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Special Tactics Airman visits Schriever
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THIS WEEK Motorcycle Mentorship Program hosts mentorship ride
The Motorcycle Mentorship Program is hosting the first 2018 mentorship ride Friday at 8 a.m. The group will ride together to Canon City, Colorado, during the six-hour safety event, if weather permits. The training will count for the pre-season annual briefing and five year refresher training for those who have not completed the intermediate training course. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ash at 567-2811.
Schriever hosts Spring Closet Clean-Out Clothing Drive for Ellicott
The Schriever Air Force Base Spring Closet Clean-Out Clothing Drive for Ellicott is taking place now through Monday. Donation boxes will be located at the Tierra Vista Communities Housing office and in the North Portal outside the Restricted Area. This is a non-profit clothing drive whose sole purpose is to solicit clothing donations (clean and serviceable) from infant through adult. Donations will benefit the Ellicott community by providing extra support for the upcoming school year. For more information, contact Lenora Tiek at 813-777-4274. More Briefs page 4 Sign up for weekly Schriever announcements, news and more. Visit www.schriever.af.mil and click “Public Affairs” under featured links.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team members from the 720th Operations Support Squadron secure patients on an MC-130J Commando II during Emerald Warrior 17 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 2, 2017. Those interested in the Special Tactics career field like these shown here or supervisors with interested Airmen, contact Master Sgt. Janelle Amador at 567-5927 or Tech. Sgt. William Johnson at 850-884-8028.
By Staff Sgt. Matthew Coleman-Foster 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — A combat controller with the 24th Special Operations Wing visited Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado to educate enlisted and officer Airmen interested in cross-training into special tactics in the First Term Airmen Classroom, May 1. Tech. Sgt. William Johnson, combat controller in charge of cross-training noncommissioned officers with the 24th Special Operations Wing Special Tactics Training
Squadron, Flight 4, presented facts on joining the elite ranks of the 24th SOW and the opportunities available to attendees. The 24th SOW is looking for motivated Airmen who are prepared to dedicate themselves to the special tactics mission of integrating air and ground forces for mission success. The Air Force Specialties featured in the briefing were Combat Control, Tactical Air Control Party, Special Operations Weather Team, Pararescue, Special Tactics Officer and Special Operations Surgical Team. Schriever AFB’s Career Assistance Advisor, Master Sgt. Janelle Amador with the 50th
Force Support Squadron, says the briefings are important to Schriever because of the amount of talent on base. “We have such a vast amount of expertise here, any special tactics team could definitely use our skills,” she said. "Course, Air Force wide you have so many.” In the 1970s, Air Force special tactics started with a small number of highly skilled men were brought together to provide the U.S. military a vital air and ground integration capability. At the time the team was colloquiSee Special Tactics page 12
emphasizes traffic safety By Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — With the weather warming up, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, safety personnel advise all Airmen to practice traffic safety. “When it comes to traffic safety in spring and summer, people can be lulled by a false sense of security coming out of the winter months,” said Master Sgt. Michael Hawkins, occupational safety manager with the 50th Space Wing Safety office. “In reality, you must always have caution. Don’t let your guard down as the months get warmer.” Hawkins said Schriever AFB’s main artery connecting it to the outside community and Colorado Springs, Highway 94, is an example of why it’s important to be an alert and defensive driver. See Traffic safety page 7
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy
Highway 94, a main route to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, has seen serious traffic accidents recently. Pictured is the section of Highway 94 known as “garbage hill,” its name based on the waste disposal industries that surround it, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 5, 2018. Schriever AFB safety personnel labeled the hill as a trouble spot for improper passing and speeding, and an example of why defensive driving is important.
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50th Contracting Squadron Commander
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Maj. Neal Wall is the commander of the 50th Contracting Squadron, he took command of the squadron almost two years ago and has served 14 years in the Air Force. He took a few minutes out of his day to share CSMNG CSMNG some of his leadership insights.
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1. What was your motivation for joining the Air Force and where did you start your career?
I wanted to join the Air Force ever since I was a kid. I was born in Miami, Florida and lived near Homestead Air Force Base, Florida until I was 10 years old. My dad used to take me to a spot outside of Homestead AFB and we would watch the F-16s land. I was fascinated with these fighter jets and knew that was what I wanted to do when I grew up. Unfortunately, my vision didn’t allow me to follow through on this dream, but I still knew I wanted to join the Air Force. My dad, two of his brothers and one of his sisters all joined the Air Force in the 1960s and served varying amounts of time. My grandfather, a pilot during World War II, was shot down, became a POW and then escaped from a prison camp. Service to our country runs in our family and I knew I wanted to follow this path of ‘service before self’. My Air Force journey started in high school when I volunteered as a member of the local Civil Air Patrol squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. After high school, I attended The Citadel Military College and participated in AFROTC. My official active duty Air Force career began in July 2004 when I arrived as a brand new second lieutenant to 50th CONS at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The 50th CONS consists of a truly incredible team of Airmen. It’s an honor and a privilege to come full circle and
detail can also be a weakness in the sense that I want to ensure I know every detail before making a decision or providing guidance on how to move forward. This is a weakness because it slows down the decision making process. There are many times when all the details will not be known, but a decision is required. In these cases, where speed is more important than having all the details, you have to make a decision based on what is known at the time. You may have heard that sometimes it’s better to move forward with the 80 percent solution now versus waiting for the 100 percent solution later. In the end, you have to balance the amount of details you need to make an informed decision with the urgency of when a decision is needed while also taking into account the risks you are willing to and have the authority to accept. 3. How do you handle stress or challenges?
Maj. Neal Wall 50th Contracting Squadron Commander
have the opportunity to lead 50th CONS. 2. What do you feel your strengths and weaknesses are?
My biggest strength is my attention to detail. In the contracting career field, attention to detail is critical to ensure we award contracts in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and make business decisions that are the best value for our customers and the taxpayers. Attention to detail is also an important part of both written and spoken communication. It is this attention to detail that we all must continuously strive to improve as part of our profession as Airmen and to be effective leaders. On the other hand, my high attention to
I like challenges, and I find that I work better and I am more productive when under stress. That’s one of the reasons I attended The Citadel in South Carolina. I wanted a stressful environment to challenge myself. When faced with a stressful challenge, I break the overall end-state into smaller more manageable pieces. This allows me to focus on the various components of the challenge and tasks at hand. For example, the Fitness Assessment is stressful to me. Specifically, the aerobic component. To deal with this, during the test, I only think about two laps at a time. Breaking the test down into two laps a time makes the challenge less stressful and more achievable. This is a simplistic example, but you can use a similar method for any stressful challenge. See Leadership perspective page 6
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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 guest speaker for Thursday will be Paul LaGrange with the Pikes Peak National Cemetery. To sign up or for more information, call the Retiree Assistance Office at 556-7153.
