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Weekly Roundup Nov 27

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Combined Federal Campaign extension

The Combined Federal Campaign has officially been extended on Kirtland Air Force Base until Dec. 6. During that time, participants will still have the opportunity to make donations to one or more of the listed charities. These donations can be made with either the paper pledge forms or online at www.desertsouthwestcfc.org. This extension provides one last opportunity to work towards the installation goal of $120,000 in donations. This extended period will not interfere with other fundraising activities.  For more information, contact unit key coordinators.

2020 Bataan Memorial Death March

The Bataan Memorial Death March will be held on March 15, at the White Sands Missile Range. Anyone wanting to participate in and train for the 2020 march with a team should contact Capt. Tullino by December 4. Participants can choose to be part of the heavy division (min. 35 lbs rucksack) or the light division (no weight requirement). There will be trainings held on Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and every Saturday starting Jan. 4. Training locations will be restricted to the local area. There will be an informational seminar on Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in Bldg 201, CR8. To sign up, contact Capt. Tullino at 203-994-6093 or e-mail Stephen.tullino.2@us.af.mil. For more information, visit http://bataanmarch.com/.

Free rides on Rio Metro for military/veterans

The Rio Metro “Freedom to Ride” program launched Friday, Nov. 15. The program is an extension of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s Veterans Annual Pass program and is extended to active-duty military, veterans and anyone with a federally issued veteran or military photo ID, to ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express for free. For complete details and to answer any questions regarding eligibility and use, check out the Rio Metro site: http://www.riometro.org/425/Veteran-Military-Ride-Free

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.

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.

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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

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 2

Predeployment briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing 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, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 3

Retiree Group Preseparation briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 - 11:30 a.m., in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This briefing is step two of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members. Spouses are welcome to attend. Initial counseling must be completed before attending. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 3

Community meeting

The KAFB community is invited to a community meeting to give Albuquerque Public Schools suggestions for the next superintendent on December 3, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., at Manzano Mesa Elementary School. There is also a survey available. To take the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39CTB6B. The survey deadline is December 6 at noon. For more information, visit www.aps.edu.

December 4

Separatee Group Preseparation briefing

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 - 11:30 a.m., in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. This briefing is step two of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is mandatory for all separating/retiring service members. Spouses are welcome to attend. Initial counseling must be completed before attending. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 4

Officer first duty station brief

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

December 4

Own your VA benefits

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, manage and apply for benefits. Kirtland VA benefits advisors will be in attendance. This class is open to all veterans, active-duty and Guard and Reserve service members. Family members are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@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

Hiring event

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 8:30 a.m., to noon in Room 120 of the Consolidated Support Facility. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their updated resumes. Numerous employers will be present. Active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, DOD civilians and eligible family members are encouraged to attend this free event. For more information, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 6

Capstone Event

The final step in the Transition Assistance Program will be held from 9 - 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. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 6-7

Vet Clinic free healthy weight screening and nail trim

The veterinary clinic will be offering free healthy weight and pet nail trims on Dec. 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. The facility is located behind the commissary at 950 Pennsylvania St. All animals must be restrained with a leash or carrier. For more information, contact the clinic at 505-846-4276.

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

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

ONGOING EVENTS:

Kirtland Force Support events and more

https://kirtlandforcesupport.com/

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.