Contributed by our Newsletter Editor, diana frederick
The Coronado Thunderbirds is a social club for people retired from Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, and federal agencies, which include DOE, NNSA, and the Military.
Our Club monthly activities include our General Member Monthly Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month (except December). The meetings are held in-person at the Mountain View Club on Kirtland Air Force Base. We also use Zoom to broadcast the meetings for those who choose to not attend in person. At our meeting, you have an option to purchase lunch from available food buffets and food bars. We start with social time and lunch, followed by a Business Meeting. Our programs, that immediately follow the Business Meetings, include a wide variety of speakers or performers, and are targeted to the interests of the members. A sample of presentations:
- improving the environment of Albuquerque
- artificial intelligence
- the impact of Spain on the Revolutionary War
- singing and choral groups
- ballooning in New Mexico
- the history of Albuquerque
- railroading in New Mexico, including AT&SF 2926
- Col. Eric Felt, AFRL and US Space Force
- the movie, “Hugo,” automaton restoration
- places of interest in Albuquerque
Feel free to explore the Monthly meetup link for more information about programs.
All Coronado Thunderbirds members are required to also be members of the Mountain View Club, the Air Force Club located on Kirtland Air Force Base. As members, we are extremely privileged to access Kirtland Air Force Base, the social activities, and meal events of the Mountain View Club facility and other Kirtland Force Support recreational facilities, activities, and events.
We keep our members informed of our programs, activities, and KAFB information with a bimonthly newsletter sent via email and “snail mail,” and with a Calling Committee. We encourage you to explore the links on this website to learn about the wonderful benefits of being a part of our Club. To learn how to become a member, refer to the Membership link.
We would love to have you be a part of the fun!