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Weekly Roundup for June 20

Weekly Roundup for June 20

Story by A1C Alexandria Crawford on 06/20/2019

June 20, 2019

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

Across PA Channels Kirtland celebrates collaboration with AMAFCA on flood control, Gibson Gate reroute:

Facebook: Check out some of Kirtland’s strongest competing at the Big 3 Power Lifting Competition.

App: Gate closures, construction, announcements and everything all the time download the Kirtland App via Google Play: or the App Store: searching for “Kirtland AFB” or “KAFB.”

Flickr: Check out all of the great photos of everything Kirtland: search Kirtland AFB.

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 at least two weeks prior to the training start date. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davis at 505-846-9559.

Highland Hornets Juniors Football Recruitment
The Highland Hornets Juniors Football team is looking for 11-12 year old athletes to play tackle football for the Junior Hornet team. Practice will be held locally, athletes will be taught the game of football and given development mentorship. Registration must be completed by June 15, and pre-season training starts June 24. For more information, contact Coach Prather at 781-291-2156 or

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

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

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 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.

June 21
Post-Partum Support Group
Family advocacy is hosting a free support group. For more information, contact Lesley Pacheco at 505-846-0139.

June 21
Hiring Event
A hiring event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, and bring multiple copies of their updated rsums. Numerous employers will be present. Active duty, guard, reserve, retirees, DoD civilians, and eligible family members are encouraged to attend this event. For more information, contact the A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

June 21
Capstone Event
The final step in the Transition Assistance Program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in Suite 126 of the 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.

June 21
Gravity: Supper & Stripes New Mexican Food
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. Bring uniforms by 5 p.m. If you need to arrange early drop-off for uniforms, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at

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

June 22
Hearts Apart Museum of Natural History Adventure
The Airman and Family Readiness Flight are hosting and event from 1 to 3 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. All family members of military members who are currently deployed or were deployed during 2018 are welcome to attend this event. For more information and to reserve a spot, please call Master Sgt. Corcoran at 505-846-0741/0751.

June 24-28
Kamp Kirtland EMFP
The Airman and Family Readiness Flight is hosting a camp for EFMP military children from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Gravity. Kamp Kirtland activities provide exercise, social interaction, and much needed respite for the families and caregivers of campers with disabilities. Registration forms are available at the A&FRF front desk. Kamp Kirtland is limited to 20 campers who are or will be 5 years of age by the first day of camp. Call Ms. Ky’-shia Newsome at 505-853-1717 for additional information.

June 25
Newcomers Welcome Orientation, Base Tour & Information Fair
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an orientation event for military and civilian personnel new to Kirtland at the Mountain View Club from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Spouses are welcome to attend and will be awarded 60 Leadership Pathways points. For more information, contact A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

June 25
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.

June 26
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.

June 26
10 Steps to a Federal Job
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing in the A&FRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 9 a.m. to noon. This briefing will teach the components of a federal resume and give advice on how to obtain federal employment. Thirty Leadership Pathways points will be awarded to those who attend. For more information, contact A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

June 26
Nutrition for Performance Class
Health promotion is hosting a nutrition for performance class from 11 a.m. to noon in Classroom A of the 377th Medical Group. For more information, contact Kirsten David at 505-846-1483.

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 to sign up.

June 28 LGBT event cancelled
The LGBT heritage event originally scheduled for June 28 has been cancelled.

June 28
Gravity: Chicken Wings & Nachos
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

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

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 or e-mail


Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in June
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 June

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 Glass (PG-13) at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with Monsters University (G) at 3 p.m. and A Simple Favor (R) at 6 p.m. Finally, Brave (PG) plays on Sunday at 3 p.m.


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

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,
Career development: (assignments, passports, promotions, demotions, separations, reenlistments, retirements military personnel file) 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:

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.

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