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    Weekly Roundup Nov 21, 2019

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM, UNITED STATES

    11.22.2019

    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.

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    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:

    2020 Bataan Memorial Death March
    The Bataan Memorial Death March will be held on March 15, at the White Sands Missile Range. Anyone wanting to participate in and train for the 2020 march with a team should contact Capt. Tullino by December 4. Participants can choose to be part of the heavy division (min. 35 lbs rucksack) or the light division (no weight requirement). There will be a training regimen to those who join. Training locations will be restricted to the local area. To sign up, contact Capt. Tullino at 203-994-6093 or e-mail Stephen.tullino.2@us.af.mil.

    Flu Shots
    The 377th Medical Group will be conducting a flu shot line at the Base Theater on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. for all active-duty members, dependents 10 years old and up and all Tricare beneficiaries. These members must bring their CAC. Those with dependents younger than 10 years old must visit the Immunizations Clinic to receive the shot. For more information, contact the clinic at 505-846-3101.

    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.
    Free rides on Rio Metro for military/veterans
    The Rio Metro “Freedom to Ride” program launched Friday, Nov. 15. The program is an extension of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s Veterans Annual Pass program and is extended to active-duty military, veterans and anyone with a federally issued veteran or military photo ID, to ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express for free. For complete details and to answer any questions regarding eligibility and use, check out the Rio Metro site: http://www.riometro.org/425/Veteran-Military-Ride-Free

    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 - 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 - 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 - 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. to 4 p.m., and is located in the Consolidated Support Facility, Ste. 126.

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

    November 22
    Hiring Event
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 8:30 a.m. - noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, DOD civilians and eligible family members are encouraged to attend this free event. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their updated resumes. Numerous employers will be present. For more information, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

    November 22
    Capstone Event
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 9 - 11 a.m., in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is the final step of the Transition Assistance Program and should be accomplished no less than 90 days prior to separation or retirement. For more information, contact A&FRF at 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 - 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.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    November 23
    Kidz Rock Fun Camp
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting a children’s class from noon - 2 p.m. Children between 6 and 12 years old are welcome to attend. There are 14 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 24
    Thanksgiving hot air balloon ride
    Outdoor Recreation is hosting an event from 5 - 10 a.m. The price is $75 for R4R tickets and $158 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active-duty, Guard, Reserve and their families. Price includes transportation, guide and the hot air balloon ride. There are 19 spaces available. To make a reservation, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

    November 25
    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 e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

    November 27
    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 e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

    November 27
    EFMP special needs support group
    The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 10 - 11 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. The mission of the group is to provide a venue for special needs families to network, inspire, support and educate families by providing resources, tools and a positive environment. To sign up, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

    November 29
    Gravity: Friday Friends Giving
    There will be a Thanksgiving dinner between 6 - 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.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

    December 3
    Community meeting
    The KAFB community is invited to a community meeting to give Albuquerque Public Schools suggestions for the next superintendent from 6 - 7:30 p.m., at Manzano Mesa Elementary School. There is also a survey available. To take the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39CTB6B. The survey deadline is December 6 at noon. For more information, visit www.aps.edu.

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

    December 6-7
    Vet Clinic free healthy weight screening and nail trim
    The veterinary clinic will be offering free healthy weight and pet nail trims on Dec. 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. The facility is located behind the commissary at 950 Pennsylvania St. All animals must be restrained with a leash or carrier. For more information, contact the clinic at 505-846-4276.

    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 - 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 - 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 - 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, Guard, 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 - 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. - noon Thursdays.

    Power Ride
    Higher resistance training to improve strength, stamina and power, 11 a.m. - noon Tuesdays and 5:30 - 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 - 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Reserve
    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 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, members 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: 11.22.2019
    Date Posted: 11.22.2019 10:13
    Story ID: 352987
    Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US 

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