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Weekly Roundup - 26 September


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Eubank Gate construction information

Detailed information on the project is now available at www.kirtland.af.mil and the Kirtland App. Look for the orange construction cone icon. The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play free of charge.


Confirmation candidates

The Catholic community is currently accepting Confirmation candidates for Kirtland. For more information or to register, contact Amanda Hannah at Amanda.s.hannah@gmail.com.


Jewish High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins at sunset Sept. 29 and lasts until sunset Oct. 1. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sunset on Oct. 8 and lasts until sunset Oct. 9. For more information on services in the local area, contact the chapel at 505-843-5000.


Playgroup New Times

The playgroup meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the chapel from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 505-846-0139.


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 505-853-0469.


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.


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.


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.




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 registration fee. For more information, contact TSgt Carlos Lucero at 505-846-7077. 




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 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 9

Project Management Resource Tools Enterprise Analytics Training course

There will be a training course from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 201 of the Education Center. This training is open to Acquisition Program Management field personnel, but anyone may attend. Space is limited to 20 slots. Those identified to attend this training will be required to bring their CAC enabled laptops. For more information, contact Vinita Veneziano-Martin at 202-404-6371 or Vinita.j.veneziano-martin.civ@mail.mil.


October 19

Navy Ball

The 244th U.S. Navy birthday ball will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown hotel beginning at 6 p.m. Prices are $25 for E4 and below, $30 for E5-E6, $40 for E7-E8 and O1-O3 and $50 for E9 and O4-O9. Participants should make checks payable to ABQNavyBallCommittee or send through PayPal at paypal.me/abqnavyballcommittee or CashApp at $ABQNavyBallCommittee. Include the name, number of guests, e-mail and phone number along with meal preference (chicken, beef or vegetarian for each guest) with your payment. For childcare, contact YN1 LaSalle at 757-470-2438.


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.


October 29

Youth Mental Health First Aid

There will be a free class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 110 of the Education Center. The entire program must be attended to receive a certificate. Participants should bring their own lunches. AF DOD civilians must complete the SF182 prior to attendance. To register online, visit https://kafb2019mentalhealthfirstaid.eventbrite.com and enter the following password: KAFB2019YMHFA.




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.



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





Kirtland Force Support events and more





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.