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Weekly Roundup-June 27


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Kirtland.af.mil: Global Strike command chief visits Team Kirtland https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1884034/global-strike-command-chief-visits-team-kirtland/ 

Facebook: The 377th Air Base Wing has a new commander: Col. David S. Miller https://www.facebook.com/KirtlandAirForceBase/

App: Gate closures, construction, announcements and everything all the time – download the Kirtland App via Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p4366FB&hl=en_US or the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kirtland-air-force-base/id1231362969?mt=8 searching for “Kirtland AFB” or “KAFB.”

Flickr: Check out all of the great photos of everything Kirtland: https://www.flickr.com/ search Kirtland AFB.


July 4th activities

Security Forces personnel would like to remind everyone that the use of fireworks of any kind is strictly prohibited within the confines of KAFB to include all base housing areas.

CCAF sets end date for Professional Manager Certification

The Community College of the Air Force will no longer accept applications for the CCAF Awarded Professional Manager Certification program after Sept. 30, 2019. To be eligible for the PMC, Airmen must have been awarded a CCAF degree and their 7 skill-level or higher. They must have also completed ALS, NCOA, SNCOA, or their equivalent, and also completed 30 semester hours of leadership/management coursework. For more information, contact the base education office at 505-246-1742.

Sports Physicals

The 377th Medical Group Pediatrics Clinic will be holding sports physicals on July 16 and Aug. 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. This event is walk-ins only. Participants must bring their own sports physical form.

Requirement for Civilians attending training

Prior to attending any training of eight hours or more and/or if there is any cost involved, civilian employees assigned to Kirtland must submit an SF 182, Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training (this does not include NAF personnel). The form must be approved by the 377 FSS civilian training office. All SF 182 requests must be sent to 377fss.fsdeto@us.af.mil at least two weeks prior to the training start date. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davis at 505-846-9559.

Volunteers Needed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico is looking for volunteers to mentor children and provide tutoring support in math, reading and writing at Wherry Elementary School. Volunteers would report once a week for the 2019/2020 school year. To volunteer, visit http://www.bbbs-cnm.org/kafb/.

Community College of the Air Force degree opportunity

CCAF is accepting nominations for Associate of Applied Science degrees. To receive a free CCAF degree progress report, visit the education office located at Building 20602. Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesdays, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 505-846-9933 or e-mail 377fss.fsde@us.af.mil.

Bod Pod appointments

Health Promotion is providing bod pod appointments Mondays and Fridays between 7:30 and 11 a.m.  The bod pod is a machine that will assess body composition and assess body fat and lean mass. Appointments are required. To schedule, call Guy Leahy at 505-846-1186 or Kirsten David at 505-846-1483.

Better Body Better Life Class

Health Promotion is hosting a five-class series that takes place every Tuesday from 8 to 9 a.m. in Classroom A at the 377th Medical Group. It is a weight management course for active duty members only. To RSVP, call 505-846-1483.

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System/Consolidated Support

Check to see if DEERS is available with a phone call. Dial 505-846-8949 to check the status. Also, visit https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/military-personnel/  to set up an ID-card appointment.  

Food Pantry

Eligible service members including active duty, National Guard, Reserves, retirees, DoD civilians and their family members can go to the food pantry in time of financial hardship for the grocery necessities at no cost to them. The pantry is open from 7:15 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is located in the Consolidated Support Facility, Ste. 126.


June 27-29

Father and Son Camp

Join fathers and their sons around New Mexico for a retreat at Sivells Baptist Camp in Cloudcroft, N.M.  This camp is for any dad with young son(s), (grade school and up), or dads with grown son(s) and is even a camp where Grandpa, Son and, Grandson can enjoy. Activities include archery, shooting, Christian worship time, and much more. Cost is $10 per dad; $10 first son ($5 additional sons). Make checks payable to: “Kirtland CTOF” and contact Chap. (Capt.) Andy Peck at 405- 642-1024 or thomas.peck.4@us.af.mil to sign up.

June 28

Gravity: Chicken Wings & Nachos

There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

June 28

First Sergeants “Run-A-Thon for Resiliency”

The First Sergeant Council is hosting a run-a-thon at Hardin Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individual prizes are awarded to the person who raises the most money and the longest distance achieved. There will also be a prize awarded to the squadron that collectively raises the most money. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Delbert Butcher at 505-853-1834 or e-mail Delbert.butcher@us.af.mil.

June 28-30

Cheers on the Chama

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a three-day event leaving Friday at 6 a.m. and returning on Sunday at 4 p.m. The cost for active duty, reserve, guard and their family members is $175 per person. Regular price for all others is $495 per person and participants must be 21 years of age or older. If guests require sleeping bags, pads and tents for camping, they will be provided at no extra charge. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

June 29

Kidz Rock

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a rock climbing event from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 4 through 12. The cost is $12 per person. Registration is required. To register, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

June 30

Cars N Coffee

The Dorm Council is hosting a meet at the parking lot in front of Outdoor Recreation (CORE) at 9 a.m. for those interested in showing or looking at cars. This is open to anyone with base access, not just dorm residents. Dunkin’ Donuts will be open. At 10:30, participants will take a ride to the Crest. For more information, contact Airman 1st Class Oscar Pillot-Pena at 505-843-4187.

June 30

TWA Crash Sight Hike

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a seven-mile hike into the Sandia Mountains to the 1955 crash site of a TWA airliner from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call ODR at 505-846-1499.

