Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Increased Noise WIll be Heard from KAFB

from a Kirtaland Air Force Base News Release;

Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico - The New Mexico Air National Guard, 150th Fighter Wing is conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), from January 8 – 12, 2009. This exercise is in preparation for an evaluation team, from the United States Air Force Air Combat Command, to conduct an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), of the 150th Fighter Wing in February 2009. Preparation for the inspection has included numerous training scenarios that have taken place throughout the past year, including the current ORE. This training has required enormous support from unit members and their employers.

During the January 10-12, 2009 exercise period, area residents should be aware, but not alarmed, that this training will include the simulation of explosives and small arms fire. An increase in aircraft flying activity during day and night-time hours is also anticipated during this time. Activities are expected to begin around 2:00 a.m. on January 10, 2008 and end at approximately 2:00 a.m. on January 12, 2009. We appreciate the communities continued support as we prepare both for our wartime mission and upcoming inspection.

Members of the 150th Fighter Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, prepare and train to perform our missions as they are assigned to us. We support our nation’s war against terrorism and all other war time contingencies both at home and abroad.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Congrats to a Friend

We wanted to post this link to Democracy for New Mexico, to congratulate our friend Javier Benavidez on his new post in Congressman Martin Heinrich's local office. Javier will be the Coordinator of Community Engagement.

Javier has deep roots in City Council District 6 and we look forward to continuing to work with him and the community.