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Weekly Roundup - 31 October

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

To submit an item for the Calendar or News Briefs, email 377abw.pa@us.af.mil or call 505-846-5991 by close of business (4:30 p.m.) each Wednesday or business day before holidays.

 

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Kirtland.af.mil: Check out a new way to pick up prescriptions at the Base Exchange. https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1993065/377th-medical-group-introduces-new-way-to-pick-up-prescriptions-at-base-exchang/

 

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: Here is the Flickr link to all of the photos from Chief Wright’s visit: https://flickr.com/photos/148064553@N05/albums/72157711239462162

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Holiday gate schedule

Installation gate hours will remain unchanged for the Veterans Day holiday.

 

Pets on Halloween

The best way to keep pets safe during Halloween is to keep them at home. Wandering pets are easily spooked by noisy groups and might end up running away. Keep pets confined away from the door if passing out candy to prevent them from running outside.

 

Saving energy

Saving energy, especially during the heating and cooling season, means that the dollars saved can be used for Team Kirtland’s well-being and quality of life. Saving energy can also be crucial for other reasons including reducing our carbon footprint. These savings can help improve air quality, less mining reliance, less dependence on foreign oil, better water quality, less impact to wildlife - all valid reasons and worthy of consideration. Realistically, we’re not going to conserve enough energy to begin shutting power plants. However, any improvements to power usage will help reduce the number of power plants required in the future and will certainly reduce the amount of fuel required and unhealthy emissions that are produced.

 

Summary Courts Officer notice for SSgt Darian Bolles

Anyone having claims against the estate of SSgt Darian Bolles can call Capt. Brandon Luckie, Summary Courts Officer, at 505-846-0157 or e-mail Brandon.luckie@us.af.mil. Bolles passed away on October 13, 2019.

 

Re-training opportunity

The Air Force Manpower career field (AFSC 3F3X1) is looking for retrainees. Airmen must have a minimum of a 5-skill level in an AFSC, minimum aptitude of General 66 and a desire to ensure AF resources are efficiently used. For more information, contact Billy Crider at 505-846-4834 or James Wood at 505-846-9844.

 

Kirtland Military Formal Training Manager Announcement on Self-Registration Process

The Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center team will send self-registration notifications for the Noncommissioned Officer Academy starting in December 2019. For any questions on the self-registration process for Enlisted Professional Military Education; Courses for the Chief Leadership Course; Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy; or the Noncommissioned Officer Academy; contact Ms. Jane Gates with the KAFB Military Formal Training Office at 505-846-9992 or 377fss.fsdeomft@us.af.mil . Note: Pull “MFT Organization Mailbox: 377 FSS/FSDEO MFT” as the organization mailbox e-mail address from the global address listing each time you send an e-mail to pull the most current certificates.

Flu vaccine availability

The only available influenza vaccine formulation is for children between the ages of 35 months to six years old. Future notifications will be made when remaining formulations are made available. For additional information on Kirtland medical facilities click on the medical icon in the Kirtland App. 

 

Property turn-in

Members who have property they would like to turn in for disposition services should review http://www.dla.mil/ddsr then contact Randy Blackburn at 505-846-6396 for assistance with the transportation request.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, Cpt. 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.

 

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:

 

November 1

Hiring Event

A free hiring event will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Consolidated Support Facility, Building 20245, Room 120. Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, and bring multiple copies of their updated résumés. Numerous employers with current job openings will be present. For more information call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or email us at Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

 

November 1

Military Spouse 101

Military Spouse 101, or Heart Link, is designed to learn about Air Force customs and traditions, benefits, entitlements and support agencies and services on base.  It is designed for spouses with five years or less in the Air Force, however all spouses are welcome. To make reservations call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or email us at Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

 

November 1

Gravity: Hot food and Call of Duty

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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

November 1

Capstone Event

A capstone event will be held 9-11 a.m. in the Consolidated Support Facility, Building 20245, AFRF. Capstone is the last step of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and is a one-on-one meeting with an AFRF staff member to document career readiness standards compliance on the eForm. To make reservations call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or email us at Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

 

November 2

Holiday Bazaar

There will be an event from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spouses Clubhouse bldg. 20226. There will be vendor booths with jewelry, handmade goods, home décor, woodworking items, and more. The event is open to all with base access.

 

November 2

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of hope is a humanitarian organization that will be serving Albuquerque through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, and activities for children and more. To volunteer at this event, visit https://www.convoyofhope.org/cohregister

 

November 4

Pre-deployment briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 9 to 10 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Military and civilian members who are preparing to deploy are required to attend this briefing. Family members are encouraged to attend. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

November 4 – 8

One Health Week

The Kirtland Veterinary Clinic is hosting an event each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Clinic will be providing free canine tick-borne disease screening tests. There will be an examination fee. For more information contact Cpt. Cynthia Edgerton at 505-426-4280.

 

November 4-8

Transition Assistance Program workshop

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a 5-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members on Title 10 orders for 180 or more consecutive days. Preseparation counseling must be completed before attending. Participants should wear casual civilian business attire and bring their personal laptops. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

November 5

Diversity Heritage Day

A diversity heritage day will be held at the Kirtland Chapel Annex November 5.

Entertainment and food sampling will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon. A panel discussion on workplace inclusion will be from noon-12:45, and a “True Colors” Workshop where participants will learn their “color type” for the workplace will be from 1-2 p.m. Attend some or all of the day. For questions contact Ms. Cindy Dominguez-Trujillo at 505-846-1041.

 

November 5

Officer first duty station

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. All first duty station officers are required to attend within 90 days of arriving to Kirtland. Participants will learn about personal financial budgets, debt reduction, Thrift Savings Plan and more. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

November 6

Bundles for babies

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Participants will receive information to help them prepare for and adjust to a new baby as well as a gift bundle. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

November 8

Gravity: Walking Tacos

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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

November 11

Veterans Day events

A Veterans Day Ceremony featuring Team Kirtland in cooperation with the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, City of Albuquerque and United Veterans takes place at 11 a.m. at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. The memorial, located adjacent to Kirtland just north of the intersections of Louisiana and Gibson, will feature a remembrance ceremony and rededication of the restored monument recently vandalized. Before the ceremony, beginning at 9:30 a.m., a Veterans Day Parade will traverse Gibson Blvd from the VA Hospital to the memorial.

 

November 15

Gravity: Supper & Stripes

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.

 

November 15

Storytellers

The Wingman Plus team is hosting a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Mountain View Club. This program is designed to help work centers to carry on the dialogue started with the Resiliency Tactical Pause day. Units can sign up to fill tables of 8-10 people. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ch. Udechukwu at 505-853-5000. To make a reservation, visit https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=476699&k=0666440F725E.

 

November 22

Discovery Festival

The 377th ABW and AFNWC are hosting a booth at the Discovery Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The festival is a community initiative focused on informing youth about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics) professions. To volunteer at the booth, contact Cindy Dominguez-Trujillo at 505-846-1041 or cynthia.dominguez-trujillo@us.af.mil no later than November 15th.

 

November 22

Gravity: Sandwiches

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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

November 29

Gravity: Friday friends giving

There will be a Thanksgiving 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, please contact Young Adult Coordinator Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

December 5

Christmas tree lighting

The Chaplain Corps is hosting a tree lighting event from 5 to 7 p.m., at the chapel. Activities will include pictures with Santa, a petting zoo, kid’s arts and crafts and carols. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact the chapel at 505-853-5000.

 

December 13

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.

 

SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

 

Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in October

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 5:00 to 6:00 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 October

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.