Resilient Tactical Pause. “We’ve already accomplished some of the requirements during recent stand down days so we’re looking to focus on some other options,” he said. “It will likely include more squadron time because we want to make time for meaningful connections within our teams.” To get after connections in a physical way, past and present leadership combined efforts to establish Bennie’s Breakroom, as a place to mentor, a place to learn, a place to make and build relationships, and a place to foster existing connections. The new gathering spot, located across the street from the 50th Security Forces Squadron building, carries the base’s namesake, Gen. Bernard “Bennie” Schriever, who is considered the father of space and missiles. “This is a place for us to be proud of who we are, of our heritage, of space domain excellence and our shared future — if done right it — will secure American leadership in space for generations,” Smith said.


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Lt. Col. Michael Schriever, grandson of the base’s namesake and 2nd SOPS director of operations, joined other family members at the grand opening as well as arranged for some family items to be included among the facility’s memorabilia. “We are humbled and honored to be part of opening Bennie’s,” said Schriever. “We are proud to see Bennie’s as a gathering place to connect with other Airmen while surrounded by a rich legacy and artifacts that remind us of our space heritage.” Schriever and his son, Staff Sgt. Brett Schriever, are carrying on their family’s legacy of service. “To serve and be on the forefront of change is a dream come true,” he continued. “As we press forward toward a new horizon of space operations in the United States, the space warfighters we develop today will execute my grandfather’s vision, ‘In the long haul our safety as a nation may depend upon our achieving space superiority. Several decades from now the important battles may not be sea battles or air battles, but space battles, and we should be spending a certain fraction of our natural resources to insure that we do not lag in obtaining space supremacy.’” For more information on Bennie’s Breakroom, please contact Capt. Gabriel Pentkowski at 719-567-5001.

Senior Master Sgts. Cory Shipp, right, and Adam Greer, 50th Force Support Squadron and 1st Space Operations Squadron superintendents respectively, serve themselves popcorn during the grand opening of Bennie’s Breakroom at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 6, 2019. The new facility features a pool or crud table, shuffleboard, dartboard and rooms to conduct mentoring sessions. U.S. Air Force photos by Kathryn Calvert

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Schriever single CGOs connect, build resiliency at chaplain’s office retreat By 2nd Lt. Idalí Beltré Acevedo 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The 50th Space Wing chaplain’s office hosted a single company grade officer’s resiliency retreat, “Single and Secure,” for Schriever Airmen at Breckenridge, Colorado, Aug. 9-11. During the retreat, Airmen discussed modern day dating and marriage and learned about their own personality traits by completing self-assessments based on the MyersBriggs and the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator tests. The single CGOs also explored Breckenridge together and built on newly formed friendships. Capt. Jordan Huggins, 50th Space Wing chaplain, highlighted the sense of loneliness single Airmen can feel and explained how the retreat can help. “We try to provide an opportuThe single CGOs nity for people to blow off some also explored steam,” he said. “We give them a place to stay, connect and build Breckenridge relationships, and give them together and built ample time to take advantage of the outdoor activities available at on newly formed Breckenridge.” friendships. Huggins emphasized even though this retreat is offered by the chaplain corps, no particular religion was highlighted or emphasized to keep the lessons practical and neutral. “It’s through the chaplain corps so there is an element of faith we try to build into it, but we try to develop the curriculum so it’s applicable to all faiths or lack thereof.” For Huggins, this retreat not only helped build morale and resiliency but also enriched the spirit and personal well-being of Airmen.

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Airmen discuss their findings after performing a personality self-assessment during the single company grade officer resiliency retreat, “Single and Secure,” at Breckenridge, Colorado, Aug. 9, 2019. The event encouraged Airmen to engage in one-on-one discussions about single life as a military member, modern dating and marriage, and provided an opportunity for single CGOs to get away for a weekend of self-discovery, camaraderie and fun.

Second Lt. Tyler Gorman, 2nd Space Operations Squadron GPS payload engineer, participates in a conversation ball activity during the single company grade officer resiliency retreat, “Single and Secure,” at Breckenridge, Colorado, Aug. 9, 2019. The 50th Space Wing chaplain’s office hosted the retreat for single CGOs to disconnect from day-to-day stressors, connect with each other, build on morale and strengthen resiliency.

