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Sun sets on USAFA-hosted 2018 Warrior Games
Falcon Parkway will be reduced to single lane access for repairs, traffic will not be allowed to pass from Hahn Avenue to Falcon Parkway. The traffic circle will be unaffected by construction. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Marquis Williams at 567-4323.
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50th OG Change of Command Col. Jennifer Grant cordially invites you to attend the 50th Operations Group Change of Command ceremony 8:30 a.m. Friday at Building 210. Col. Toby Doran will relinquish command to Col. Laurel Walsh. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony. For additional details, contact Capt. Matthew Cork at 567-5798.
Free tickets available There are a limited amount of free tickets for Switchbacks’ upcoming soccer games June 23 and 30. Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office, the fitness center or marketing department to pick up tickets. For more information, contact Virginia Figueroa at 567-5362.
Military Retiree Assistance Office monthly meeting The Military Retiree Assistance Office holds its monthly meeting for all military retirees and their spouses on the second Thursday of every month at 11:30 am at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, followed by lunch at 12:45 pm. The guest speaker will be Caitlin Daberkow, who will talk about the Veteran’s Rehab Program offered by Habitat for Humanity. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.
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Team Air Force veteran Senior Airman Brett Campfield competes in the visually impaired category for archery during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018. Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — As the sun sets behind the Colorado Springs mountaintops, the flame lit ceremoniously a week earlier to signify the official start of the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games is extinguished, bringing to close the eighth annual iteration of the Games, June 9. Wounded warrior athletes representing the
U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command, as well as athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, and Canadian Armed Forces, listened as the Air Force’s Vice Chief of Staff addressed the crowd. “If we measure success by the lives saved, the steps forward you have taken, and the inspiration you’ve given to everyone here,
I’d say these Games have been absolutely, unbelievably successful,” Gen. Stephen W. Wilson told the athletes. Quoting President George Washington, Wilson continued, “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be See Warrior Games page 12
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Izabella Nuttall, 6, displays a plant she potted during the parent enrichment summer celebration at Tierra Vista Communities at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8, 2018. Izabella’s family took advantage of the opportunity to strengthen their family bond. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the event, which included games, crafts and more.
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out of his day to share some of his leadership perspectives. 1. What was your motivation for joining the Air Force and where did you start your career? My uncle was in the Air Force for 30 years and retired as a chief master sergeant. He was the first person I saw in uniform in our family pictures and I thought that was something I would like to look into more as I got older. I managed to earn an ROTC scholarship for college and originally thought I would only do four to five years and then get out but I enjoyed the military and realized it fit my personality well. 2. Who is a leader that stands out to you? Why do they stand out to you? Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice were always two leaders who stood out to me. Their bearing and poise commanded respect and capability. They were two leaders that stood out to me as people who “walked the walk, and talked the talk” and didn’t compromise their principles.
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Published by Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Schriever Air Force Base and the 50th Space Wing. This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Schriever Sentinel are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense (DoD) or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this publication including inserts and supplements does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the Department of the Air Force, or the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is obtained from the Schriever AFB public website and based on news releases, features, editorials and reports prepared by the DoD and Air Force newsgathering agencies and the Schriever AFB Public Affairs Office.
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50th Civil Engineer Squadron commander SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Lt. Col. Andrew DeRosa is the commander of the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron. He is a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The 50th CES is his second command, which he will relinquish in a few weeks for a new command with the 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer at Hurlburt Field, Florida. He took some time
3. What are your hobbies, past times or skills you might have and what draws you to them? My hobbies include collecting old U.S. gold and silver coinage as well as paper money, working on my DeLorean and, enjoying the outdoors when able to with the family. I’m very detail-oriented whether it be mechanically/electrically with my DeLorean or where there’s a lot of information to assimilate and be cognizant of such as when collecting old U.S. coinage. I also collect gems and minerals. 4. How do you handle stress or challenges? I usually meet challenges and stress head-on.
It doesn’t always go my way, but I can say I did my best with the situation that presented itself. I try to ensure I’m keeping a balance in the areas of family, profession, religion and physical fitness. I always put a little bit of distance and try to remain objective when things get really stressful. I also tend to work out more and go for more runs. 5. How do you prepare junior Airmen for leadership roles? I try to prepare our junior Airmen for leadership by empowering them to make a decision at their level, as long as it’s appropriate for their rank and grade, and become comfortable making those decisions and not second guessing themselves. If you’re comfortable making the small decisions you’ll have a framework to make the larger more difficult ones with, and you won’t shy away from them. 6. What’s some advice that you’ve received that’s stuck with you? Own up to your mistakes, don’t be afraid to make them and take ownership and responsibility for everything in your wheelhouse. Don’t make a decision while emotional about it. Decisions need to be made void of emotion and objectively. 7. Is there anything else you would like to add about leadership? Remain true to yourself. There are a lot of different styles out there and a million books to read on leadership. You should be an individual and not look to be a clone of someone else’s leadership style. Hone your weakness before you work on your strengths. If you’re not being challenged every day in something you’re not growing as an individual or a leader.
June 14, 2018
Duathlon challenges experienced athletes
U.S. Air Force photos by Kathryn Calvert
Participants race down the path during the first 1-mile portion of the 14th annual duathlon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8, 2018. The fitness center hosts events like this to boost morale and promote physical fitness.
By Halle Thornton 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Twenty-nine Airmen participated in the 14th annual duathlon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8. The event consisted of a one-mile run, followed by a 12mile bicycle ride and finished with another one-mile run. Matthew Cork with the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron finished first with a time of 55:52, and Annette Melcher with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron finished first among the females with a time of 1:14:04. Seth Cannello, fitness center director with the 50th Force Support Squadron, said due to manning, implementing the event was challenging, but turned out to be a success. “Despite a slow start for registrations, we actually had a fair number of people compete and some extremely fit people slugging it out for the fastest time,” he said. “Cork crushed the course again this year but I was impressed with all the top three male and female competitors. Perhaps the most impressive performance came from the back of the pack. It was fun to see them come from behind and place at the finish.” Although some of the participants’ bikes malfunctioned during the race, Cannello praised the athletes for pushing through. “I always feel bad when someone can't finish because of a mechanical issue, but everyone at the event had a great attitude and I think they'll be back next year,” he added. Melcher, a first time Schriever AFB duathlon participant, said it was her first time ever biking 12 miles.
