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    Weekly Roundup August 15

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM, UNITED STATES

    08.15.2019

    Story by Staff Sgt. Dylan Nuckolls 

    377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

    To submit an item for the Calendar or News Briefs, email 377abw.pa@us.af.mil or call 505-846-5991 by close of business (4:30 p.m.) each Wednesday or business day before holidays.

    Across PA Channels
    Kirtland.af.mil: 2019 school year to start August 12
    https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1927775/2019-school-year-to-start-august-12/

    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.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Requesting Honor Guard services
    Requests for color guard ceremonies must be made at least seven days prior to the ceremony. Multiple requests made for the same day and time will honor a “first requested, first served rule,” except in the case of military funeral honors which take precedent over all other requests. All required information and necessary request forms can be found at https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/base-honor-guard/. For more information, contact the Honor Guard office at 505-846-1804 or 377FSS.FRZH.HonorGuard@us.af.mil.

    Gibson Gate will be closed this weekend
    The Gibson Gate will be closed on Sat. and Sun. to facilitate gate construction. During the weekend closure, the Wyoming Gate will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Truman and Eubank Gates will continue to observe their 24/7 schedules. Normal Gibson Gate hours will resume on August 19.

    Speed limit reduced on Pennsylvania Street
    Bridge maintenance on Pennsylvania St. requires a speed limit reduction on this base road south of Wyoming Blvd. The new posted limit will be reduced from 50 to 40 mph. Drivers are advised to exercise caution when transiting through the area.

    377 Medical Group re-designation ceremony
    The re-designation ceremony will be held at the Mountain View Club on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. This ceremony will mark the formal transition to the new medical group model. The new Operational Medical Readiness Squadron for active duty care and Healthcare Operations Squadron for non-active duty patients will activate to better serve the military community. All Kirtland members are invited to attend.

    Suicide prevention advocate to speak
    Acclaimed suicide prevention advocate Kevin Hines will speak at the Base Theater on Aug.19 at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Kevin travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing and recovery while teaching people about wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience. This motivation moment is open to all Team Kirtland members, spouses and children 15 years and older.

    Ammo Closure
    Ammo will be closed from September 3-6 for the semi-annual munitions stockpile inventory. No transactions will be scheduled during this time period. All munitions transactions during this time must be scheduled the week prior to the start of this inventory. For more information, contact Munitions Operations at 505-846-4665.

    Child Care for Air Force Ball
    For personnel eligible to use base child care programs and wishing to attend the AF Ball, Child and Youth programs will offer child care from 5 to 9 p.m. for a fee of $15 a child. CDC age children will be at the Gibson CDC while youth age children will be at the Youth Center. RSVP no later than September 17, after that it will be based on space availability. To sign up, contact the Gibson CDC at 505-846-1103 or the Youth Center at 505-853-5437.

    POW/MIA ceremony to be held
    This annual recognition will be held at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial on Sep. 20 at 11 a.m. The veteran’s memorial is located adjacent to the intersection of Gibson and Louisiana boulevards just outside the Gibson Gate. POC: MSgt. Nicole Moeller, 846-1407.

    24 hour POW/MIA Run
    The annual 24 hour run to honor our POW/MIA service members will be conducted at Hardin Field beginning on Sep. 19 at 11 a.m. For those interested in participating please contact TSgt. Victoria Lathon at 853-5872.

    CCAF sets end date for Professional Manager Certification
    The Community College of the Air Force will no longer accept applications for the CCAF Awarded Professional Manager Certification program after September 30, 2019. To be eligible for the PMC, Airmen must have been awarded a CCAF degree and their 7 skill-level or higher. They must have also completed ALS, NCOA, SNCOA, or their equivalent, and also completed 30 semester hours of leadership/management coursework. For more information, contact the base education office at 505-246-1742.

    Post 9/11 GI Bill transfer cutoff deadline extended
    A change to policy will allow Airmen with 16 or more years of service to transfer their GI bill benefits to a spouse or child until January 12, 2020.

    Requirement for Civilians attending training
    Prior to attending any training of eight hours or more and/or if there is any cost involved, civilian employees assigned to Kirtland must submit an SF 182, Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training (this does not include NAF personnel). The form must be approved by the 377 FSS civilian training office. All SF 182 requests must be sent to 377fss.fsdeto@us.af.mil at least two weeks prior to the training start date. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davis at 505-846-9559.

    Volunteers Needed
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico is looking for volunteers to mentor children and provide tutoring support in math, reading and writing at Wherry Elementary School. Volunteers would report once a week for the 2019/2020 school year. To volunteer, visit http://www.bbbs-cnm.org/kafb/.

    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.

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

    August 16
    Wing Tiger Run
    There will be a 5K held in the old Zia Park housing area at 7 a.m. Participants are asked to show up a few minutes early to prepare themselves for the run.