Cheyenne Mountain AFS hosts NORAD 60th Anniversary 5K
Team Schriever is invited to attend the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station North American Aerospace Defense Command’s 60th Anniversary 5K at 2:30 p.m. Today. All participants must have a military ID card. To register, visit: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39735.
Air Force hosts 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games
The Air Force will host the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 1 — 9 at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Approximately 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will participate in the competition.
AAFES changes hours
AAFES Express will be operating under new 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.
Peterson North Gate changes hours
The Peterson Air Force Base North Gate is now under new hours: Weekdays it will be 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 will remain the same.
Building 300 auditorium closure
issue or need to contact a member of the staff, call 5675050 for assistance.
Physical Therapist Clinic open
The Schriever Air Force Base’s physical therapist clinic is open. Clinic hours are 7:30 — 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to be seen by the clinic, you must have a referral from your primary care manager. For more information, contact the Peterson Air Force Base physical therapy clinic at 556-1075.
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.
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.
ON-BASE Running Club holds meeting
The Schriever Air Force Base Running Club will hold its first meeting at the outdoor track at 4:30 p.m. May 15. The club is open to all base members and families. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Andrew Johnson at 610-400-5246.
2018 Green Dot Program refresher class registration
The Building 300 auditorium will not be available due to equipment installations. Completion date is to be determined. To reserve other conference rooms, call multimedia customer service at 567-5090. When scheduling an event, call one week in advance.
Annual Green Dot Refresher Classes start the first week of April on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Building 300 Auditorium. To find out how to register, contact Ken Robinson at 567-2647.
AFAF seeks donations
Sign up to compete in this year’s General Morrell Golf Tournament at Silver Spruce Golf Course at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Monday. Lunch is 12 p.m. and start time is 1 p.m. Lunch, range balls and an additional free round is included. To sign up, contact 1st Lt. Richie Sapp at 567-2400 or 1st Lt. Nate Hruby at 567-4101.
The Air Force Assistance Fund is now taking contributions to be funneled into the Air Force’s four major charities: Air Force Air Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and the Gen. and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation. Payroll Deduction Plan allotments and cash are the two ways to contribute. Cash includes U.S. currency, personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, endorsed traveler’s checks or other redeemable instruments. Active and Reserve Component Airmen may allot for three to 12 months. Retiree allotments are all for 12 months. In addition to giving through the AFAF campaign, members may choose to give via credit card donations on the individual charities web sites. Please contact AFAF POC’s before donating, to contact, call Capt. Victor Jaramillo at 567-2324 or 2nd Lt. Cody Rodela at 567-5699.
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 email@example.com.
Mental Health Clinic accepts patients
The Schriever Mental Health Clinic accepts patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling 567-4619.
Legal Office changes operating hours The 50th Space Wing Legal Office is closed daily from 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. If you have a deployment-related
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50th OG hosts Morrell Golf Tournament
Shred truck available at Schriever
The shred truck will be outside of the Restricted Area North Portal from 9 — 11 a.m. and outside of Building 210 from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Wednesday. Please bring items from your office or home for shredding. For more information, contact Senior Airman Bianca Alonzo at 567-6598.
Clinic announces closures
The Schriever Clinic will be closed the following dates/ times: Thursday Noon — 4:30 p.m. Training day May 25 All day Family day May 28 All day Holiday June 14 Noon — 4:30 p.m. Training day July 4 All day Holiday July 5 All day Family day Note: Walk-in services end at 3:30 p.m. Normal clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Monday — Friday. For emergencies, call 911. For appointments, call 524-CARE.
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
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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.
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.
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, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Thule Air Base, 20th Space Control Squadron, Detachment 2 at Diego Garcia and 13th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Carson. For more information, contact Dan Bermudez at 556-5179.
OFF-BASE 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 591-9523 for more information.
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 seek 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.
Fort Carson DLA announces services
Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located in Building 324, 1475 Wickersham Boulevard, Fort Carson, conducts orientations by appointment. The orientations discuss disposition services/processes to include turning in excess property, reutilizing government property, available web-based tools, special handling of property and environmental needs. - To schedule an orientation training, contact 352-4186. - For receiving/turning in questions, contact 526-9689. - Environmental questions, contact 526-0289. - Reutilization/Transfer/Donation, contact 466-7002.
TAPS looking for service members
The Tragedy Assistance Program will host a survivor seminar and is in need of active duty service members to pair with a child during their journey of grief, helping them gain coping skills in a supportive environment. For more information and how to register, visit the program’s website at www.taps.org or call Melissa Hermosillo at 915-780-3344.
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Join us to celebrate NORAD's 60th Anniversary!
NORAD 60th Anniversary Ceremony
LOCATION: Peterson Air Force Base Museum Air Park (Hanger 140 if bad weather) START TIME: 10 A.M. Who is welcome: All common access card (CAC).
Aerial Demonstrations | Static Displays | Cake Cutting LOCATION: Peterson Air Force Base Hanger 140 START TIME: 11 A.M. Aircraft expected:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds Canadian CF-18 Demo Jet (NORAD 60th Colours) plus 2 x Grey CF-18s USN E-2D (Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning Aircraft) USCG HH-65 (Eurocopter Dolphin SAR Helicopter) USAF E-3 AWACS USAF F-15 Eagle USAF F-16 Falcon USAF F-22 Raptor Who is welcome: All common access card (CAC).
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50 SW/CC recognizes CST Airmen
U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright
Chief Master Sgt. Jason Tiek, command chief of the 50th Space Wing, congratulates Senior Airman Justin Kazlauskas, client systems technician with the 50th Space Communications Squadron, during a coining ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 26, 2018. Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th SW, coined Kazlauskas and two other Airmen who helped spearhead Schriever AFB’s migration to Windows 10 on more than 2,500 non-classified and Secure Internet Protocol Router devices. The Airmen had key roles in managing, scheduling and innovating implementation procedures.
Leadership perspective From page 3 Look at the path required to get to the end state, and then break down that path into small and manageable pieces. This will provide you with small wins along the path to your end state and give you the motivation required to reach your final objective. 4. What common trait do you think all successful leaders have?