“I didn’t have the best mountain bike, so I felt like it was going to break at every turn,” she said. “I had to get off my bike during the sandy portions of the route.” However, she said the two one-mile runs fared better. “That was my fastest mile since I’ve gotten back into serious training,” she added. Melcher enjoyed the workout, despite the technical challenges and the heat. “I was very wobbly getting off the bike, so after I got that out of my legs, finishing the last mile felt really good,” she said. Melcher is currently training for the World Class Athlete Program, a qualifier for the United States Olympic running team, so events like these help her stay in shape and connect with her other Airmen. “It was a really great workout, the course was laid out really well and it was definitely a challenge,” she said. “I didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was, especially with the sand. It’s a lot of camaraderie, especially after the race, hanging out. It’s a good bonding experience.” Cannello praised all participants for their hard work and determination to finish the race. “I love seeing people push themselves physically, and in my opinion, finishing a tough race, regardless of what place you take, is admirable,” he said. “I think it caught a few people by surprise, but they pushed through and finished and that's all that matters.” Chase Contreras with the 50th Contracting Squadron, also a first time participant, finished third among the males with a time of 59:37. “My goal was to finish in under an hour, so I was happy
Matthew Cork with the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron powers around a curve during the 12-mile bicycling portion of the 14th annual duathlon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8, 2018. Cork won the men's division with a final time of 55:52.
with my time,” he said. Contreras competed in the event because of his love of endurance events, but was also motivated by his fellow Airman. I want to give a shout out to Michael Kilbourne, my personal mentor and source of inspiration,” he said. “Kilbourne said ‘Go do it and try and crush it,’ so I did it for him.” Contreras thoroughly enjoyed the event, and appreciated Cannello’s hard work in hosting the event. He also agreed with Melcher in that the bike portion was physically strenuous. “Because of the trail conditions, I was constantly getting shook on the bike,” Contreras said. The most rewarding part of the event was cheering on his wife, and seeing people come out from all different squadrons on base to participate and compete with one another. “It’s a Team Schriever morale building event,” he said. “People have the opportunity to push themselves physically and mentally. It’s a great challenge.” Although Contreras has only been at Schriever for 10 months, he said he will keep an eye out for future physical activities and events like this. “I encourage more people to come out and do it next time if they can,” he said. For more information about upcoming fitness center events, contact the fitness center at 567-6628.
Participants race on their bicycles during the 12-mile portion of the 14th annual duathlon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 8, 2018. The event required athletes to complete a 1-mile run, followed by a 12-mile bike ride and finish with another 1-mile run.
June 14, 2018
Schriever Airmen to race for AFSPC
U.S. Air Force photos by Christopher DeWitt
Nearing the finish line, 1st Lt. Veronica Leddy, operations engineering chief with the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron, finishes the race strong during the 12th annual Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado half-marathon at Schriever AFB, Colorado. Oct. 6, 2017. Leddy is an avid runner, and will represent Air Force Space Command in the 2018 United States Air Force marathon.
By Halle Thornton 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Two Schriever Airmen were selected to compete in the 2018 United States Air Force marathon Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The first official marathon was Sept. 20, 1997, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Air Force, and is now held the third Saturday in September each year. The course travels throughout the base, and runners pass the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, the flight line and the Wright Brothers Memorial Monument. The course is certified by the USA Track and Field Association and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The following major commands will represent in the race: Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, AFMC, Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force Space Command, Air Mobility Command, United States Air Forces in Europe and Pacific Air Forces. The marathon consists of 10-person teams, comprised of three males and one female for the full marathon division, and four males and two females for the half marathon. First time AF marathon runner 1st Lt. Veronica Leddy, chief of operations engineering with the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron,
applied for the event after Seth Cannello, fitness center director with the 50th Force Support Squadron, suggested she give it a try. Leddy completed the required paperwork in March, which asked for past running experience and times, and in the beginning of June, she made the half marathon team. “When I found out I was selected, I was nervous because it’s going to come at a crazy time because I’m leaving Schriever, but I was mostly excited,” she said. Leddy praised 1st Lt. Nicholas Ruiz, executive officer with the 50th Mission Support Group and fellow AF marathon selectee, for his support and enthusiasm when it came to the process. “He has looked out for me since day one,” she said. “He’s walked me through this whole process and really encouraged me to apply.” Ruiz was elated when he found out Leddy qualified for the team. “I was happier for her than for me that she got picked up,” he said. “I’m just happy she is going to experience the event.” Additionally, Leddy thanked Cannello and the fitness center for their support. “I’m very grateful to the fitness center for showing me these opportunities,” she said. Ruiz participated in the AF half marathon last year, and is excited to make an appearance again this year in the half. “The race last year was awesome,” he said. “I’ve never ran around that many people in my life. It was incredible. I felt like while I was running hard, I was also absorbing everything around me.”
Sprinting to the finish line, 1st Lt. Nicholas Ruiz, executive officer with the 50th Mission Support Group, tries to beat his personal record during the 12th annual Schriever half-marathon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 6, 2017. Ruiz is one of two Schriever Airmen representing Air Force Space Command in the 2018 United States Air Force marathon.
Ruiz thanked the AF event staff and volunteers for hosting the event, and is excited to return. “They did a phenomenal job with the setup,” he said. “One of the coolest parts was having people throughout the course, who don’t know you, cheer you on.” While Ruiz is thankful just to be able to participate in the marathon, he hopes to break his personal record and win for the AFSPC. “We placed third out of 12 teams last year,” he said. “That was the first time AFSPC medaled. We were 22 minutes away from first, so I want to beat that this year.” Leddy is also determined to run her fastest time, and push herself like never before. “Competing in this race and representing the MAJCOM will motivate me to run farther
than I usually do,” she said. “I have to step it up a little bit. Hopefully, I’ll be able to run faster there than here.” Ruiz said the atmosphere can influence their performance. “It gives you inspiration being around other runners,” he said. “You have someone yelling for you the whole time, and you’re representing something bigger than yourself.” Leddy looks forward to running in a race with more than 8,000 people. “This event is really big,” she said. “I’ve never done anything like this.” “To anyone who is thinking about it, just go try one,” he said. “The first step is to sign up. It validates your efforts, it’s really cool to be acknowledged, and all your training pays off.”
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June 14, 2018
Reserve Citizen Airman commissions directly into space mission By Staff Sgt. Laura Turner 310th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- When Margaret Ann Atkins first sat down with Tech. Sgt. Michael Smith, officer accessions recruiter at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, she knew exactly what she wanted to do in the Air Force Reserve. Without hesitation, Atkins expressed her interest in working with the space mission and requested that Smith look into it for her. “Maggie’s first interview was one of my first officer accessions interviews, so I did not know what to expect,” said Smith. “She had a passion for the Air Force Reserve that you do not see very often anymore. She quickly met all of the qualifications and we started the interview process for careers.” While interviewing for jobs that Smith knew were available in the region, Atkins asked him to look into space specifically. He was unsure of the possibility for Atkins to go straight into space, since it had only happened once before with the 19th Space Operations Squadron back in the year 2000. “At first I did not think it was a possibility,” said Smith. “But you could tell she was excited about it, so I looked into which commands had the space program, then reached out to Senior Master Sgt. [Edwin] Medina at 19th SOPS and he informed me that they would interview her. From there, Maggie did the rest; interviewed for the position and continued that drive to get in.” On May 21, Atkins made the trip from her home in Kansas City, Kansas., to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mississippi, to complete her commissioning oath. Though she is an engineer, said Atkins, she is first an American who wants to serve her country and put her skills and education to use for the betterment of her country and its people. She encourages others looking for motivation to be patient and persistent with their goals. “Patience is a lifelong skill and is no exception for achieving military goals,” Atkins said. “Be persistent in what your goals and objectives are, and do not get discouraged when something takes a little longer than what you expected.” Atkins knew she wanted to be an Air Force Reserve officer and that a position in the Air Force itself would be on
Lt. Col. Joseph Walter, wing process manager for the 442nd Fighter Wing, soon-to-be 2nd Lt. Margaret Ann Atkins and Tech. Sgt. Michael Smith, Officer Accessions recruiter at Scott Air Force Base, pose for a photo after Atkins completed her commissioning oath at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, May 21, 2018. Atkins will officially pin on her rank after completing Total Force Officer Training before assuming a position at the 19th Space Operations Squadron.
