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    WEEKLY ROUNDUP November 7, 2019

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM, UNITED STATES

    11.07.2019

    Story by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle 

    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: Warriors for Warriors gather to salute courage and survivorship: https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2010269/warriors-for-warriors-gather-to-salute-courage-and-survivorship/

    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.”

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Flu Shots
    A flu shot line will take place at the theater on Nov. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is open to all active duty members. All that is required is to provide your CAC to the medical team for immunizations record documentation and updating purposes. Flu lines for dependents and retirees will be planned and announced in the near future. For more information, contact the immunizations clinic at 505-846-3101.

    Holiday gate schedule
    Installation gate hours will remain unchanged for the Veterans Day holiday.

    Road Construction near G Ave and Pennsylvania Ave
    Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 13, construction to repair underground water valves on G Ave near the intersection of Pennsylvania will reduce useable traffic lanes. The repair is expected to take approximately one week. Please plan ahead to avoid any delays.

    Summary Courts Officer notice for SSgt Darian Bolles
    Anyone having claims against the estate of SSgt Darian Bolles can call Capt. Brandon Luckie, Summary Courts Officer, at 505-846-0157 or e-mail Brandon.luckie@us.af.mil. Bolles passed away on October 13, 2019.

    Re-training opportunity
    The Air Force Manpower career field (AFSC 3F3X1) is looking for retrainees. Airmen must have a minimum of a 5-skill level in an AFSC, minimum aptitude of General 66 and a desire to ensure AF resources are efficiently used. For more information, contact Billy Crider at 505-846-4834 or James Wood at 505-846-9844.

    Kirtland Military Formal Training Manager Announcement on Self-Registration Process
    The Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center team will send self-registration notifications for the Noncommissioned Officer Academy starting in December 2019. For any questions on the self-registration process for Enlisted Professional Military Education; Courses for the Chief Leadership Course; Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy; or the Noncommissioned Officer Academy; contact Ms. Jane Gates with the KAFB Military Formal Training Office at 505-846-9992 or 377fss.fsdeomft@us.af.mil . Note: Pull “MFT Organization Mailbox: 377 FSS/FSDEO MFT” as the organization mailbox e-mail address from the global address listing each time you send an e-mail to pull the most current certificates.
    Property turn-in
    Members who have property they would like to turn in for disposition services should review http://www.dla.mil/ddsr then contact Randy Blackburn at 505-846-6396 for assistance with the transportation request.

    Eubank Gate construction information
    Detailed information on the project is now available at www.kirtland.af.mil and the Kirtland App. Look for the orange construction cone icon. The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play free of charge.

    Combat Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)
    CTIP is the second largest criminal activity in the world. It is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of threat, use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud deception, abuse or exploitation. Airmen should report any suspicious behavior that may indicate CTIP activities to their chain of command, Security Forces, AFOSI, or the IG. For more information, contact Carl Green at 505-846-5738 or William Schaefer at 505-853-0469.

    Kirtland Chapel: Family Night
    Each Wednesday the Chapel hosts dinner at 5 p.m., and classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult, marriage, and children’s classes will be offered. For more information, contact the Chapel at 505-843-5000.

    Catholic Mass
    Chaplain (Capt.) Bedemore Udechukwu, will help hold catholic mass every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 9 a.m.

    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.

    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.

    NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS:

    November 12
    There will be a showing of “Indigenous in Plain Sight” by Gregg Deal from noon to 1 p.m., in the Steve Schiff Auditorium.

    November 14
    The Diamond Creek Crowne Dancers from the White Mountain Apache Tribe will perform several dance presentations from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rio Grande Community Center.

    November 18
    Lonnie Anderson will give a presentation on his time during the last Navajo Census from 10 to 11 a.m., in Room 105 of Building 822.

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

    November 8
    Gravity: Walking Tacos
    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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 8
    Marrow Donor recruitment drive
    There will be a drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The CORE Facility (Outdoor Recreation). Participants must have some DOD affiliation (active duty, guard, reserve, DOD civilian, contractor or dependent). Participants must also be in good general health and between the ages of 18-60. For more information, contact TSgt Jordan Fiebelkorn at 505-853-4044 or Jordan.fiebelkorn@us.af.mil.

    November 9
    Gravity: Second Saturday volunteering
    Gravity is hosting a volunteer event from 8 a.m. to noon at Silver Horizon’s food pantry. Silver Horizon’s is a food pantry that directly serves senior citizens and dependent grandchildren with packaged food. Carpool is available. To volunteer, contact Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 11
    Veterans Day events
    A Veterans Day Ceremony featuring Team Kirtland in cooperation with the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, City of Albuquerque and United Veterans takes place at 11 a.m., at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. The memorial, located adjacent to Kirtland just north of the intersections of Louisiana and Gibson, will feature a remembrance ceremony and rededication of the restored monument recently vandalized. Before the ceremony, beginning at 9:30 a.m., a Veterans Day Parade will traverse Gibson Blvd from the VA Hospital to the memorial.

