Kirtland AFB

Kirtland AFB is located in the southeast section of Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, adjacent to Albuquerque International and is the sixth largest installation in the Air Force.

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The story of Kirtland AFB is really the story of three bases, since the merger in 1971 of Kirtland, Manzano and Sandia Bases that brought the three installations together under one command. Sandia Base was originally created in 1942 as Albuquerque Air Depot Training Station for aircraft maintenance personnel. By late 1943, however, Sandia was in a caretaker status. A year and a half later, the Manhattan Engineering District created the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project at Sandia Base to coordinate military special weapons activity.

Armed Forces Special Weapons Command (AFSWC) also constructed two operational sites. One was known as Site Able, located in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains, just east of Sandia Base. On February 22, 1952, Site Able was renamed Manzano Base and came under operational control of the Air Force.

In December 1949, Kirtland AFB became headquarters for the newly created Special Weapons Command. The nucleus of this organization was composed of pioneering Air Force agencies that had located here to determine future employment of special weapons. The command became the Air Force Special Weapons Center (AFSWC) on April 1, 1952, and was a unit of the Air Research and Development Command ARDC). The Special Weapons Center assumed management of Air Force Systems Command’s (AFSC) test and evaluation facilities at Holloman AFB, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, during the summer of 1970. And, just one year later on July 1, 1971, Kirtland merged with Manzano and Sandia Base’s, its neighbors to the east, creating a sprawling military complex known as Kirtland Air Force Base.

The 377th Air Base Wing (host wing) was activated on January 1, 1993, when the Air Force Material Command acquired responsibility for operating the base from the Air Mobility Command. Visit the Kirtland AFB official homepage to obtain more information about the history of Kirtland AFB and the 377th Air Base Wing.


The primary mission of the 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland’s host organization, is to provide world-class nuclear surety, expeditionary forces, and support to base operations. Visit the Kirtland AFB official homepage to obtain more information about the mission at Kirtland AFB.


The base occupies over 51,000 acres and employs over 23,000 people, including more than 4,200 active duty and 1,000 Guard, plus 3,200 part-time Reserve personnel.

Base Transportation

Kirtland AFB offers a military taxi service for official business. There is no fee for this service.Call 505-846-TAXI (8295).


Sponsors are assigned by the Unit Intro Monitor which is normally in the Command Support Section of your unit (formerly the Orderly Room). Your sponsor is probably the most important person at Kirtland AFB in assisting with preparations for your move. Contact your unit or the Military Personnel Section (Customer Service) at DSN 312-246-5459 or 505-846-5459. International students if you have not heard from your sponsor, please call 505-846-9812 or DSN 312-246-9812.

Temporary Quarters

When you arrive at Kirtland AFB, your first stop should be the lodging office on the east side of the installation. If you are active duty on official orders you need to go through the Lodging Office (Kirtland Inn). If there are no available rooms they will assist you with a non-availability slip and other information.

Relocation Assistance

The TEAM Kirtland Newcomers’ Welcome Orientation is held monthly at the Mountain View Club from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 (noon). Please check with your Command Support Section to get registered. We highly encourage spouses to attend the orientation so register them at the same time. For more information about the Newcomers’ Welcome Orientation call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 505-846-0741/0751.

Critical Installation Information


All active duty military members qualified to receive BAH must first report to the Kirtland Housing Management Office (HMO), prior to engaging in any residential rental/lease agreement in privatized (on-base) or community (off-base) housing. This requirement also applies to home purchase agreements. All unaccompanied members below grade E5 must report to the Dorm Manager at 505-853-5479, DSN 312-263-5479, for housing assistance. For further assistance with your housing needs contact the HMO at 505-846-8217, DSN 312-246-8217.

Child Development Centers

There are two child development centers on Kirtland AFB. Both centers have a waiting list for unborn through 2 years of age. Parents are encouraged to forward a DD 2606, Department Of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record, to the Gibson CDC or Maxwell CDC to establish a need for care.


