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Kirtland Air Force Base Guide
Programs & Services

Air Force Aid Society | Airman's Attic | American Red Cross | Base Chapel
Base Exchange | Mental Health Clinic | Child Development Centers | Commissary
Community Action Information Board | Conference Center | Company Grade Officers
| Club | Credit Unions | Education Center | Equal Employment Opportunity
Counseling Office
| Family Advocacy Program | Family Child Care Program
Airman & Family Readiness Center | Health & Wellness Center (HAWC) | Honor Guard
Kirtland Rising 6 Club | Legal Assistance Program | Library | Lodging (Kirtland Inn)
McDonald's | Medical Clinic | Mini Mall | Motor Vehicle Devision | Officers' Spouses' Club
Pharmacy | Shoppette | Simply Southwest Café | Thrift Shop | Thunderbird Inn
Dining Facility
| Veterinary Clinic | Victim & Witness Assistance Program | Youth Center

Air Force Aid Society
The Air Force Aid Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families in emergency situations, providing assistance through interest-free loans or grants. The AFAS officer is the liaison for Army
and Navy Emergency Relief at Kirtland AFB.
Education scholarship and grant information is also available. For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 846-0741. After duty hours, you can reach the AFAS officer through the Command Post at 846-3777.
Airman's Attic
The Airman’s Attic provides basic household goods at no charge to base enlisted Airmen E-4 and below who need help to set up a new home. Items may include beds, couches, furniture and kitchen essentials. The attic accepts donations of
appropriate items for distribution. The attic does not accept clothes, uniforms or toys.
The Airman’s Attic is always in need of donations. Contact your unit first sergeant for more information.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides emergency communication for members of the military and their families, retirees and reservists on active duty. Active duty or Reserve members needing to contact immediate family in the case of a personal emergency can call 877-272-7337 anytime.
The Red Cross offers training for military families, including International Humanitarian Law and other programs and services.
The Red Cross offers training for military families, including International Humanitarian Law and other programs and services.
Emergency or military family emergency calls are available 24 hours a day at 265-8514. The chapter serves Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, Catron, Valencia and Socorro counties.
Base Chapel

The Kirtland AFB Chapel offers a complete religious program to meet the needs of the Team Kirtland community. We offer opportunities for Catholic and Protestant worship and religious education, as well as religious rites and ceremonies such as baptism, first communion, confirmation, weddings, funerals and memorial services. We also lead youth, singles, and pre-deployment family retreats.

Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants conduct visitation throughout the base, with targeted flight line and Airmen’s

ministry, including a variety of Bible studies. Chaplains offer quality confidential counseling, with offices at the chapel, in the 58th SOW, the clinic, and near the Airmen dorms.

The chapel has information and will help you to find a local parish, synagogue, temple, mosque or other religious services for your faith.   

For more information on religious services, call the chapel at 846-5691.

Base Exchange

The Base Exchange is in Building 20170 on Gibson Boulevard, and operates a variety of activities on Kirtland AFB. It is on the East side of the base, next to the Commissary, just inside the Gibson gate, and offers a great selection of clothing, electronics, housewares, health and beauty aids, cosmetics, linens, luggage, outdoor furniture and a garden shop. The BX has been completely renovated, providing improved one-stop shopping, upgraded lighting and new fixtures. This major improvement project has made shopping more convenient for all patrons.

Visit the AAFES Web page at www.aafes.com and click on military locations for more information or call 262-1703 for in-store information.
Within the BX is a mall complex offering a

flower shop, barbershop, optical shop, beauty shop, GNC and Southwest shop, along with other roving concessions. The BX is also home to a large food court, featuring Anthony’s Pizza, a Cinnabon and Seattle’s Best Coffee Shop, and Rol Pan Asian Diner for great food offerings.
Mental Health Clinic

The Mental Health Clinic and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program are on the third floor of the 377th Medical Group. Mental Health is a full-service outpatient clinic that provides assessment and treatment of psychological problems. Treatment is available in individual, couple, and group formats for problems including anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, depression, bereavement, sleep difficulties, relationship problems, difficulty coping with pain and other medical conditions. An intake interview is required and individuals may

either self-refer or be referred by other helping agencies.

Many classes and services are available, including Suicide and Violence Awareness and Prevention Training, Anxiety and Depression Management. ADAPT provides presentations on preventing and treating substance abuse.

Services are available to active-duty members only. For more information on any of these mental health or ADAPT services, call the Mental Health Clinic at 846-3305.

