Cannon AFB, NM 88103, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  Location Cannon Air Force Base lies on the high plains of eastern New Mexico near the Texas Panhandle, 8 miles west of Clovis, 80 miles south of Tucumcari and 90 miles northeast of Roswell, all in New Mexico, and 100 miles west of Lubbock, Texas. Population The workforce at


  Welcome to New Mexico! Part of the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains), Curry and Roosevelt counties both are in eastern New Mexico, with Curry County in the middle of the state’s eastern border, on the New Mexico-Texas line, and Roosevelt County just south of Curry County. Curry County has a

Getting To & Around

  Several highways easily link Curry and Roosevelt counties to other parts of New Mexico and Texas. Most people traveling in the area choose to drive, enjoying the relaxing scenic byways through the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains). For those flying, there are three major airports within 200 or so miles

Housing & Real Estate

  The historic railroad cities of Clovis and Portales offer newcomers ideal places to call home. The primarily agricultural locales balance the serenity of the Llano Estacado, or Staked Plain, with cultural attractions and recreational opportunities. In 2015, an estimated 50,398 people called Curry County home, while around 19,120 people

Employment & Economy

  Eastern New Mexico is largely rural, with cattle ranches, dairies, and cotton and peanut farms important to the economy, both historically and at present. Since the mid-20th century, two sizable institutions, Cannon Air Force Base, next to Clovis, and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, have boosted the regional

Health Care

  There are many health care services for military, veterans and civilians, 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. For additional health insurance exchange resources in New Mexico,

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 Curry and Roosevelt counties because

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 Curry and Roosevelt counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools and home schooling available to children in both


  Enjoy plenty of entertaining activities in Curry and Roosevelt counties — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a trip down the waterslide at the Portales’ public pool, for instance, or tee off at the 18-hole municipal golf course in Clovis. Don’t miss Portales’ Peanut Valley Festival or
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