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We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest By Staff Sgt. Chip Pons Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Calling all storytellers. Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force. If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman? “Nobody knows the ins and outs of the Air Force like our Airmen do,” said Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, command chief of Air Education and Training Command. “In my tenure, I have met some of the brightest and most passionate Airmen who I know have the creativity and pride to deliver amazing videos for this contest. This is the perfect opportunity to tell your Air Force experience and help recruit and excite the next generation of Airmen in the process.” The selected finalists’ videos will be shown to the judges. Judges are Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright. The top videos will be shown at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 17-19. Finalists will be flown to Washington, D.C., with free admission to the AFA Conference and lunch with CMSAF Wright. The winning video will be announced during one of the conference’s senior leader keynote addresses. Additionally, the winner of the competition will have the opportunity to work with Air Force Recruiting Service to shadow a professional marketing crew and witness firsthand how an official recruiting commercial is produced. • You have full creative control for the style, tone and content in the video. Please keep in mind that this video is intended to attract future Airmen into making the decision to join the U.S Air Force. • The video should be formatted as a .WMV/MP4 file and should be around 30 seconds, but no more than 60 seconds. • Only one submission per person. Videos can be submitted on behalf of an entire unit (e.g. Flight, Squadron, Group, Shop, etc.).
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Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force. If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman?
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Marriage retreat rekindles relationships
Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, married couples gather on the second day of the 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s Office hosted marriage retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado, June 9, 2018. Couples spent quality time together through relationship sessions, exercises and a candle-lit dinner. This was the first marriage retreat the chapel team held this year.
By Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s Office held a free marriage retreat for military couples, the first of the year, in Breckenridge, Colorado, June 8 - 10. “This marriage retreat allowed Airmen and their spouses to get away from their busy schedules and have an opportunity to remember the reason why they are in partnerships,” said 1st Lt. Lauren Hughes, chaplain with the 50th Space Wing. “Being a military spouse is not easy and gaining coping and conflict skills when conflict arises, will enable them to have a more fruitful marriage.” The retreat featured outdoor activities, communication exercises, conflict resolution methods, hidden issues and personality assessments. Through these tools, couples were encouraged to discover the essentials for creating a healthy marriage. Master Sgt. Peter Christensen, a reservist operations superintendent with the 7th Space Operations Squadron and event attendee, said the retreat’s activities helped him and his wife gain a broader set of tools for strengthening their marriage. “This was our first time attending a chaplain retreat and it was fantastic,” he said. “It was all very informative. They gave us ways to better communicate with each other in accordance with our personality types.” Facilitators from the Center for Relationship Education were also present to guide the Schriever AFB couples during their weekend sessions and activities. Additionally, couples had the opportunity to enjoy a day of hiking and zip lining during their visit.
Hughes explained the importance for couples to help build on their relationship’s foundation and fix any conflicts that may occur. “To be able to fly, fight and win, we all need to be emotionally and spiritually healthy,” Hughes said. “If you have tools to grow and equip yourself during difficult times, it allows you to do your job effectively and build stronger bonds with loved ones. Knowing your family is taken care of is one of the biggest priorities.” Maintaining a healthy relationship is key and ties in with the 50th SW priority of “taking care of Airmen and families always.” Tech. Sgt. Jacqulyn Rider, noncommissioned officer in charge of chapel operations with the 50th SW, said she enjoys helping Airmen thrive in their relationships and advancing the 50th SW’s priorities, mission and vision. “At times, it can be difficult to focus on our families,” Rider said. “It takes a good balance to be able to do that. Through the events we host throughout the year, our aim is to focus on strengthening relationships and we love being a part of that. “Holding retreats like this helps us build relationships with people and they can put a face to a name. If they are having issues, they know they can come to us,” she continued. “We want them to know we are always here for them and they can come to us in their best times and worst times.” Hughes and Rider encourage Airmen to attend future retreats and other upcoming events with their loved ones. The next event will be a Blended Family retreat scheduled in July. For more information about Schriever AFB family support services, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 567-3920, or the 50th SW Chaplain’s Office at 567-3705.
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Schriever offers math class By Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Professional Development Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, will host a math concepts course offered through Colorado Christian University beginning July 24. The class will be held in the First Term Airman Center classroom on Tuesday nights from 5-9 p.m. The five-week course will run until August 21. “It is a prerequisite for higher level math classes and is a refresher which covers algebra, trigonometry and geometry,” said Master Sgt. Janelle Amador, career assistance advisor with the 50th Force Support Squadron. “It is an Air Force-approved math class that meets the requirement for a student's associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.” Math Concepts gives students an awareness of the role mathematics plays in today’s society and how it is used to understand and solve relevant problems. Additionally, it develops a student’s numerical literacy to confidently interpret and communicate numerical information. Airman 1st Class Denis Rodriguez, financial management technician with the 50th Comptroller Squadron, attended the course last semester, said his motivation for starting this class was to get a start on his education. “I think the course was interesting and gave me a perspective on how math at large,” he said. Amador says holding classes on the installation minimizes the seclusion of Schriever AFB from the rest of Colorado Springs. “By having courses here, we can invite our personnel living on Schriever AFB to complete their requirements conveniently without too much travel time,” she said. “For those who do not live on Schriever, if they prefer to come to class straight from work, then that is an option as well.” Classes like this benefit not only the individual but the Air Force at large. “We need to be educated and constantly think and create better ways of doing things in order to not just keep up with the world, but to be ahead of everyone else,” she said.
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Staff Sgt. Lee Rimell, noncommissioned officer in charge of financial management operations, and Senior Airman Nathan Saelens, financial management technician, both with the 50th Comptroller Squadron, discuss homework assignments in a classroom at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 12, 2018. Rimell and Saelens have successfully completed the Math Concepts course offered through Colorado Christian University via Schriever AFB’s Professional Development Center. The next session of the course begins July 24.
Schriever AFB, request the course through the Peterson Education Center. If there are enough students interested, the education center will coordinate with local colleges to offer the courses on base. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927.