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ASSESSMENTS From page 8 “Studies show the more connected you are socially, the happier and more productive at work you tend to be and that’s part of the reason why we are here,” he said. For 2nd Lt. Eries Thompson, 4th Space Operations Squadron satellite operator, the retreat was a chance to gain a new perspective on being a single military member. “I enjoyed meeting new people and building new connections,” she said. “Everyone had a different perception or experience I could relate to or something I could maybe apply to my personal life.” First Lt. Richard Wright, 22nd Space Operations Squadron crew commander, said the retreat helped him build his resiliency and morale. “The self-care portion of it was like a reset button,” he said. “I felt reassured about the path I am on and looking forward.” Wright highlighted how the chaplain’s office has helped him in the past. “The Schriever chaplain corps is an incredible group. I love to work with them and I know I can stop by any time. I feel reassured when I go and talk to them,” he said. “They have helped me find some solutions to issues I have had and I appreciate all the work that they put in for us.” Huggins offered advice for Schriever’s single CGOs. “Put yourself out there, be willing to be vulnerable, get to know people,” he said. “Be willing to say, ‘I need connections, I need a network, I need friends who can help me along in this journey we call life.’” For further information about upcoming chaplain’s office events, call 719-567-3705.

“Put yourself out there, be willing to be vulnerable, get to know people.”

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Capt. Jordan Huggins, 50th Space Wing chaplain, explains the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator during the chaplain’s office-hosted single company grade officer resiliency retreat, “Single and Secure,” at Breckenridge, Colorado, Aug. 9, 2019. The RHETI is a map for personal growth that identifies ways of relating to and perceiving the world, accurately describing why individuals think, feel and behave in particular ways based upon core motivations.


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Grant helps Spouses Dress for Success

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The 50th Space Wing leadership is seeking ideas or proposals from Airmen throughout the wing through its Innovative Warfighters Advancing Readiness program. iWar is the base’s version of AFWERX.


Mt. Carmel’s Janet Farley, left, and Dillard’s Sue Truex, right, pose with Army Spouse, jobseeker and grant recipient Precious Wallace.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. On that note, Mt. Carmel established the Dress for Success Grant for current and former spouses enrolled in our MilSpouse Career Program who are in an active job search. The 2019 applicant essays were reviewed and winning recipients awarded a $200 grant for job interview attire from Dillard’s of Citadel Mall. Assistant Store Manager Sue Truex proudly helps each recipient. “My son is a former Marine; I see the need, I love clothes, and I love to help veterans, military, and their families,” said Sue. Sue recently helped grant recipients Precious Wallace and Katrina Atkins with their selections. “I’m so excited about winning this grant,” said Precious. “I’m looking for part time work as a hostess or a front desk receptionist.” For Katrina, the grant was perfectly timed – she was preparing for a conference at CSU Pueblo. “Sue was amazing in helping me pick out items that would work for my career field. She has such a heart for the military and it was a wonderful experience for me. I can’t believe how many items I was able to bring home! I left in tears,” said Katrina. “It has been disheartening looking for work for the past 8 months, however I have felt so supported by Mt Carmel. Every time I thought I reached an end, there was another class or presentation that helped me a bit more and gave me more hope. You all are truly making a practical impact on the military community.” Mt. Carmel’s Janet Farley, MCP program manager, is helping Precious, Katrina and others with resumes, job search and more. In the 15 months MCP has been active, more than 180 spouses have enrolled. Today, more than 70 are employed with an average salary of $17.34/hour ($36,067 annually). Military spouse unemployment remains high at 26 percent nationwide with underemployment at 56 percent but the MCP at Mt. Carmel is working to change that for the better. “I’m so grateful to our donors and partners who made the 2019 Dress for Success Grant a possibility; I’m even happier for our job-seeking military spouses who I know appreciate the assistance,” said Janet. Thirteen women and two men applied to for the grant including seven spouses of active duty members and eight spouses of veterans. Ten are searching for work; five are underemployed. The effort was supported with $500 from the Ft. Carson Mountain Post Spouse’s Club; $650 from the Kenneth King Foundation; and $50 from Military Spouses Wanda Williams and her daughter, Dee Green. Essay panelist Tammy Whalen of HomeSmart was so impressed with one essay, she donated $200, allowing grants for seven total applicants.

