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The Nucleus is published weekly, each Thursday, including holidays — and online at

The Nucleus is a member of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico Press Association, and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

RR Community Publishing, LLC is dedicated to the highest level of professional and customer service in all we touch.

Our devoted professional staff pours an enormous amount of creativity, passion and hard work into the creation of Kirtland’s community newspaper But ultimately it is our ADVERTISERS that make the Nucleus and possible. So, please tell them you saw them in the NUC!

Nucleus is published by RR Community Publishing, LLC, a private firm in no way connected with the US Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 377th Air Base Wing. This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members for the U.S. military services. Contents of the Kirtland Nucleus are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, DoD, or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by DoD, the Department of the Air Force, or RRCP, LLC, of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.

Wondering where to get a copy of the paper? Here's a list:

KAFB west side:

• Maxwell Child Development Center, Bldg. 1914.

• Civil Engineering Emergency Management, Bldg. 1900.

• 705th Combat Training Squadron USAF Distributed Mission Operations Center, Bldg. 942

• West Fitness Center, Bldg. 585

• AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Bldg. 570

• AFRL Directed Energy Directorate, Bldg. 497

• AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate Lab, Bldg. 442

• Phillips Space Conference Center, Bldg. 201

• Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Bldgs. 412 and 414

• Operationally Responsive Space Office, Bldg. 404

• U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Bldg. 290

• 58th Maintenance Squadron/Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, Bldg. 325

• Propulsion Flight, Bldg. 336

• Aero Club, Bldg. 333

• AFRL Directed Energy Directorate, Bldg. 499

• Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Bldg. 498

• AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Bldg. 469

• Academic facility, Bldg. 957

• Visiting Airman Quarters Lodging Reception Center, Bldg. 918

• 58th Operations Support Squadron, Bldg. 916

• 58th Special Operations Wing Hangar 1000

• 58th Special Operations Wing, Bldgs. 1018, 1019, 1020

• 58th/150th SOW Maintenance Squadron, Bldg. 996

• Fire Station 2, Bldg. 1005

• AF/A2 Field Squadron Office, Bldg. 1029

• Express West Shopette

• AFRL Satellite Assessment Team, Bldg. 914

• Subway, Bldg. 944

• 150th Special Operations Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 1055


KAFB east side:

• McDonald’s, Bldg. 20241

• Kirtland Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 20228

• East Fitness Center, Bldg. 20228

• Youth Center, Bldg. 20234

• National Nuclear Security Administration, Bldg. 20388

• Department of Energy gatehouse, Bldg. 20380

• Nusenda Credit Union, Bldg. 20392

• Defense Threat Reduction Agency guard post, Bldg. 20369

• Bldg. 20361, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron

• Thunderbird Inn Military Dining Facility, Bldg. 20350

• Dorms, Bldgs. 20351, 20352

• Kirtland Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop, Bldg. 20226

• Airman’s Attic and Gravity Airman Ministry Center, Bldg. 20224

• U.S. Post Office, Bldg. 20216

• Dorms, Bldgs. 20221, 20222

• Postal Services, Bldg. 20204

• Nuclear Weapons Center Annex, Bldg. 20202

• Air Delivered Capabilities, Bldg. 20203

• Airmen Leadership School, Bldg. 20203B

• Consolidated Support Building, Bldg. 20245

• Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Bldg. 20325

• Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 20410

• 351st Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, Bldg. 19100

• 377th Communications Division, Bldg. 20449

• 377th Air Base Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 20604

• Education Center, Bldg. 20602

• Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Bldg. 20602

• Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union, Bldg. 20609

• Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. 20206

• Sandia National Laboratories café, Bldg. 861

• Air Force Safety Center/Air Force Inspection Agency, Bldg. 24499

• Kirtland Family Housing office, Bldg. 1012

• Kirtland Inn, Bldg. 22016

• Mountain View Club, Bldg. 22000

• Missile Defense, Bldg. 20200

• Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Bldg. 20130

• Base Chapel, Bldg. 20107

• Express shopette, Bldg. 20147

• Multimedia, Bldg. 20140

• Gibson Child Development Center, Bldg. 20160

• Base Exchange, Bldg. 20174

• Veterinary Clinic, Bldg. 20168

• Commissary, Bldg. 20180

• 377th Medical Group building, Bldg. 1200

• 377th MDG Dental Clinic, Bldg. 1205