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    Weekly Roundup-May 23



    Story by James Fisher 

    377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

    May 23, 2019

    Across PA Channels
    Kirtland.af.mil: The Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta took to the skies over Albuquerque May 18, 2019, exceeding expectations for attendance and capped off the day with a performance from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1852046/kirtland-air-show-hosts-thunderbirds-entertains-thousands/

    Facebook: Take a look at Better Call Saul actor Patrick Fabian took flight in an F-16 with the crew of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. https://www.facebook.com/KirtlandAirForceBase/videos/328205017814022/

    App: Gate closures, construction, announcements and everything all the time – download the Kirtland App via Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p4366FB&hl=en_US or the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kirtland-air-force-base/id1231362969?mt=8 searching for “Kirtland AFB” or “KAFB.”

    Flickr: Check out all of the great photos of everything Kirtland: https://www.flickr.com/ search Kirtland AFB.

    Kirtland holiday gate schedule
    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday gate access to the installation will be as follows:
    Eubank Gate: 24/7 access
    Maxwell Gate: 24/7 access
    Truman Gate: 24/7 access
    Truman Visitors Center: 24/7 access
    Gibson Gate: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Carlisle Gate: closed
    Wyoming Gate: closed
    For more information, go to the Kirtland Gate Information website: https://www.kirtland.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/1298572/gate-hours/

    Community College of the Air Force degree opportunity
    CCAF is accepting nominations for Associate of Applied Science degrees. To receive a free CCAF degree progress report, visit the education office located at Building 20602. Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesdays, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 505-846-9933 or e-mail 377fss.fsde@us.af.mil.

    Bod Pod appointments
    Health Promotion is providing bod pod appointments Mondays and Fridays between 7:30 and 11 a.m. The bod pod is a machine that will assess body composition and assess body fat and lean mass. Appointments are required. To schedule, call Guy Leahy at 505-846-1186 or Kirsten David at 505-846-1483.

    Better Body Better Life Class
    Health Promotion is hosting a five-class series that takes place every Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. in Classroom A at the 377th Medical Group. It is a weight management course for active duty members only. To RSVP, call 505-846-1483.
    Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System/Consolidated Support
    Check to see if DEERS is available with a phone call. Dial 505-846-8949 to check the status. Also, visit https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/military-personnel/ to set up an ID-card appointment.

    Food Pantry
    Eligible service members including active duty, National Guard, Reserves, retirees, DoD civilians and their family members can go to the food pantry in time of financial hardship for the grocery necessities at no cost to them. The pantry is open from 7:15 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is located in the Consolidated Support Facility, Ste. 126.

    May 22 – June 26
    Parenting with Love and Logic
    Family Advocacy is offering classes that will provide tools to parents to help them deal with different behaviors of children three years of age and older. The class will run Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gibson CDC. To register for classes, call Family Advocacy at 505-846-0139. Free childcare is provided. To arrange for childcare, contact the CDC at 505-846-1103.

    May 23
    Car Wash Fundraiser
    The Company Grade Officers Council is hosting a car wash from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the east Shoppette parking lot. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Terry Owens at terry.owens.2@us.af.mil.

    May 23
    Master Sgt. Promotion Release Party
    There will be a promotion release party in the Mountain View Club Sandia Ballroom starting at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Diane Brown-Trent at 505-846-4797 or e-mail diane.k.browntrent.mil@mail.mil.

    May 24
    Supper & Stripes – BBQ & Sides
    There will be a dinner at the Gravity facility starting at 6 p.m. E-1 to E-5 service members can get a set of stripes sewn on for free if they bring uniforms at 5 p.m. For more information or to arrange early drop-off for uniforms, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    May 25
    Kidz Rock
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a rock climbing event from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 4 through 12. The cost is $12 per person. Registration is required. To register, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    May 25
    Isotopes “Salute to Services” Military Appreciation Game
    The Isotopes are hosting a military appreciation game at 6:35 p.m. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Chap. (Capt.) Andy Peck will be playing the national anthem, and base agencies will be in attendance with displays. Discount tickets are available in the reserved section for $9 each. For more information, visit www.ABQIsotopes.com.

    May 25-26
    Whitewater Rafting
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting two whitewater rafting trips, each from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $55 and participants must be ages 14 and up. The cost covers transportation, safety gear, and guide and entry fee. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    May 30
    Nutrition for Diabetics Class
    Health Promotion is hosting a nutrition class from 11 a.m. to noon in Classroom B of the 377th Medical Group. For questions, contact Kirsten David at 505-846-1483.

    May 31
    Ramen & Mortal Kombat Tournament
    There will be a tournament at the Gravity facility from 6 to 9 p.m. E-1 to E-4 service members and their families and friends are welcome to participate. For more information or to volunteer, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    May 31 - June 1
    Special Olympics volunteer opportunity
    The Special Olympics of New Mexico is looking for volunteers for the Summer Games. Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Responsibilities include setting up and tearing down and may require lifting objects up to 40 pounds. Register online to volunteer at http://bit.ly/SONMSummerGamesVolunteer.