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PROMOTES innovation, iWar and AFWERX By Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Thirty exhibitors were recognized for their innovative efforts to advance the Air Force at the 2019 AFWERX Fusion Xperience in Las Vegas, July 23-24. Shana Allen, 50th Force Support Squadron management analyst, said AFWERX is a team of innovators from a variety of organizations brought together by the Secretary of the Air Force.

“Without innovation we risk falling behind our adversaries.”

“When our Air Force community implements innovative solutions we often save time and money,” she said. “In other instances, there could be a new process implemented that results in efficiencies or new services offered which may boost morale. No matter the innovation, we strive to build upon the Air Force senior leader priorities to restore readiness, cost-effectively modernize and drive innovation.” Allen said Schriever AFB encourages innovation at all levels. “Schriever AFB’s innovation program is Innovative Warfighters Advancing Readiness,” she said. “It provides a platform for everyone on Schriever AFB to pitch their innovative ideas directly to the wing commander, saving Airmen’s time, saving money and improving quality of life on Schriever AFB.”

Allen said AFWERX is important in continuing to foster a culture of innovation while also providing fresh opportunities to advance Air Force capabilities. “If you have an idea that you think would be great but you’re not sure what to do next, go check out the USAF Ideation Platform and AFWERX websites,” she said. “The Air Force wants your great ideas.” Derek Hamby, 50th Force Support Squadron chief of manpower and organization, said AFWERX brings together military, industry, entrepreneurs and scholars to provide real world solutions to the Air Force’s areas that need improvement. “AFWERX is important because the Air Force can continue to be the leader in air, space and cyberspace,” he said. “Without innovation we risk falling behind our adversaries.” Hamby said anyone can participate in programs like AFWERX. “Today’s Air Force operates in a constrained fiscal environment,” he said. “Implementing innovative ideas provides avenues to free Airmen’s time and save funding. This allows both Airmen and funding to be diverted to areas that are in need of manpower and funding.” According to an article released by an Air Force spokesperson, an online AFWERX challenge on multi-domain operations solicited a record-breaking 317 proposals for existing, commercially available concepts which could be applicable to the Air Force problem set. “I recommend we all be innovative in what we do,” Hamby said. “Without innovation organizations fail. Take VHS movie rental stores, for example. The stores didn’t believe in the digital medium for movies. This failure to embrace innovation resulted in the collapse of these stores. It can also be seen in many other organizations. The Air Force is no different in the fact we have to be innovative to stay ahead of our competition.” For more information about the iWar panel, contact Allen at 719-567-2780.



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School liaison connects military students to schools By Halle Thornton 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Air Force families across the world include 175,000 children ages 5-18, and these children generally move six to nine times during their K-12 school years, often making multiple moves in high school years alone. To help with this unique situation, Schriever’s new school liaison acts as the connector between the military base and student. “I was doing it as an additional duty for three years,” said Ruth Moore, 50th Force Support Squadron child and youth services school liaison. “Now I can focus on the military connected students full-time.” Moore explained the child and youth education services, including the school liaison, is committed to outreach, advocacy and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military connected students in pre-K through grade 12 as they face international educational challenges and transitions. “I have a great relationship with all the schools in Colorado Springs,” she said. “I can provide information on Colorado Springs school districts, act as the liaison between the military community and school administrators and provide consultation services regarding education.” continued page 13 | EDUCATION

“My son grew up as a military student, so it’s an honor to be


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Ruth Moore, 50th Force Support Squadron child and youth services school liaison, speaks to attendees during the Overcome Overload class at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 16, 2018. Moore is bringing more opportunities to benefit the School Age Care program at Schriever as the new school liaison.

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Schriever celebrates 50th OSS Airmen graduation

Graduates from the 50th Operations Support Squadron, display their graduation certificates during a graduation ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2019. Nine first-term Airmen finished their qualifications as satellite systems operators and extremely high frequency satellite system operators. The 100 plus day training curriculum prepared students to operate, support and maintain GPS and protected communications satellites, guaranteeing global, secure, survivable, strategic and tactical communications.

