KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – Kirtland will celebrate military retirees of all service branches during the 2022 Retiree Appreciation Week July 11-15.

The Kirtland Retiree Activities Office has a full schedule of activities and services for military retirees and their dependents, with events including information fairs, a free movie showing, bowling, and a golf tournament for Airmen and retirees, according to a news release.

It’s a big celebration said Marykay Chapman, a volunteer at the air base’s retiree activities office.

“We have a lot of veterans in Rio Rancho,” she said.

A valid Military ID is required for entry to Kirtland for this event.

For more information, please call the Kirtland Retiree Activities Office at 505-846-1536, or email 377ABW.CVR.RetireeActivities@us.af.mil, or visit the RAO website for the full schedule of events at https://www.kirtland.af.mil/About-Us/Retiree-Activities-Office/.

Schedule of events

Monday, July 11

  • Dining Facility: breakfast from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat at the Dining Facility must RSVP via 505-846-1536.
  • Free ceramic tile painting from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bowling at the Kirtland Bowling Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Kirtland Bowling Alley will offer retiree specials during the week. Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the cost is $10 an hour per lane. After 4 p.m., the cost is $11.50 an hour per lane. On Friday, the cost is $12.50 an hour per lane.  Each day you bowl and rent shoes or buy a stuffed animal, you will receive a raffle ticket and be entered in the drawing to be held on Friday.

Tuesday, July 12

  • Dining Facility: breakfast from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat at the Dining Facility must RSVP via 505-846-1536.
  • Golf Clinic: Pitching Skills from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Bowling at the Kirtland Bowling Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13

  • Dining Facility: breakfast from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat at the Dining Facility must RSVP via 505-846-1536.
  • Bowling at the Kirtland Bowling Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 14

  • Dining Facility: breakfast from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat at the Dining Facility must RSVP via 505-846-1536.
  • Military Personnel Flight priority service for ID card renewals, with no appointment needed. Thursday’s priority time is from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Information Fair at the Mountain View Club from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Representatives from local and on-base organizations that serve the Retiree and Veteran Community will be available to answer questions about VA benefits, healthcare, pharmacies, and more. The Information Fair will also include a Military Working Dog and Defender equipment display starting at 9 a.m. at the Mountain View Club.
  • Bowling at the Kirtland Bowling Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Golf Clinic: Hitting the longest club from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Base Theater showing of “Forrest Gump” at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15

  • Dining Facility: breakfast from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat at the Dining Facility must RSVP via 505-846-1536.
  • Retiree-Airman Golf Tournament at Kirtland’s Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course starting at 7:45 a.m.
  • Military Personnel Flight priority service for ID card renewals, with no appointment needed. Friday’s priority time is from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Retiree Activities Office Meet & Greet from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Commissary
  • Bowling at the Kirtland Bowling Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.