There are many traits that successful leaders have in common, but honesty, loyalty, caring and high standards
Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, coins Airman 1st Class Clinton Vangsness, client systems technician with the 50th Space Communications Squadron, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 26, 2018. The commander also coined Senior Airman Wesley Brekke and Senior Airman Justin Kazlauskas, both client systems technicians with 50th SCS. All three Airmen helped spearhead Schriever AFB’s migration to Windows 10 on more than 2,500 non-classified and Secure Internet Protocol Router devices. The migration supplied Schriever AFB with a faster operating system that features improved security and other upgrades.
are a few that come to mind. Leaders need to be honest in everything they do. There is a reason integrity first is one of our core values. Honesty builds trust, and trust is crucial between a leader and those they lead. If you lose your subordinate’s trust, then you are no longer an effective leader. It is also important for a leader to have loyalty up and down the chain of command. This loyalty is built upon trust and honesty. It’s crucial for leaders to be loyal to those they serve and lead and to the Air Force mission. At the same time, leaders must genuinely care about their people and attend to their needs so they can focus on the mission. Finally, leaders have to set high standards. It is not enough for leaders to meet minimum standards; leaders should strive to significantly exceed minimum standards.
5. Is there anything else you would like to add about leadership?
You don’t have to be in a formal leadership position to lead. Find those base or community event-opportunities and go lead one of them. If you wait until you are in a formal leadership position to lead, then you won’t have those previous leadership experiences to draw upon. Take advantage of every leadership opportunity you can. Leadership opportunities aren’t always going to find you. Early in your career, you have to find leadership opportunities and own them. If you do a good job and are successful, then bigger leadership opportunities will come your way. In whatever capacity you lead, take care of your people and hold yourself and those you lead accountable. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but learn from your mistakes and don’t make the same ones twice.
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Traffic safety From page 1 Highway 94 has had its share of accidents, two last summer resulting in fatalities and another over a month ago causing serious injuries. Areas of concern include misused broken yellow lines and improper use of passing lanes in general. “Highway 94 has designated passing lanes which are put in place to discourage people from trying to pass over the solid yellow line,” Hawkins said. “If you are passing, you must make sure it is safe before you pass. If the person you are passing is going under the speed limit, then it’s legal, however, if they are going at or near the speed limit, you are breaking the law.” “Additionally, if you pass, you have to be able to pass and get back into the proper lane before the line becomes solid,” he added. He explained with the high speed limit on Highway 94, as well as the drop in speed going on Curtis Road from Falcon Highway, speeding is another major factor which increases the risk of accidents. Hawkins, who has had to report to accidents as part of his job, can testify to the devastating potency speeding adds to a crash and why it’s important to follow speed limits. “I’ve seen what happens and the devastation that takes place,” he said. “When you have an accident, there are three parts to the collision – when the actual vehicle hits an object, when your body collides in the vehicle and, the third and most dangerous part, what happens inside your body in reaction. When I investigated high-speed accidents, you can see how this effect on your internal organs can kill instantaneously.” However, it is not just Highway 94 or other routes leading to Schriever AFB where accidents occur. Throughout Colorado, and the rest of the U.S., as the temperatures increase, so does the risk factor associated with driving. According to the National Institute of Environmental
Health Science’s publication, Environmental Health Perspectives journal, numerous experimental studies across various countries have shown a decrease in driving performance amongst the general populace at high temperatures. One of the studies observed motor vehicle crashes which occurred in Catalonia, Spain, during the warm periods of the years 2000 - 2011. It found that of the 118,489 motor vehicles crashes during this period, the estimated risk of crashes increased 2.9 percent during heat wave days. For every 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit increase in maximum temperature, the risk increased by 1.1 percent. At Schriever AFB, security forces Airmen such as Staff Sgt. Asia Mekoleske, noncommissioned officer in charge of reports and analysis with the 50th Security Forces Squadron, continue to play a vital role in keeping the base populace safe into the warmer seasons. She said part of making Schriever AFB a safer environment is for Airmen to obey all base traffic safety laws. “Things to remember is to pay attention to the rules and understand how roundabouts work, as well as pay attention to speed limits,” Mekoleske said. “For example, some people speed around the gates. Those speed limits are there for security procedures and for the protection of gate personnel.” In line with May being Motorcycle Safety Month, traffic safety applies to other modes of transportation as well. On Schriever AFB, proper safety gear must be worn when operating motorcycles and bicycles. For motorcyclists, you must be licensed and have completed initial motorcycle safety training and/or be updated on refresher training. “Ensure you are wearing all of your safety protective gear, such as helmets, boots, long sleeve shirts and pants,” Mekoleske said. While it may seem this year’s snow and ice slick roads are coming to an end, improper and dangerous driving is year-round and claims thousands of lives. Although Hawkins and others work hard to ensure everyone’s safety, he said it’s important the individual does so as well. “When we go back into the warmer months, a lot of the caution people internalized during the winter goes away,” Hawkins said. “This is detrimental, you need to be a defensive driver all year.”
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Provider appreciation dinner spotlights caregivers By Halle Thornton
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Fifty four child care providers attended a Provider Appreciation Dinner May 4 at the Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Event Center to honor their hard work, providing care for children on base. The day is intended to recognize all those who nurture, teach and care for children in multiple settings across the country. Along with dedicated caregivers, the night also paid tribute to cooks, food service workers, administrative staff, trainers and managers. The 1970s and 1980s themed event included a potluck-style dinner, complete with disc jockey Lt. Col. Joe Clemmer, director of operations with the 17th Test Squadron, who encouraged attendees to dance the night away. Mary Barkley, child and youth services flight chief with the 50th Force Support Squadron, began the appreciation dinner three years ago, stemming from an idea she had at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. When she arrived at Schriever AFB, she worked with the parent advisory board to sponsor the event. “I wanted providers to have a stress free, fun night where they can relax and let someone take care of them,” she said. “They are the ones who are always taking care of everyone else.” Barkley added the night would not have been a success without the help of the Airman’s Council and Parent Advisory Board. “I’m so thankful to Natalie McCoy and CJ Thornton for all the work they did for the event,” Barkley added. Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, commander of the 50th Force Support Squadron, kicked off the night with a few words about why this event is important, and praised all workers in the Child Development Center and School Age Care program. “As a squadron, Lt. Col. Mobley tries to have events during lunch, but a lot of times, they (caregivers) don’t get an opportunity to participate,” she said. “We want to honor them for all the work they do.” Different organizations joined in showing appreciation by sponsoring themed tables such as the 50th Security Forces Squadron, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and the management team from the Child Development Center and School Age Care program. Table themes included Dr. Seuss, luau, camping and Cat in the Hat. Barkley added the best part of the night was the themed tables because the staff appreciated all the work the various agencies did to support the event. Natalie McCoy, president of the Parent Advisory Board and Airman’s Council and head of the event, and CJ Thornton, vice president, said they chose the particular day
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Attendees dance to the music during the Child Development Center and School Age Care program appreciation night at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 4, 2018. The night recognized the work CDC and SAC personnel contribute to Schriever children.