Maj. Alan Burwell, 50th Operations Support Squadron commander, discusses the importance of the space training 50th OSS provides during a graduation ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2019. The squadron instructors provide initial qualification training and upgrade qualification training, graduating more than 200 space professionals annually.

Lt. Col. Michael Schriever, 2nd Space Operations Squadron director of operations, congratulates graduates during the 50th Operations Support Squadron graduation ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2019. Graduates will join either 2nd SOPS or 19th SOPS as GPS system satellite operators and 4th SOPS as extremely high frequency system satellite operators.

Col. Laurel Walsh, 50th Operations Group commander, congratulates 50th Operations Support Squadron graduates during a ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 8, 2019. The 50th OSS is responsible for qualifying both squadron line and staff instructors through a two-week program to establish a baseline of instruction across all mission areas. U.S. Air Force photos by Kathyrn Calvert



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U.S. Air Force graphic by Halle Thornton

The child and youth education services, including the school liaison, is committed to outreach, advocacy and partnership initiatives that generate real-time solutions for military connected students in pre-K-12 as they face international educational challenges and transitions.

EDUCATION From page 11

Moore explained the five Cs of a school liaison: connecting, customize, comprehensive, construct and create. Connecting: Schools, families and communities meet the unique needs for pre K-12 military connected students. Customize: Real-time solutions for military connected students facing transitional barriers and educational gaps. Comprehensive: Professional development for educators to understand the military lifestyle. Construct: A network of extensive resources for building resilient communities. Create: A system of support for mili-

tary connected students experiencing parental deployment or separation. “Academic standards, promotion or graduation requirements, services for children with special needs, eligibility for sports and extracurricular activities and transfer and acceptance for records vary greatly from state to state, even district to district,” Moore said. “While these are not new issues, national emphasis on quality education and higher standards for admission to many post high school

education and training institutions increase the stakes like never before.” Gary Hernandez, 50th FSS School Age Care program coordinator, said one of the reasons the position is important is because the person serves as the bridge for the School Age Care program and the school it serves. “Ruth (Moore) is able to help with communicating between the two and keep us both aware of events, visitors and opportunities for the program and children,” he

Air Force families across the world include 175,000 children ages 5-18, and these children generally move six to nine times during their K-12 school years.

said. “Ruth is also able to bring opportunities such as guest speakers and field trips to the SAC program itself. “She is bringing more opportunities to the benefit of the SAC program here at Schriever,” Hernandez continued. “Ruth’s position enables her to also assist the children of deployed parents, the parents themselves and brings programs or events to the children of the entire base such as the recent back to school event.” Moore said it’s not just academics, but the whole person concept (emotional, mental and physical), and she is honored to take on the role. “My son grew up as a military student, so it’s an honor to be helping military connected students obtain a quality education,” she said. For additional information, contact Moore at 719-567-6176.

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Unite Program gets Schriever Airmen down the river

Senior Airman William Nash, 50th Comptroller Squadron financial services officer, jumps into the Arkansas River during a whitewater rafting trip in Cotopaxi, Colorado, Aug. 10, 2019. Airmen from the 50th CPTS enjoyed a full day of rafting using Unite Program funds. The Unite Program benefits all Airmen in a unit, including assigned Active Duty, Reserve and non-appropriated funds civilians.

Schriever Airmen prepare to raft down the Arkansas River during a white water rafting trip in Cotopaxi, Colorado, Aug. 10, 2019. The 50th Comptroller Squadron used Unite funds to mitigate the trip’s cost. The Unite Program is used to develop new skills or competency, improve physical fitness or promote interaction between unit members. Funds have to be used no later than Sept. 15. For more information about the Unite Program, contact Eric McCullough at 719-567-2525.

