KIRTLAND EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: 

Monday, April 17
Lunchtime Ladies Bible Study 

"Loving God with All Your Mind" The Active Duty ladies bible study is NOW OPEN TO ALL LADIES (regardless of military status) at Gravity. The group will continue studying "Loving God with All Your Mind" by Elizabeth George. The study runs from 11 a.m. to noon, Mondays. All ladies are welcome to attend regardless of religious background. Study will be taught from a Christian perspective. POC: CSgt Melissa Erb, melissa.erb@us.af.mil.

Monday, April 17
Asian‐American/Pacific Islander Heritage Planning Meeting

The Asian‐American/Pacific Islander Heritage planning committee is seeking volunteers to help plan and organize events. The meeting will be from  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Base Chapel. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Ninanne Gutierrez at ninanne.gutierrez@us.af.mil or Staff Sgt. Erika Conklin at erika.conklin@us.af.mil. 

Monday, April 17
Resume Writing Workshop 

A resume writing workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the A&FRC Training Room.  Learn how to begin the process of writing an effective resume which will help open the door to your next career opportunity. Leadership Pathways Points = 20 points 

Wednesday, April 19
A Taste of New Mexico

A Taste of New Mexico event will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the A&FRC Training Room. The event offers an introduction to New Mexico including food sampling, travel & leisure tips, as well as cultural diversity.  Contact Ellen Fields at 853-1703 for more information. Leadership Pathways Points = 15 points

Thursday, April 20
Easter Supper & Stripes

The Gravity Airmen Ministry Center will be hosting our Easter Supper and Stripes on Thursday, April 20. The meal will include Ham, Green Bean Casserole, deviled eggs, casseroles, and desserts! There will also be a spiritual resiliency talk. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Volunteers will be available to sew on stripes for Airmen ranks E1-E5; drop off uniforms by 5:15 p.m. (stripes provided for free). SUPPER & STRIPES is a monthly event open to all Airmen, commanders, first sergeants, and families are encouraged to attend. Gravity is located near the Base Theater and across from the Post Office at 1421 First Street SE. For more info or to volunteer please contact A1C Olivia Garcia, olivia.garcia.4@us.af.mil or call the Chapel at 846-5691.

Thursday, April 20
SARC Panel Presentation

In observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office will present a Commander’s Panel open to all Team Kirtland leaders, first sergeants and spouses. 
The panel presentation will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Air Force Safety Center Auditorium. It will illustrate the process of handling a sexual assault report, including other agencies and their roles in the case progression. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team will also conduct “unit walk-abouts” during the month. They will hand out SAPR goodies, talk with Airmen and get their volunteer victim advocates face time within units. If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a unit walk-about, call the SAPR office at 846-6297 or 846-5225.

Friday, April 21
Team Kirtland Volunteer Recognition Ceremony Luncheon

The A&FRC will be hosting a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to honor our Team Kirtland volunteers. The event will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Club. Contact Ky'shia Newsome at 853-1717 for more information

Friday, April 21
EFMP Creative Canvas

An EFMP Creative Canvas Parent & Child Event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Arts & Craft Center. The EFMP program will be meeting at the Kirtland Arts & Craft Center for a fun evening of canvas painting.   The event is free for Active Duty EFMP “Q” coded families, Retiree, government civilians and contractors members who have dependents with special needs.  Call the A&FRC to RSVP at 853-1717 or 846-0741.

Friday, April 21
Earth Day

Kirtland’s Environmental Office will be hosting an education table at the Base Exchange to celebrate Earth Day, which is April 22. The booth will highlight some of the environmental projects on base, such as the natural resources
conservation/monitoring work.  The booth provides an opportunity for people to ask questions about what the office does.  For more information, contact Melissa Clark at 853-1588.

Friday, April 21 
Military Spouse Resiliency Meet Munch & Mingle

Join the Kirtland Spouses Club April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Kirtland AFB Chapel Annex for an evening about resiliency. We will be hearing from Military OneSource, MFLC, Master Resilience Trainer, A&FRC and USAF Chaplain Corps on information and resources available to keep our military spouses and their families resilient. The event is free, service members and children are welcome to attend the event. We are providing dinner from Texas Roadhouse and child care on site.  To reserve seats to the event, call the chapel office at (505) 846-5691. To reserve your child care spots, email dinahdziolek@yahoo.com.  

Thursday, April 20
Days of Remembrance Holocaust Observance

You are invited to attend a special event in observance of the Days of Remembrance Heritage Month.  The observance will include traditional Jewish music, Jewish food samplings, historical Holocaust displays and guest speaker. The event will take place at the Gravity Ministry Center (20224 1st Street) at 12:15 p.m.  Please RSVP at https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=339400&k=01624B0D7B57. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Erik Stauffer at 853-2850 or Juliana Astrachan at 846-5369.
   
Wednesday, April 26
Nutrition Class:  "Performance Nutrition"

Having an exercise routine and being active are great for a healthy lifestyle!  You can up your performance game by learning what are the best things to eat before, during and after a workout. In this class, we will go over the basics of performance nutrition and learn how to eat for an active lifestyle.  The class is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in Classroom A on the 3rd floor of the MDG building. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kirsten David at kirsten.david.ctr@us.af.mil or 846-1483.

Wednesday, April 26                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Team Kirtland Job Fair

The Team Kirtland Job Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, 2017 at the Mountain View Club. Open to all active-duty military, their family members, retired military and their family members, Guard and Reserve on active status, separated military with extended transition benefits, and DOD civilians. Dress to impress, possible job interviews on the spot.  More than 50 employers will be present. Bring copies of your resume. For more information, call the A&FRC at 853-1704.

