See the Getting To & Around Curry and Roosevelt counties chapter section for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas; both cities are about 100 miles from the base.
Contact your sponsor and with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at Cannon AFB.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking with your sponsor before departing for the base. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about Cannon AFB and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. You can count on your sponsor to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 575-784-4228.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
The Cannon AFB main gate is just off U.S. Highway 60/84. People arriving on U.S. Highway 70 (from the south) should take State Highway 467 to the Portales gate. Both gates are open 24/7.
From Albuquerque, New Mexico
Take Interstate 40 east approximately 116 miles to Santa Rosa. At Santa Rosa, exit to Highway 84 south 48 miles to Fort Sumner, then go east about 58 miles to Cannon AFB.
From Amarillo, Texas
Take Interstate 40 to Interstate 27 south toward Lubbock; turn west on Highway 60 at Canyon, Texas. Stay on Highway 60 to Texico, New Mexico, where you’ll pick up Highway 84 west to Clovis (approximately 7 miles). Cannon AFB is approximately 7 miles west of Clovis, still on Highway 60/84.
From Lubbock, Texas
Take Highway 84 west (passing through Littlefield, Muleshoe and Farwell, Texas) to Clovis, New Mexico, and Cannon AFB.
Unit information and inprocessing instructions will be provided by your sponsor. If you have not received sponsor information within 45 days of your PCS, please contact the INTRO manager at your current base.
Report to your gaining unit’s administrative section upon arrival. If you arrive after duty hours, report to the Caprock Inn lodging office. Your unit will set up your inprocessing appointments. After you report to your unit you may request permissive TDY for house hunting.
Newcomers are required to attend the Commando Newcomer’s Orientation, which is held twice a month at the Landing Zone. An information fair with valuable information about the local area follows the orientation. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
First Term Airmen Center
Bldg. 1225 575-784-2499
The First Term Airmen Center program is designed for first-time, first-base airmen, providing a streamlined process for base inprocessing and an organized transition for these airmen from a controlled training (basic, technical) environment to one of self-efficiency as an Air Force member. The FTAC sets up airmen for success, welcoming them to Cannon AFB and providing a setting where they can network and learn what resources are available.
401 S. Eagle Claw Blvd. 575-784-2918
The Caprock Inn provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for active-duty military members and their families who are being assigned to Cannon AFB.
Lodging consists of guest rooms, with temporary lodging facility accommodations, visiting quarters and distinguished visitor quarters. Pet-friendly units are available. Amenities include internet access, cable television, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers. Housekeeping and laundry facilities are also available.
Check the website for current room rates.