because it fell during Teacher Appreciation Week. Both McCoy and Thornton emphasized the importance of honoring not only teachers, but the entire provider staff. “These are the people who raise our kids, including front staff trainers, everybody who works in the CDC and School Age Care program. It’s anyone who impacts the kids,” McCoy added. Preparation for the event took a few months, and with the help of other agencies on base, the event was a success. “The event was fantastic,” Barkley said. “I received a lot of positive feedback regarding the event, and the staff want the same venue for next year.” McCoy and Thornton said the night was the least they could do to show their support for the childcare providers. “I’ve been here for a long time, and my kids don’t know any other CDC, but they have supported me with both my kids for years, and that’s priceless,” McCoy said. Thornton agreed with McCoy, and emphasized the appreciation he has for the providers. “They help in so many ways, and they go above and beyond to help you,” he said. “They all make it feel like a family atmosphere as much as they can and treat you with the utmost respect. This event was something we could finally give back to them.”
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Managing resources is one of the four major graded areas of the Commander's Inspection Program. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General's office will be conducting individual unit inspections throughout year leading to the wing’s unit effectiveness inspection in December.
May 10, 2018
Team Schriever holds first-ever CCAF graduation
By Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Schriever Air Force Base Chiefs Group, Diamond Council and Top 3 hosted a Community College of the Air Force and higher education graduation ceremony at Schriever AFB, Colorado, May 3. The CCAF was established in 1972 in order to gain academic recognition for the technical training conducted by Air Force schools. Over the years, the college has grown both in number and recognition. With more than 370,000 registered students, the college is the largest multi-campus community college in the world. Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, presided over the ceremony; where more than 150 people were in attendance. This ceremony marked the first time Schriever AFB has held a CCAF graduation ceremony of its own. In the past, all Team Schriever graduates attended CCAF ceremonies at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. “This ceremony is unique because Team Schriever came
together to recognize our own folks for the first time,” said Master Sgt. Chad Peterson, first sergeant with the 50th Network Operations Group. “This not only included the 50th Space Wing, but our reservists and tenant units as well.” According to the Schriever AFB Diamond Council and Top 3, keeping the event at Schriever AFB not only reduces logistical coordination with the 21st Space Wing, but further establishes Schriever AFB’s identity within Air Force Space Command. “The planning for this started in January,” Peterson said. “The Peterson AFB Education Office gave us many tools to work with, but the majority of the process involved brainstorming new ideas since this was held in a different location. We wanted to make sure we kicked this off right and can continue to do this beyond this ceremony.” Staff Sgt. Krisella Mariano Aguirre, system support technician with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, expressed what it meant to her to be a part of the first Team Schriever CCAF graduation. “I officially earned my CCAF in January 2018,” she said. “The ceremony was the first one I ever attended and my
U.S. Air Force photos by Kathryn Calvert
Airmen and their families attend a Community College of the Air Force and higher education graduation ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 3, 2018. This marked the first time Schriever AFB held a CCAF graduation ceremony of its own.
favorite part was listening to 1st Lt. Adams’ speech. His journey through education has changed his life for the better and it was motivating to hear about it. “During the ceremony, I felt very proud of myself,” she continued. “All those long nights of doing homework and stressing out about deadlines paid off today. I would tell Airmen who want to earn their CCAF that getting your degree shouldn’t be a race and to remember to take it one day at a time.” Master Sgt. Nicholas Banks, mission assurance superintendent with the 1st Space Operations Squadron, reflected on the significance of Airmen earning CCAF degrees and having the opportunity to celebrate it among their families and peers. “You only get this chance once in your career,” he said. “We want graduates to look back and be glad they were a part of this and continue to encourage others who follow in their footsteps. The base and mission is continuing to grow and we hope we can look back at this ceremony years from now and see how successful it has been.” In the future, the councils plan to hold CCAF graduation ceremonies every May and October.
Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, speaks with Airmen at the Community College of the Air Force and higher education graduation ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 3, 2018. The CCAF was established in 1972 in order to gain academic recognition for the technical training conducted by Air Force schools.