Child Development Centers

The Child Development Centers offer full-time care for children of military members, DOD civilians and DOD primary contractors, ages six weeks through kindergarten. The Gibson CDC is centrally located near the corner of Gibson Avenue and Texas Street. The Maxwell CDC is conveniently located in the Maxwell housing area. Both centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and offer high-quality hands-on curriculum for children. Preschool enrichment classes and hourly care are also available. For more information, call the Gibson CDC at 846-1103 or Maxwell CDC at 853-5521.

The Kirtland AFB Commissary has more than18,000 items stocked daily, serves approximately 60,000 customers a month, and averages $3.4 million a month in sales.
The store has an organic section in the produce department, and the produce and meat departments will be happy to process your special orders with 24-hour notice.

The deli and bakery also offer special order services, such as specially made sandwiches, party trays, finger sandwiches and cakes with edible images for all occasions, with a 24-hour notice. Call 846-4902 for more information.
Community Action Information Board
The Community Action Information Board is an advocate group that considers quality of life concerns and needs of employees and families at Kirtland AFB.
The CAIB serves as a consultant for commanders and aims to support Air Force readiness through community support. The board includes representatives from the 377th Air Base Wing and major associate organizations.
CAIB subcommittees focus on specific issues affecting the base, including Wingman Plus, Transition/Relocation Assistance Coordinating Committee, Volunteer Advisory Council, Teen Forum Initiatives, Health Promotion Worksite Council and Victim Witness Assistance Program.
The Volunteer Advisory Council ensures the Kirtland AFB Volunteer Resource Program coordinates volunteer recruitment and ensures agencies train and recognize their volunteers.
Wingman Plus is a group of helping agencies on the base that collaborates for outreach, marketing and presenting prevention programs for individuals and families. Agencies include the chapel, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Family Advocacy, Health and Wellness Center and child development and youth programs.

Teen Forum Initiatives meets quarterly to discuss, review and take actions on issues concerning teenagers. Members include 377th Security Forces Squadron, 377th Services Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Center, 377th Medical Group, the chaplainís office and the First Sergeants Council.
Health Promotion Worksite Council is made up of representatives from the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Inspection Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 377th Services Squadron, 377th Medical Group and 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron. Members consider issues including tobacco cessation, nutrition, fitness, stress management, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention and substance abuse prevention.
Victim Witness Assistance Program provides victim and witness information, victim rights and benefits advisement, and referral to victims groups or victim assistance programs. Victim Advocate is in the Staff Judge Advocate offices. Call 846-4217.
Company Grade Officers Council
The Kirtland AFB Company Grade Officers Council meets regularly for social, service and professional development events.
All Kirtland AFB lieutenants and captains are welcome. Contact a CGO for more information.
The Mountain View Club on the East side of the base has all-ranks dining for all civilian and military base employees. The club offers lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch, and full-service catering for all types of functions. Sunday Brunch features omelets cooked to order, carved beef, stir-fry station and an extensive array of food for breakfast or lunch. Call 846-5165 for more information.
The club also offers full-service catering for private functions and special events, including theme parties, karaoke, Boss and Buddy Night, and holiday buffets on Easter, Mothers Day, and Thanksgiving.
Credit Unions

Kirtland Federal Credit Union is New Mexico’s largest military credit union, proudly serving the military and civilian employees of Kirtland AFB since 1958. The credit union’s main branch is near the Gibson gate, at the intersection of Gibson and Louisiana boulevards. Several other branches are around town, including one on the Kirtland’s West side. KFCU has many programs to benefit its military members. For more information, stop by one of the branches,

call 505-254-4369, or visit the Web site: www.kirtlandfcu.org.
Sandia Area Federal Credit Union is also a full-service financial institution for both military and civilian personnel. The credit union is at 1850 Wyoming Boulevard on Kirtland’s East side. The office offers full services including drive-up tellers. For more information, call 292-6343 or visit www.sandia.org.
Education Center
A full range of educational opportunities are available to members of Kirtland AFB. On-base academic programs are provided through the Education Center and include classes leading to associate, bachelorís and masterís degrees. Eight universities and colleges are on base, with classes available during evenings and weekends. Some of the institutions are New Mexico State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Phoenix, Southern Illinois University, Wayland Baptist, Webster University, the College of Santa Fe and the Community College of the Air Force. In addition, Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College resident programs.
Self-development opportunities are available through the Learning Center and materials are also available for check out in support of the college level education-testing program.
For more information on schools and programs, call the Education Center at 846-8955.
Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program promotes family readiness, enhancing the health, welfare, and morale of the Air Force family. Programs are free to active-duty military and their family members. Service is also available to retirees and their family members on a space-available basis.