“Without an educated force, it will be difficult to accomplish our mission.” Currently, the math course is the only one held at Schriever AFB. The Professional Development Center will offer other classes as needed. If there is a class that Airmen would like to see held at
AF transfers cyber responsibility to ACC Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced the service’s cyber responsibilities will realign to Air Combat Command from Air Force Space Command. “This move will drive faster decisions as we fight by realigning the cyber operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions under the same command,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said. Wilson pointed to the new National Defense Strategy that directs the U.S. military to invest in gaining and exploiting information and to deny adversaries the same ability. “This initiative helps do both,” she said. The realignment, directed by the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force, designates ACC as the lead Air Force command responsible for organizing, training and equipping Air Forces to conduct effective full-spectrum cyber missions and operations. AFSPC will focus on space superiority and full-spectrum space capabilities integrated into multi-domain operations.
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Retreat commemorates Schriever AFB naming
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Holding the U.S. flag, 1st Lt. Michael Jones, crew commander with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, carries the flag during the base retreat ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 5, 2018. The ceremony honored the flag and signaled the end of the official duty day.
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Members of the 4th Space Operations Squadron lower the flag during a retreat ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 5, 2018. The ceremony was conducted to commemorate the official day Falcon Air Force Station was named Schriever AFB.
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Warrior Games From page 1 directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” The Warrior Games, he notes, are one way the U.S. military attempts to live up to those words and ideals. “Our task is to carry on maintaining that commitment to our service members, veterans and military families, with the relentless effort, teamwork, esprit de corps, network, hope, healing and grit you all exhibited here, that we witnessed all week,” he concluded. The final countdown The atmosphere at the closing ceremony was festive. Athletes dressed in their team colors could be seen talking animatedly with one another, and passing out hugs and high-fives to their families, friends, coaches and caregivers. The ceremony came on the heels of the Games’ wheelchair basketball championship, where the Air Force was edged out by the Army, finishing second place in the tournament. The Air Force team performed admirably at this year’s games. Its wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball teams advanced to the final round of play in both sports, while Air Force track and field athletes Senior Airman Brent Campfield, Senior Airman Heather Carter, Master Sgt. Ken Guinn, Capt. Rob Hufford II and Lt. Col. Julie Walker all broke Warrior Games records in their respective events. Senior Airman Rafael Morfinencisco and Maj. Stacie Shafran, who competed in eight sporting events each, were two of only seven athletes named “ultimate champions,” a title awarded based on their cumulative performances at the Games. By week’s end, the Air Force’s 39 athletes amassed a combined 165 medals, including 70 gold, 56 silver and 39 bronze. Competing to win? For many members of Team Air Force, though, success at the Games was not defined by their place on the awards podium. “We come here, not just to compete, but to heal and learn, and we stay for other people’s stories. From that, we’re able to go back to our bases and actually be advocates for healing and recovering,” said 1st Lt. Ryan Novak, a munitions and missile maintenance officer serving as an aerospace ground equipment flight commander at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Novak, who suffers from a spinal cord injury, competed in archery, cycling, swimming and track during the Games. “Many of us go back, and we’re there to cheer on our own service members who are going through their own issues and help them,” he explained. “It’s about walking away and being a better person, not just physically and mentally, but also being a better leader.” And like Novak, Air Force guardsman Master Sgt. John Angel Jr., didn’t just compete for himself; he came to help others. “Less than a year ago, I didn’t think I could do this, but here I am,” he said. “It means the world to me. It’s lit a spark and fixed up my self-esteem.” Angel is on medical hold and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. “I’m a wounded warrior with invisible wounds,” he added. “I hope in some way I can inspire others to take part in this.’ A family affair While the Games were focused on the athletes, and their incredible experiences and accomplishments, they also provided an opportunity to recognize the dedication and support of the athletes’ family members and close friends. These caregivers have made their own sacrifices to help wounded warrior athletes with their recovery efforts and athletic achievements. Angel, who competed in the indoor rowing and archery competitions, was accompanied at the Games by his wife, Christy. Of helping care for her husband, she said, “It’s actually an honor; I get to take care of, not just my husband, but a service member who has given up a lot in sacrifice for our country.”
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.
Team Air Force athlete Capt. Hunter Barnhill receives a hug from his children after winning silver in the rowing competition during the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 9, 2018. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans participated in the Games. Competing athletes represented the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Special Operations Command, as well as the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces.
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“To have him here still is a blessing,” she added. “I have to take care of him 24/7, but, you know what? You marry them for better or worse, in sickness or in health, in my eyes. I like standing by his side.” Shawn Sprayberry, who has been the communications program manager for the Air Force Wounded Warrior program since 2015, has witnessed firsthand the impact spouses and family members can have on an athlete’s recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration process. “It can be a huge role. And it can be crushing to those caregivers, because they go from being a spouse to a caregiver, and that’s a huge adjustment,” Sprayberry said. “But, caregivers are – for those warriors who have them, they’re vital.” Wingmen for life Another key player in the success of the Air Force team that competed in the Games this year was the staff of AFW2. Every Air Force athlete who participated in the Games is enrolled in the program, which begins by identifying an Airman’s condition and continues through their stabilization or resolution. “The moment someone is wounded, ill or injured, and they are identified – from the moment they are in our hands, we advocate for them,” Sprayberry said. AFW2 strives to provide well-coordinated, personalized support to every Airman in the program, which incorporates adaptive sports and reconditioning activities that promote healing. Air Force wounded warriors who competed in the Games worked with expert coaches, sports trainers and nutritionists for months in advance to prepare. Though the AFW2 program supports its members in a myriad of ways, watching the Air Force athletes arrive and compete in the Games is the single most important experience the staff has, said Sprayberry. “When we come out to the Games and see these warriors, we can see the nervousness – but as soon as they start winning, competing and bonding with other warriors, it takes all of that away,” he said. “And when you see that happen, nothing can compare.”
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Team Air Force member Rafael Morfinenciso competes in the Department of Defense Warrior Games swimming competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 7, 2018. There were 39 athletes representing Team Air Force at the Games, competing against wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Special Operations Command, as well as athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Armed Forces
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine, left, U.S. Air Force veteran Russell Logan, and A SOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command), leave the starting blocks of the 100-m the Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games, which took place Ju Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. are a paralympic-style competition for woun from all U.S. branches of service and this year include teams from the United Kingdom Force and Canadian Armed Forces.
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orris, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete on Team Air Force, practices her backstroke swimming training session in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 5, 2018. Morris will compete hletes from the other U.S. military services, as well as athletes representing the United Kingdom, and Canada.
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Team Air Force wheelchair basketball coach Mark Shepeherd gathers the team around before their game against Team Marine Corps during the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 3, 2018. Wheelchair basketball was developed by World War II U.S. veterans in 1945, and the sport was introduced on the global stage at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games. Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, but some rules have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair.