This year's Team Schriever graduates are: 1st Range Operations Squadron:
50th Civil Engineer Squadron:
1st Space Operations Squadron:
50th Contracting Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Gerald Matugas, Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Davis Khalil, Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Diana Grabowski, Information Systems Technology Staff Sgt. Daniel Nutter, Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Christopher West, Intelligence Studies and Technology 19th Space Operations Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Forrest Colegrove, Air and Space Operations Technology Senior Airman John De Castro, Air and Space Operations Technology Tech. Sgt. Anne Marie Scherer, Air and Space Operations Technology 2nd Space Operations Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Joseph Wood, Air and Space Operations Technology 21st Medical and Dental Squadron:
Tech. Sgt. Jason Ware, Dental Assisting 22nd Space Operations Squadron:
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Vastine, Air and Space Operations Technology 25th Space Range Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Jacob Myers, Information Systems Technology 310th Operations Group:
Master Sgt. John Halter, Air and Space Operations Technology 310th Operations Support Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Arleen Deitchman, Intelligence Studies and Technology Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Heredia, Air and Space Operations Technology
Senior Airman Casimy Metayer, Mechanical and Electrical Technology Master Sgt. Francisco Diaz, Contracts Management and Mechanical and Electrical Technology 50th Operations Support Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Robert Depoy, Air and Space Operations Technology Airman 1st Class Sydney Glover, Intelligence Studies and Technology Tech. Sgt. Patrick Painter, Air and Space Operations Technology Senior Airman Monique Pucci, Human Resource Management Master Sgt. Peter Uson, Human Services 50th Space Communications Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Matthew Clugston, Information Systems Technology Senior Airman Austin Gary, Information Systems Technology Tech. Sgt. Bradley Pike, Information Systems Technology and Air and Space Operations Technology 50th Security Forces Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Joshua Cowen, Criminal Justice Tech. Sgt. Steven McCoy, Criminal Justice 527th Space Aggressor Squadron:
Staff Sgt. Robert Inks, Air and Space Operations Technology 6th Space Operations Squadron:
Tech. Sgt. Kriesjo Quimzon, Air and Space Operations Technology Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Mitchell, Air and Space Operations Technology 710th Security Forces Squadron:
310th Space Wing:
Tech. Sgt. Robert Vens, Criminal Justice
380th Space Control Squadron:
Tech. Sgt. Richard Braun, Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Sheena Curry, Human Resource Management Senior Airman Danielle Edwards, Intelligence Studies and Technology
4th Space Operations Squadron:
9th Space Operations Squadron:
Master Sgt. Aaron Hunt, Human Services Staff Sgt. Christopher Calsadillo, Air and Space Operations Technology Tech. Sgt. Dustin Cronin, Electronic Systems Technology Senior Airman Dillon Frick, Air and Space Operations Technology Senior Airman Taylor Jolley, Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Krisella Mariano, Air and Space Operations Technology Senior Airman Shianne Perkins, Electronic Systems Technology Senior Airman Angeira Plaza Martir, Air and Space Operations Technology Airman 1st Class James Ramsay, Air and Space Operations Technology
8th Space Warning Squadron:
Senior Airman Cristian Ramirez, Construction Technology Air Force Technical Application Center:
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bahr, Scientific Analysis Technology Senior Airman Robert Bookland, Scientific Analysis Technology Joint Functional Component Command:
Staff Sgt. Jacob Hoppe, Air and Space Operations Technology
May 10, 2018
Congratulations Airman Leadership School Graduates: Senior Airman Bijay Adhikari, 50th Comptroller Squadron
Senior Airman Brandon Myers, 2nd Space Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Cody Alvarenga, 50th Space Communications
Senior Airman Derrick Nicholson, 4th Space Operations
Senior Airman Joshua Arrington, 1st Space Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Scott Norfleet, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron
Senior Airman William Darmon, 50th Operations Support
Senior Airman Onahjo Sealeswebster, 4th Space Operations
Senior Airman Yolonda Dixon, 50th Operations Group,
Senior Airman Bryce Sharon, 50th Security Forces Squadron
Standardization and Evaluation
Senior Airman Corey Stafslien, 4th Space Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Heeyeun Joo, 50th Contracting Squadron
Senior Airmen Michael Vass, 1st Space Operations Squadron
Senior Airman Isaias Mariani Gastaliturri, 50th Operations Group
Senior Airman Branden Wright, 3rd Space Experimentation
Senior Airman Xavier Marrero, 50th Security Forces Squadron
Senior Airman Emily Muina, 50th Force Support Squadron
Airman’s transition helps self, Air Force grow By Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — There are more than 300,000 active duty service members in the Air Force, with professions ranging from pilots to space operations officers. Maintaining global dominance in air, space and cyberspace requires different numbers of personnel in different career fields, often fluctuating in demand, and for those that are critically manned, every Airman is key. Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, currently a satellite systems operator with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, sought to join a critically manned career field, following his dream to work on aircraft after training and certifying as a flight engineer. “A big drive for me was to go into something that was critically manned, in addition to it already being something I wanted to do,” he said. Parra, transitioning from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, says he is excited to begin his new journey working as a flight engineer on a C-5M Super Galaxy and that his time as a space Airman will greatly assist him. “The crew coordination between satellite operators within 2nd SOPS puts you in a mindset that it’s not just you out there, it’s a whole operations floor; the discipline they drill into us, following checklists - that’s exactly how it is on an aircraft,” he said. “It’s definitely going to translate to my new role. On a C-5M Super Galaxy, like a satellite, you are looking at so many telemetry points, things constantly changing, constantly adapting, while at the same time listening for the pilot’s communications to ground control. “The atmosphere of the 2nd SOPS operations floor helped prepare me for it,” he said. Moving from working with satellites with a keyboard and monitor, to assessing and addressing flight capability for an airplane that can hold an eight lane bowling alley in its cargo department is a stark contrast in Parra’s Air Force service and a testament to the opportunities critically manned career fields give Airmen. “Here I am about to work on this ‘flying whale’ as I like to call it – I don’t even know how it stays in flight,” he said. “I’m still amazed doing preflight checks, you get a workout going from one section to another.” Parra said his leadership and fellow 2nd SOPS Airmen were more than willing to help him reach his goals. “I was worried at first they were going to be insulted that I wished to retrain,” he said. “I didn’t know what the reaction was going to be, but they’ve helped me through everything.” One of Parra’s mentors was 1st. Lt. Justine Pescetello-Parr, staff instructor with the 50th Operations Support Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy
Staff Sgt. Brian Parra, currently a satellite systems operator with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, shows-off his new flight suit at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 20, 2018. Parra has recently returned from training to be a flight engineer, a critically manned career field. He is one of many Airmen pursuing critically manned career fields to meet the Air Force’s professional needs.
“He sets the example for others to follow in every duty he performs on base and off,” Pescetello-Parr said. “He has the ability to remain calm and positive during very difficult and stressful situations. If he sees something wrong, he takes the steps to correct it and will not stop until the problem is fixed.” Serving with 2nd SOPS has strengthened Parra as an Airman. “It sounds kind of cheesy, but since I’ve been here I’ve grown to care for everybody,” he said. “Serving here not only made me better as an Airman, but as a person in general. It was humbling.” Parra said his transition was made more meaningful
knowing he’s going to assist the Air Force in a critically manned career field. “When helping people who want to cross train, the first thing I pull up is a list critically manned career fields,” he said. “For me, I’m happy I found something that I think is best for myself and best for the Air Force as a whole and helps us both grow.” For a list of career fields and their quotas in the Air Force, log into myPERS, click “apply for retraining” and select “online myPERs retraining advisory and retraining advisory notes” in step two. For more information, talk to the appropriate Military Personnel Flight expert.