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New DOD program to track sexual predators By Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Department of Defense created a new initiative called “Catch a Serial Offender” to increase the effectiveness of the sexual assault prevention and response program and offer another avenue for victims to report suspect information. According to Christina Martinez, 50th Space Wing sexual assault victim advocate, CATCH gives individuals making restricted reports a way to anonymously disclose suspect information to help the DOD identify serial offenders. “Individuals entering data can choose to enter as much or as little information as they deem appropriate or feel comfortable entering,” she said. The program also allows an individual to add additional information at a later date and time, and allows law enforcement and investigative agencies to identify possible serial sexual assault offenders. John Camacho, 50th Security Forces Squadron investigator, said the program will provide a way forward for victims and enhance the help investigative agencies and law enforcement can provide to the victim. “I think the program is great,” Camacho said. “Victims are often scared to come forward. This program allows them to submit their reports online. The CATCH program does not disclose the victim’s identity when they input data and participation in the program is voluntary. “Data entries are queried against other CATCH entries, via the CATCH website, other unrestricted reports and law enforcement data for possible matches in the system,” Martinez said. “If a match is determined, the victim would be notified of the match, allowing them to make an informed decision about converting to an unrestricted report.” The victim will be provided with a username and password by the SAPR office, generated based off of their restricted report. “Victims can log into the system and enter their information or can fill out and mail in a hard copy of the CATCH form,” Martinez said. “Entries made in the CATCH system will remain active for 10 years.” The 50th SAPR office will incorporate the program into the services they offer to the victim. “Our office will discuss the CATCH program with any individual who has reported or opts to make a restricted report of sexual assault,” Martinez said. Martinez said even though the new program will identify potential offenders, there is another step to take before an investigation starts. “There will not be an investigation of an incident without an individual converting their report from a restricted to an unrestricted report,” she said. For more information regarding the CATCH program, visit the SAPR office website at www. or call at 719-567-7634 or 719-567-7446. For confidential 24/7 crisis intervention, call or visit the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247.

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45th Space Wing supports successful Atlas V AEHF-5 launch An Atlas V AEHF-5 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Aug. 8, 2019. Previously, the Atlas V rocket launched Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellites from CCAFS in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2018.

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AF Week in Photos

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An RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 5, 2019, for a rotational deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather at Andersen AFB such as typhoons and other scenarios that have the potential to hinder readiness.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye

Senior Airman Victor Henderson, left, and Staff Sgt. Kyle Strobele, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, conduct training with Mike, a MWD, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 1, 2019. Handlers wear protective gear to allow MWDs to practice correctly subduing a suspect with minimal injury to the handler.

Pilots from the 25th Flying Training Squadron and the 5th FTS soar through the sky in a T-38C Talon over Oklahoma, July 26, 2019. The T-38 Talon is a twinengine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles across the Air Force. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the acceptanceday parade for the Class of 2023 on Stillman Field at the Air Force Academy, Colorado, Aug. 6, 2019. The ceremony marks the moment when the Class of 2023 is formally accepted into the cadet wing and receive their fourth-class cadet shoulder boards.

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ON BASE 9/11 Memorial Soccer Tournament Schriever Air Force Base will host a base-wide 9/11 memorial soccer tournament Sept. 9-11 at Schriever AFB. Participants can sign up as a team, or individually, and will receive a free shirt. The deadline to sign-up is Aug. 26. Email Senior Airman Hernando Ortega at hernando.ortega.1@ or Capt. Rahni Moon at rahni.moon@ to sign-up or for more information.


Clinic announces closures

With deepest regret to the family of Lt. Col. Daniel P. Wallick, if anyone has claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Wallick, contact 2nd Lt. Adam Cottrell at 719-567-4590.

Claims against the estate With deepest regret to the family of Airman 1st Class Alex C. Gleckman, if anyone has claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Gleckman, contact 1st Lt. Joseph C. Folse at 719-560-6960 or 719-567-6960.

Pot Hole Repair

Legal Office Weekly Briefings

The Civilian Personnel Office has new customer service hours: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 — 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Safe and Sound week

Claims against the estate

A Days of Remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the base fitness center. This interactive event recognizes Holocaust survivors and the more than six million European Jews and 11 million killed during the Holocaust. Todd Hennessy, director of education and educator with the Colorado Holocaust Educators, will speak. The 50th Civil Engineer Squadron is conducting pothole repairs and crack sealing on parking lots and roadways across the base. Impacts on traffic are not expected; however, drive safely to ensure safety of working crews. Direct questions to Mike Rosseau at 719-567-5092.