    August 16
    Gravity: Supper & Stripes – Mexican Taquitos
    There will be a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. located at the gravity facility. E1-E5 are able to get a set of stripes sewn on their uniforms for free. Please bring uniforms by 5 p.m. If you need to arrange early drop-off for uniforms, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    August 19
    Pre-deployment briefing
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 9 to 10 a.m. Military and civilian members who will soon deploy are required to attend. Family members are also encouraged to attend. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 20
    Newcomers’ Welcome Orientation
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event at the Mountain View Club from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. for military and civilian personnel new to Kirtland. Briefers include base leadership, SARC, JA, and several more. The event will conclude with a bus tour of the base followed by an information fair. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There will be 60 Leadership Pathways points awarded to those who attend. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 20
    Retiree Group Presentation Briefing
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a mandatory briefing for all separating/retiring service members in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, contact A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 20
    EFMP 101 Workshop
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This informational briefing is designed for newly-assigned EFMP Q-coded families. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 21
    New Mexico at its best
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about New Mexico and all that it has to offer. There will be 15 Leadership Pathways points awarded to those who attend. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 21-22
    Entrepreneur Training Track
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a training in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is for service members and family members interested in starting their own business. Participants may attend at any time during their military life cycle. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 22
    Separatee Group Pre-separation Briefing
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a mandatory briefing for all separating/retiring service members in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, contact A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 23
    Hiring event
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It is free and open to all active duty, guard, reserve, retirees, DOD civilians and dependents.

    August 23
    Capstone Event
    The final step in the Transition Assistance Program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in Suite 126 of Consolidated Support Facility. The capstone vent is a one-on-one meeting with Airman & Family Readiness Flight staff to verify completion of career readiness standards and should be accomplished no later than 90 days before separation or retirement. All separating and retiring service members on Title 10 orders for 180 or more consecutive days are required to meet the CRS which are verified by A&FRF staff member and documented on the DD Form 2648. Documentation for the CRS must be within the last 12 months. For more information, contact the A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    August 23
    Free showing of Hollywood movie
    Producers of the Hollywood production “The Last Full Measure: the Airman Pitsenbarger Story,” will be hosting a showing at the Base Theater on Friday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. All Kirtland team members and dependents are invited to learn more of Medal of Honor recipient Airman 1st Class William H. “Bill” Pitsenbarger and his heroic duty in South Vietnam in 1966. POC: Public Affairs 846-5991.

    August 23
    Gravity: Sandwiches – Pulled BBQ & Sloppy Joes
    There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    August 24
    Blood Drive
    The Pararescue Association will be sponsoring a blood drive located in the parking lot of the theater from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All blood types are requested. For more information, contact SSgt Ringenoldus at 505-846-8604.

    August 24
    Gravity: Day trip to Santa Rosa – Blue Hole and Water Park
    Gravity will be taking a group of 15-20 people to Santa Rosa. This trip is free with transportation. Members will depart from Gravity at 10 a.m. and return later in the afternoon. To reserve a spot, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil, or on Facebook or Instagram at @kirtlandgravity.

    August 26
    Women’s Equality Day event
    There will be an event held in the 377th ABW wing presentation center bldg. 20604 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. various speakers via Ted’s Talks will present women’s issues and concerns in the workplace, political and leadership.

    August 26
    Women’s Equality Day event
    There will be an event held at the VA in bldg. 39 in classrooms 1 and 2 as well as in the auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided. There will be speakers, resume writing and interviewing workshops, and more.

    August 28
    Kirtland Chapel: Family Night Kickoff
    Kirtland Chapel kicks off Family Night with a catered dinner from Chick-Fil-A. Join us for a wonderful meal, fantastic fellowship, and a chance for the whole family to get into the Word of God. Adult, Marriage, and Children’s classes will be offered. Dinner is at 17:00 and classes for all ages run from 18:00-19:00. For more information, contact the Chapel at (505) 853-5000.

    August 30
    Gravity: Chili Cheese Dogs & Frito Pie
    There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    September 6
    Charity Golf Tournament
    The Kirtland First Sergeant Council is hosting a tournament at the UNM Championship Course. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. There is a $100 fee per person. Admission includes the green fee, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is also a hole-in-one $25,000 cash prize. For more information, contact Aaron McGee at 919-440-4700. To register, contact MSgt Delbert Butcher at 830-406-0842 or e-mail teamkirtlandfirstsergeants@gmail.com.

    September 9
    Financial Peace University
    The Chapel offers the free class, Financial Peace University, at the 58th Special Operations Wing Performance and Leadership Center and Gravity Airman Ministry Center as part of its religious education program. FPU is an intense, stewardship training course that presents universal financial principles from a Christian perspective to empower people to take responsibility, remove debt, and build wealth. The classes run from Sept 9 to Nov 18 and sessions are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:45 at the 58th SOW, or from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gravity (No classes Labor Day or Columbus Day). No religious background necessary. To sign up, contact SSgt Arial Hamel at arial.hamel@us.af.mil.

    October 3
    Hispanic Heritage Event Car Show
    There will be a car show at Hardin field from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Hispanic Heritage Observance event. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be a $5 admission fee. For more information, contact TSgt Carlos Lucero at 505-846-7077.

    SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

    Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in August
    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.
    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.
    Yogalates
    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 August
    http://kirtlandforcesupport.com/outdoor-recreation/

    ONGOING EVENTS:

    Kirtland Force Support events and more
    https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/

    Free weekend movies
    The base theater plays free movies, open to anyone with base access. Movies start Friday with “Hellboy” (R) at 6 p.m., Saturday begins with “The Sun is Also A Star” (PG-13) at 3 p.m., and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (PG-13) at 6 p.m., and “Captain Marvel” (PG-13) on Sunday at 3 p.m.

    PERSONNEL INFORMATION

    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:
    a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service//ID appointments link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

    Career Assistance information
    CAA Course Registration link:
    https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0224/SitePages/Home.aspx

    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.

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    Date Taken: 08.15.2019
    Date Posted: 08.18.2019 18:36
    Story ID: 336343
    Location: KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM, US 

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