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Default Air Force Logo Environmental restoration teams get to work on base
Starting out as Albuquerque Army Air Base in the 1941, Kirtland has a long history, which also means that there has been an accumulation of waste products and items that are not considered environmentally sound today.The Environmental Restoration Program has been remedying the problems that the past brought to the base. The ERP is a venture of the
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Default Air Force Logo Angels put gifts under the tree
The holidays are coming and children are writing their letters to Santa Claus, but some children here may not be able to have the Christmas of their dreams. The Angel Tree Program is designed to help bring a little extra joy into the lives of children who may otherwise not get the gifts on their list.Master Sgt. David Stubblefield, the program's
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Default Air Force Logo Base CDCs receive exceptional scores during inspection
It's no surprise to parents who use a child care provider here and to those employed with the Kirtland Family Member Program that both child development centers, the Family Child Care program and the Youth Programs received exceptional ratings on a recent unannounced inspection.The Family Member Programs offered here by the 377th Services Squadron
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Default Air Force Logo Diabetes can be a costly, dangerous chronic illness
Today, approximately 21 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes with one-third of these individuals unaware they even have the disease. The annual cost of diabetes in medical expenditures and lost productivity exceeds $132 billion and is increasing each year.In an attempt to educate and inform people, November has been
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Default Air Force Logo Base outdoor recreation gets ready for winter
Kirtland's Outdoor Recreation is a whole lot about learning, safety and just having fun.ODR, a hidden gem on M Avenue, is an encompassing resource for those wanting to learn a new activity and for those desiring more safety training regarding outdoor sports. The department's other primary goal is to serve as a catalyst in helping people discovering
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Default Air Force Logo Navy saves Air Force $1 million
Maintenance of any equipment is costly but is a necessity. This is especially true for the maintenance and upkeep of weapons trainers, but finding the money for proper maintenance isn't always easy to find. The 708th Nuclear Systems Squadron here found an innovative way to save money and time by using parts from retired Navy trainers.When a weapon
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Default Air Force Logo DMOC helps Army, Air Force work together
One of the most important Department of Defense objectives is well-integrated joint operations. While this concept is put into practice at deployed locations, most organizations desire increased joint training opportunities. The Air Force's Distributed Mission Operations Center here provides joint training prior to deployment.The DMOC has the
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Default Air Force Logo Security forces changes for AFSO21
Changes are in the works at the 377th Security Forces Squadron -- and that's exactly what Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century is all about. AFSO21 is the name given to improvement initiatives mandated by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Mosely and Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne.1st Lt. Tom Griffy, security forces
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Default Air Force Logo Team Kirtland members take giving blood personally
Chief Master Sgt. Marie Potts has seen a lot of blood hung on IV stands working as a medic during her Air Force career. She says that on a technical level saving lives is very near and dear to her, so on a personal level, donating blood is very important to her because it "truly is the gift of life -- and it's free."Peter Quichocho says he doesn't
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Default Air Force Logo LPDP training exposes base lieutenants to opportunities
The goal of the upcoming Lieutenant's Professional Development Program is to not only fill in the gaps and answer questions junior officers might have, but it's also aimed at exposing them to the wealth of opportunities open to them with Kirtland's diverse missions in action and to give them an opportunity to network with peers and senior
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