Programs include maltreatment-intervention services, secondary prevention counseling and New Parent Support Program for families with infants up to age 36 months. Supportive counseling, self-help groups and referrals to other helping agencies are also available.
Other classes and activities include Play Groups, Domestic Violence Awareness Class, New Parent Support Program, Anger Management, Dads Basic, Parenting Classes, and Couples Communication.
Some programs are available to DOD civilians and contractors on a space-available basis. Call the Family Advocacy Program for specific class information and times at 846-0139.
Family Child Care Program
If you’re looking for alternative childcare or for a rewarding home-based career, Family Child Care could be the choice for you. FCC providers licensed childcare in government quarters. Services include training in child development, guidance and discipline, CPR, first aid and small business operations.
The FCC program conducts orientation for those interested in becoming providers. For more information, contact the FCC office at 846-1802.
Airman and Family Readiness Center

The Airman and Family Readiness Center in the Consolidated Support Building (Building 20245) offers programs and services to DOD employees and their families. Programs include information and referral, relocation assistance, career focus, family life education, family readiness, personal financial management and transition assistance. The Relocation Assistance Program assists DOD employees and their families who are relocating, separating or retiring. Services include Smooth Move briefings, Welcome to New Mexico Tour, sponsor training, Military Spouse Basic Training, one-on-one relocation assistance and the Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service. The Center also offers a loan closet.

The Career Focus Program helps spouses, military and civilian employees and family members find employment. Employment assistance workshops include job search orientation; resume writing; federal jobs application preparation; and interviewing skills techniques. The resource center has nine computers with Internet access, resume-writing software, federal jobs application software, a fax machine, telephone and typewriter. It also maintains a resource library with job search reference materials, videos on employment, job research catalogs and job listings of local and out-of-state job vacancies.

rmen and their families adapt to current and future changes in their lives. Services include providing parenting information to single-parent families, conducting marriage preparation and enhancement seminars and addressing elder-care issues. The Family Readiness Program supports families of temporarily deployed Airmen for 30 days or more by providing predeployment briefings, deployment support for families, Hearts Apart Morale Call, video link-up, Give Parents A Break, Car Care Because We Care, information and referral and reunion support for members and their families.

The Personal Financial Management Program provides information and resources aimed at financial responsibility and education. Workshops include investment seminars, Budget 101, Checkbook Maintenance, Thrift Savings Plan, Car Buying, Insurance Basics, Tax Advantages, Retirement Planning, Debt Management, Credit Counseling Services and Home Buying and Selling. The one-on-one financial counseling service analyzes your personal financial status and assists with establishing an individual budget program. The Transition Assistance Program helps retiring and separating Airmen and their families make a smooth transition to the civilian work environment. Call 846-0741 for more information on the centerís programs.

Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center, in Building 20228, attached to the East Fitness Center, provides many quality-of-life programs. Programs are available free to all government employees. Services include fitness evaluation, fitness program development and fitness-improvement programs, including TRIFIT Assessments (aerobic fitness, strength, flexibility and body-composition analysis); introductory fitness classes (aerobic and strength training); fitness nutrition (individual and classes); and personal peak performance evaluation and improvement plans.
The HAWC also offers other prevention programs, such as cholesterol education and tobacco cessation, including education and intervention. All DOD beneficiaries are eligible for the HAWC’s tobacco-cessation programs. Call 846-1186 for more information.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is an elite group of extraordinary Airmen who have dedicated themselves to honoring those who have served our country with honor and dignity.

Continuing a history rich with military tradition, professionalism and dedication, the Kirtland Honor Guard members are proud to represent Kirtland AFB and the U.S. Air Force throughout New Mexico.
Are you up for the challenge? See your first sergeant or commander today. If you have any questions, call the Honor Guard at 846-1804.
Kirtland Rising 6 Club

The Kirtland Rising 6 Club is for all E-5s and E-6s, along with E-5-selectees, assigned to Kirtland AFB, including active-duty, Guardsmen and Reservists from all branches of the service.

Meetings are the fourth Monday of each month, noon, at the Rio Grande Conference Center. Contact your unit first sergeant for more information.
Legal Assistance Program

The Kirtland Legal Assistance Program offers free legal help to valid military identification card holders, including active-duty military and their immediate family members, retired military and their immediate family members, widows and dependents of deceased retired military members. All services are free with proof of eligibility. Limited services are provided to DOD civilian employees and inactive National Guardsmen upon receipt of deployment orders.