Saturday, May 27
Car Show & Festival

A car show and festival will be held at the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial on Friday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a car show, face painting, food trucks, bouncy castles and a hot air balloon. To enter a vehicle or for more information, call Joe Mascaneras at 505-235-5900.

Thursday, April 27
Air Force Ball Spring Kick Off Golf Tournament

In an effort to ensure we have one of the best Air Force Ball events ever, the Kirtland Air Force Ball committee is hosting the Spring Kick-Off Golf Tournament April 27 at noon at the Tieras Arroyo Golf Course. For more information or to register, contact Master Sgt. Sherita Washington at sheritta.washington@us.af.mil or Master Sgt. Regina Bailey at regina.bailey@us.af.mil. All proceeds will go towards the Air Force Ball.

Friday, April 28
Teen SuicideTalk

SuicideTALK is a suicide prevention resource brought, free of charge, by LivingWorks Education. It focuses on creating a climate of awareness and interest in learning more about suicide prevention resources in the community. This event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Youth Center.  Teens 13 and 14 must have a parent present.  To register, call 853-5437.

Thursday, May 4
National Day of Prayer

The Kirtland Air Force Base Chaplain's Office and the Sandia National Laboratories Christians in the Workplace Networking Group invite you to the National Day of Prayer event May 4 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the Steve Schiff auditorium (Building 825) on the northwest corner of Hardin Drive and 9th Street. We will be gathering to pray for our nation, our military and our leaders. The event is open to everyone.

Tuesday, May 9-10
Air Force Alpha Warrior

Alpha Warrior is coming to the East Fitness Center May 9-10. Kacy Catanzaro of American Ninja Warrior fame will be on hand to sign autographs. The event is open to all Department of Defense personnel. Alpha Warrior is a new type of obstacle course with the focus on the obstacles versus distance, testing physical and mental limits.  The objective is to complete each obstacle and finish with a 100 percent completion rate. There will be a competition, with top times qualifying to compete against winners from other bases in our region.  More details to follow.

Thursday, May 11
CCAF Graduation Ceremony & Reception

The annual CCAF graduation ceremony and reception is May 11 at 2 p.m. at the Mountain View Club Ballroom. All are welcome to attend to help honor Kirtland graduates from the CCAF graduating classes of October 2016 and April 2017. The ceremony will honor 204 CCAF graduates who will be awarded 217 associate degrees in applied science.

Saturday, May 13
10th Annual Metro Public Safety Day

The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, along with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Lunas Police Department, are pleased to invite you to the 10th Annual Metro Public Safety Day. The event will be Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Sports Complex, located at 1601 Highway 314 SW, on the corner of Hwy 314 and Morris Road just north of the District Courthouse in Los Lunas, NM.  There is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Joseph Dorn at josephm.dorn@state.nm.us or call (505) 383-2414.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Truman Visitor Center and Parking Lot Closure

The Truman Visitor Center and parking lot will be closed April 21 for a special event. Sponsors will need to direct their visitors and guests to the Gibson Visitor Center. Sponsors and guests should expect and plan on delays in getting a pass. Contractors needing to receive their installation credentials should report to Gibson Gate.  Truman Visitor Center and parking lot will re-open for normal business April 24.  Contact the 377 SFS Law Enforcement Operations Section at 846-0309 with questions or concerns. 

STEM Summer Day Camps
Registration is open for La Luz Academy’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math summer day camps for rising 3rd through 10th grade students. Elementary Camp (rising 3rd & 4th grade students) will be daily June 12-16. Middle School (rising 7th & 10th grade students) will be daily July 10-14. STARBASE NM Camp (rising 5th and 6th grade students) will be July 25-29.  Students interested in attending should contact La Luz Academy for an application at 853-8100 or via email at estike.gutierrez.ctr@us.af.mil or AFRL.RDMX.LaLuzAcademy@us.af.mil. 

Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender Month Planning 
If you'd like to participate in planning and preparing for LGBT month activities, please contact Juliana Astrachan at 846-0108 or 846-5369.

Parking Lot Closure
The Kirtland installation commander has directed the closure of the parking lot located on the southeast corner of the of Louisiana Boulevard & Gibson Boulevard intersection, beginning April 3.  Any vehicle found in the lot after the closure will be towed at the owner’s expense. Personnel who have had their base driving privileges revoked may no longer park in this lot or anywhere east of Louisiana Boulevard, to include Wherry Elementary School.  Questions or concerns may be directed to 377 SFS Law Enforcement Operations at 846-0309.

Construction at Hardin Field
Crews are installing path lights at Hardin Field, with construction finishing around June 1. Please exercise caution around construction areas.  For more information, call Luis Pinedo at 943-1767.

Focus Group Participants Wanted
The Air Force's Directorate of Diversity and Inclusion and the Air Force Equal Opportunity Office are sponsoring a study to identify approaches for improving the advancement and retention issues for different demographic groups in the grades of GS-05 through GS-15 (or equivalent). The focus groups will occur the week of May 1, 2017 with specific times and locations to be determined. Focus groups will be roughly 90 minutes in length.  Reply to the RAND team at AFCivDiv@rand.org by April 24, 2017 if you are interested in participating.   For more information, contact Chanelle Johnson (chanelle.e.johnson.civ@mail.mil, 703-697-3670) or Kendra Duckworth (Kendra.m.duckworth.civ@mail.mil, 240-612-4006).