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  • 58th Maintenance Group takes seven major awards in 2020

    The three groups under the 58th Special Operations Wing enjoyed a prosperous 2020. Despite the pandemic, the 58th Operations, 58th Maintenance, and 366th Training Groups produced combat-ready Airmen across six locations, ranging from Alaska to North Carolina. Particularly, the 58th Maintenance Group produced a wealth of annual accolades.
  • 20 AF command teams meet at Kirtland AFB for Senior Leadership Conference

    Senior leaders from 20th Air Force units gathered for their semiannual Senior Leadership Conference at Kirtland AFB, N.M., April 6-9, 2021.
  • Month of the Military Child

    A graphic for month of the military child 2021.(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kiana Pearson)
  • Air Force unveils new mission statement

    The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Sen. Heinrich visits 58th SOW at Kirtland AFB

    U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, New Mexico’s senior senator (second from right), visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Heinrich visited the simulator for the wing’s new HH-60W “Jolly Green II’ combat search and rescue helicopter, and then received a flightline tour of the aircraft, which
  • The 377th Air Base Wing: 55 years of service

    This week marks the 55th birthday of the 377th Air Base Wing. While residents and workers at Kirtland Air Force Base are aware of the 377 ABW’s current role in providing support to the installation, its tenant units and mission partners, and the nuclear enterprise, the wing itself has a very distinguished history dating back to the days of the Vietnam War, with a record of combat gallantry unusual for a relatively younger organization that has largely been devoted to non-combat responsibilities through its operational life.
  • The Origins of Kirtland Air Force Base

    Eighty years ago this week, the U.S. Army Air Corps officially named a military aircraft depot just southeast of downtown Albuquerque as “Albuquerque Army Air Base.” The depot had been used as an “Airway Station” and maintenance facility since late 1939, for aircraft being sent to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Act to aid in its efforts to fight Germany in World War II. However, with America’s involvement in the war growing ever more likely as the conflict grew to encompass both Europe and the Pacific Rim, the Air Corps had much bigger plans for the 2,000-acre station. In honor of Kirtland Air Force Base’s 80th birthday, this article explores the base’s origins.
  • First Chief of Space Operations visits Kirtland, Guardians

    U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 29-30, 2021.
  • U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations tours Kirtland AFB, shares USSF priorities

    U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 30, 2021. Raymond, who is responsible for the organization and training of all assigned space forces, toured several of Kirtland’s facilities and learned about their missions and capabilities during his brief visit. (U.S. Air
  • Team Kirtland career assistance advisor receives AF award

    A senior noncommissioned officer assigned to the 377th Force Support Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., has been selected as the 2020 Air Force Higher Headquarters Command & Control Operations Headquarters Senior NCO of the Year, a functional award for the career field.