Legal services include wills, living wills, powers of attorney, notary services, general legal advice relating to divorce, separation, child support, consumer problems, landlord/tenant issues, financial problems, adoption, citizenship, tax issues and allotments. The base legal office is in the 377th Air Base Wing Headquarters, Building 20604, room B36. Call 846-4217 for more information on legal assistance hours or to schedule an appointment.

The library is available to active-duty and retired military, civilian employees and their dependents. The library features a large collection of books, periodicals, audio books, CDs, videos, DVDs and reference materials. Public Internet access, photocopying, word processing, and other services are also available.
Education support is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. The card catalog is computerized and the friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist. The Summer Reading Program for children is offered during summer months. Call 505-846-1071 for more information.
Lodging (Kirtland Inn)

The Kirtland Inn manages Lodging facilities on Kirtlandís East and West sides. Visiting Airmen Quarters, Business Suites, Visiting Officer Quarters and Temporary Living Facilities are all available. Reservations can be made in advance for temporary duty and permanent change of station employees at any time. Space- available reservations can normally be made 24 hours in advance for up to three days.

There are two front desks; one is on the East side of the base in Building 22016 on Club Road, and the other is on the West side of the base, in Building 918. The desks are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 846-9652 or DSN 246-9652 for more information.
A McDonald’s fast-food operation is at the corner of Gibson and Pennsylvania, just across from the Base Exchange.
A Subway sandwich shop is on the West side of the base, on Biggs Avenue.
Medical Clinic

The 377th Medical Group provides daily operational medical support to the 377th Air Base Wing and more than 100 mission partners. Additionally, the group provides primary health care to temporary duty military and patients who are enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to Kirtland AFB Clinic.

The facility works in a spirit of cooperation with the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Health Care System and operates under a program called Joint Venture. To use Joint Venture services, you must be enrolled at the 377th Medical Group for Primary Care.
The facility works in a spirit of cooperation with the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Health Care System and operates under a program called Joint Venture. To use Joint Venture services, you must be enrolled at the 377th Medical Group for Primary Care.
TRICARE is a health care program for members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors, and retirees and their family members. TRICARE brings together the health care resources of each Military Treatment Facility and supplements the MTF with networks of civilian health care professionals to provide better access and high-quality service while maintaining the capability to support military operations. For more information on TRICARE, visit the TriWest Service Center in the MTF.

llness programs to help people make healthy lifestyle choices. These consist of Awareness, Education and Intervention programs that directly provide, coordinate or facilitate activities, classes, and one-to-one assistance. Areas of focus include Tobacco Cessation, Nutrition (weight control, diabetes, body-composition improvement) and Air Force Fitness (cycle ergometry, exercise development, post-partum fitness, stress management, substance-abuse prevention, skin cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, demand management/self-care). For more information, call 846-1186.
The Dental Clinic is in a separate building next to the main MTF. The 377th Dental Squadron provides a wide range of routine dental services, including comprehensive dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery. For acute dental problems, eligible beneficiaries should call the dental clinic at 846-3027 for an evaluation appointment and determination of treatment requirements. For after-hours, weekend and holidays emergencies, call 846-3200.

Active-duty periodic dental exams are scheduled through unit monitors. Family member dental care should be arranged by the sponsor and at the sponsor’s expense through the TRICARE Dental Plan. For TDP information, call 800-866-8499, or visit the TDP Web site: www.tricaredentalplan.com. Family members enrolled in the TDP should contact their civilian dentists for all dental emergencies.

The 377th Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides operational medical support to Kirtland AFB. The squadron consists of Bioenvironmental Engineering, Flight Medicine, Health and Wellness Center, Optometry Clinic, and Public Health.
Bioenvironmental Engineering comprises four elements, all designed to evaluate hazardous exposures throughout Kirtland. Industrial Hygiene assesses more than 150 work centers to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and conducts design reviews of new construction and remodeling plans to address potential occupational health concerns. Environmental Protection manages and directs bacteriological water sampling, analysis and surveillance throughout the Kirtland Water Distribution System, providing potable water for 40,000 beneficiaries. Radiation Safety is responsible for providing dosimetry training for all radiation workers, as well as administering and monitoring the laser certification program, consisting of more than 650 certified Class 3b and 4 lasers. For reporting instructions, call 846-4259.
The Flight Medicine clinic provides medical support to more than 20,500 beneficiaries within the tri-service area. To make an appointment, call 846-3200.

