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Department of the Air Force
1451 4th Street SE
Consolidated Support Center
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
The cost of living in Albuquerque is 5% lower than the national average, providing residents with the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful quality of life. In 2020 the median home price in metro Albuquerque was $247,500 according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors. The median monthly rent of the average three bedroom home in Albuquerque was $1,226 and the average rent for an apartment in Albuquerque is $1,014.
All active duty military members qualified to receive BAH must meet with the Kirtland Housing Management Office (HMO), prior to engaging in any residential rental/lease agreement in privatized on-base housing or community (off-base) housing. This requirement also applies to home purchase agreements. HMO is included in your Welcome Center in processing appointment.
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 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. All housing applicants who intend to have a Service Animal or Emotional Support/Therapy Animal reside in housing must declare the animal and provide required documentation to the MHO and the Kirtland Family Housing or to the Rental Partnership Program leasing office prior to referral. Failure to do so may void your application.
If you have emergency financial needs call 505-846-0741, DSN 312-246-0741 or stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Flight to speak with the Air Force Aid Society Officer.
The 377th Air Base Wing is the host organization at Kirtland Air Force Base. The wing reports to Air Force Global Strike Command and supports over 100 mission partners. The base and its various mission partners employs about 22,000 active duty, civilians, contractors, Guard and Reserve personnel. Kirtland AFB occupies 51,558 acres.
Firearms registration applies to all residents of Kirtland Family Housing, Fam-Camp, base dormitories, lodging facilities and government owned or operated facilities. Firearms registration is accomplished by completing an AF IMT 1314, Firearms Registration, and a DD FM 2760 Lautenberg Act and delivering those forms to the Law Enforcement Armory. All firearms registered to owners residing in the dormitories are required to be stored in the Law Enforcement Armory immediately upon purchase of the firearm. When entering the installation while transporting firearms, immediately inform gate security personnel.
The missions of Kirtland Air Force Base fall into four major categories:
Visit the Kirtland AFB official homepage to obtain more information about the mission at Kirtland AFB.
Population of Albuquerque (2020 Census Data): 564,559
Population of Metro Area - Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, Valencia County (2020 Census Data): 916,528
Kirtland AFB would like to welcome you to New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment". Kirtland AFB is located in the southeast section of Albuquerque, in Bernalillo County. The base occupies over 51,000 acres and employs about 22,000 people. Albuquerque has a slightly lower cost of living than the national average. The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Albuquerque creating weather that is ideal for many outdoor activities.
The Albuquerque International Sunport is located just west of Kirtland Air Force Base and shares runways with the base. The distance from the Sunport passenger terminal to the Kirtland Inn is about 8 miles using the Truman Gate.
Please arrange with your sponsor to assist with transportation if arriving by commercial air. There is no scheduled military transportation to the base. Commercial transportation from the Sunport to the base include rental car, taxi, and bus. Use of Uber and Lyft is discouraged because the driver may not have base access and cannot drive on base to your destination.
UPDATEDriving Directions from Albuquerque International Sunport to the Kirtland Inn (open 24 hours) on Kirtland AFB via the Truman Gate (open 24 hours):
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INSTALLATION GATE HOURS
Truman Gate: 24 hours / 7 days a week;
Truman Visitor Control Center: 24 hours / 7 days a week;
Eubank Gate: 24 hours / 7 days a week;
Gibson Gate: 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., daily;
Wyoming Gate: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. inbound/outbound 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outbound ONLY
Carlisle Gate: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. inbound/outbound 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outbound ONLY
Kirtland Contractor Gate: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to FridayClosed on weekends, AFGSC Family Days, federal holidays
Maxwell Gate: 24 hours / 7 days a week