The Schriever Health Promotion office will close Aug. 16-27. Contact the Peterson Health Promotion office if you need assistance at 719-556-4292. Schriever Air Force Base is partnering with the Air Force Safety Center and Occupational Health and Safety Administration on a nationwide Safe and Sound week until Aug. 18. The campaign focuses on raising awareness and understanding of safety and health programs in the workplace. The Air Force Safety Center is also supporting the initiative by challenging Airmen to complete three safety related actions within 30 days and then sharing it on social media. The safety office would also request to know how many people at each unit have received the virtual OSHA coin and participated in the campaign. If Schriever AFB has multiple participating units, the Air Force Space Command chief of safety will send an actual AFSPC/Safety coin to present to the unit safety representative who piles up the most virtual coins. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Robert Cook and Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Armstrong at 50SWSafety.Workf or call 719-567-7233.

Days of Remembrance Ceremony

New Civilian Personnel Hours

The 50th Space Wing Legal Office provides the following briefings Fridays: 8 a.m.-Article 137 re-enlistment briefing 9 a.m.-Deployment briefings. Legal office court requirement: Before appearing and/or testifying in court in an unofficial capacity, all Air Force members are required to meet with the legal office. For more information, call 567-5050.

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The Schriever Air Force Base clinic will close on the following times: Family Day: noon — 4:30 p.m., Aug. 30 Holiday: All Day, Sept. 2 Visit for more information about services and clinic hours.

Knowledge Management Center Provides Training

The Knowledge Management Center provides reoccurring classes for knowledge management programs. Classes are in Building 301, Room 119, every first Thursday of the month. Records Management is noon — 1:30 p.m. Freedom of Information Privacy Act is 1:45 — 3:15 p.m. Publications and Forms class is 1 — 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Knowledge Management Center at 719-567-6001. To register, visit sites/50sw/wsa/kmc/tn/SitePages/Home.aspx.

Schriever Choir: Orbital Harmony Auditions

The Schriever Air Force Base Choir performance group, Orbital Harmony, will conduct auditions to fill vacant spots for the spring and summer 2019 performance season. All positions are currently open (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). Any experience level is welcome. Auditions are conducted by appointment in Building 210, Chapel Office. Participation in the Schriever AFB Choir can be used toward qualification for a volunteer ribbon. For more details or to schedule an audition, contact Allen Neal Vickrey at 719-721-9280.

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Please take a moment to answer a few questions about the sources you find most useful when obtaining official information. The purpose of this survey is to provide the 50th Space Wing commander insight into where and how Schriever Airmen get official information. The commander will use these results to leverage current communication tools, and possibly incorporate new ones, to best serve and communicate with the base population. The survey is anonymous and completely voluntary; however, maximum participation is encouraged to engage the best possible communication tools for our audiences.

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Senior noncommissioned officer induction ceremony

The senior noncommissioned officer induction ceremony is scheduled 5 p.m. Friday at Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs to recognize and support Team Schriever’s newest master sergeant selects. For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Kathy Blake at 719-567-5666.

Run for the Fallen

The Colorado Run for the Fallen is scheduled 7 a.m. Sept. 14 — 15 and will go from Fort Carson, Colorado, to Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. The run and donations supports the families of fallen military members and their families. For more information, call 720-755-8180 or 816-916-1194, or email

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Military Retirees Activities Office

The Military Retiree Activity Office will hold its monthly meeting for all military retirees and their spouses on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

The Society of 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 on the last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. For more information, call 331-6689 or 260-8172. Spouses are invited to events marked with

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KIDS & FAMILY Active Adventurers Group, a weekly indoor group for parents/caregivers and their children. Activities will include toy time, a craft, socializing, a group activity and clean up. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 520-9463,

Gettin’ Loose with Spray Paints, offering three classes: space, mountains and water. They are designed to teach you the basics about creating art with spray paint. Each class is designed to build off of the previous class but can easily be taken individually. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; through Aug. 31. $35/class. Academy Art and Frame Company, 7560 N. Academy Blvd., 213-3960,,

