Cannon programs keep plate full for Airman

First Lieutenant Jeremiah Kirschmann, 27th Contracting Squadron, accepts the indoor soccer championship trophy from Col. Peggy Poore, 27th Mission Support Group commander.

Yolanda Romero

Unlike some who complain that there is nothing to do at Cannon, 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman has found lots to do. And some of it includes winning money.
The 27th Contracting Squadron Airman arrived at Cannon in 2004 and since then has mixed competing in activities such as the Gate-to-Gate run and base indoor soccer championship with winning more than $400 in cash and gift cards as an Air Force club member.
“I don’t understand why people complain when there are opportunities for fun,” said Lieutenant Kirschman. “If you like sports there are plenty of opportunities. Call up ITT or Outdoor Recreation and get away from here with them.”
Hailing from Albuquerque, winning money is a great motivator for the lieutenant. He won $250 cash by participating in the “Member – Get a Member” contest during the 2005 club membership drive He’s won a $100 gift card playing blackjack at the club., $100 in coupons at The Landing and another $100 gift certificate at a local retailer.
He said he’s participated in about 25 club events since his arrival – 30, “If you count up every Texas Hold ’Em [tournament].”
He bowls, runs 5Ks and triathalons, plays racquetball, skis and has fun on Ute Lake. Many of these activities, he said, were made available by Outdoor Recreation.
Lieutenant Kirschman said being a club member means discounts and free food throughout the month.
“If you eat on base and attend different events [club membership] is worth it,” said the lieutenant, who has gone on Santa Fe ski trips and Ute Lake boating trips with Outdoor Rec.
His most memorable off-duty activity was being a member of the base indoor soccer championship “because my team pulled us through for the win in the finals.”
Lieutenant Kirschman said that if a person has ideas about how to make the club better, “they should get on the club advisory council and bring up ideas to make it better for everyone.”
For information on becoming an Air Force club member, call 784-2853.