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Passengers board an airplane parked next to the original Albuquerque Airport terminal. The building was finished May 1, 1928 and is now the Sandia Area Federal Credit Union on Wyoming Boulevard.  Courtesy photo Celebrating the Air Force’s 60th Anniversary by remembering Kirtland’s history
Albuquerque Airport constructed, May 1, 1928 Construction was completed on Albuquerque Airport. The original airport building is now home of the Sandia Area Federal Credit Union on the east side of Kirtland AFB. First local showing of "Genie," May 1, 1959 A training version of America's first nuclear warhead air-to-air rocket was put on display
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Maj. Kerin McKellar, officer in charge of pediatrics at the 377th Medical Group, and Elizabeth Cook, pediatrics nurse practitioner, discuss using a stuffed animal at the pediatric clinic.  The medical group is paying tribute to nurses during , which ends May 12.  U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Wooten Medical group pays tribute to nurses
America's 2.9 million registered nurses save lives and maintain the health of millions daily. From the battlefield to bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities; from the halls of research institutions and state legislatures to Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting expanding health care needs. This
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Default Air Force Logo Directed energy director continues to inspire and help others
Many women know Susan Thornton as their mentor, a leader and a friend who motivated them towards their careers and goals. Ms. Thornton, who is the director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, was recently presented the Cathay Williams Award. This award is sponsored by the Tribute to Women organization. The award
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Default Air Force Logo Group provides support to cancer patients, survivors
Nearly 1.5 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Those diagnoses cross all races, ethnicities and ages and include servicemembers and their families. A new group on base has formed to help support cancer patients, survivors and their families. Chap. (Maj.) Thom Porter said when
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2007
Default Air Force Logo This week in history: celebrating the Air Force’s 60th Anniversary by remembering Kirtland’s history
Coca-Cola Machine Installed, April 23, 1948 The installation of a Coke machine in the mess hall made it possible for those who did not like the cold drinks served to drop a nickel in the slot and enjoy a Coke with their meal. Incidentally, the only thing this machine would put out for a slug dropped in the slot was one week of Kitchen Police.
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Default Air Force Logo This week in history: Celebrating the Air Force’s 60th Anniversary through Kirtland’s history
Khaki arrives at Kirtland Field, April 15, 1943 This day marked the sprouting of khaki at Kirtland Field, and a goodly number of GIs took advantage of the official order that provided for a change from olive drab to "sun tans" on an optional basis. After May 1, 1943, however the change became mandatory. Vice president visits base, April 17, 1966
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A 150th Fighter Wing crew chief prepares an F-16 for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Wooten) New Mexico Air National Guard's 150th FW calls Kirtland home
When hearing the phrase "Air Force base" many think of Air Force fighter jets taking off into the wild blue yonder, but the F-16s here belong to the New Mexico Air National Guard unit, the 150th Fighter Wing. The primary mission of the "Flying Tacos" is air interdiction to support Air Combat Command's 12th Air Force, with worldwide deployment
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The Nucleus celebrates the Air Force?s 60th Anniversary by remembering Kirtland?s history
  April 10, 1941
The 19th Bomb Group, comprising the 30th, 32nd, and 93rd Bombardment Squadrons and the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron bega  April 10, 1941n flight training operations at Albuquerque Army Air Base.  The 19th Bomb Group flew B-17 aircraft under the command of Col. Eugene Eubank.

A B-17 from the 19th Bomb Group is refueled at Albuquerque Army Air Base, now Kirtland AFB. The 19th Bomb Group began flight training in April 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The Nucleus celebrates the Air Force's 60th Anniversary by remembering Kirtland's history April 10, 1941 The 19th Bomb Group, comprising the 30th, 32nd, and 93rd Bombardment Squadrons and the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron bega April 10, 1941n flight training operations at Albuquerque Army Air Base. The 19th Bomb Group flew B-17 aircraft under the
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Larry Eccles, 377th Services Squadron, presents Airman 1st Class Brandi Lewis, 377th Mission Support Squadron, with a check for $25 after she placed third in the preliminary round of Kirtland Idol. Airman Lewis advances to the finals April 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adam Wooten) Kirtland Idol welcomes first three finalists
Team Kirtland is one step closer to crowning this year's Kirtland Idol. Nine singers rocked the house - some more than others - March 30 at the first of three Kirtland Idol preliminaries. Nine singers got up the guts to sing in front of Team Kirtland at the Mountain View Club American Idol-style. The group was diverse in music choice, performance
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Capt. Rob Marshall (center), 1st Lt. Heidi Hofstetter (left) and Justin Henkel reached the peak of Mount Aconcagua, Argentina, Feb. 27 at approximately 5 p.m. So far Captain Marshall has scaled three of the seven tallest mountains on each continent. (Courtesy photo) Mt. Aconcagua: mission completed
Three people emerge over the peak of Mount Aconcagua - three people accomplishing a dream of setting foot atop the highest peak of South America. A large personal accomplishment but an accomplishment for a much larger force: the U.S. Air Force. Capt. Rob Marshall, 1st Lt. Heidi Hofstetter and Justin Henkel reached the peak of Mount Aconcagua,
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