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DANCE Broadmoor Waltz Club, offering patterned waltz lessons. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; through Aug. 27. Free. Rock Family Church, 4005 Lee Vance View, 531-6600, CommuniDance, creating community through movement and music. An ecstatic dance group following a wave pattern influenced by five rhythms. All ages and drop-ins welcome. The circle is open. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Donation based. Movement Arts Community Studio, 525 E. Fountain Blvd., #150, Dancing with Live Bands, weekly dancing to a variety of music, including Big Band, Swing, Country, Latin and more. Free dance classes every Saturday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. $10. International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, Ormao Community Movement Series: A Glimpse into Bharatnatyam, a brief intro to this classical dance of India. Beginners welcome. Ages 12+. Wed., Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. $10. Ormao Dance Company, 10 S. Spruce St., 471-9759, ormaodance@, SoCo Dance Festival, the culminating performance of the inaugural Southern Colorado Dance Festival, which included a week of extraordinary dance classes with guest artists from all over the country. Fri., Aug. 16, 7 p.m. $5. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200,, Swing Dancing, no partner needed. Attend the first half-hour for a free beginner lesson. Occasional live bands. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. $8 online, $15 at the door. The Loft, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 445-9278,, Tango Mondays, beginners welcome. Mondays, 6 p.m. $5-$10. Cucuru Gallery Café, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900,

COMEDY & IMPROV Comedy Below, a monthly Comedy Show in the coolest art gallery you’ve never heard of! Hosted by the hilarious Andrew Ingram, featuring Springs and Denver comics. Third Friday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. $10. The Gallery Below, 718B N. Weber St., 347/961-4789, jonb@,

RMCR Cocker Spaniel Showcase, includes fun and useful items to check out with all proceeds from donations going directly to helping dogs with all medical issues prior to adoption. Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 5627 Barnes Road. Sat., Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.,

HEALTH & WELLNESS Gentle Stretching, with instructor Bill Currington, bringing three decades of yoga, dance and martial arts experience to this gentle stretching class, suitable for all ages and people with limited mobility. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. $10. Movement

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Food Truck Tuesdays, a tasty lunch from local food truck vendors on the west lawn of CSPM. Enjoy live music while you dine. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; through Oct. 29. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990,,


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The EMU Family Fun Vendors Market, including family health professionals, a green screen photo booth, art and personal care vendors, food, demonstrations, educational resources and more. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with $2.50 museum admission. Colorado Springs Children’s Museum, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 160, 228-9035, inquire@infoemu. com,

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Creekside Cowboy Breakfast Buffet, all-you-caneat creekside patio dining featuring live entertainment with Ted Newman. Saturdays, Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; through Sept. 1. $13.99, $5.99 for ages 10 and under. The Pantry Restaurant, 6980 Lake St., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9018,

Garage Sale Fundraiser, benefitting Harley’s Hope Foundation. Wide variety of gently used items for sale including household items, pet supplies, books, exercise equipment, collectibles and more. Harley’s Hope Foundation, 5405 Bradley Circle, Security. Sun., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 495-6083,,

Dinosaur Family Concert: Tyrannosaurus Sue, a musical work by Bruce Adolphe for chamber orchestra and narrator that follows the story of Sue, the world-famous T-Rex, on her journey from birth to old age. The program will also include a favorite selection from Jurassic Park and will end with an instrument petting zoo. Sat., Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m. Free-$11.50. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 601 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 6861820,,

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Classes at the MAC, including “Boss Laser Cutting & Engraving 101,” “Darkroom 101 and “Start Your Signature Book.” See website for date, time and price details. Through Aug. 28. $15-$195. Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, director@manitouartcenter. org, Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, featuring tips and tricks to hone your genealogy skills. Topics include finding elusive obituaries, railroad pension records, navigating databases and much more. Meet in the Columbine Room downstairs. Wed., Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m. Free. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333,, Pikes Peak Workforce Center Workshops, a variety of classes designed to help job-seekers identify and use their resources while looking for employment. Includes interview preparation, resume creation and more. Ongoing. Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, #1107, 6673700,


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