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Weekly Roundup - 12 September

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

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Kirtland.af.mil: Kirtland to host “Life Fest”

https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1952559/kirtland-to-host-life-fest/ 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Provide anonymous suicide prevention/resiliency feedback

All Airmen, including civilians, are encouraged to submit anonymous feedback to improve efforts at combating suicide to https://www.resilience.af.mil/OpTHURSDAY (click the OPTHURSDAY dropdown, then feedback) by Sept. 15. For e-mail use usaf.resilience@mail.mil. 

 

Pennsylvania Blvd. to be closed Saturday and Sunday

Bridge construction on Pennsylvania Blvd. will force its closure between Unnamed (“Dump” Rd.) and Powerline Rds. on the base’s south side Sept. 14 and Sept. 15. Detours will be in place to allow traffic around the construction site. The Pennsylvania Blvd., bridge is expected to be reopened Sept. 16. 

 

Last day to purchase tickets for Air Force Ball

Col. David S. Miller is hosting the Air Force Ball at the Mountain View Club from 6 to 11 p.m. The last day to purchase tickets is Friday, September 13.  For price information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-air-force-ball-remembering-d-day-tickets-65064204788.

 

Combat Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)

CTIP is the second largest criminal activity in the world. It is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of threat, use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud deception, abuse or exploitation. Airmen should report any suspicious behavior that may indicate CTIP activities to their chain of command, Security Forces, AFOSI or the IG. For more information, contact Carl Green at 505-846-5738 or William Schaefer at 505-843-0469.

 

Fall heating system transition

The effort to transition facility systems from cooling to heating will begin Oct. 4. Engineering technicians will work with each facility manager to schedule the transition. Mission critical facilities will transition first. All base facilities should be complete by Nov. 15. For more information, contact facility managers. Facility managers should direct any questions to Paul Carrillo at 505-554-6471 or Harry Jiron at 505-261-1218.

 

Kirtland Chapel: Family Night

Each Wednesday the Chapel hosts dinner at 5 p.m., and classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult, marriage and children’s classes will be offered. For more information, contact the Chapel at 505-843-5000.

 

Catholic Mass

The Chaplain Corps is welcoming a new chaplain, Ch. Bedemore Udechukwu, who will help hold catholic mass every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.

 

Finance Office closure

The Finance office will be closed all day on September 13 due to resiliency training.

 

Requesting Honor Guard services

Requests for color guard ceremonies must be made at least seven days prior to the ceremony. Multiple requests made for the same day and time will honor a “first requested, first served rule,” except in the case of military funeral honors which take precedent over all other requests. All required information and necessary request forms can be found at https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/base-honor-guard/. For more information, contact the Honor Guard office at 505-846-1804 or 377FSS.FRZH.HonorGuard@us.af.mil.

 

Child Care for Air Force Ball

For personnel eligible to use base child care programs and wishing to attend the AF Ball, Child and Youth programs will offer child care from 5 to 9 p.m. for a fee. CDC age children will be at the Gibson CDC while youth age children will be at the Youth Center. RSVP no later than September 17, after that it will be based on space availability. To sign up, contact the Gibson CDC at 505-846-1103 or the Youth Center at 505-853-5437.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

September 13

Gravity: Brinner – Breakfast for Dinner

There will be a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Gravity Facility for E-1 through E-4 and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

September 13

Life Fest

The 377th Air Base Wing is hosting an event at Hardin Field from 7 to 10 a.m. There will be a run/walk, bouncy house, music, free t-shirts, food and more. This is an alternate duty location for the 377th ABW and for others determined by commanders. For more information, contact the Violence Prevention Office at 505-846-0288 or 505-846-0108.

 

September 14

Cash for Couples: Dumping Debt

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Gravity Facility. Participants will learn about budgeting, debt, investing and saving. Child care will be provided and 25 Leadership Pathways points will be awarded to those who attend. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 14

Gravity: “Second Saturday” Hot Yoga

Gravity is taking a group to hot yoga. Participants will carpool from the base at 11:30 a.m. and the session is from noon to 1:30 p.m. To reserve a free spot, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil

 

September 14

Bouldering Ponderosa

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a trip to the Jemez Mountains from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants should pack a lunch and water bottle and must have indoor or outdoor bouldering experience. The cost per person includes bouldering pads, chalk, guides and transportation. Climbing shoes are available free of charge by request. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

September 17

Retiree Group Pre-separation Briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing at the Consolidated Support facility in Room 120 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. This briefing is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program. TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

