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Weekly Roundup Dec 5

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: Team Kirtland sparks interest in STEAM at discovery festival:

https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2029994/team-kirtlandsparks-interest-in-steam-at-discovery-festival/  

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-forcebase/id1231362969?mt=8 searching for “Kirtland AFB” or “KAFB.”  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Operation Holiday Cheer volunteers needed

The 42nd annual Operation Holiday Cheer will take place on Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are three shifts available for volunteers: 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 2:45 to 6 p.m., shifts will be serving food, helping kitchen staff or assisting families in line. The 5 to 6 p.m. shift will be assisting with clean-up. To volunteer time or donate baked goods, contact Meredithe Sweeney at meredithe.sweeney@us.af.mil or meredithehalt@gmail.com and include your desired shift. 

Defense Travel System payments delayed

The Air Force Accounting system, DEAMS, recently underwent a transition. This conversion took a little over two weeks two complete and during this time, the system was completely offline. As a result, DTS travel payments that require interface into DEAMS were delayed. These files are being interfaced on a first-in, first-out basis. As of Dec. 2, files dated Nov. 13 and prior have interfaced. If anyone filed a voucher before Nov. 6 and has still not received payment, please call Maria Sierra at 505-846-4448 or e-mail maria_theresa.sierra@us.af.mil

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’ve contacted 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. 14 and every Saturday starting Jan. 4, 2020.

Training locations will be restricted to the local area. 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/.

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 505846-5738 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 IDcard 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:

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 505846-0741/0751 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 8

Gravity: Nacho Bar

There will be a dinner from 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.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.  

December 9-13

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. Spouses are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or email Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

December 10

Newcomers’ Orientation, Base Tour and Information Fair

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing for military and civilian personnel new to Kirtland at the Mountain View Club from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Spouses are welcome to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. To make a reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.

December 10

Transition Assistance Program initial counseling

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 a.m. to noon in the

AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program and must be completed before Preseparation counseling. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741 or 505-846-0751.

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 11

EFMP special needs support group

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting an event from 10 - 11 a.m., in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. The mission of this group is to provide a venue for special needs families to network, inspire, support and educate families by providing resources, tools and a positive environment. To make a

reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil.  

December 11

Take control of your finances: Managing credit and debt

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a class from 1 - 2 p.m., in the AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This presentation provides information on credit establishment, credit management and debt relief. To make a

reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirltand.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

December 12

Transition Assistance Program initial counseling

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a briefing from 8 a.m. to noon in the

AFRF Training Room of the Consolidated Support Facility. This is step 1 of the Transition Assistance Program and must be completed before Preseparation counseling. To make a reservation, contact AFRF at 505-846-0741/0751 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

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 13

Gravity: Supper & Stripes – Enchiladas

There will be a dinner beginning at 6 p.m., located at the gravity facility. E1-E5’s 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 Claire Lewis at Claire.lewis.ctr@us.af.mil.

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 14

Hearts Apart & EFMP Children’s Christmas party

The Airman & Family Readiness Flight is hosting a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mountain View Club. All family members of service members who are currently deployed or on a remote tour, service members that were deployed during 2018 & 2019 and their family members and wounded warriors and their family members are welcome to attend. For more information, call Shawmarie Caudillo at 505-853-1712. To make a

reservation, call AFRF at 505-846-0741/1750 or e-mail Kirtland.FamilySupportEmployment@us.af.mil

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, 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.

December 21

Gravity: Chili & Cornbread

There will be a dinner from 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 Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil.  

December 27

Gravity: Brinner

There will be a dinner from 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 Claire Lewis at Claire.lews.ctr@us.af.mil

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 - 6 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:

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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 activeduty 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.