May 10, 2018
Special Tactics From page 1 ally known as Brand X. Over the years, the team developed capabilities supporting global mission requirements in the changing world environment, becoming what we now know as Air Force Special Tactics. Today, more than 1,500 Special Tactics Airmen enable global access, precision strike and tactical rescue and recovery operations in special operations, bringing a breadth of unique air-to-ground capabilities, while performing traditional special operation mission sets. Johnson says there’s no minimum number or no maximum number when it comes to people, and the more Airmen who show up to the briefings the better. However,
it doesn’t mean everyone gets chosen. “We are selective. So we are going to throw that net out there and not everyone is going to get caught-not everyone is going to get the opportunity to come within the job,” he said. The goal of sending someone such as Johnson out is to inform people about jobs and opportunities within special tactics. “My job when I go out is to make sure Airmen know what’s out there,” he said. “For instance, the Special Operations Surgical Team, not a lot of people know SOST is a part of special tactics and a lot of support jobs fall within special tactics as well.” Another topic addressed during the briefing was the opening of the special tactics AFSCs to female Airmen. “All the jobs in special tactics are open to everyone,” Johnson said. “If you are a female and interested in any of these jobs, please let us know. Standards are all the same. Once you get picked up you are part of the team no matter
what. You are treated as an equal.” Johnson said Airmen often hear certain things about special tactics from various avenues, but maintains he will tell you firsthand what it’s about. “I am a combat controller. I can tell you what being a special tactics Airmen is about,” he said. “I have worked with people in and out of special tactics, and I can tell you what their jobs are about.” Amador says Air Force Special Operations Command and 24th SOW send a representative out at least twice a year. If you miss one of those opportunities, she is happy to help you. “I carry their (24th SOW) pamphlets and materials in case anyone wants their services or if they have enough personnel to have a class, they will come out here TDY,” she said. “All you have to do is ask. Come see me. Even if we don’t have a class I’ll help you.”
Police Week, honoring our defenders By Master Sgt. Scott Willis and 2nd Lt. Cody Rodela 21st and 50th Security Forces Squadrons
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, to participate in a number of planned events which honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In 1962, Kennedy wrote “Whereas, from the beginning of this Nation, law enforcement officers have played an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution and in protecting the lives and property of our citizens.” In one paragraph, Kennedy was able to capture the essence of what it means to be a police officer; to serve and protect. In the Air Force, Security Forces Defenders and Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents provide this continued service and protection 24/7, without respite or mission failure. Air Force Security Forces is the largest single Air Force specialty. In 2018, our career field authorizations stand at 39,551 total force enlisted and officers combined. While at home station, security forces are your constables on patrol, touring the streets in our white sedans and trucks. What appear to be random patrol routes to most casual observers
is quite the opposite. The Defenders work hand-in-hand with local police departments and federal agencies to ensure your safety beyond the protective boundaries of an Air Force base. We man the gates in all inclement weather and do our best to greet you with a friendly smile and a ‘Welcome to Schriever Air Force Base.’ Believe me when I say that every day, all 39,551 of us know it could very well be our last and the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty may be our fate that day. We defend the Constitution and our country both here and abroad. When we deploy, our mission becomes more complex. We train using U.S. Army standards for ground offensive and defensive warfare. We routinely conduct missions in hostile territory without regard for our own safety but instead worry only about the safety of others and the mission. We serve with distinction in all manners of conflict; Korea, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom just to name a few. When we return home, we transition back into our peace officer roles without the public ever noticing and never skipping a beat. We go by many names: peace officers, policemen and policewomen, special agents, sheriffs, defender, but we all answer one call across the nation, to serve and protect. During this special week, please take a moment to remember those fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty as well as celebrate those of us serving every day to protect the freedoms our country holds so dear.
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Research network combat veteran disability claim Hearing is a critical sense and is required for all service members to effectively communicate within dynamic and often chaotic environments. “The ability to hear and communicate is critical to the safety of each warrior and their unit, and is central to command and control, and mission accomplishment,” Hammill said. The CAVRN aims to foster knowledge sharing and facilitate greater communication, coordination, awareness, and transparency between community members. “The CAVRN promotes collaboration, translation, and best practices that influence auditory-vestibular readiness, care, and quality of life for warfighters and veterans,” Hammill added. Hammill stated that as she toured the 711th HPW, she thought about all the tremendous crossover opportunities between auditory research and so many other disciplines within human performance. “We are a very interdisciplinary team and that’s a big part of our growth – to discover and reach out to these other teams who are somehow focused on auditory or balance disorders” she said. “When you bring these folks together, they end up having very meaningful conversations, they are able to incorporate perspectives of their colleagues, who are subject matter experts across the DoD and VA and incorporate their perspectives and really make smarter projects and make more multiservice projects.” Hammill explained the CAVRN is built on a translational model, including bench scientists, clinician scientists, funding program managers and public health experts, adding, “The whole scope from idea to application to practice, all in the same room so they can plan everything out together right up front.” “This is a complex issue. Losing your hearing is not a part of doing business in military service," Hammill said. "There are a lot of smart people working diligently to come up with better solutions to protect their hearing, both from a personal protective equipment stance, but also efforts in noise reductions and efforts in communication enhancement while making sure they’re able to do their job and have a reasonable quality of life after service.” Hammill said.
By Bryan Ripple 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Military service often requires duty in noisy environments that can cause hearing loss and it doesn’t just happen during combat operations at deployed locations far from home station. From flight line operations to firearms qualification ranges, aircraft maintenance back shops, vehicle repair shops, civil engineering shops, or even Air Force Research laboratories where innovative and agile technologies are born, noise brings the potential of hearing loss if proper personal protective hearing equipment is not available or utilized. “In fact, Veterans Administration records show that auditory conditions such as hearing loss and tinnitus are the number one and number two most prevalent disability claim in the VA,” said Dr. Tanisha Hammill, research coordination branch lead at the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence in San Antonio. “In terms of number of claims, this is the most prevalent injury among our veterans, so there is an obvious need to focus on reducing those injuries among our service members” she said. In 2009, the Congressionally-mandated HCE was stood up to combat hearing and balance disorders. As part of the HCE, the Collaborative Auditory & Vestibular Research Network, or CAVRN was formed to bring together researchers with an auditory research focus to discuss current research efforts across the DoD and VA enterprises, providing unique opportunities for collaboration, Hammill said. Annual CAVRN meetings are held at federal facilities and are hosted by member organizations and this year, the annual meeting was held April 24-26 and was hosted by the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate, Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch; the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton. Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, 711th HPW commander, welcomed the CAVRN meeting attendees and cited numerous opportunities for collaboration with the 711th HPW. “As you go forward, the Human Performance Wing wants to be part of what you all do to help Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen,
U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge
Approximately 100 members of the Collaborative Auditory Vestibular Research Network, or CAVRN, met 711th Human Performance Wing April 24-26, 2018. CAVRN meetings allow the research community to expedite scientific advancements with greater efficiency through open communication and collaborations that ensue.
and Marines maintain their hearing so that hopefully in the future, hearing loss ceases to be the number one disability. “The Air Force Chief of Staff’s focus areas converge on a singular vision – to create healthy squadrons full of resilient and credible warfighters primed to excel in multi-domain warfare,” he told them. “Certainly, nobody can do their job, or at least they would have a very difficult time doing their job if they couldn’t hear well.”
