ARNOLD AFB

Weekly Roundup-May 9

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Story by A1C Alexandria Crawford on 05/09/2019
WEEKLY ROUNDUP
May 9, 2019

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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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lifeguard opportunity
Kirtland Family Housing is actively searching for part-time summer lifeguards. The cost of training and certification will be covered and a $500 sign-on bonus will be given. This position would require up to 20 to 25 hours per week. For more information or to apply, contact the KFH Community Director at vivian.gasbarro@huntcompanies.com.

377 LRS/Cargo Movements Section
The Cargo Movements Operating System will be completely offline through May 15 for an upgrade. This will cause some delays to cargo processing. The Cargo Movements team has implemented manual procedures and will work diligently to ensure minimal impact to any customer's shipments. Any shipments deemed mission essential/priority will take precedence and will be processed the same day received. For more information, contact the Chief of Cargo, Joe Zambrano, at 505-846-1982 or 505-853-8473.

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.

Spring cooling system transition
The transition from heating to air conditioning is ongoing and projected to finish May 17.

Air Force Assistance Fund campaign
This campaign supports the Air Force Aid Society, The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Enlisted Village, and the Air Force Village Charitable Foundation. As a by-Airmen-for-Airmen campaign for more than forty years the tradition continues. The unit project officers and key workers will be explaining the benefits of the program and why support is needed from all Airmen. To reach out to the installation project officers directly, or for more information, contact Master Sgt. Brandy Robinson at brandy.robinson.3@us.af.mil, or Susan Bataineh at susan.bataineh@us.af.mil.

Mandatory retirement and separation briefings
The Finance office will hold mandatory finance and retirement separation briefings every Friday at 1 p.m. All attendants need two copies of their orders and are required to be in uniform. The briefings will be held in the Consolidated Support Facility, Room 111. The doors will close at 1:15 p.m. For questions, call 505-846-8045.

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.

Request for Air Show volunteers
The Kirtland Air Show committee is looking for Airmen to volunteer in making the Open House a success. From May 16 to 19, Airmen can volunteer for numerous positions needing filled before, during, and after the show.

1) 40 Airmen are needed for air operations and static displays to volunteer as ambassadors for performers and statics to assist with all needs from the time they arrive to the time they leave Kirtland AFB. Dress code is Uniform of the Day and Airmen should be prepared to distribute bottled water and ice during the day. Requirements include flight line access and familiarity with the flight line portions of the airfield. Training will be provided by air operations and hospitality.
2) 10 Airmen are needed to be hospitality volunteers to assist with airshow DVs, performer party booth, etc. Airmen will assist in distributing water and food to airshow performers. Uniform is the uniform of the day. Training will be provided by Maj. Celia Jarrat and Tech. Sgt. Cami Richards.
3) 10 Airmen are needed to be protocol volunteers May 18 to assist with USAF DVs, SES', and local leaders in DV tent with food and drinks, etc Dress in uniform of the day. Training will be provided by protocol.
4) 150 security forces volunteers are needed May 18 to be parking lot attendants, traffic controllers, Entry Control Points at flight line, sentry, etc Duties will be assigned the day of the airshow and will be met by designated SFS personnel. Training will be provided by Security Forces
5) Four Airmen are needed May 18 to be runners for volunteer forces to provide snacks and water to all volunteers and SFS personnel (outside of the immediate flight line). No training required.
To volunteer, or for any questions, email Capt. Shannan Enriques with rank/name, unit, and top two positions at shannan.enriques.1@us.af.mil.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
May 10
Annual Spouse Appreciation Day
The Airman and Family Readiness Flight (AFRF) is hosting a spouse appreciation event at the Rio Grande Community Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Activities will include massages, makeovers, a fashion show, dinner and canvas painting. RSVP is required for the dinner and there are limited seats for canvas painting. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

May 10
Gravity: Seafood Boil
There will be a dinner at Gravity open to E-1 to E-4 service members and their family and friends between 6 and 9 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

May 11
Trip to Santa Fe Plaza
Gravity will be taking a group of 15 to Santa Fe to visit, eat and walk around the historic plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transportation will be provided. Participants should bring lunch, snacks and spending money. To reserve your spot, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

May 11
Metro Public Safety Day and Recruitment Event
This event will be held at the Cottonwood Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m to honor first responders and veterans. To reserve a spot, contact Joseph Dorn at 505-383-2414 or josephm.dorn@state.nm.us.

