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  • Tribal Wings, Embracing Heritage in the Air Force

    In the vast landscapes of Gallup, New Mexico, Darryl Charlee’s journey began, shaped by his Navajo culture. Born into a community deeply rooted in tradition, Charlee, a Tech. Sgt. from the Kirtland Air Force Inspection Agency, found himself straddling the delicate line between his cultural heritage

  • Kirtland Command Chief Panel: Insights and Initiatives for Future Leaders

    Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Ottenwess, 58th Special Operations Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Cooper, 377th Air Base Wing command chief, speak with members of Team Kirtland during a chief panel at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 29, 2023. During the panel, the chiefs

  • Service, Sacrifice and Perspective

    Today veterans make up 5.6% of the total civilian labor force. After 23 years of faithful service, Nicole Shepard, a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and current 377th Air Base Wing resident advocate, has joined that percentage and now continuously strives to convey to others the

  • AFGSC Command Chief First Sergeant briefs Kirtland first sergeants

    Stand up, take a deep breath, and shake your arms out. Now that you’re relaxed, cross your arms over your chest. Have you ever noticed you cross your arms a specific way every time? Now take a deep breath, shake your arms out again, but cross them the opposite way now. It should feel different and

  • Kirtland Senior Leader Mentorship

    Members of Team Kirtland participate in a senior enlisted mentorship at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2023. Airmen 1st Class Bre Asia Lofton from the 377th Medical Group discussed her future with senior enlisted mentors. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Tallon Bratton)

  • Space Operations Branch Change of Leadership

    Col. Joseph Roth (left), Director of innovation and prototyping acquisition delta, passes the guidon to Maj. Jessica Heffner (middle), Interim Chief Space Operations Branch, during a change of leadership ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 15, 2023. Heffner will be replacing Lt. Col.

  • DMOC hosts "Virtual Flag" exercise

    The Distributed Mission Operations Center located at Kirtland Air Force, hosted its joint Virtual Flag exercise Aug. 25-29, 2023.