June 30

Spokettes Annual 10-mile bicycle race

There will be a bicycle race in Algodones, N.M., open to women and co-ed teams of all levels. The cost to register is $30. All types of bicycles are permitted as long as they have brakes. For more information or to register, visit www.usacycling.org/register/2019-1115 or e-mail spokettestt@gmail.com.

July 3

Bundles for Babies

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class in the A&FRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The purpose is to help parents prepare for and adjust to a new baby. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard families will receive a $50 AAFES Exchange gift card. There will be 25 Leadership Pathways Points awarded to those who attend. To reserve your seat, contact the A&FRF at 505-846-0741.

July 5

Gravity: Pizza

There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

July 12

Gravity: Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner)

There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

July 19

Gravity: Supper & Stripes – Cracker Barrel

There will be a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. located at the gravity facility. E1-E5 are able to get a set of stripes sewn on their uniforms for free. Please bring uniforms by 5 p.m. If you need to arrange early drop-off for uniforms, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

July 26

Gravity: Curry

There will be a dinner between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Gravity facility for all E1-E4 service members and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

August 3

Kirtland Summer Street Festival

The Air Force Ball Fundraising Committee is hosting a street festival at Hardin Field from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free event and will have activities for kids, food trucks, drinks, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, raffles, and more.  For more information, visit the Kirtland Summer Street Festival Facebook page or contact 2nd Lt. Jessica Graham at Jessica.graham.4@us.af.mil. For information on being a vendor, contact 2nd Lt. Stephanie Dawson at Stephanie.dawson.3@us.af.mil.


Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in June

All Terrain

This class formats all terrains, to include team drills and visualization rides, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m., to noon Thursdays.

Power Ride

Higher resistance training to improve strength, stamina and power, 11 a.m. to Noon Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Fitness Conditioning

A 60-minute functional total body workout incorporating cardiovascular, upper body strength, core strength, pushups and sit ups. Everything needed to pass the Air Force Fitness Assessment Test. This class is designed to teach proper push-up and sit-up techniques and build cardiovascular endurance. This class is highly recommended for those on the Fitness Improvement Program and runs from 6 to 7 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Basic Training

A 60-minute functional total body workout this class will incorporate cardiovascular, strength, endurance, balance, push-ups, core, speed and agility, as well as partner drills. Instructors will push to optimum fitness potential. Classes run from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Muscle Hour

Integrate balance with strength while using the barbells, heavy bars, and dumbbells to sculpt. BOSU and fit balls may be incorporated from time to time. All fitness levels.
Class runs from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Zumba® and Strong by Zumba®

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance and tone program that runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Strong by Zumba combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music and runs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

Yoga Stretch and Strengthening

A level-1 class combining traditional yoga postures with deep stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation. Great for beginners and the more physically fit, resulting in increased flexibility, strength and stress reduction, running from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.


Combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. This fat-burning, low-impact workout is designed for all levels and runs from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday.

Check out all of the events happening with Outdoor Recreation in June


Tai Chi Class

Health Promotion is hosting Tai Chi classes every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Gravity. For more information, call Guy Leahy at 505-846-1186.


May Kirtland Force Support events and more


Free weekend movies

The base theater plays free movies, open to anyone with base access. Movies start Friday with Alpha (PG-13) at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with Wonder Park (PG) at 3 p.m. and Second Act (PG-13) at 6 p.m. Finally, Incredibles 2 (PG) plays on Sunday at 3 p.m.


Air Force Reserves

The 377th Force Support Squadron In-Service Recruiting Office provides Palace Front and Palace Chase briefings twice a month at 9 a.m., every second and last Wednesday at the Consolidated Support Building inside the FTAC training Rm. 111. The office is also available to provide information on continuing service in the reserves for active duty members transitioning out of the Air Force. For questions, contact Master Sgt. Robert Arnold at 505-846-0544.

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler

Skip the long wait for an ID card by scheduling for an ID appointment on the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler. This is a self-service function that allows members to book their own appointment and can be accessed 24/7. Also, if scheduling an appointment and the DEERS network goes down, people will receive a call from the 377th Military Personnel Section customer support staff. In addition to making an appointment, the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler answers some of the most commonly asked questions to ensure people are prepared for appointments. Click here for more information https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?BuildingId=591.

Military Personnel Flight:

Customer Support: Leave, DEERS updates, ID cards, Service Member’s Group Life Insurance, Initial Enlistment Bonus, and records not migrated into Personnel Records Display Application, call 505-846-5459.

Force Management: Duty status, evaluations, personnel action changes, unit personnel management roster, awards and special programs, special duty assignment pay; records not migrated into PRDA, and G-series orders, 377FSS.ForceManagement@us.af.mil.

Career development: (assignments, passports, promotions, demotions, separations, reenlistments, retirements military personnel file) 377FSS.FSMPDO@us.af.mil. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Customer Service (IDs) is open for appointments daily from 8:

 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customer service//ID appointments link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.

Career Assistance information

CAA Course Registration link:


Career Skills Program

The Air Force recently began participating in Career Skills Programs which afford eligible Airmen the opportunity to prepare for a post-Air Force career up to six months before separation or retirement. Airmen can also find details on myPers. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Job Training.” For more information or for questions, visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center and schedule an appointment with an Education Guidance Counselor at 505-846-9933.

Information was provided by agencies other than the 377 ABW Public Affairs Office. Information is subject to change. Call the number provided on each announcement for more information.