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#TeamSchriever Plans Annual 'Summer Slam' Picnic - 07/15/19

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Force Support Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is gearing up for Summer Slam 2019. The summertime base picnic, scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19, is Schriever's largest annual morale and family event.

New this year is a BMX stunt show and military working dog demonstration. The event will include free food, drinks and activities such as a fire muster, games, face painting, musical performances by U.S. Air Force Academy band “Wild Blue Country,” and more.

The event kicks off with opening comments from Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander.

For more information, such as the schedule of events, visit the Schriever AFB website.

Media interested in attending the event need to call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at (719) 567-5040 to RSVP no later than noon Thursday.

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50th SPACE WING CHANGES COMMAND - 06/17/19

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Space Wing will hold a change-of-command ceremony here June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Col. James Smith is scheduled to return to Schriever to assume command of the wing from Col. Jennifer Grant who is headed to the Pentagon in Washington D.C. 

Grant’s greatest challenge has been building upon the wing’s warfighter culture while embracing innovation in a previously no fail environment. This prompted her to establish the Innovative Warfighters Advancing Readiness panel, which solicits and awards Airmen’s solutions with resources to execute to improve readiness and resilience across the installation. 

“The prospect of failure can sometimes be intimidating, but failing forward and learning from the experience provides invaluable lessons.  We make great strides if we are willing to try something new,” Grant said.  “We have worked hard on this during my command, and I have to say it has been most rewarding to watch our Airmen innovating across our mission areas and blazing new trails -- one of our Airman’s ideas was even showcased to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.” 

Some other highlights during Grant’s tenure include leading the first-ever, base-wide continuity of operations event where seven space missions were successfully transferred to alternate locations across the nation, and developing the Air Force’s first and only mission defense team contract delivering unrivaled support for critical Defensive Cyberspace Operations. Additionally, the installation established a Team Schriever awards program and First Friday morale events to recognize and support Airmen throughout the base. 

“I have been humbled, honored and proud to serve with each and every one of you,” she said.  “I am excited to see how our efforts today will reap greater rewards for you, this wing, this installation and our Air Force as we continue to be the masters of space.”

Smith returns to Schriever leaving his post as commander, Air Force element, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom. Smith previously served at Schriever as a spacecraft systems engineer with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron from May 1999 to June 2002. 

As commander of the wing and installation host, Smith is responsible for the operation and support of more than 185 satellites and installation support to 16 major tenant units with a workforce of more than 7,000 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel. The base with its mission partners provide a combined economic impact of approximately $1.3 billion.

Media interested in attending the ceremony need to call the 50th Space Wing Public Affairs office at (719) 567-5040 to RSVP no later than 4:30 p.m. June 20.

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50 SW Changes Command - 06/17/19

Schriever AFB, Colo. — The 50th Space Wing will hold a change-of-command ceremony here June 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Col. James Smith is scheduled to return to Schriever to assume command of the wing from Col. Jennifer Grant who is headed to the Pentagon in Washington D.C. 

Grant’s greatest challenge has been building upon the wing’s warfighter culture while embracing innovation in a previously no fail environment.  This prompted her to establish the Innovative Warfighters Advancing Readiness panel, which solicits and awards Airmen’s solutions with resources to execute to improve readiness and resilience across the installation. 

“The prospect of failure can sometimes be intimidating, but failing forward and learning from the experience provides invaluable lessons.  We make great strides if we are willing to try something new,” Grant said.  “We have worked hard on this during my command, and I have to say it has been most rewarding to watch our Airmen innovating across our mission areas and blazing new trails--one of our Airman’s ideas was even showcased to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.” 

Some other highlights during Grant’s tenure include leading the first-ever, base-wide continuity of operations event where seven space missions were successfully transferred to alternate locations across the nation and developing the Air Force’s first and only mission defense team contract delivering unrivaled support for critical Defensive Cyberspace Operations.  Additionally, the installation established a Team Schriever awards program and First Friday morale events to recognize and support Airmen throughout the base. 

“I have been humbled, honored and proud to serve with each and every one of you,” she said.  “I am excited to see how our efforts today will reap greater rewards for you, this wing, this installation and our Air Force as we continue to be the masters of space.”

Smith returns to Schriever leaving his post as commander, Air Force element, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom.  Smith previously served at Schriever as a spacecraft systems engineer with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron from May 1999 to June 2002. 

As commander of the wing and installation host, Smith is responsible for the operation and support of more than 185 satellites and installation support to 16 major tenant units with a workforce of more than 7,000 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel.  The base with its mission partners provide a combined economic impact of approximately $1.3 billion.