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An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress Sept. 22, 2014, over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program sortie. Conducted by Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., the launch was part of an end-to-end operational evaluation of 8th Air Force and Task Force 204’s ability to pull an ALCM from storage, load it aboard an aircraft, execute a simulated combat mission tasking and successfully deliver the weapon from the aircraft to its final target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson) Air-launched cruise missile passes tests
Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the Utah Test and Training Range, about 80 miles west
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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, (left) Air Education and Training Command commander, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, presents Master Sgt. Gregory Gibbs, 512th Rescue Squadron operations superintendent, with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, Jan. 13. Ranked as the highest military aviation award, Gibbs received the medal for distinguishing himself as a HH-60 Pave Hawk, aerial gunner in a high risk rescue mission in Afghanistan on May 26, 2011. Gibbs' split-second decision-making skills saved the lives of nine military members.  512th RQS Airman receives Flying Cross medal
Master Sgt. Gregory Gibbs, 512th Rescue Squadron operations superintendent, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal during a Jan. 13 ceremony at Kirtland.Ranked as the highest military aviation award, Gibbs received the medal for distinguishing himself as a HH-60 Pave Hawk aerial gunner in a high-risk rescue mission of three Army personnel
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Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers (left) discusses the Enhanced Use Lease program with 377th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Eric Froehlich Jan 11 during the Industry Day at Phillips Technology Institute here. Yonkers is representing a private-sector group interested in leasing land on Kirtland Air Force Base's
Gibson corridor. (USAF photo by Jim Fisher)
Kirtland hosts Industry Day for Enhanced Use Lease
Base leadership joined officials from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and interested private developers for an Industry Day here Jan. 11, with a focus on the Enhanced Use Lease program. EUL allows Air Force installations to make non-excess real property available for public- and private-sector lessees, for rental payments of cash or in-kind
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Default Air Force Logo Kirtland Airman to receive Distinguished Flying Cross for valor in Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Greg Gibbs will be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the oldest and highest American military aviation award, in a ceremony here Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.Gibbs will be recognized for a rescue mission he took part in in 2011 in Shorbak District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. During the mission, he served as the door gunner on an HH-60G
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Default Air Force Logo Briefing for Industry on Enhanced Use Lease
Kirtland Air Force Base officials will conduct a briefing for industry on the Enhanced Use Lease availability of land on the perimeter of the installation Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. at the Phillip's Technology Institute (Sandia Conference Room) at 2350 Alamo Ave. SE, Ste. 100.The briefing includes a tour of the area available for lease and briefings on
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Bob Gilmore, M1 Support Services crew chief, prepares his aircraft for a training mission, where it will surpass 12,000 flying hours. 58th SOW's HH-60G hits 12,000 hours
The 58th Special Operations Wing celebrated several notable milestones in 2016, including one of its systems capping the year off by hitting 12,000 flying hours. Aircraft tail number 81-23644, an HH-60G PAVE Hawk helicopter assigned to the 512th Rescue Squadron, passed 12,000 hours during a three-hour training mission Dec. 28. Now “644” leads all
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2017
Santa Claus visits with a young child at Operation Holiday Cheer, one of Kirtland's biggest charitable events of the year. The event, hosted annually by the Kirtland Air Force Base Fire Department, delivered more than 800 new, high-quality toys to children Dec. 14.  More than 1,700 members of the community received a full holiday meal, with turkey, enchiladas, posole, mashed potatoes and desserts. Team Kirtland spreads cheer with annual event
TeaOperation Holiday Cheer, one of Kirtland's biggest charitable events of the year, delivered more than 800 new, high-quality toys to children Dec. 14.The event, hosted annually by the Kirtland Air Force Base Fire Department, is an opportunity for the base to show members of the community how much Kirtland cares about them. In addition to
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The Legal Office is preparing for the opening of the Kirtland Air Force Base Tax Center, and is looking for volunteers to dedicate their time in supporting our military families and retirees. The center will open in February. Kirtland Tax Center seeking volunteers
The Legal Office is preparing for the opening of the Kirtland Air Force Base Tax Center, and is looking for volunteers to dedicate their time in supporting our military families and retirees. The Tax Center, opening in February 2017, offers a variety of free tax services, including preparing tax returns, to our active-duty, dependents, and military
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Carol Powell and Ronda Ramsier take a photo with 58th Special Operation Wing and 512th Rescue Squadron members in front of one of the HH-60G Pavehawks used to perform a search-and-rescue for them. Powell and Ramsier  became stranded for 36 hours with their two llamas during an evening hike early August. The hikers returned to Kirtland Dec. 12 to thank the members of the units who rescued them. Rescued hikers return to Kirtland to thank 58th SOW, 512 RQS
Two hikers rescued by the 58th Special Operations Wing and its 512th Rescue Squadron visited Kirtland Air Force Base on Dec. 12 to offer thanks to the Airmen who saved their lives.“It was a life-changing experience,” said Carol Powell, one of the rescued hikers. “You come that close to thinking that it is the end and then the military comes and
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Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Nutter, 377th Comptroller Squadron Kirtland sergeant earns AFGSC recognition
Air Force Global Strike Command has recognized a Kirtland Air Force Base sergeant for her work and skills.Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Nutter, financial analysis supervisor for the 377th Comptroller Squadron, received the 2016 Financial Management and Comptroller Annual Award for the non-commissioned officer category.“It is pretty awesome to be recognized.
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