Come and enjoy a beautiful New Mexico night watching “Apollo 13” among behemoth aircraft at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s sixth Annual Movie Under the Wings.

Picture this — it’s 4 a.m. and you just woke up. There’s a long day ahead of you full of interstate pit stops and wide-open roadways. As the morning drags on, you realize you forgot to eat breakfast. You grab a granola bar and eat it on the way to take Fluffy to the nearest boarding facility.

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Greetings! My name is Melissa Galbreath and I am the new Kirtland Spouses’ Club (KSC) President for the 2018-19 term. The KSC board year began on June 1 and we are looking forward to an exciting new year. We hope to build on past successes and mix in new ideas to make this a truly memorable year.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is kicking off this summer with fun activities for everyone! From summer camps that will knock your kids’ socks off to a beautiful family event and an awesome outdoor movie night, visitors will want to come back time and time again.

Bananas are one of nature’s miraculous fruits. They can be found at almost any grocery store in Albuquerque year round; however, their peak season tends to hit towards the beginning of spring and winter. 

Have you ever met someone who changed how you look at yourself? Someone who did the right thing, time after time, despite the difficulties? Someone who was a leader not because of their rank, but because of their character?

Recently, our local public radio station had its spring fundraiser. Each day, I swore I’d call in or pledge online, but then I got busy and forgot. An artist friend of mine on the East Coast put out a call for donated building supplies, and for people to help her refurbish her new art galler…

When participating in hard training, sports, or other activities, injuries are bound to happen. When injured, there is typically a reduction in training. This may cause an individual to get off track with their training schedule and activity/health goals. There are many ways to reduce injury…

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to start painting more airplanes at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History! New Mexico’s only Boeing B-47E Stratojet, serial number 53-2280, one of only 23 surviving B-47 airplanes in existence, will be the focus of a special initi…

Spring has finally made its arrival here at Kirtland. The colorful array of fruit produced during this time reminds me of the rainbows that grace our base after brief storms.

It has been a year since I first shared with you about Operation Ball Gown, a new program the Kirtland Spouses’ Club was revamping in the hopes of benefitting even more spouses on Kirtland Air Force Base. A lot has changed in a year and it seemed somewhat fitting to provide an update on how …

Kirtland is a unique place. The 377th Air Base Wing and our many mission partners are conducting missions vital to national defense. Our units have authority and responsibilities across five major commands, multiple combatant commands and the Department of Energy. Their responsibilities to o…

For a limited time, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting the exhibition “Da Vinci: The Genius.” The exhibition marvelously captures Leonardo da Vinci’s genius as an artist, scientist, engineer and inventor. It is the most comprehensive traveling exhibition on da Vi…

Recently, several former Department of Defense Education Activity teachers came to visit the Museum of the American Military Family.

Would you be interested in attending New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year? Would you like to dress up and eat dinner among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history while being entertained with science experiments that will knock your socks off?

Nearly three months ago I took helm as the Nucleus editor. These past few months have been a learning experience. I have learned military lingo and procedures. I finally understand what some of the acronyms stand for without having to ask someone to explain them to me.

Every year the Kirtland Spouses Club membership elects a president, a secretary, two treasurers and four vice presidents to run the club during the upcoming year. These positions will chart the direction of the club and decide how it will meet the demands of the spouses’ community at Kirtlan…

Although there are many places to explore in the Land of Enchantment, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing sites located in the neighboring states. Just across the state line in Colorado lies the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Improvements in screening and treatment of cancer have resulted in significant reductions of cancer deaths in the United States.

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Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for our wildly popular Discover Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

I am a proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran. My father served in Vietnam as part of the Army Infantry. That’s about all I know about his experience in Vietnam, as he doesn’t really talk much about it — much like the thousands of veterans who rarely talk about what happened.

It is college scholarship season and the Kirtland Spouses’ Club (KSC) is proud to continue our college scholarship program, to help offset the growing cost of higher education.

This time of year, New Mexico is cloaked in a shroud of hazy wood smoke from hundreds of fireplaces. As I walk by certain houses, I smell creosote, or uncured wood, or the wonderful piñon — this is the smell of winter.

It’s a new year, and there is no better time than now to start making changes to your diet to better your overall health. Typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels in four categories: added sugar, refined grains, sodium, and saturated fat. These are the four categories to s…

It is with great pride that the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “The Eureka Exhibition, An Interactive History of Science for Children.” The historical exhibit covers major eras of scientific innovation throughout history using hands-on experiments and educational …

At the recent monthly Thrift Shop Council meeting we were discussing the budget, available funds for donation, volunteer hours from the previous month (600-plus), volunteer appreciation, scheduling evening hours, promotion opportunities, and the need for more volunteers. It was a typically T…

As winter rolls into the Land of Enchantment, head indoors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for some family-oriented adventure.   The museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the natural and scientific history of the state of New Mexico through its themed journe…

On Oct. 1 Brett Bruckner was hanging out at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev, with a dozen or so of his friends. They were enjoying the music and had just been joined by a young lady from another section of the crowd when gunshots erupted.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is always excited to be America’s resource for nuclear history and science.

I have yet to encounter an Airman who did not want to achieve a score of 90 on his or her PT test. However, many do not know how to train to accomplish this, and the Internet is an unreliable source of information. With this in mind, here are some evidence-based training tips that will help …

The Thrift Shop is frequently praised as an asset of the Kirtland AFB Community. The volunteers, whose dedication keeps it running, are often viewed as the heart and soul of the thrift shop. Most volunteers completed their “tour of duty” as a military spouse many years ago and retired in Alb…

A one-time-only event to enjoy lunch while hearing harrowing tales on leadership, teamwork and survival from a retired NASA astronaut? Where do I sign up?

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is excited to recognize Nuclear Science Week — a local, regional, national and international celebration on all aspects of nuclear science — for the eighth year Oct. 16-20.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is bringing a huge piece of history back to life, erecting the only Trinity Tower replica in existence, to help tell the story of the beginning of the Atomic Age.

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