    May 31- June 1
    Air Force Association professional development open session and conference
    A free professional development opportunity will take place at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town including base tours and presentations on Kirtland. Reduced-price lunches for E-4 and below where 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray will be available to answer questions May 28th is the last day to reserve a meal. For questions and more information, contact Fred Harsany at fharsant@comcast.net, frederick.harsany@us.af.mil, or 505-344-0115 or 505-264-1102.

    June 1
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a skydiving trip from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for Active Duty, Reserve, Guard and their family members is $200 per person. Regular price for all others is $316 per person and participants must be 18 years of age or older. The fee includes transportation and a tandem skydive. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 2
    Bouldering Ponderosa
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a trip to the Jemez Mountains from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and includes bouldering pads, chalk, guides and transportation. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 3-7
    Vacation Bible School
    “ROAR!” VBS is coming to the Kirtland AFB Chapel! “ROAR!” so, save the date for kids kindergarten through 5th grade. To register children and/or volunteer, visit: https://vbspro.events/p/events/kirtlandafbvbs. For more information, contact Allison Tate at woldruff5@gmail.com.

    June 5-6
    Kirtland Spark Innovation Workshop
    The innovation workshop takes place June 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNM Rotunda at 801 University Blvd. SE. Innovators, Leaders, and Airmen Entrepreneurs are invited to the inaugural Kirtland Spark Innovation Workshop. This is an unprecedented opportunity for you and your team, at any level, to spark innovation in your mission.
    On June 5, attendees will be introduced to the base, local and DoD-wide innovation ecosystem that can take Airmen from problems to ideas, to reality. Learn how to coach and connect your team with the resources to multiply their potential. Be inspired by people who have blazed trails to improve missions with small ideas that made a huge impact. For more information, or to register, visit https://sites.google.com/afrlnewmexico.com/kirtland-spark-workshop/home.

    June 6
    Labor Relations training
    There will be training in the Wing Presentation Room from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Brett McDowell at 505-853-7794 or e-mail brett.mcdowell@us.af.mil.

    June 12
    Discover Scuba
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a scuba class at the indoor pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $31 for person and participants must be 10 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 12
    Kayak Roll Clinic
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a kayaking clinic at the indoor pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost to register is $15 per person and includes kayak gear rental, paddle and instruction. Participants must be 16 years of age and older and must be able to swim and paddle independently. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 16
    Whitewater Rafting
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting two whitewater rafting trips, each from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $55 per person and participants must be ages 14 and up. The cost covers transportation, safety gear, and guide and entry fee. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 19
    Albuquerque Mountain Bike Sunset Ride
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a bike ride from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Participants can bring their own bikes or rent a bike from ODR. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per person if renting a bike and helmet. Participants must be ages 14 and up. For more information or to sign up, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 21-23
    Single-Parent Family Retreat
    There will be a free weekend get-away to the Ghost Ranch Retreat Center for single-parent families. Departure time is 1 p.m. on June 21 with a return time of 3 p.m. on June 23. Transportation will be provided. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 505-853-5000 or e-mail Jeffrey.granger.1@us.af.mil.

    June 27-29
    Father and Son Camp
    Join fathers and their sons around New Mexico for a retreat at Sivells Baptist Camp in Cloudcroft, N.M. This camp is for any dad with young son(s), (grade school and up), or dads with grown son(s) and is even a camp where Grandpa, Son and, Grandson can enjoy. Activities include archery, shooting, Christian worship time, and much more. Cost is $10 per dad; $10 first son ($5 additional sons). Make checks payable to: “Kirtland CTOF” and contact Chap. (Capt.) Andy Peck at 405- 642-1024 or thomas.peck.4@us.af.mil to sign up.

    June 28
    First Sergeants “Run-A-Thon for Resiliency”
    The First Sergeant Council is hosting a run-a-thon at Hardin Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individual prizes are awarded to the person who raises the most money and the longest distance achieved. There will also be a prize awarded to the squadron that collectively raises the most money. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Delbert Butcher at 505-853-1834 or e-mail Delbert.butcher@us.af.mil.

    June 28
    LGBTQ pride event 2019
    This event to commemorate LGBTQ month takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. Food, games and social activities are planned.

    June 28-30
    Cheers on the Chama
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a three-day event leaving Friday at 6 a.m. and returning on Sunday at 4 p.m. The cost for active duty, reserve, guard and their family members is $175 per person. Regular price for all others is $495 per person and participants must be 21 years of age or older. If guests require sleeping bags, pads and tents for camping, they will be provided at no extra charge. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 29
    Kidz Rock
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a rock climbing event from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 4 through 12. The cost is $12 per person. Registration is required. To register, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 30
    TWA Crash Sight Hike
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a seven-mile hike into the Sandia Mountains to the 1955 crash site of a TWA airliner from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

    June 30
    Spokettes Annual 10-mile bicycle race
    There will be a bicycle race in Algodones, N.M., open to women and co-ed teams of all levels. The cost to register is $30. All types of bicycles are permitted as long as they have brakes. For more information or to register, visit www.usacycling.org/register/2019-1115 or e-mail spokettestt@gmail.com.


    Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in March
    All Terrain
    This class formats all terrains, to include team drills and visualization rides, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m., to noon Thursdays.
    Power Ride
    Higher resistance training to improve strength, stamina and power, 11 a.m. to Noon Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Thursdays.
    Fitness Conditioning
    A 60-minute functional total body workout incorporating cardiovascular, upper body strength, core strength, pushups and sit ups. Everything needed to pass the Air Force Fitness Assessment Test. This class is designed to teach proper push-up and sit-up techniques and build cardiovascular endurance. This class is highly recommended for those on the Fitness Improvement Program and runs from 6 to 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
    Basic Training
    A 60-minute functional total body workout this class will incorporate cardiovascular, strength, endurance, balance, push-ups, core, speed and agility, as well as partner drills. Instructors will push to optimum fitness potential. Classes run from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
    Muscle Hour
    Integrate balance with strength while using the barbells, heavy bars, and dumbbells to sculpt. BOSU and fit balls may be incorporated from time to time. All fitness levels.
    Class runs from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
    Zumba® and Strong by Zumba®
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance and tone program that runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Strong by Zumba combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music and runs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.
    Yoga Stretch and Strengthening
    A level-1 class combining traditional yoga postures with deep stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation. Great for beginners and the more physically fit, resulting in increased flexibility, strength and stress reduction, running from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
    Combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. This fat-burning, low-impact workout is designed for all levels and runs from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday.

    Check out all of the events happening with Outdoor Recreation in March

    Tai Chi Class
    Health Promotion is hosting Tai Chi classes every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Gravity. For more information, call Guy Leahy at 505-846-1186.


    May Kirtland Force Support events and more

    Free weekend movies
    The base theater plays free movies, open to anyone with base access. Movies start Friday with A Madea Family Funeral (PG-13) at 6 p.m.; and The Lego Movie The Second Part (PG) on Saturday starting at 3 p.m.

    Kirtland Playgroup
    The group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Chapel Annex. The playgroup provides a fun, relaxed place for parents and kids to meet to have fun and make new friends. The playgroup encourages social development and interaction. It is not chapel-sponsored and is not affiliated with any faith or religion. The playgroup is an unstructured play time for infants and toddlers 0-4 years and their parents. Join the group for fun with new friends; no registration is required. For more information, call Family Advocacy at 505-846-0139.


    Air Force Reserves
    The 377th Force Support Squadron In-Service Recruiting Office provides Palace Front and Palace Chase briefings twice a month at 9 a.m., every second and last Wednesday at the Consolidated Support Building inside the FTAC training Rm. 111. The office is also available to provide information on continuing service in the reserves for active duty members transitioning out of the Air Force. For questions, contact Master Sgt. Robert Arnold at 505-846-0544.

    RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler
    Skip the long wait for an ID card by scheduling for an ID appointment on the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler. This is a self-service function that allows members to book their own appointment and can be accessed 24/7. Also, if scheduling an appointment and the DEERS network goes down, people will receive a call from the 377th Military Personnel Section customer support staff. In addition to making an appointment, the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler answers some of the most commonly asked questions to ensure people are prepared for appointments. Click here for more information https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=591.

    Military Personnel Flight:
    Customer Support: Leave, DEERS updates, ID cards, Service Member’s Group Life Insurance, Initial Enlistment Bonus, and records not migrated into Personnel Records Display Application, call 505-846-5459.
    Force Management: Duty status, evaluations, personnel action changes, unit personnel management roster, awards and special programs, special duty assignment pay; records not migrated into PRDA, and G-series orders, 377FSS.ForceManagement@us.af.mil.
    Career development: (assignments, passports, promotions, demotions, separations, reenlistments, retirements military personnel file) 377FSS.FSMPDO@us.af.mil. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Customer Service (IDs) is open for appointments daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service//ID appointments link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

    Career Assistance information
    CAA Course Registration link:

    Career Skills Program
    The Air Force recently began participating in Career Skills Programs which afford eligible Airmen the opportunity to prepare for a post-Air Force career up to six months before separation or retirement. Airmen can also find details on myPers. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Job Training.” For more information or for questions, visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center and schedule an appointment with an Education Guidance Counselor at 505-846-9933.

    Information was provided by agencies other than the 377 ABW Public Affairs Office. Information is subject to change. Call the number provided on each announcement for more information.



    Date Taken: 05.23.2019
    Date Posted: 05.23.2019 17:31
    Story ID: 323805
    Location: KIRTLAND AFB, NM, US

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