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ce athlete Master Sgt. Brian Williams competes in the track and field portion of Department of ior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. While the primarily focused on the athletes, and their incredible experiences and accomplishments, they edgde athletes’ family members and/or close friends who have made their own sacrifices to help ded athletes with their recovery efforts and athletic achievements.
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Master Sgt. Michael Christiansen, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete on Team Air Force, competes in the seated shot put event at the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. Adaptive sports, like those practiced at the warrior Games, provide opportunities for athletes to heal and to regain confidence and purpose; the Games are a way to celebrate the athlete’s efforts and commitment to healing.
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(top) Master Sgt. Lisa Goad, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete and Team Air Force member, competes in the cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 6, 2018. Competing in the Games are service members and veterans with upper-body and lower-body limitations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses, and post-traumatic stress. Each of the Air Force’s 39 participating athletes will compete in one or more of 11 sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, and time-trial cycling. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester
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Retired Senior Airman Heather Carter takes a break with service dog, Rocky, after competing in sitting volleyball at the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2018. Warrior Games is a Paralympic style competition where wounded warriors compete in 11 different adaptive sporting events. Competition this year started June 1 and ran through June 9.
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Legends are born during esports tournament By Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Space Communications Squadron triumphed over the 50th Operations Support Squadron during the 2018 Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, “League of Legends” Championship Intramural Finals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 6. “League of Legends” is a team-based video game in which players from both sides fight to control various points on the game’s map in order to gain an advantage. Each team member plays as a “champion,” a specialized character with his or her own unique set of abilities. The championship was in a ‘best of three’ format, each complete match counting towards the final score, ending in a score of 2-1 in favor of the 50th SCS. Their victory will contribute to the team’s standing in the Commander’s Cup. While some may not think of “League of Legends,” or video games in general, when the term “sports” comes to mind; since the game lacks in physical exertion. However, it still requires the same team coordination, communication and strategy as many other recreational sports. “Having a team of five-to-ten people and maintaining a roster, requires a lot of effort,” said 1st Lt. Raymond Adams, commander’s action group with the 50th OG and event organizer. “Like other traditional sports, there are opportunities for Airmen to step up in leadership roles as well.” Playing multiplayer video games competitively for spectators is known as “esports,” a rising entertainment medium that is a byproduct of the rapid growth of the now billion dollar video game industry. This is the second year Adams helped organize an esports event for Schriever AFB. He said like other sports, teams must work together and every player needs to contribute. “Everyone has to step up and work out challenges,” he said. Additionally, like most competitions, there was a degree of friendly banter between opponents. When one of the 50th SCS team member’s computers encountered problems, their opponents chimed in asking if they had tried “turning the computer off and turning it on again.” This was rebutted with a boast of the 50th SCS’s victory in the previous match. “Once you get that competitive rally going, you have to show the other team you mean business,” said Airman 1st
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Participants celebrate the conclusion of the 2018 Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, “League of Legends” Championship Intramural Finals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 6, 2018. The game requires teams to use communication and strategy to work together, similar to many recreational sports.
Class Nathan Shumer, network administrator with the 50th SCS. “It’s all part of the fun.” At the end of the day, both teams congratulated each other on a game well played. “After winning the second match, we were right there with
A competitor rapidly clicks his mouse during the 2018 Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, “League of Legends” Championship Intramural Finals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 6, 2018. The game requires constant input from the player in order to keep their character mobile and responsive.
50th SCS in terms of being able to make good shot calling,” said 1st Lt. Brian Beatty, officer in charge of standardization with the 50th OG Standardization and Evaluation Division and 50th OSS team member. “It wasn’t enough; however, 50th SCS rotated their characters well and ended up winning.” Shumer complemented his opponents. “The 50th OSS were great competition,” he said. “They definitely threw some curveballs at us and were fun to play against.” Adams says as he hopes to continue to grow Schriever AFB’s esport scene, the competitions will have broader implications outside of the games. “The folks here, they have a passion and drive for gaming,” he said. “These events give them an opportunity to really connect and come together. It really opens up a spectrum of opportunities. “Not only does this help them learn how to better communicate with each other, it helps them bond as a unit,” he added. The next esport tournament will be an Overwatch Intramural Tournament beginning with a coach’s meeting June 21 and running throughout the month of July. For more information, call Adams at 567-4471. Current Commander’s Cup standings: 1. 4th Space Operations Squadron – 1200 points 2. 50th OSS – 1005 points 3. 50th SCS – 680 points 4. 6th SOPS – 540 points
Air Force implements new parental leave policy Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Air Force policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female Airmen who gave birth. Additionally, 10 days of non-chargeable leave were given to an Airman whose spouse gave birth. Effective immediately, the new policy applies to Total Force Airmen who are birth mothers and fathers, samesex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate parents. Reserve Component Airmen should refer to Air Force Instruction 36-3003 for specific eligibility requirements. Under the new policy, AFI 36-3003, Military Leave Program, outlines three forms of non-chargeable leave following a qualifying birth event or adoption: maternity convalescent leave, primary caregiver leave and secondary
caregiver leave. Now maternity convalescent leave is six weeks (42 days), primary caregiver leave is six weeks, and secondary caregiver leave is three weeks (21 days). Every birth mother will have convalescent leave. Caregiver leave is given in addition to the convalescent leave. Covered service members having a child by birth, adoption or surrogacy will determine which parent is the primary and secondary caregiver. Designations for caregiver status should be made as early as possible and follow Department of Defense guidance. Each parent can only hold one caregiver status per birth event or adoption; for example, a secondary cannot transfer their leave to the primary caregiver. Airmen should submit their caregiver leave as determined by their local unit commanders. Until LeaveWeb is altered to allow for a caregiver leave category, members will request the non-chargeable caregiver leave by selecting (T) Permissive on the type dropdown menu, and then
choosing rule 18 for primary and rule 19 for secondary. Until the AF Form 988 is altered, Airmen who cannot use LeaveWeb, should check “Other” in block 8 and specify primary or secondary in the remarks. For all three types of parental leave, the allotted time off must be taken all at once and cannot be split up. Primary and secondary caregiver leave can be taken any time within the first year after a child’s birth or adoption. The Air Force policy, authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, is effective immediately and retroactive to December 23, 2016. The Air Force Personnel Center will send out guidance via MyPers on the process for requesting restoration of qualifying non-chargeable leave. Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. For additional information regarding the Military Leave Program, please visit AFI 36-3003 or contact Air Force Total Force Service Center at 1-800-565-0102.
