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  • KAFB hosts Balloon Glow

    Kirtland Air Force Base hosted a Balloon Glow on May 15, 2021, at Hardin Field. The event included a live band, food trucks, games and more for families to enjoy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Enrique Barcelo)
  • AFRL intern, son of installation commander, files for laser weapon bay door patent

    When his high school dropped the in-person requirement for a senior project due to COVID-19, Matthew Miller, the son of the Kirtland Air Force Base installation commander, (Col. David Miller) chose to move forward anyway—and the experience has changed his perceptions of scientists, and resulted in a potential patent for the 18-year old student.
  • AAPI month observance goes back to traditional format as Kirtland hits HPCON Alpha+

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Kirtland’s recent health protection-condition downgrade means a more traditional AAPI observance. And yes, lunch will be served.
  • Team Kirtland Honor Guard innovates to streamline process

    The spirit of innovation is alive and well in the Kirtland AFB Honor Guard, where team members have come up with more efficient ways to meet mission requirements and save time.
  • Department of Defense expands access to military exchanges

    The Department of Defense has announced the expansion of access to military exchanges.
  • AFGSC commander visits Team Kirtland, learns about mission capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, along with his spouse, Rhonda, visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26-27, 2021.
  • AFRL engineer selected as AIAA Fellow

    Dr. Scott Erwin, who has worked with AFRL in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 24 years, is a recent selectee to the Class of 2021 Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • Team Kirtland cleans up for Earth Day

    Under the theme of “Love where you live, work and play,” Team Kirtland organizations observed Earth Day 2021 on April 22, 2021, by cleaning up litter around Sandia Elementary School and Kirtland Family Housing areas.
  • New Mexico law enables early, out-of-state school enrollment for military kids

    On April 6, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed N.M. Senate Bill 272 into law, allowing incoming military students to register in New Mexico school districts before they physically arrive in the state, effective with school year 2021-2022. Military families inbound to the state can enroll their children in public schools and charter schools electronically, when the sponsor receives PCS orders.
  • Team Kirtland hosts first Operation Baby Shower

    Team Kirtland hosted the first Operation Baby Shower, April 16, 2021, at Marquez Park on Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. This inaugural event celebrates families with new babies while also providing support and education for the endeavor of parenthood.
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