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  • 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 things you need to know before you take your official
  • Getting through the storms of grief; Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Anderson

    This is beginning of a series featuring speakers from the quarterly Kirtland Talks seminar. People featured at Kirtland Talks are often chosen because they have stories of personal and/or professional adversity and a demonstration of resiliency to share.
  • 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 everything from pre-flight inspections of aircraft systems to the placement and delivery of all cargo on board.
  • Kirtland Warrior: Staff Sgt. Justin Rosner

    Staff Sgt. Justin Rosner, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was selected by his leadership for the Kirtland Warrior spotlight.
  • 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 and sees the truck.Returning to his room, he shuts
  • Kirtland Warrior: Tech Sgt. Jeremy Parks

    Name:  Tech. Sgt. Jeremy ParksSquadron:  Defense Nuclear Weapons SchoolDuty Title:  Course Manager/InstructorHometown:  Spokane, WashingtonGoals: Parks' goal is to make master sergeant.  He is currently working towards a bachelor's degree in emergency management and would like to complete it within the next couple of years.Accomplishments:  Parks
  • Kirtland Warrior: Staff Sgt. Nicole Joens

    Name: Staff Sgt. Nicole JoensSquadron:  58th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronDuty Title:  NCOIC, Unit Personnel ProgramsHometown: El Paso, TexasGoals: Joens' long term goal is to be the best mother she can be to her kids.  Additionally, she wants to outrank her father, who is a USAF veteran.   Accomplishments: Joens has been stationed at Kirtland
  • Honor Guardsman Spotlight: Senior Airman Matthew Ripple

    Name: Senior Airman Matthew RippleUnit: 58th Operations Support SquadronDuty Title: Air Transportation/Aerial Delivery Specialist Job Description: Rig cargo and parachutes to support  the training of the 58 SOW loadmasters, pilots, and navigators.Hometown: Las Vegas, NevadaCareer Goals: To one day be a chief master sergeant so I may help keep the
  • Kirtland Warrior: Senior Airman Raymond Meier

    Name: Senior Airman Raymond MeierUnit: 377th Security Forces SquadronDuty Title: Base Defense Operations Center ControllerHometown: Brawley, CaliforniaGoals: His short term goal is to graduate from the CCAF in criminal justice, promote to the rank of staff sergeant and become a civilian law enforcement officer. Long term, he plans to complete a
  • Honor Guardsman Spotlight: Senior Airman Rashad Stovall

    Name: Senior Airman Rashad A StovallUnit:- 377th Dental SquadronDuty Title: Dental TechnicianJob Description: Providing patients with top notch customer service whilesending them home with the cleanest most gentle cleaning they've everexperiencedHometown: Sandusky, OhioCareer Goals: Complete bachelor's degree in exercise science, getaccepted to and
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