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50th OSS welcomes new staff instructors By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing public affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As the space domain evolves, it is crucial for space operations Airmen to get the most current and realistic training to work in contested and operationally limited environment. The 50th Operations Support Squadron is a component of the 50th Operations Group, which develops training requirements and directs support operations across eight weapon systems including positioning navigation and timing, military satellite communications and space situational awareness. 50th OSS instructor train space operators to be able to successfully carry out these mission sets. According to Capt. Jeff Wagner, PNT instructor with the 50th OSS, staff instructors provide the foundational and advanced knowledge necessary for students to become successful space operators through Initial Qualification Training and Upgrade Qualification Training. Within the next two weeks, the squadron will gain a total of 15 new instructors. Wagner, one of the 15, expressed his excitement to start training future space operators. “As instructors, we are the gateway for Airmen to gain expertise and develop Air Force professionalism,” he said. “It’s our job to fine tune the raw talent into experts once they arrive to Schriever. This will be my first time as a teacher in this squadron and my goal is to have a meaningful impact on Airmen, and be the best I can be.” First Lt. Simone Rhodes, GPS satellite vehicle operator
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First Lt. Dillon Hagerty, staff instructor with the 50th Operations Support Squadron teaches students at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 6, 2018. The 50th OSS instructors provide the foundational and advanced knowledge necessary for students to become successful space operators.
instructor with the 50th OSS, is also excited to start her journey in the squadron. “My role is not only as an instructor, but also as a mentor to the students,” Rhodes said. “I’m looking forward to teaching them all the technical knowledge of the systems
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and seeing them apply that knowledge. Knowing I will have a part in this process is very exciting for me.” Before Airmen can become staff instructors, the 50th OSS and their respective squadrons coordinate to fill vacant instructor roles. “To become a 50th OSS instructor, training review boards take place,” Wagner said. “For this process, squadrons submit names to the 50th OSS, and from there, there is mutual agreement of who they will choose to fill the instructor roles based on the Airman’s system knowledge and their leadership qualities.” Rhodes explained how her role as a new trainer will continue to increase the effectiveness of the 50th OSS mission. “There are always changes and updates occurring on the operations floor,” she said. “That is why it is important to stay up-to-date on what is happening and ensure we pass this on to incoming students. Having more instructors means more classes, which means more operators on the floor.” The addition of new capabilities to the existing Standardized Space Trainers will also contribute to increasing the squadron’s effectiveness. The squadron will acquire these new capabilities early next year to continue providing realistic training for space operators. According to Rhodes and Wagner, the capabilities of the 50th OSS are essential to the operations of the 50th Space Wing. From developing Schriever AFB’s newest space operators to establish tactics that will ensure America’s space superiority, the men and women of the 50th OSS are at the forefront. “The squadron’s motto is ‘only the best come to the 50th OSS,’” Rhodes said. “Being a part of the 50th OSS is a big deal and an honor because we were singled out to teach and develop Airmen to be the best space operators in the world.”
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ON-BASE 2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration
Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes occur Tuesdays and Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. To find out how to register, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.
Boulder District Attorney’s office to give technology stalking training
The Boulder District Attorney’s office will present a training on Rise of Technology Stalking in the 21st Century 1 – 4 p.m. June 26 at the Schriever Air Force Base Event Center and 8 − 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. June 27 at the Peterson Air Force Base Auditorium. Attendees will learn the tools and technology stalkers use in order to combat them through law enforcement methods. This training is for all audiences and provides tools and advice anyone can use.
Voluntary Leave Transfer Program – Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce has been approved for the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program due to a current medical condition. If you would like to donate leave to him, you can complete the OPM 630-A, request to donate annual leave to leave recipient under the VLTP (within agency) http://www.opm.gov/ FORMS/PDF_FILL/opm630a.pdf or https://www.opm.gov/ forms/pdf_fill/opm630b.pdf (outside agency). You may also scan the signed form and email it to jaime. email@example.com or fax to 567-2832.
AAFES changes hours
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service Express will operates under these hours: Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pharmacy OTC medication program
The 21st Medical and Dental Squadron pharmacy has an over-the-counter medication program available to all active duty, dependents and retirees enrolled at Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases. This does not include personnel who are on flying status, Personnel Reliability Program status, Arming and Use of Force, pregnant, breastfeeding or tasked for deployment. Eligible beneficiaries are able to visit the pharmacy without an appointment and may select up to three OTC medications from a preselected list. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. − 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 7:30 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Capt. Kyle Smith at 567-4423.
hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday − Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.
TA mass briefing, one-on-one education counseling available
Tuition assistance briefing followed by education counseling is now offered the last Wednesday of the month in Building 210, Room 310. Mass TA Counseling is held 8:30 − 9:30 a.m. and one-on-one education counseling at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, call Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Vicki Brautigam at 567-5903.
Logistics planner retraining opportunities
The Air Force Logistics Plans specialty is continually seeking enlisted personnel to retrain as logistics planners (2G0X1). Interested personnel should contact Ed Smith at 567-3082.
If you had a referral/authorization for service prior to Jan. 1 that dropped off or Health Net (the new Tricare regional contractor) is not seeing, you can visit https://www.mytricare.com/internet/tric/tri/mtc_wbene.nsf to retrieve your authorization. This website will expire June 30.
Commercial travel office updates phone number
For all travelers, note that Boersma Travel (Commercial Travel Office) has changed their toll-free phone numbers to the following: General Travel: 833-445-5559 Group Travel: 833-445-5558 Impacted locations are Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado, Thule Air Base, Greenland, 20th Space Control Squadron, Detachment 2 at Diego Garcia and 13th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Carson, Colorado. For more information, contact Dan Bermudez at 556-5179.
MetroRides Vanpool provides openings
MetroRides Vanpool is a government subsidized program for all Department of Defense Civil Service employees and active duty military. There is no out of pocket expense for DoD vanpool participants. Contractors may also participate. The route starts at the Safeway shopping center parking lot in Fountain, Colorado, departing at 6:05 a.m. and arriving at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, at 6:30 a.m. The vanpool departs Schriever AFB at 4 p.m. and arrives back at Safeway at 4:30 p.m. Monday − Friday. For more information, contact Steve Cooper at 567-5668.
OFF-BASE Peterson North Gate hours
Clinic announces closures
The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/ times: Today Noon − 4:30 p.m. Training day July 4 All day Holiday July 5 All day Family day July 12 11:30 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. Training day Aug. 9 11:30 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. Training day Aug. 31 All day Family day Sept. 3 All day Holiday Sept. 13 11:30 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. Training day Oct. 5 All day Family day Oct. 8 All day Holiday Note: Walk-in services end at 3:30 p.m. Normal clinic
The Peterson Air Force Base North Gate is under these hours: Weekdays open 6 − 9 a.m. with outbound lanes reopening from 2:30 − 6 p.m. to facilitate traffic leaving the base. The East and West Gate hours remain the same.
Colorado Springs Sports Corp seeking volunteers
The Colorado Springs Sports Corp is looking for volunteers for the 2018 Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games is Colorado’s largest multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. More
than 10,000 athletes are expected to participate and more than 900 volunteers are needed to successfully run this event. The event will be held primarily July 20 − 22 and 27 − 29 in Colorado Springs. The need for volunteers varies by sport, but may be needed for a variety of tasks including athlete check-in, information booths, scoring, timing, hospitality and other activities. For more information, contact Rebekah Bressler at 634-7333.
