Weekly Roundup August 1

Weekly Roundup August 1

Story by SSgt Kimberly Nagle on 08/01/2019

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 Marine Corps squadron recognizes the 377th ABW

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School Supply Drive
SMC is hosting a school supply drive in support of Kirtland Elementary School. Donation boxes are located in the entrance to the AAFES Base Exchange. Drop off all donations by August 9. For more information, contact SSgt Erik Stauffer at 505-843-2840 or

CCAF sets end date for Professional Manager Certification
The Community College of the Air Force will no longer accept applications for the CCAF Awarded Professional Manager Certification program after September 30, 2019. To be eligible for the PMC, Airmen must have been awarded a CCAF degree and their 7 skill-level or higher. They must have also completed ALS, NCOA, SNCOA, or their equivalent, and also completed 30 semester hours of leadership/management coursework. For more information, contact the base education office at 505-246-1742.

Team Kirtland 5/6 Council Treasurer Position vacancy
The 5/6 council is accepting letters of intent and nomination forms for those interested in joining. After completion of both forms, submit them to TSgt Derek Sizemore and TSgt Tyson Heckert. The close out date is August 2. The person voted to fill the position will be announced at the next 5/6 meeting on August 9at 3 p.m. in the Mountain View Club’s Relativity Bar.

Post 9/11 GI Bill transfer cutoff deadline extended
A change to policy will allow Airmen with 16 or more years of service to transfer their GI bill benefits to a spouse or child until January 12, 2020.

Sports Physicals
The 377th Medical Group Pediatrics Clinic will be holding sports physicals on July 16 and August 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. This event is walk-ins only. Participants must bring their own sports physical form.

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.

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.


August 2
“Back to School” school supply giveaway
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a giveaway in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility beginning at 9 a.m. until supplies run out. The event is free to active duty, guard, and reserve E-1 to E-6. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

August 5
Combat Aviation Advisor Briefing
The 492nd Special Operations Training Support Squadron, Outreach Division from Hurlburt Field, Florida will conduct an informational/recruiting briefing in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility at 1 p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Outreach Division at

August 9
Gravity: Baked Potato Bar
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

August 10
Commemorative Air Force Lobo Wing Open House
There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside hangar 80 at the Moriarty Municipal Airport. Attendees will receive a free tour of a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan bombardier trainer and a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell primary trainer.

August 16
Gravity: Supper & Stripes Mexican Taquitos
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

Free showing of Hollywood movie
Producers of the Hollywood production “The Last Full Measure: the Airman Pitsenbarger Story,” will be hosting a showing at the Base Theater on Friday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. All Kirtland team members and dependents are invited to learn more of Medal of Honor recipient Airman 1st Class William H. “Bill” Pitsenbarger and his heroic duty in South Vietnam in 1966. POC: Public Affairs 846-5991.

August 23
Gravity: Sandwiches Pulled BBQ & Sloppy Joes
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

August 24
Gravity: Day trip to Santa Rosa Blue Hole and Water Park
Gravity will be taking a group of 15-20 people to Santa Rosa. This trip is free with transportation. Members will depart from Gravity at 10 a.m. and return later in the afternoon. To reserve a spot, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at, or on Facebook or Instagram at @kirtlandgravity.

August 30
Gravity: Chili Cheese Dogs & Frito Pie
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

September 6
Charity Golf Tournament
The Kirtland First Sergeant Council is hosting a tournament at the UNM Championship Course. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. There is a $100 fee per person. Admission includes the green fee, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is also a hole-in-one $25,000 cash prize. For more information, contact Aaron McGee at 919-440-4700. To register, contact MSgt Delbert Butcher at 830-406-0842 or e-mail

September 9
Financial Peace University
The Chapel offers the free class, Financial Peace University, at the 58th Special Operations Wing Performance and Leadership Center and Gravity Airman Ministry Center as part of its religious education program. FPU is an intense, stewardship training course that presents universal financial principles from a Christian perspective to empower people to take responsibility, remove debt, and build wealth. The classes run from Sept 9 to Nov 18 and sessions are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:45 at the 58th SOW, or from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gravity (No classes Labor Day or Columbus Day). No religious background necessary. To sign up, contact SSgt Arial Hamel at


Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in July
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


Kirtland Force Support events and more


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:
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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