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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 September 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.
The 377th Medical Group Pediatrics Clinic will be holding sports physicals on July 16 and August 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the training start date. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davis at 505-846-9559.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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 Claire Lewis at Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a hiring event from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This event is open to all members with base access. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
The final step in the Transition Assistance Program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in Suite 126 of the Consolidated Support Facility. The capstone event is a one-on-one meeting with Airman & Family Readiness Flight staff to verify completion of career readiness standards and should be accomplished no later than 90 days before separation or retirement. All separating and retiring service members on Title 10 orders for 180 or more consecutive days are required to meet the CRS which are verified by A&FRF staff member and documented on the DD Form 2648. Documentation for the CRS must be within the last 12 months. For more information, contact the A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Home Selling Workshop
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop for those interested in selling their homes from 9 to 11 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Attendees will be awarded 20 Leadership Pathways points. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Gravity: “Second Saturday” – Stone Age Climbing Gym
Gravity will be taking a group of 15 to Stone Age Climbing Gym from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This event is free and includes transportation for the first 15 to sign up. To make a reservation, contact Claire Lewis at Claire.email@example.com.
Cash for Couples: Money Communication 101
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a series from 10 to 11 a.m. at Gravity. Child care will be provided. Attendees will learn about budgeting, saving and investing money. Participants will be awarded 10 Leadership Pathways points. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Transition GPS Workshop
The Airman & Family Readiness flight is hosting a five-day workshop in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the second step of the Transition Assistance Program and is mandatory for all separating and retiring service members. Participants should wear casual civilian business attire and bring something to take notes with. Spouses are welcome to attend. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
EFMP 101 Workshop
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. The class is designed for newly-assigned or recently “EFMP Q-coded” families. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Resume Writing Workshop
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Attendees will receive 20 Leadership Pathways points. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Ditching the Dorms
The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 111 of the Consolidated Support Facility. The purpose of this class is to help Airmen financially prepare for the cost of moving into their own place. Attendees will receive 10 Leadership Pathways points. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.
Healthy Cooking Demonstration – “Healthy Southwestern Summer”
The health promotion flight is hosting a cooking demonstration at the chapel kitchen from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to make three different recipes. Space is limited. To make a reservation, contact Kirsten David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-846-1483.
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.email@example.com.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Lt. Jessica Graham at Jessica.email@example.com. For information on being a vendor, contact Lt. Stephanie Dawson at Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:
Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in June
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.
Higher resistance training to improve strength, stamina and power, 11 a.m. to Noon Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Thursdays.
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.
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.
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
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 Pet Sematary (R) at 6 p.m. Saturday begins with Little (PG-13) at 3 p.m. and Hellboy (R) at 6 p.m. Finally, Captain Marvel (PG-13) 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.