Noncommissioned Officer Association recruitment
The Noncommissioned Officer Association Air Academy Chapter is recruiting. It’s a great opportunity to meet former chiefs and make a difference in the community. Meetings occur every third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Palmer Room at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Membership is optional and open to enlisted, veterans and families from all services. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of Military Widows holds meeting
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, 10:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Call 597-0492 or 260-8172 for more information.
Military Retirees Activities Office
The Military Retiree Activities Office holds its monthly council meeting the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at The Club at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The meeting will be followed by lunch at 12:45 p.m. The guest speaker for today will be Janet Risley, director of homeowner services, to speak about Habitat for Humanity. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.
Little Rookies offers free program
Little Rookies’ Junior Rookie ice sessions are held at Monument Ice Rinks on Saturday mornings to focus on helping beginners, ages 3 − 8, find their love for the game of hockey. Teaching basic skills and hockey etiquette, offering equipment and no entry fee, Little Rookies is the best place to get your child started in hockey. The programs are ran by National Hockey League Alumni Al Pendersen (Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers). For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Matthew ColemanFoster at 567-5044.
Cub Scout troops seeks recruits
The local Cub Scout Pack 808 is recruiting ages 7 − 10. Weekly meetings at the Ellicott Middle School library are Thursdays from 6 − 7 p.m. They are also seeking adult leaders/volunteers to facilitate character development. For more information, contact Capt. Archie Johnson at 850-420-7358.
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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.
Military Personnel Flight Passport Operations moved until further notice
All passport/visa applications will now be conducted temporarily through our partnering bases until further notice. To schedule an appointment, contact Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, at 556-0007 or the U.S. Air Force Academy at 333-8766.
AAFES Express fuel dispenser installation
There will be minimal customer impact during this process July 10. Fuel services will not be interrupted. During the installation period, all customers will need to pay inside shoppette and cannot pay at the pump. For more information, call 567-4740.
Fitness Center Aerobics Room closed
The Fitness Center aerobics room will be closed for official testing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 – 11 a.m.
Youth Sports for July
Join the Child Development Center in attending The Y Junior Falcons Youth Sports for Military Families. The Y is coming back to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, to showcase its programs and clinics that promote youth development, healthy living, social responsibilities and sportsmanship. Deadline to register children, ages 4 – 8 for Flag Football Clinic and Volleyball Clinic is now until July 6. Family tier pricing for one child is $30, two children is $25 per person, and three or more children is $20 per person. For more information, call 567-5454 or 567-4742.
AAFES be fit contest
Military Star’s Ignite Your Workout Sweepstakes will reward 100 shoppers worldwide with $300 exchange gift cards. To earn entry, make two separate purchases from your local commissary and two separate purchases at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service with your Military Star Card between June 1 – 30. AAFES partnered with the Defense Commissary Agency to encourage readiness and resiliency in Airmen and their families. Winners will be announced July 31. Official rules are available on MyECP.com
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Join force development from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Building 210, Room 310. Learn to develop your influence from wherever you are in the organization by becoming a 360-degree leader. You can learn to lead up, lead across and lead down. A 360-degree leader influences people at every level of the organization. For more information, call 567-5927.
RecOn upcoming event tomorrow and June 23
Outdoor Recreation has a special event upcoming. All active, reserve, national guard stationed at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, and their dependents are eligible. For more information, call 567-6050. •RecOn hike and zipline on Friday This is a three hour hike starts at 9:15 a.m. at Seven Falls Park, and includes the zip-lining and repelling. Price is $20 per person. Only 5 slots remaining. •RecOn white water rafting – on June 23 Join the fun water rafting at The Royal Gorge. This is a half day trip and costs $20 per person. 11 spots still available.
Separating and retiring members must schedule a 30 minute Capstone appointment between 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to have their congressionally mandated Transition Assistance Program components and career readiness standards verified and signed by a transition counselor and their unit commander. To schedule your 30 minute appointment or receive more information, call 567-3920.
Pre-Separation Briefing: Tuesday
Pre-separation counseling will be from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Service members are required to attend this briefing no later than 90 days prior to their separation or retirement date. Attending this briefing does not obligate you to separate or retire, however it is a prerequisite to attending the GPS workshop. Spouses are welcome to attend. To register, call 567-3920.
Newcomers Orientation/Right Start: June 21
This briefing is an introduction of the installation, local community and resources to newly arrived personnel. Briefers include the 50th Space Wing commander, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Family Advocacy, medical, legal, 50th Force Support Squadron marketing and more. This briefing is 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Building 300 auditorium.
FSS Movie on the Lawn: June 22
Join the 50th Force Support Squadron from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. as we watch “The Greatest Showman” at the Indoor Running Track. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink will be provided. For more information, call 567-4740.
Nearly or newly married class: June 22
Join the Airman and Family Readiness Center 9 – 10:30 a.m. in Building 101 for a fun class focused on engaged or married couples. Learn essentials for creating a positive, thriving and healthy relationship. Topics that will be reviewed include: effective communication techniques, conflict resolution strategies, creative and engaging date night suggestions. For more information, or to register, call 567-3920.
Safe Sitter Class: June 29
Join the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Building 101 for a training course that will teach the fundamentals of babysitting children ages 11 – 18 year old. Topics include: safety, child care, first aid skills, life and business skills. Sign up today by calling 567-3920.
officer or enlisted member on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Set dates and time for these events are tentative. To register and receive more information on the trips below, contact the fitness center at 567-6628. • Motorized hang glider flights: July 13 – 15 Fly Colorado Ultralights operates "motorized hand gliders" and these gliders are one of the most reliable, fun and safe aircrafts in the world. This flying experience is better than a tour because you get to fly the aircraft. You'll have views of Garden of the Gods and the high altitude lakes of Pikes Peak. Must be under 220 pounds. For more information, call 567-6628. • Bear dance golf: July 25 Airmen will have the opportunity to play one of Colorado's most spectacular golf courses. Chosen for its tranquility and natural splendor, the original Bear Dance site was transformed into one of Colorado's premiere golf destinations. Designed and built by Professional Golf Association members Corey Aurand, Stuart Bruening, Dennis Hogan and Brian Whitcomb, and home to the Colorado Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America, Bear Dance provides a true Colorado golf experience. Consistently rated as Colorado's best, and most challenging public golf course, Bear Dance offers changes and stunning Rocky Mountain views. For more information call 567-6628. • SBR Kart Racing: Aug. 10 Are you ready to hit the track and have an awesome time in a group racing program? The day starts off with a track talk from one of their professional drivers and instructors. The instructor will teach the group key points of kart racing such as vehicle balance, driving lines, braking techniques, passing and more. You will head out from the classroom to the race track for a practice session. After practice you will get to see everyone’s lap times and the instructor will brief your group on their performance and give tips on finding more speed. Up next are qualifying and race sessions. For more information, call 567-6628. • Paragliding: Aug. 17 Take a “discovery” tandem paragliding flight. Airmen will paraglide tandem with an instructor. These flights are a method of experiencing free flight on a paraglider without having the responsibility of flying the glider yourself. Weight range for tandems is generally 100-240 pounds. You must be able to run 20-30 yards.