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The Happenings 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 application 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 U.S. Air Force Academy at 333-8766.
APPTRAC System. Applications are due for coaches no later than May 23, and for athletes May 30. Air Force Trial Camp July 14 — Camp Pendleton, California Armed Forces Championship July 21 — 25 Camp Pendleton, California International Military Sports Council August 26 — September 2, Warendorf, Delaware
AAFES Express new hours
2018 Air Force photo contest
The Army Air Force Exchange Service will be operating under these new hours: Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. Friday: 5:30 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
AAFES Dunkin’ Donuts sandwiches and wraps Schriever exclusive:
The Army Air Force Exchange Service Dunkin’ Donuts is now offering hot/cold artisan sandwiches and wraps as a Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, exclusive. Artisan ranch chicken sandwich Artisan turkey club Artisan southwest chicken salad Italian style wrap Chicken Caesar wrap Turkey club wrap Stop by Dunkin’ Donuts and try one out today.
AAFES Pet Patriot photo contest
Do you believe you take the best photos of your pets? The Army Air Force Exchange Service is bringing the competition to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, with a photo contest for anyone willing to compete in showing off their furry, feathered, or fuzzy friend. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 exchange gift card. Two first-place winners will receive $500 exchange gift card each, and eight runner-ups will win a $250 exchange gift card each. Pets are an important part of our families. Let’s celebrate by entering the contest today.
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.
Armed Forces Golf Championship
Applications are now accepted for the Armed Forces Golf Championship. Men and women who are Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve can submit their application via
This year’s theme is My Air Force Life in Focus: Freedom. Participants can enter up to two images that depict how they view freedom through their camera lens. Images maybe be of people, places, or things but must adhere to the theme. Submission period is now until May 31. There are two categories: adult and youth. The adult category has two divisions: Novice and accomplished. Adults must be 18 years or older. The youth category has three age divisions: Teen 13 — 17, PreTeen 9 — 12 and Children 6 — 8 years old. All participants must upload their submissions directly to MyAirForceLife.com/arts. For more information, call 567-4740.
2018 Youth Programs residential camps general information
Does your child want to attend Teen Aviation Camp, Space Camp, or Teen Leadership Summits? Air Force Residential Camps is offering all three camps this year. Air Force Teen Aviation Camp June 16 — 22 - United States Air Force Academy Person of Contact: Teresa Witschen, 210-395-7515. Air Force Space Camp (two sessions) July 29 — Aug. 3, Huntsville, Alabama Aug. 5 — Aug. 10, Huntsville, Alabama Person of Contact: Robert Ramirez, at 210395-7519 and Anthony Alacala, 210-395-1822. Air Force Teen Leadership Summits (four sessions) July 8 — 13, Dahlonega, Georgia July 15 — 20, Jekyll Island, Georgia July 22 — 27 July, Dahlonega, Georgia Aug. 6 — 11, Estes Park, Colorado Person of Contact: Robert Ramirez, at 210-395-7519, and Anthony Alacala, 210-395-1822. The application process for all residential camps is completed online through a system with Georgia 4-H. Applications are due by Friday. Each family or teen will create an account by: 1. Visiting https://secure.georgia4h.org/ event/?clientID=4 2. Select “Create Account for Parent” from the left hand menu and fill out the form. You
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Free Switchback and Sky Sox tickets
Looking for something fun to do on the weekends? The 50th Force Support Squadron is giving away free tickets to Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Sky Sox baseball. Tickets for Switchbacks include their upcoming game May 25 and June 9 games. Sky Sox will be hosting a Military Appreciation Game Night May 12. If you are interested call 567-4740.
First Term Airmen Course: Today & Tomorrow
The First Term Airmen’s Course provides a structured program to transition Airmen for a training mindset to a missionoriented environment. This course will take place in Building 210, Room 310 and will reinforce lessons learned in Basic Military Training and technical training for a successful transition. All first term Airmen must attend an FTAC, and are not required to attend Right Start. FTAC Graduation Ceremony will proceed Friday. Supervisor support and involvement with individuals attending FTAC is critical to the future success of our Airmen. For more information call 567-5927.
The Murph Fitness Challenge: Friday
Do you think you have what it takes to compete in The Murph Fitness Challenge? It’s now or never. This fitness event starts off with a one-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 body squats, and wraps up with a one mile run. Join the fitness team 6 a.m. — 3 p.m. Friday and earn those bragging rights. Call 567-6628 to register or get more information.
Pre-Separation briefing: May 15
Pre-separation briefing will be from 9 — 10:30 a.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. This is a congressionally mandated briefing for all those who are separating or retiring from the service. It provides information on benefits and entitlements and must be taken no later than 90 days from the date of separation or retirement. Spouses are welcome to attend. To register, call 567-3920.
Intramural softball coaches meeting: May 16
The 2018 Intramural Softball coaches meeting has been scheduled for May 16 at the fitness center starting at 1 p.m. Any squadron that wants to submit a team must have a representative present at this meeting. The Letter of Intent must be turned in no later than noon. May 15. The season is tentatively scheduled to begin June 5. For more information, contact 567-6628.
Volunteer Expo: May 17 Ready to volunteer? Join the Airman and Family Readiness Center volunteer expo and get connected with volunteer opportunities that interest you. Enhance your leadership skills and collaboration with the Colorado Springs community. This event takes place 11 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. in Building 101. For more information, call 567-3920.
VA 1 and 2 benefits briefing: May 18 This is a mandatory briefing that will be held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center 7:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. Topics discussed include separating or retiring from service. A Veterans Administration representative will provide comprehensive information about benefits available. Call 567-3920 to RSVP.
RecOn upcoming event: May 19 — 20 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 intermediate rock climbing has six spots available May 19 — 20. Tickets cost $20 each. This intermediate level class will focus on honing movement, technique, and efficiency while climbing. With two full days of training provided by the Pikes Peak Alpine School, participants will be mastering the Red Rock Canyon Open Space. All guides are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association of Rock Climbing.
Single Airmen Initiative upcoming events Single Airmen Initiative Trips are free and for any single 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, please contact the fitness Center at 567-6628.
