Kirtland AFB
Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE Location Lying in the southeast corner of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base is adjacent to Albuquerque International Sunport, the largest airport in the state. The military base and the international airport share the same runways, making the airport a joint civil-military facility. Albuquerque


Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment! In the middle of New Mexico you will find Bernalillo County stretching from just east of the Sandia Mountains to the Volcano Cliffs on the west mesa. Bernalillo County has a population of 676,685 and is home to the city of

Getting To & Around

Most people in Bernalillo County opt to drive, and for good reason: New Mexico is home to 25 magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. Route 66 slices across the entire state — from border to border — and before a 1937 realignment, it made

Housing & Real Estate

An unemployment rate that is one percent below the national average, a relatively short commute and reasonable housing costs make Bernalillo County an ideal place to live. In 2015, an estimated 676,685 people called Bernalillo County home, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Population density in the county was 571

Employment & Economy

The most populous county in the state of New Mexico, Bernalillo County is teeming with business creation potential. The economic landscape in the county is filled with mom-and-pop shops, small manufacturers, major institutions and large-scale corporations. Some of the county’s major private employers include Sandia National Laboratories, Presbyterian Healthcare

Health Care

There are many health care services in Bernalillo County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. New Mexico currently has four issuer

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Bernalillo County because they provide

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Bernalillo County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the


There are plenty of entertaining activities in the Bernalillo County area — music, theater, museums, sports, parks and shopping. Make a splash in the Big Flush Water Coaster at Cliff’s Amusement Park, for instance, or tee off at one of the many 18-hole golf courses in Albuquerque. Don’t mi
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