Schriever 50th Force Support Squadron acknowledges the support of the following Overwatch eIntramurals tournament: July 16 commercial sponsors: The Overwatch eIntramurals is an afterhours six-versussix team based gaming tournament. Squadrons will have teams represent their unit and face off twice a week. Since all games require high speed internet, each of the games will be played online from the location of the players choosing. The championship finals will take place at the Level Up Gaming Lounge. Cost of championship shirts and trophy are to be determined. Don’t miss the coaches meeting 10:30 a.m., June 21 in Building 300, Room 146. For more information, call 567-4471.
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Acoustic Friday, a pottery painting event with live local music and complimentary drinks. Meet at Color Me Mine in the Chapel Hills Mall. Third Friday of every month, 8-10 p.m. $1, plus the price of item you select to paint. Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 265-1737, firstname.lastname@example.org, coloradosprings. colormemine.com.
Aerial Dream Works at The Mansion, check out stunning circus-style acrobatics in a low-key setting. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Cover charge varies. The Mansion, 20 N. Tejon St, 213-5884, mansioncs. com. Champagne Cabaret One-Year Anniversary Celebration, celebrating the first year of the first full-time cabaret in Colorado Springs, hosted by Peaks and Pasties burlesque troupe. June 15-16, 8:30 p.m. The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., 634-4653, goldroomlive.com.
Blue Hand Festival, a fun afternoon of indigo dyeing. Learn some easy shibori techniques and dye some beautiful pieces of indigo on our cotton fabric. T-shirts for sale for dying or bring your own cotton or natural fiber tees. Sat., June 16, 2-5 p.m., Sat., Aug. 18, 2-5 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 2-5 p.m. $25/member, $35/non-member. Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, textileswest.org.
CommuniDance, a free-form dance group. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. By donation. Movement Arts Community Studio, 525 E. Fountain Blvd., #150, communidance. com.
Play with Giants: A Demonstration, an opportunity to create quick knits using jumbo yarn, gigantic needles, and your own arms. Bring your own or play with materials provided. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; through Oct. 20. Free. Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, textileswest. org/page-1075171. Wilde Photography Portfolio Building Night, a photography and modeling night, perfect for anyone looking to increase their experience and meet others in the field. Third Monday of every month, 7-10:30 p.m. $10/photographer, $1/ model. Voodoo Leatherworks, 2422 Busch Ave., 244-3991, email@example.com, voodooleatherworks.com.
AUDITIONS & ENTRIES Commonwheel Artists Co-op, is accepting applications for its 2019 visiting artists show, giving non-members an opportunity to exhibit. See online for applicaiton. Through July 1. Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, is accepting entries into its upcoming show, Relief, works inspired by Louise Nevelson. Artists’ works should avoid imitation of Nevelson, but rather take inspiration from her. Intake will be June 28-30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through June 28. $10/piece, up to three pieces. Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., 520-1899, firstname.lastname@example.org, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com. Palmer Divide Photographers Group, is accepting entries to its upcoming juried show, the 2018 Monochrome Photography show. Entry forms, rules and a complete calendar of events for the show can be found online. Through July 23. TriLakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 649-4241, lynn.pdphotographers@gmail. com, pdphotographers.com. The Bridge Gallery, is accepting applications for membership from local professional artists. Prospective members should have a high-quality body of work. Ongoing. The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., thebridgeartgallery.com.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Colorado Springs Event Vendors Networking Group, twice-monthly gatherings for home vendors — such as Tupperware, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, etc. RSVP online. Third and First Monday of every month, 9-10:30 a.m. Rocky Mountain Calvary, 4285 N. Academy Blvd., 570-0761, email@example.com, meetup.com/ Colorado-Springs-Vendors-Networking-Group. Deaf Chat, a chance to meet and greet others in the deaf community. Third Friday of every month, 3-6 p.m. The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon St., 471-8181, the-ic.org. Pikes Peak Camera Club, welcoming photographers at all levels with their own cameras. Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Living Hope Church, 640 Manitou Blvd., 651-1534, firstname.lastname@example.org, pikespeakcameraclub.com. Pikes Peak Herb Association, offering study groups, educational opportunities, walks, culinary information and more about herbs. 5330707, herbalist@HerbAssociation.com. Sons of Norway meetings, with cultural presentations. Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., 351-3554, sonsofnorwaycs.com.
CONCERTS Festival Artist Concert, a performance of composer Jennifer Higdon’s Trumpet Songs with Kevin Cobb, trumpet, along with an incredible selection of other contemporary compositions. Tues., June 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $35. CC’s Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6552, email@example.com, coloradocollege.edu. Jazz in the Garden: USAFA Falconaires, a driving
CSU Pueblo Big Band Nights, a ballroom dance event, featuring CSU-Pueblo musicians as well as advanced high school-aged musicians. Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Bullfrog’s Bar and Grill, 1725 W. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, 719/547-0940, facebook.com/BullfrogsBnG.
KIDS & FAMILY Dads and Dinos, a Father’s Day special. Dads get in free with one paid adult or child admission. Sun., June 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, firstname.lastname@example.org.
force in the jazz world, this biggest of big bands specializes in the best of traditional and contemporary big band jazz. Picnics welcome, blankets and chairs encouraged. Beverages available. Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. Free. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., 328-1125, email@example.com, jazzinthegarden.org.
Summer Concert Series: Strike Up the Band, performed by Little London Winds in the pavilion. No tickets necessary. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Mondays, 7 p.m.; through Aug. 14. Free. Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, littlelondonwinds.org.
On the Fringe: Jazz and the Silent Age, a trio of classic silent films, scored by jazz pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman and played live by Prutsman and a selection of faculty. Sun., June 17, 5-6 p.m. $25. CC’s Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6552, festival@coloradocollege. edu, coloradocollege.edu.
Zoë Lewis Concert and Potluck, a backyard concert and potluck featuring the celebrated singer-songwriter Zoë Lewis. Presented by Pink House Concerts; RSVP for location. Sat., June 16, 2-5:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. 2680903, firstname.lastname@example.org, pinkhouseconcerts.com.
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FOOD & DRINK Guided Chocolate Tastings, guided by a chocolate expert. You can enjoy several bite sized pieces of barks and candy bars. Tastings usually last between 10-20 minutes. Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10:30 p.m. Free. Cacao Chemistry, 109 N. Tejon St., 633-3686, firstname.lastname@example.org, cacaochemistry.com.
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