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  • Heroes wear masks or get the shot

    Team Kirtland encourages everyone who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine to continue wearing masks and schedule vaccination appointments.

  • 58 MXS Airmen keep helicopters flying

    The Airmen of the 58th Maintenance Squadron’s Test Cell and Engine Shop have the important responsibility of rebuilding, recertifying and testing helicopter engines for the UH-1N Huey and HH-60G Pave Hawk, for not only Kirtland’s inventory, but other bases as well.

  • Ten things to know when getting an official photo

    You’re about to apply for that dream special duty that will rocket your career forward. All that’s left in your package is an official photo. You know you look good. Now all you have to do is call the Kirtland Air Force Base photo lab and show up, right?Well, it’s not that simple.Here are the 10

  • Carrying on tradition: Father and son, now brothers in arms

    Airman 1st Class David Mapel, is following in the footsteps of his father, Chief Master Sergeant Mark Mapel, as a CV-22 Osprey special mission aviator. The senior Mapel is currently the 1st Special Operations Group chief enlisted manager standards and evaluations.Special missions aviators cover

  • Surviving Khobar Towers: An Airman’s Story

    June 25, 1996 at 10:15 p.m. A large truck pulls into aparking lot across the fence line from the military housing complex known asKhobar Towers in near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Col.  Michael Harner, then a lieutenant, had justreturned to his quarters from a run. Standing on the balcony, he looks out