    November 12
    Newcomers’ Welcome Orientation
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event at the Mountain View Club from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 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 spouses who attend. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 12
    Transition Assistance Program initial counseling
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program and must be completed before Preseparation counseling. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 13
    Resume writing workshop
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Participants will learn how to begin the process of writing an effective resume. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 13
    Own your VA benefits
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 9 to 10 a.m. in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Participants will learn about how to apply for VA benefits. This class is open to all veterans, active duty, guard and reserve service members and their families. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 15
    Transition Assistance Program initial counseling
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program and must be completed before Preseparation counseling. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 15
    Adopt & foster information table
    Mr. Robert Blankenship from Children Youth & Families Department will have an information table from 9 to 11 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 15
    Gravity: Supper & Stripes
    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.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 15
    Storytellers
    The Wingman Plus team is hosting a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Mountain View Club. This program is designed to help work centers to carry on the dialogue started with the Resiliency Tactical Pause day. Units can sign up to fill tables of 8-10 people. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ch. Udechukwu at 505-853-5000. To make a reservation, visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=476699&k=0666440F725E.

    November 15
    Gravity: Supper & Stripes
    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 Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 16
    Hearts Apart Thanksgiving luncheon
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mountain View Club. Family members of currently deployed service members, service members who have returned from deployment this year and their families and EFMP families are invited to attend. RSVP by Nov. 11 to the AFRF by calling 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

    November 22
    Discovery Festival
    The 377th ABW and AFNWC are hosting a booth at the Discovery Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The festival is a community initiative focused on informing youth about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics) professions. To volunteer at the booth, contact Cindy Dominguez-Trujillo at 505-846-1041 or cynthia.dominguez-trujillo@us.af.mil no later than November 15th.

    November 22
    Gravity: Sandwiches
    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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 22
    Gravity: Sandwiches
    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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 23
    Kidz Rock Fun Camp
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a children’s class from noon to 2 p.m. Children between 6 and 12 years old are welcome to attend. There are 42 spaces available and the cost is $20 per person. Registration must be completed with ODR prior to attending the competition. Participants must have prior bouldering experience. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    November 29
    Gravity: Friday friends giving
    There will be a Thanksgiving 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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

    December 5
    Christmas tree lighting
    The Chaplain Corps is hosting a tree lighting event from 5 to 7 p.m., at the chapel. Activities will include pictures with Santa, a petting zoo, kid’s arts and crafts and carols. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact the chapel at 505-853-5000.

    December 6-8
    Wolf Creek ski trip weekend adventure
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a 3-day trip departing ODR at 2 p.m. on Friday and returning at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The price is $250 for R4R tickets and $485 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active duty, reservists and their families. Price includes transportation, gear rentals, lift tickets, refreshments, lodging and one meal. There are 14 spaces available. All ages are welcome to attend, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 14. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 11
    Discover Scuba
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a class from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the indoor pool. The price is $15 for R4R tickets and $31 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active duty, reservists and their families. Price includes instruction, scuba gear and private pool time. There are 12 spaces available and anyone over the age of 10 is welcome to attend. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 11
    Kayak Roll Clinic
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a clinic from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the indoor pool. The price is $7 per person and includes pool time only, or $15 per person and includes kayak gear rental, paddle and instruction. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to attend. Participants must be able to swim and paddle independently. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 13
    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    There will be a free class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Room 110 of the Education Center. The entire program must be attended to receive a certificate. Participants should bring their own lunches. AF DOD civilians must complete the SF182 prior to attendance. To register online, visit https://kafb2019mentalhealthfirstaid.eventbrite.com and enter the following password: KAFB2019YMHFA.

    December 14
    Ski Santa Fe trip
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a ski trip from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price is $40 for R4R tickets and $118 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active duty, reservists and their families. Price includes snowboard rental, transportation and lift tickets. There are 18 spaces available. All ages are welcome to attend, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 12. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 14
    Kidz Rock
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a climbing class from noon to 2 p.m. Price is $12 per person. The class is recommended for children ages 4-12. There are 12 spaces available and registration must be completed with ODR prior to attending. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 15
    Taos ski trip
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a ski trip from 6 a.m. to 7 pm. The price is $50 for R4R tickets and $145 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active duty, reservists and their families. Price includes snowboard or ski gear rental, transportation and lift ticket. There are 16 spaces available. All ages are welcome, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 12. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    December 18
    ODR Holiday open house
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. There will be hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas movies, games and free climbing. Children will also get the chance to meet Santa. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

    Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in November
    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 5:00 to 6:00 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 November
    http://kirtlandforcesupport.com/outdoor-recreation/

    ONGOING EVENTS:

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

    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. 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.

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    Date Taken: 11.07.2019
    Date Posted: 11.08.2019 09:44
    Story ID: 351087
    Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US 

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