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KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- An Airman salutes the pilot of a CV-22 Osprey here before its departure from the runway here. The CV-22 program has reached another milestone as the 58th Special Operations Wing, here, announced Jan. 30 that they have the aircraft, maintenance infrastructure and training cadre ready to begin training aircrews for the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Markus M. Maier)                               CV-22 training takes off
The CV-22 Osprey aircrew training program here has pulled chocks and taken off in a major milestone for the aircraft. The 58th Special Operations Wing announced that they have the Required Assets Available, otherwise known as RAA, to begin training Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews as of Jan. 30. "The idea behind announcing RAA is that
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2007
Col. John Hill, left, 377th Air Base Wing inspector general, and Col Jeffrey Baker, 377th Mission Support Group commander, discuss details of the Nuclear Weapons Center Nuclear Surety Inspection during the burger burn after the inspection, Jan. 29, here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Kirtland raises the NSI bar: NWC receives highest rating possible in NSI
The inspectors are gone and the results are in: satisfactory. The Nuclear Weapons Center here underwent a Nuclear Surety Inspection last week and received this rating, the highest overall grade given, in an NSI. Members of the 498th Armament Systems Wing and the 377th Air Base Wing were on hand Monday to hear Col. John Hill, 377th ABW inspector
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Maj. Gen. Irving L. Halter Jr., 19th Air Force commander, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, hands the 58th Special Operations Wing?s guidon to the wing?s new commander, Col. Eugene Haase here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Command of special operations wing changes hands
Col. Eugene Haase assumed command of the 58th Special Operations Wing in a ceremony held here Tuesday. Colonel Haase has served as the vice wing commander of the 58th SOW since May 2006. He assumed command from Col. Thomas J. Trask who had served as the commander since May 2005. Colonel Trask has been selected to be the commandant of the Squadron
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2007
An unexploded ordnance technician scans a field for munitions and other debris. Ground based sweeps will also take place on base while areas are being surveyed. (Courtesy photo) Ordnance sweeps take flight on base
During February, people on Kirtland may see a low-flying helicopter with magnetometer equipment mounted on a boom flying over areas that were used for munitions operations in the past. These areas are also known as munitions response areas. This operation is known as HeliMag data collection. The helicopter will fly back and forth across the sites
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Col. Joanne McPherson, 377th Medical Group commander, speaks to the New Mexico State Legislature Jan. 23 with other servicewomen from Kirtland. Servicewomen from here were asked to travel to Santa Fe to help honor women veterans past and present. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Martinez) Kirtland women speak at state capital
Eight women from Team Kirtland packed into an SUV and drove up to snow-covered Santa Fe on Jan. 23 to be a part of annual tradition at the state capital. The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services' annual Military and Veterans Day at the New Mexico State Legislature was themed Supporting Veterans' Legislation and Honoring Women's Service in the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Mandatory suicide prevention briefings announced for 2007
In 1996, the Air Force started requiring active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and civilian employees to undergo annual training in suicide awareness and violence prevention. The Air Force Materiel Command has implemented this policy through the Look, Inquire, Note and Know Program. Col. Robert Suminsby Jr., 377th Air Base Wing commander, recently
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2007
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Expect ORI delays Kirtland should expect delays at installation gates today through Feb. 11 for the 150th Fighter Wing's operational readiness inspection. Drivers should allow themselves more time to get to and from work. Gate guards will be at full manning to assist with traffic flow. Please direct any questions about delays to police services at
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58 MXS Booster Club Valentine's Day Candy Grams Valentine Grams: Small box of chocolate w/card: $3; A Rose w/card: $5; Wine glass filled with chocolate and Card: $10. Orders and payment due on or before Feb. 10 Delivery on Feb 14 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. POC: Senior Airman Angela Nichols, 58 MXS, 846-7021, cell phone: 362-7655 CLUBS Spouses In Action
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SOFTBALL TEAM Season plans include downtown league, tournaments, and Military Worlds in Panama City, Fla. If interested in trying out, call Staff Sgt. Brent Simpson at 846-6829 or e-mail him at brent.simpson@kirtland.af.mil. GOLF MEMBERSHIP DRIVE Sandia Women's Golf Association 2007 Annual Membership Drive will be at the Rio Grande Conference
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Default Air Force Logo Kirtland Officers’ Spouses’ Club offers scholarships to dependents
College is expensive, but the Kirtland Officers' Spouses' Club is trying to help alleviate some of the costs by offering scholarships to dependents. The KOSC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to sponsor charitable, educational and welfare projects throughout Kirtland Air Force Base and the local community. The KOSC gives
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