If you are going to bring pets to Kirtland AFB please please check on the Animal Control Requirement. Vicious dogs, including Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers (full or mixed breed), wolf hybrids, or any other breed with dominant traits geared toward aggression are banned from base housing at Kirtland AFB.

Financial Information

If you have emergency financial needs call 505-846-0741, DSN 312-246-0741 or stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center to speak with the Air Force Aid Society Officer or Assistant Officer.

Contact Information

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Dormitory Manager
8201 F Ave SE
Building 20222
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-853-5479 / (Cell) 505-569-8866
Phone (DSN) 312-263-5479
Fax 505-853-1200
Fax (DSN) 312-263-1200

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Health Benefits Advisory
1501 San Pedro SE
Building 47
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone 505-846-3335 / 505-846-3336
Phone (DSN) 312-263-3335/3336
Fax 505-846-3407
Fax (DSN) 312-246-3407

Kirtland AFB Chapel
1950 Second Street SE
Building 20107
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-5691
Phone (DSN) 312-246-5691
Fax 505-846-5376
Fax (DSN) 312-246-5376

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Citizenship and Immigration Services ( Military Personnel Section – Customer Service
1451 4th Street SE
Building 20245
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-8949
Phone (DSN) 312-246-8949
Fax 505-846-2416
Fax (DSN) 312-246-2416

Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Office (CPO)
1451 4th Street SE
Building 20245
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-9556 / 505-846-8079
Phone (DSN) 312-246-9556/8079
Fax 505-853-0699
Fax (DSN) 312-263-0699

7801 Gibson Blvd SE
Building 20180
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-4902 / 505-846-9588
Phone (DSN) 312-246-4902/9588
Fax 505-846-9589
Fax (DSN) 312-246-9589

1451 4th Street SE
Consolidated Support Bldg 20245
Kirtland AFB
1451 4th Street SE
Consolidated Support Bldg 20245
Kirtland AFB

Phone 505-280-0827 / 505-846-5546 / 505-846-5766
Phone (DSN) 312-246-5546/5766

EFMP – Enrollment
SNAIC – EFMP Enrollment
377th MDG/MDSS
1501 San Pedro Drive, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone 505-846-6663
Phone (DSN) 312-246-6663
Fax 505-853-5557
Fax (DSN) 312-263-5557

Main Exchange (AAFES)
8001 Gibson SE
Building 20170
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-2262
Phone (DSN) 312-246-2262
Fax 505-853-5534
Fax (DSN) 312-263-5534

Family Advocacy Program
Family Advocacy
1501 San Pedro SE
Building 47
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone 505-846-0139
Phone (DSN) 312-246-0139
Fax 505-846-6250
Fax (DSN) 312-246-6250

Finance Office
Finance Office
1451 4th Street SE
Building 20245
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-8045 / 505-846-6639
Phone (DSN) 312-246-8045/6639
Fax 505-853-0735
Fax (DSN) 312-263-0735

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
377th Medical Group
1501 San Pedro SE
Building 47
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone 505-846-3335 / 505-846-3200 / 505-846-3336
Phone (DSN) 312-246-3335/3200/3336
Fax 505-846-3407
Fax (DSN) 312-246-3407

D/CAC Card Processing
ID/CAC Card Processing ( Military Personnel Section)
1451 4th Street SE
Building 20245
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-5459
Phone (DSN) 312-246-5459
Fax 505-846-2416
Fax (DSN) 312-246-2416

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Office
2000 Wyoming Blvd SE
Building 20604
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Phone 505-846-4217
Phone (DSN) 312-246-4217
Fax 505-846-3164
Fax (DSN) 312-246-3164

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
377th Force Support Squadron
1551 First Street SE
Building 20350, (2nd floor)
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5661
Phone 505-846-7428
Phone (DSN) 312-246-7428
Fax 505-846-1372
Fax (DSN) 312-246-1372