Donley addresses challenges ahead during Kirtland visit

USAF photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Col. Robert Maness, the 377th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Thompson, the 377th ABW command chief, on Oct. 14 as he arrives for an “All Call” at Kirtland Air Force Base theater. By Marie Vanover: 377th Air Base Wing […]

Critical Days of Summer campaign launched

By Maj. Heidi Nelson: Air Force Safety Center Ground Safety Division KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — S is for summer … and safety too. It’s that time of year again. Spring is here in full force, summer is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: time for Air Force safety officials […]

Holiday safety results released

American Forces Press Service KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force had the lowest recorded number of private motor vehicle fatalities during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s time frame — one — to include the lowest number of automobile fatalities — zero. It was also the first time in 13 years the Air Force did not […]

June 5 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron • Heather R. Jones 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Edison Y. Kim, Distinguished Graduate 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Ernest M. Revell 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Jeffrey J. Sena

April 10 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the Kirtland AFB NCO Academy. 27th Special Operations Support Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Glenn Eisenmann, Academic Achievement Award and Distinguished Graduated recipient• Tech. Sgt. Macon Kitchens 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron• Tech. Sgt. Robert Kibbles 73rd Special Operations Squadron• Tech. Sgt. James Tech, Color Guard Detail Commander — Cannon […]

Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Dec. 24 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Robert Collins, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian Hoffner, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. James Vandyke, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron — Cannon Air […]

Airmen graduate NCO Academy

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland Air Force Base: • Tech. Sgt. Brian Allison, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. George Cobb, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Otero, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Tech. Sgt. […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

NCOs graduate cademy

Kirtland Air Force Base — The following Cannon NCOs graduated from Kirtland NCO Academy, Class 08-5: • Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Armitage, 73rd Special Operations Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Tana Kellner, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group; • Tech. Sgt. Kevin Kennedy, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Vanessa King 27th Special Operations Wing; […]

Kirtland fought its way off closure list

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Albuquerque officials had to scurry 10 years ago when Kirtland Air Force Base landed on the Department of Defense’s list of bases proposed for realignment. A committee was quickly formed in response to the threat of realignment, with six businessmen calling themselves the Kirtland Retention Task Force at its core. […]

Supporters rally for N.M. bases

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — On either side of the green rectangle Obee’s sandwich shop sign hang red, white and blue banners: “We support our troops” and “God Bless America.” Obee’s offers members of the military a 10-percent discount on its sandwiches, soups and sodas. Manager Dana Barbee […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]