May 13
Police Week Golf Tournament
In honor of Police Week, there will be a tournament at the base golf course. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the tournament begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $60 per person which includes lunch, cart, green fees and range balls. Four members are allowed for each team. There will be prizes and raffles. Pre-registration closes May 10. For more information or to register, contact Senior Airman Morgan Beachum at morgan.beachum@us.af.mil.

May 13
Police Week Memorial Ruck
The 377 Security Forces Group is hosting a ruck march starting at Zia housing at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jonathan Martinez at jonathan.martinez.12@us.af.mil. This will cause the closing of Ridgecrest Drive from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

May 14
Warrior Resiliency Briefing
The 377th Security Forces Group is hosting a briefing at the 377 ABW Wing Presentation Center (Bldg. 20604) at 10 a.m.

May 15
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.

May 15
Police Week Community Outreach Day
The 377th Security Forces Group is hosting an outreach day at the Sandia Elementary School. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Rivera-Strange at 505-846-6128.

May 15
Police Week Ceremony
There will be a Police Week Memorial closing ceremony at the Hardin Field flag pole beginning at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Ricky Purdy at 505-853-8600.

May 15
Police Week BBQ
The 377th Security Forces Group is hosting a barbecue at the SFG Quad starting at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Ian Wiley at 505-846-7512.

May 15
Blood Drive
Vitilant Blood Services is hosting a blood drive at the 377th ABW headquarters building from 8 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=823948&opidh=1DF5626E0D57DAD68E50A9DBAF0E0AC5&idt=43579.5321991https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=823948&opidh=1DF5626E0D57DAD68E50A9DBAF0E0AC5&idt=43579.5321991

May 17
Gravity: Pizza and Salads
There will be dinner for E-1 to E-4 service members and their families and friends from 6 to 9 p.m at the Gravity building. For more information or to volunteer, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

May 20
Faith @ Work
A luncheon will be held to improve spiritual fitness among military members and civilians from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Mountain View Club. Military entry is free and civilian cost is $10. To RSVP, contact faithatwork@navigatorsabq.org.

May 21
90 Day Challenge Healthy Cooking Demo
Health Promotion is hosting a cooking demonstration at the chapel kitchen from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. To RSVP, call Kirsten David at 846-1483.

May 22
The 2019 Asian American/Pacific Islander Cultural Show and Luncheon
The AAPI is hosting this event at the Rio Grande Community Center (Bldg. 20226) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a meal.

May 22 June 26
Parenting with Love and Logic
Family Advocacy is offering classes that will provide tools to parents to help them deal with different behaviors of children three years of age and older. The class will run for six consecutive Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gibson CDC. To register for classes, call Family Advocacy at 505-846-0139. Free childcare is provided. To arrange for childcare, contact the CDC at 505-846-1103.

May 23
Car Wash Fundraiser
The Company Grade Officers Council is hosting a car wash from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the east Shoppette parking lot. For more information, contact Lt. Terry Owens at terry.owens.2@us.af.mil.

May 24
Supper & Stripes BBQ & Sides
There will be a dinner at the Gravity facility starting at 6 p.m. E-1 to E-5 service members can get a set of stripes sewn on for free if they bring uniforms at 5 p.m. For more information or to arrange early drop-off for uniforms, contact Claire Lewis at claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

May 25
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.

May 25-26
Whitewater Rafting
Outdoor Recreation is hosting two whitewater rafting trips, each from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $55 dollars 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.

May 30
Nutrition for Diabetics Class
Health Promotion is hosting a nutrition class from 11 a.m. to noon in Classroom B of the 377th Medical Group. For questions, contact Kirsten David at 505-846-1483.

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.

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 1
Professional development open session
A free professional development opportunity will take place at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town starting at 8 a.m. Reduced-price lunches for E-4 and below where 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray will be available to answer questions. For questions and more information, contact Fred Harsany at fharsant@comcast.net, frederick.harsany@us.af.mil, or 505-344-0115.

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 3-7
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, please visit: https://vbspro.events/p/events/kirtlandafbvbs. For more information, please contact Allison Tate at woldruff5@gmail.com.

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 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 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 28-30
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 March
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 5:30-6:30 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 March
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:

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

Free weekend movies
The base theater plays free movies April 26 through April 28, open to anyone with base access. Movies start Friday with Replicas (PG-13) at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with First Man (PG-13) at 3 p.m., and Mary Queen of Scots (R) at 6 p.m. Finally, A Dog's Way Home (PG) on Sunday starting 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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