September 17

EFMP 101 Workshop

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a workshop in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This informational briefing is designed for newly-assigned EFMP Q-coded families. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 18

EFMP Support Group

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 10 to 11 a.m., in Room 126 of the Consolidated Support Facility. The mission of the group is to provide a venue for special needs families to network, support and educate by providing resources and tools. To make reservations, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 18

Hearts Apart all out nerf party

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event in the All Out Zone of the Coronado Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. The Nerf Arena holds 14 kids at a time. All family members of military members who are currently deployed or were deployed during 2018 are welcome to attend this event. For more information or to make reservations, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 18

Discover Scuba

Outdoor Recreation is hosting an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the indoor pool. The cost per person includes instruction, scuba gear and private pool time. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

September 18

Kayak Roll Clinic

Outdoor Recreation is hosting an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the indoor pool. The cost includes pool time and/or kayak gear rental, paddle and instruction. Participants must be able to swim and paddle independently. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

September 19

Separatee Group Pre-separation Briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing at the Consolidated Support facility in Room 120 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. This briefing is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program. TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

September 19

Ditching the dorms

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class in Room 111 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 2 to 3 p.m. The purpose of this class is to help Airmen financially prepare for the cost of moving into their own place. Discussion will include costs, insurance, savings, spending plans and more. There will be 10 Leadership Pathways Points awarded to those who attend. For more information or to make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-8460741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 19

24 hour POW/MIA Run

The annual 24 hour run to honor POW/MIA service members will be conducted at Hardin Field beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact TSgt. Victoria Lathon at 505-853-5872.

 

September 19-24

Grand Canyon backpack trip (waitlist available)

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a 5-day camping trip to the Grand Canyon. There is a cost for active duty Air Force, active duty reservists, active duty direct dependents and for all others. The cost includes transportation, guides, backpacking permits, one night of lodging and any gear necessary for the trek. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

September 20

Hiring Event

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility from 8:30 a.m., to noon. Participants should bring multiple copies of resumes. The event is free and open to all active duty, guard, reserve, retirees, DOD civilians and family members. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 20

Capstone Event

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 9 to 11 a.m., in Suite 126 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is the final step of the Transition Assistance Program and should be accomplished no less than 90 days prior to separation or retirement. For more information, contact A&FRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

September 20

POW/MIA ceremony

The annual recognition will be held at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m. The veteran’s memorial is located adjacent to the intersection of Gibson and Louisiana boulevards just outside the Gibson Gate. For more information, contact MSgt. Nicole Moeller at 505-846-1407.

 

September 20

Gravity: Supper & Stripes – Pasta

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.

 

September 22

Aki Matsuri 2019 – Japanese Fall Festival

The New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League is hosting its annual festival at the Veterans’ Memorial from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is family friendly. There will be art, music, crafts, vendors and interactive activities for all ages. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under get in free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.nmjacl.org.

 

September 24

Kids Rock

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a class from noon to 2 p.m. The class is recommended for ages 4-12. There is a cost per person and registration must be completed with ODR before attending. Parents must be present for the entire class. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

September 25

Food Tasting/Art Contest

The Hispanic Heritage Committee is hosting a food tasting and STEM art contest at the Sandia Steve Schiff Auditorium. Please contact SMSgt Rafael Perezrochin at 505-853-1053 if you would like to make a dish or join the committee for the food tasting.

 

September 27

Gravity: Fried chicken & sides

There will be a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Gravity Facility for E-1 through E-4 and their families and friends. For more information or to volunteer, contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

October 3

Hispanic Heritage Observance Event/Car Show

There will be an event at Hardin Field open to all of Team Kirtland. Please join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for live music, folkloric dance, food trucks and more. For more information, contact SSgt Esmeralda Cruz at 505-846-4119. There will also be a car show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Hispanic Heritage Observance event. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be a $5 registration fee. For more information, contact TSgt Carlos Lucero at 505-846-7077.

 

October 4

FAFSA Volunteer Opportunity

There will be a free training at the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation from 1 to 4 p.m. for those interested in volunteering to help students complete a FAFSA application. To sign up, visit https://www.nmeaf.org/fafsa-training-sandia-labs-and-kirtland.

 

October 26

Volunteer Event

There will be a volunteer event beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will be collecting all trash near the perimeter of the base. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. For more information or to sign up, contact SrA Tyler Vahle at 505-853-2433.

 

SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

 

Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in September

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.

 

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.

 

Yogalates

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 September

http://kirtlandforcesupport.com/outdoor-recreation/

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

Kirtland Force Support events and more

https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/

  

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

 

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. 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.

 

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.