June 9: Segway tour Only in Colorado Springs can you experience this kind of adventure and scenery together. Participants will receive a quick introduction to operating their Segway, then a guide will take Airmen on scenic tour around the Garden of the Gods. No guests over 250 pounds, and guests under 100 pounds need to be pre-approved for the tour. For more information, contact the fitness center at 567-6658.
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Peterson Air and Space Museum, is seeking volunteer tour guides. Any civilians, active duty members, retirees or family members 18 and older are welcome. Fridays, Saturdays. Peterson Air and Space Museum, 150 E. Ent Ave., 5564916, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Public Meeting for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a dynamic group of people working together to create political will for a livable world. New members welcome. Sat., May 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Woodland Park Public Library, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 629-8055, email@example.com.
Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Organization, a local organization with open membership for those who love the lore and history of the American West. Meetings include a catered dinner. No meetings in July, August or December. Second Monday of every month, 6 p.m. $17. Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1150 Panorama Drive, 4730330, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pikes Peak Radio Amateurs Association, encourages interest in HAM radio, plans special events, participates in search-and-rescue efforts and more. Held at the Stetson Hills IHop, 5749 Stetson Hills Blvd. Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 282-8554, ppraa.org. RPG Showcase, featuring 12 systems in 12 months. No experience necessary. Just bring your dice and sense of humor. Second Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m.; through Dec. 8. Free. Petrie’s Family Games, 7681 N. Union Blvd., 522-1099, email@example.com, petriesgames.com/rpg. 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. Star Trek RPG, continuing your mission: to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Second Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.; through May 12. Free. Petrie’s Family Games, 7681 N. Union Blvd., 522-1099, firstname.lastname@example.org, petriesgames.com/rpg. Star Wars X-Wing Fly Casual, casual gameplay in the world of Rebels versus Imperials. New players welcome. Tuesdays, 6 p.m.; through May 29. Free. Petrie’s Family Games, 7681 N. Union Blvd., 522-1099, email@example.com, petriesgames.com/minis. StarFinder RPG, a role-playing game in which The Starfinder Society is on the brink of ruin. After training to join a new cadre of Starfinders, it is up to you to help restore the organization. Second Saturday of every month, 2-6 p.m.; through May 12. Petrie’s Family Games, 7681 N. Union Blvd., 522-1099, firstname.lastname@example.org, petriesgames.com/rpg.
COMEDY & IMPROV Comedy School and Mix and Mingle with DJ Karson, a weekly comedy workshop. Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; through May 30. Free. The Social, 3506 N. Academy Blvd., 597-9884, info@thesocial719. com, thesocial719.com. Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show, weekly shows that feature challenging mysteries, with “no cheesy costumes, no campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance.” With prizes for those who solve the crime. Go online to reserve seats. Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. $49.95. Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 866/496-0535, email@example.com, thedinnerdetective.com/coloradosprings. The Sunday Best Comedy Show, an opportunity to see some of the best comedians in the state showcase their talent weekly. Sundays, 7:30-9 p.m.; through July 29. Free. Oskar Blues Colorado Springs, 118 N. Tejon St., 375-1925, oskarbluesfooderies.com/oskar-blues/oskar-blues-colorado-springs.
FOOD & DRINK Food Truck Tuesdays, featuring 12 local food trucks serving meals, snacks and desserts. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; through Oct. 30. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, cspm.org. 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. Mother’s Heart Through Art Tea Party, an authentic British tea including scones, cucumber sandwiches, cakes and more. Program features original music (including the hammer dulcimer) and a fun skit. Sat., May 12, 3:30-5 p.m. $44/pair.
Rock For Water Benefit Concert, a “rocking evening” benefiting Pure Water Joy, an organization dedicated to providing clean water in Tanzania. Bands include: 2 Scoops for Huck, El-C, Lady and the Beards and Charlie Milo Trio. Sat., May 12, 8 p.m.-midnight. Free. The Ancient Mariner Tavern, 962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 6855503, email@example.com, facebook.com/ PureWaterJoy.
ART EVENTS Origami Art, an opportunity to learn how to create three unique designs: a beautiful folded box, an origami bookmark and a miniature origami envelope. All skill levels welcome. Registration required. Fri., May 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Pikes Peak Library District, Rockrimmon Branch, 832 Village Center Drive, 593-8000, ppld.org.
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GET INVOLVED Citizens Climate Lobby Colorado Springs Meeting, a video and an opportunity to contribute to a letter campaign, with letters to Rep. Lamborn, Sen. Gardner and Sen. Bennett. Sat., May 12, 1-3 p.m. Free. Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S. Eighth St., #100, 237-5677, email@example.com, ppld.org.
Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Run/ Walk, a 5k run/walk in honor of loved ones who have lost the battle to pancreatic cancer. The event will include t-shirts, awards, a live DJ, a memory wall, family activities and more. Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $50. America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, firstname.lastname@example.org, lustgarten.org.
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On-Base Housing Open To All Single & Families Active Duty Service Members–All Services National Guard & Reserve Military Members Federal Civilian Service & NAF Employees Retired Military & Federal Civilians & DoD Contractors
2 Bedroom rents starting at $975 3 Bedroom rents starting at $1075 (4 & 5 Bedrooms also available) Utilities & trash included.
No Security Deposit for Military
Security Deposit for Non-Military is one month’s rent *$250 pet deposit per household.
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Unfinished Basements in Most Homes Private Carports or Garages Landscaping Service Included 24-Hour Maintenance Service Pet Friendly* Hiking & Biking Trails Abound Equestrian Center & Aero Club Nearby 25 Minute Commute to Peterson AFB & Fort Carson • District 20 Schools (Douglass Valley Elementary and Air Academy High School located on base)
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Forgo the hassles of home ownership or additional costs associated with off-base rentals. Check out our comfortable homes at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Base, with *basic utilities included, no monthly pet-rent, 24-hour emergency maintenance and more. It’s time to stop looking and start living at Tierra Vista. Proudly serving active duty military, federal civil service, National Guard/ reservist, **DoD contractors and retired military.
* Utility allowance based on community average. ** DoD contractor housing available at Schriever only.
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Welcome Home MARK HIRYAK 719.466.1407 USAF, Retired
Service Deserves Its Rewards® Military • Police • Firefighters/EMTs Teachers • Nurses/Health Care
New 3-5BR, 2-3BA, 2 car, ranch homes... (4) Available Now! 3-6 Acres • Easy Commute to all military • Horses, large toys welcome • All Utilities provided
with county maintained roads
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