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Old 07-29-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Hey all -- did a quick search for info on SAFB but didn't see anything...I've seen commutes to Peterson, but wondering how much further of a drive from Briargate area to Schriever. It looks like boondocks!! TIA
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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I guess it would be about 30 minutes, but if traffic is bad maybe more.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Lots of people do that commute.

There's an old thread on commuting from Monument to Schreiver, which will give you an idea. Depending on where in Monument, you can knock off 10-20 minutes for the shorter commute from the Briargate area.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Lots of people do that commute.

There's an old thread on commuting from Monument to Schreiver, which will give you an idea. Depending on where in Monument, you can knock off 10-20 minutes for the shorter commute from the Briargate area.

Thanks - that helps!! I'm originally from "back east" too and you couldn't PAY me to return...LOL! (Tho a good slice is worth a flight now and then)
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Ah, Schreiver..."where the Air Force goes when it wants to be alone." If you are active duty, the housing out there is really nice and they have vacancies. There aren't a lot of services out there yet (you have
to go to Peterson for BX, commissary, etc.) but it's a close knit, friendly group living out there.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Ah, Schreiver..."where the Air Force goes when it wants to be alone." If you are active duty, the housing out there is really nice and they have vacancies. There aren't a lot of services out there yet (you have
to go to Peterson for BX, commissary, etc.) but it's a close knit, friendly group living out there.

That's awesome...LOL!!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Yeah, like Mrs.Mac note, you probably won't find a whole lot of info about it anywhere, because of the nature of the mission out there.

I remember when it was called Falcon AF Station, and now it's Schriever AF Base....but it really is more a "station" than anything else.

I don't think the commute to and from Briargate would be too bad in terms of distance, but I do think it can get a lil' dicey when the winter weather gets harsh. Do a dry-run one day and see what you think. Mark Sheffel Rd and then left on Rt. 94 and that's it really.

Schriever's out in the plains, just East of Peterson a lil' way...but it starts to resemble Kansas more than the Rockies, so the wind and snow can whip through there pretty hard. The snow and ice can get bad out that way when the weather takes a turn, so I think that would be the bigger challenge rather than the distance.

But that being said, the really bad days would affect everyone who works out there, in much the same way, so they have well established inclement weather reporting procedures. Delayed reporting, mission-essential only, and even all-out closures at times.

The only other negative, is like the Pentagon, you have a freakishly-massive parking lot that eveyone has to use and then you "trudge" in to the actual station. I even think they have buses for that now too. Still....if I personally had a job offer out there, I would take it.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:26 AM
 
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Sorry - lost my log on -- and then forgot to come back. I'm psyched to move back - we've been overseas for 3yrs and I'm really looking forward to getting the kids back into Irish dancing (8 schools to choose from!) and into a nice church community etc. Love living overseas, esp now with kids older and willing/excited to travel and explore, but I'm ready to be closer to home and back to what I grew up with (yes, even the horrible customer service that the US is so famous for...being in japan for 3yrs has totally spoiled us)

the cold weather is going to take some getting used to- gotta make sure they deliver all our winter stuff from storage - haven't worn a sweater in 3yrs!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Shreiver isn't that great compared to Petersen, and yea, it's out there. But it's a good place to be.
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