The Optometry Clinic provides primary vision care to support aircrews and Team Kirtland wartime readiness, including eye exams and special testing for all active-duty, retirees, and their dependents. Appointments are booked directly through the clinic at 846-3384.

The Public Health office provides preventive care. Public Health is divided into two elements: Force Health Management and Community Health. Force Health management assists in all aspects of the occupational health program, including personal protective equipment, hearing test and hazard communication, special physicals, such as initial flying class, oversees 4T medical profiles, and acts as the focal point for pre- and post-deployment medical clearance. Community Health oversees the food safety and sanitation of all Kirtland facilities, conducts medical entomology investigations to ensure areas remain pest-free, and assists in all aspects of communicable disease prevention and control. International Travel Medicine assistance is also available to all active-duty and retired military. For questions concerning Public Health services, call 846-3461.
Mini Mall
The Mini Mall, next to the theater in Building 20224, offers Military Clothing Sales and a furniture store. The remodeled Military Clothing Sales provides clothing needs. The Furniture Store offers ready-to-assemble furniture and major appliances.
The AAFES employment, recruiting and administrative office is also in Building 20224. Call 266-9887 for more information.
Motor Vehicle Division

The Motor Vehicle Division is in the Consolidated Support Building (Building 20245), on the southeast side of the main entrance. It is a full service MVD, except it doesn’t conduct road tests.

Call 846-8390. Voter Registration Forms are also available. Driver’s license is required.
Officers' Spouses' Club
The Officers Spouses Club’s mission is to foster the morale and mutual interest of the members through sponsoring charitable, cultural, social and recreational activities in keeping with the ideals of the U.S. armed forces.
Contact the Mountain View Club for current information on contacting club representatives or through the mail by writing to: KOSC, PO Box 5488, Kirtland AFB, NM 87185-5488. The KOSC Web site address is http://kirtlandosc.com/.

Two pharmacies are available for your convenience. The Main Pharmacy, providing all new and renewed prescriptions, is in the 377th Medical Group, 1501 San Pedro SE, building 47. The Satellite Pharmacy, providing only prescription refill service, is in Building 20167, between the BX and Commissary.

To contact the Main Pharmacy, call 846-3130. The Satellite Pharmacy number is 846-4263.
Shoppette, Building 20147, on Gibson Boulevard, offers 24-hour unattended fuel service, has a full-service mechanic and provides tire changes, batteries, lube and oil changes in the service bay. It has a large Class VI store and offers fountain drinks, snacks and a video rental operation. Call 265-7301 for more information.
The West Shoppette, Building 471, sells gas and a variety of convenience items and snacks. A laundry and dry cleaning service is available there. Call 265-7552 for more information.
Simply Southwest Café

The Simply Southwest Café is in Building 923, serving an authentic Southwestern menu on the West side of the base. It is open Monday-Friday for breakfast and lunch. A barbershop is also in this building. Call 846-7808 for more information.

Thrift Shop
Military and civilian employees may consign items by showing their base identification card. Anyone who has base access may purchase items without showing an ID. Patrons can pay with cash or check. Donations are welcome.
The profits generated from sales support the scholarship program for youth and spouses, the Airman’s Attic and other community needs.
Call 853-6927 for more information.
Thunderbird Inn Dining Facility
The Thunderbird Inn, a modern, award-winning dining facility, features pleasant surroundings and exceptional food. It has recently added a sundae bar, and provides espresso drinks and
various toppings for dessert. The 24-hour flight kitchen is also inside the Thunderbird Inn.
Call 846-8050 for the menu line.
Veterinary Clinic

The Veterinary Clinic, in Building 20168, has two veterinarians available to provide routine care, immunizations, and outpatient sick call services for animals. Radiology and blood analysis are available. Active-duty and retired military families are eligible to use these services. For safety purposes, children younger than eight are not recommended in the facility.

Call 846-4276 for more information.
Youth Center
The Kirtland AFB Youth Center, at 8001 G Street, Building 20234, on the East side, provides programs for base dependent youth ages 2-18. The 20,000-square foot facility comprises a full-size gymnasium, climbing wall, teen room, computer and study room, games room, kitchen and snack bar with seating area, five school-age care classrooms,
a multipurpose instructional classroom, piano room, administrative offices, a school-age playground and a skate and bicycle park. The center offers a variety of programs, including School Age Care, youth sports leagues, and preteen and teen programs.
Call 853-KIDS (5437) for more information.

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