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WEEKLY ROUNDUP Nov 14, 2019

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

WEEKLY ROUNDUP
November 14, 2019

 

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.

 

Across PA Channels

 

Kirtland.af.mil: Albuquerque Veterans Day ceremony honors all services and new recruits: https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2013232/albuquerque-veterans-day-ceremony-honors-all-services-and-new-recruits/

 

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.”

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Flu Shots

The 377th Medical Group will be conducting a flu shot line at the Base Theater on Friday, Nov. 15 from noon to 4:30 p.m. for all active-duty members only. These members must bring their CAC. Future flu shot lines for families and retirees will be planned and announced at a later time. For more information contact the Immunizations clinic at 846-3101.

 

Finance closure

Finance will be closing at noon on Nov. 15 due to an official function.

 

Road Construction near G Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave.

Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 13, construction to repair underground water valves on G Ave. near the intersection of Pennsylvania will reduce useable traffic lanes. The repair is expected to take approximately one week.  Please plan ahead to avoid any delays.

 

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 Oct. 13, 2019.

 

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.

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 - 7 p.m. Adult, marriage and children’s classes will be offered. For more information, contact the Chapel at 505-843-5000.

 

Catholic Mass

Chaplain (Capt.) Bedemore Udechukwu, 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 - 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 - 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. to 4 p.m., and is located in the Consolidated Support Facility, Ste. 126.

 

NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS:

 

November 18

Lonnie Anderson will give a presentation on his time during the last Navajo Census from 10 - 11 a.m., in Room 105 of Building 822.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

November 15

Transition Assistance Program initial counseling

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 a.m. - noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program and must be completed before Pre-separation counseling. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

November 15

Adopt & foster information table

Mr. Robert Blankenship from Children Youth & Families Department will have an information table from 9 - 11 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

 

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.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

November 15

Storytellers

The Wingman Plus team is hosting a workshop from 3 - 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 18

Pre-deployment briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 9 - 10 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. Military and civilian members who are about to deploy are required to attend the briefing. Family members are encouraged to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 19

Retiree Group Pre-separation Briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing from 8 - 11:30 a.m., in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This briefing is step 2 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 email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 19

Healthy cooking demonstration: “Healthy Holiday Foods”

The Health Promotion Flight will be hosting a class at the chapel kitchen from
noon - 1 p.m. The class will teach participants to make holiday foods healthier by
cutting down on fat, salt and sugar. Space is limited. To make a reservation, contact Kirsten David at 505-846-1483 or
kirtsten.m.david.ctr@mail,mil.

 

November 20

New Mexico at its best

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. There will be food sampling, travel and leisure tips, and information about New Mexico’s cultural diversity. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 20-21

Entrepreneur Training Track (Boots to Business)

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a 2-day seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. It is open to all service members and spouses interested in starting their own business throughout the Military Life Cycle. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 21

Separatee Group Pre-separation Briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is holding a briefing from 8 - 11:30 a.m. in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This briefing is step 2 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 email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 22

Hiring Event

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 8:30 a.m. - noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, DOD civilians and eligible family members are encouraged to attend this free event. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their updated resumes. Numerous employers will be present. For more information, call AFRF at 505-846-0741 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

 

November 22

Capstone Event

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 9 - 11 a.m., in the AFRF Training Room 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.

 

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 - 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.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

November 23

Kidz Rock Fun Camp

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a children’s class from noon - 2 p.m. Children between 6 and 12 years old are welcome to attend. There are 14 spaces available and the cost is $20 per person. Registration must be completed with ODR prior to attending the competition. Participants must have prior bouldering experience. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

November 24

Thanksgiving hot air balloon ride

Outdoor Recreation is hosting an event from 5 - 10 a.m. The price is $75 for R4R tickets and $158 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active-duty, Guard, Reserve and their families. Price includes transportation, guide and the hot air balloon ride. There are 19 spaces available. To make a reservation, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

November 29

Gravity: Friday Friends Giving

There will be a Thanksgiving dinner between 6 - 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.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

December 5

Christmas tree lighting

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

 

December 6-8

Wolf Creek ski trip weekend adventure

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a 3-day trip departing ODR at 2 p.m. on Friday and returning at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The price is $250 for R4R tickets and $485 for regular tickets.  R4R pricing is for active-duty, reservists and their families. Price includes transportation, gear rentals, lift tickets, refreshments, lodging and one meal. There are 14 spaces available. All ages are welcome to attend, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 14. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

December 11

Discover Scuba

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a class from 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the indoor pool. The price is $15 for R4R tickets and $31 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active-duty, reservists and their families. Price includes instruction, scuba gear and private pool time. There are 12 spaces available and anyone over the age of 10 is welcome to attend. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

December 11

Kayak Roll Clinic

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a clinic from 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the indoor pool. The price is $7 per person and includes pool time only, or $15 per person and includes kayak gear rental, paddle and instruction. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to attend. Participants must be able to swim and paddle independently. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

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.

 

December 14

Ski Santa Fe trip

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a ski trip from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price is $40 for R4R tickets and $118 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active-duty, reservists and their families. Price includes snowboard rental, transportation and lift tickets. There are 18 spaces available. All ages are welcome to attend, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 12. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

December 14

Kidz Rock

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a climbing class from noon - 2 p.m. Price is $12 per person. The class is recommended for children ages 4-12. There are 12 spaces available and registration must be completed with ODR prior to attending. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

December 15

Taos ski trip

Outdoor Recreation is hosting a ski trip from 6 a.m. to 7 pm. The price is $50 for R4R tickets and $145 for regular tickets. R4R pricing is for active-duty, Guard, reservists and their families. Price includes snowboard or ski gear rental, transportation and lift ticket. There are 16 spaces available. All ages are welcome, but ODR recommends this trip for anyone over the age of 12. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

December 18

ODR Holiday open house

Outdoor Recreation is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages. There will be hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas movies, games and free climbing. Children will also get the chance to meet Santa. For more information, contact ODR at 505-846-1499.

 

SPORTS AND FITNESS CALENDAR:

 

Ongoing fitness classes at the East Fitness Center in November

All Terrain

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

 

Power Ride

Higher resistance training to improve strength, stamina and power, 11 a.m. - noon Tuesdays and 5:30 - 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 - 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday.

 

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

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ONGOING EVENTS:

 

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PERSONNEL INFORMATION

 

Air Force Reserve

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 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, members 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.