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Weekly Roundup-May 30

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Story by A1C Austin Prisbrey on 06/03/2019
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 help once a week for the upcoming 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., located in the Consolidated Support Facility, Ste. 126.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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 the 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 more information, contact Fred Harsany at fharsant@comcast.net frederick.harsany@us.af.mil, or 505-344-0115 or 505-264-1102.

June 1
Skydiving
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
Pre-deployment Briefing
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight will hold a briefing at the Consolidated Support facility in the AFRF Training Room from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a mandatory pre-deployment briefing for military and civilian members. Family members are encouraged to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

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 4
Newcomers' Orientation, Base Tour and Information Fair
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing for military and civilian personnel new to Kirtland at the Mountain View Club from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spouses are welcome to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. 60 Leadership Pathways points will be awarded to spouses that attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

June 4
Retiree Group Presentation Briefing
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing at the Consolidated Support facility in Room 120 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. This briefing is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program. TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

June 5
Own Your VA Benefits
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing at the Consolidated Support facility in room 120 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The briefing will cover VA benefits and the capabilities of the VA.gov self-service portal. Open to all veterans, active duty, guard and reserve service members and their family members. 10 Leadership Pathways points will be awarded to attendees. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

June 5-6
Kirtland Spark Innovation Workshop
The 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 University of New Mexico Rotunda, 801 University Blvd. SE. Innovators, Leaders, and Airmen Entrepreneurs are invited to the inaugural event. This is an opportunity for you and your team, at any level, to spark innovation in your mission.
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 7
Gravity: Burgers & Hot Dogs
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.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

June 8
Gravity: "Second Saturday" Ice Cream Festival
Gravity will be taking a group of 15 to the Ice Cream Festival at the Balloon Fiesta Park. Transportation and paid admission will be available for the first 15 to sign up. To reserve your spot, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@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 14
Gravity: Chinese Food
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.

June 15
Gravity: Seeking volunteers to serve local food pantry
Gravity will be taking a group of 10-15 to serve at Silver Horizons from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will serve in the warehouse and food pantry. Transportation will be provided. To reserve your spot, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

June 15
Big Three Power Lifting Competition
The East Fitness Center is hosting a competition from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will consist of bench press, squat and dead lift. To pre-register, visit the front desk of the East Fitness Center. For more information, call 505-846-1102.

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 20
Gravity: Thursday Sewing Night
There will be a sewing lesson held at the Gravity facility at 6 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

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. 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.

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
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 Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

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.

SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

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.
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 June
http://kirtlandforcesupport.com/outdoor-recreation/

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.

ONGOING EVENTS:

May 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 The Prodigy: What's Wrong with Miles? (R) at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13) at 3 p.m. and Five Feet Apart (PG-13) at 6 p.m. Finally, Wonder Park (PG) plays on Sunday 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.

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 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service//ID appointments link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

Career Assistance information
CAA Course Registration link:
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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