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  • National Dog Day with Kirtland's MWDs

    Staff Sgt. Richard Bong, 377th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, supports MWD Piri during an obedience training session at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., August 22, 2022. MWD's are trained to detect explosives and drugs, perform attacking tactics, patrol bases and deploy

  • Air Force Deputy Auditor General visits Kirtland

    Jacqueline Benningfield, Air Force Deputy Auditor General, meets Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing and installation commander, during a visit to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., on August 18, 2022. During her visit, Benningfield toured Kirtland facilities and attended multiple discussions and

  • Exercise VIRTUAL FLAG: Battle Management begins Aug. 15

    The 705th Combat Training Squadron, also known as the Distributed Mission Operations Center, will execute exercise VIRTUAL FLAG in a synthetic, theater-level, joint combat environment ensuring joint operational and tactical warfighters’ readiness, Aug. 15.

  • Air Force units support Navy Valiant Shield exercise

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 505th Command and Control Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and Beale AFB, California, supported the U.S. Navy’s ninth iteration of exercise Valiant Shield 22 last month.

  • 377th SFG welcomes new commander, Col. Amy M. Rivera

    Col. Jason F. Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing commander and presiding officer, passes a guidon to Col. Amy M. Rivera, 377th Security Forces Group incoming commander, during the 377th SFG change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 13, 2022. Rivera received command from the

  • 58th SOW members reflect on Afghanistan withdrawal

    Capt. Bradley Basek, 415th Special operations Squadron HC-130J instructor pilot, briefs Team Kirtland members on his experiences during the Afghanistan withdrawal at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., July 8, 2022. Basek’s briefing detailed the events leading up to, during and after the United States

  • Homeward Bound: A retired MWD's road to reunion

    Senior Airman Jenna Canada, 377th Security Forces Squadron K-9 handler, reunites with her retired Military Working Dog, Akim, in Albuquerque, N.M., July 12, 2022. Akim was paired with Canada in 2020 where they served together in South Korea before Canada received a new assignment at Kirtland Air