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Cannon Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Cannon Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome CenterCannon Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Cannon Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction 

Welcome to Cannon Air Force Base! Located about 7 miles southwest of Clovis, New Mexico, Cannon is the home of the 27th Special Operations Wing. In addition to the 27th Special Operations Wing’s duty as the host wing, the unit uses advanced aircraft to infiltrate, exfiltrate and resupply special operations forces. The 27th Special Operations Wing also provides special operations forces with intelligence, reconnaissance and close air support.

Cannon AFB is also home to the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group and 27th Special Operations Medical Group. About 2,500 people live on-base. For more information about the base, including a full list of units at Cannon Air Force Base, visit the base’s website.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Cannon Air Force Base to help aid you in your transition to your new home.

1. Where Is Cannon Air Force Base?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Cannon Air Force Base and Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Cannon Air Force Base?
6. What Schools are Near Cannon Air Force Base?
7. What’s the Weather Like in Cannon Air Force Base?
8. Things to Do Near Cannon Air Force Base

Where Is Cannon Air Force Base?

Where Is Cannon Air Force Base?

Main Gate Visitor Center
601 N Chindit Ave.
Clovis, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-1110

Cannon AFB Map

Cannon AFB Directions

Clovis Municipal Airport

The closest airport is the Clovis Municipal Airport, which is about 13 miles from Cannon Air Force Base. Taxi or greyhound bus services are available from the airport.

Driving Directions

From Clovis Municipal Airport

If arriving by car, Cannon Air Force Base is just off Highway 60/84.

If you are arriving from the south on US Highway 70, take State Highway 467 to the Portales gate.

The gate at Cannon Air Force Base is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cannon AFB Transportation Office

Getting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Contact the Cannon Air Force Base Household Goods and Transportation Office to get started.

Cannon Air Force Base Household Goods and Transportation Office
511 N. Chindit Blvd.
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2301/(321) 494-5083

Cannon Air Force Base Household Goods and Transportation Office Hours

Please call 1 (575) 784-2301/(321) 494-5083 for hours of operation.

Entering Cannon Air Force Base and Amenities

Entering Cannon Air Force Base and Amenities

Persons are required to have a DOD or federally issued identification card or a Cannon AFB issued pass. Call the Cannon AFB ID Card Office at 1 (575) 784-4933 for more information on ID card requirements at Cannon Air Force Base.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Airmen arriving for in-processing must check in at the unit administrative section during normal duty hours from 0730-1630. After duty hours, check in at the Caprock Inn lodging office at 401 S. Olympic Blvd., Bldg. 1801.

Federal service employees should report to the Civilian Personnel at the Base Support Center in Bldg. 600, Room 20388, 110 E. Sextant Ave. during normal duty hours of 0700-1700. Bring copies of your orders as well as any medical and dental records to in-processing.

The process may take several days, so be sure and bring enough uniforms to get through the entire in-processing procedure. For more information regarding specific in-processing questions, contact the administrative office at 1 (575) 784-4846 or DSN 681-4846.

Cannon AFB Visitor Center

Cannon AFB Visitor Center

The Visitor Control Center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access and the visitor control center, call 1 (940) 676-7441 or 1 (940) 676-2066.

Visitor Center
601 Chindit Blvd.
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2400/(575) 784-6300

Cannon Air Force Base Visitor Center Hours

Please call 1 (575) 784-2400/(575) 784-6300 for information on hours of operation.

DEERS Cannon AFB

For information on making an appointment, call 1 (575) 784-4933; (575) 784-6461; (575) 784-6332.

Cannon Air Force Base DEERS and ID Card Office
110 Alison Ave., Bldg 600
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2400/(575) 784-6300

Cannon Air Force Base DEERS and ID Card Office 

  • Monday – Friday: 0730-1500
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Cannon AFB Gate Hours

  • Main Gate: North side of the base along US 60/84, open 24/7.
  • Portales Gate: South side, open 24/7.

Cannon AFB Commissary

Cannon AFB Commissary

102 Levitow
Bldg 77-A
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784.4330

Patrick AFB Commissary Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 900-1900.
  • Sunday: 1000-1700.
  • Monday: Closed

Cannon AFB BX

Cannon Air Force Base Exchange
102 Levitow Ave.
Bldg. 77B
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-3700

Patrick AFB BX Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0900-1800
  • Saturday: 0900-1800
  • Sunday: 1000-1700

Cannon AFB Barber Shop

Cannon AFB Barber Shop

Main Exchange Barber Shop
102 Levitow Ave.
Bldg. 77B
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-9986

Main Exchange Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0800-1700.
  • Saturday: 0900-1700.
  • Sunday: 1000-1400.

Cannon AFB Post Office

205 Air Commando Way
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2410

Cannon AFB Finance 

110 E Alison Ave.
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2647

101 S. Air Commando Way
Bldg. 60
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2211

Cannon Air Force Base Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0730-1630
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Cannon AFB Library

107 W. Albright Ave.
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2786

Cannon Air Force Base’s Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 0900-1900
  • Friday – Saturday: 0900-1500.

Cannon AFB Hotels

Cannon AFB Hotels

There are several hotels near Cannon Space Force Base, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website.

1. Caprock Inn
311 S. Eagle Claw Blvd.
Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Phone: 1 (575) 784-2918/ (575) 784-2919

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Cannon AFB Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near Cannon AFB

Where Should I Live Near Cannon AFB

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Cities Near Cannon AFB 

While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities Clovis, Texico, Portales and Melrose are the closest. The cost of living near Cannon Air Force Base is lower than the national average, so area rental housing and real estate prices are reasonable.

Best Places to Live Near Cannon AFB

Clovis, NM

Clovis is a town of 32,000 people and is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico. The town is mainly known for its agricultural interests, but the nearby military base is also very influential economically. Located just 8 miles from the Cannon Air Force Base, the town has always been a main location on the railway line. The area is also known for its cheese production and cattle ranching.

Local attractions include the Old Homestead Museum and Pappy Thornton Farm Museum, which offers exhibits including antique farm equipment and other related antiques. Also nearby is the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum which provides insight into the development of the railroad and allows close up viewing of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train cars.

Texico, NM

Texico‘s name is a combination of “Texas” and “New Mexico” and has a current population of 1,065 people. The town offers a quiet community for those looking to live close to Cannon Air Force Base but still has a small-town atmosphere. The town is only 17 miles from Cannon Air Force Base.

Local attractions include the Hillcrest Park Zoo, which offers over 500 animals on display in their natural habitats for visitors to enjoy. The 22.5 acre zoo area includes playgrounds, basketball courts and picnic areas. The Norman and Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum is also nearby and features original equipment used by artists like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is plentiful, as are antique radios and numerous photographs.

Portales, NM

Portales is a huge producer of peanuts and is also the nation’s top producer of organic peanut butter. There are over 40 dairies in the vicinity, and the town boasts a population of 11,000 people. Cannon Air Force Base is just 17 miles away and is one of the major economic influences on the town. Portales is also home to the Eastern New Mexico University, which is the third-largest university in the state.

Local attractions include the Blackwater Draw Museum and Archeological Site, which offers prehistoric exhibits dating back 11,000 years. Mammoth and mastodon bones are on display and caveman stone weapons. The site is an active archaeological dig that has unearthed fossilized creatures such as bison, wolf and horses. The museum and site are part of the Eastern New Mexico University which has done extensive research into prehistoric findings and preserving the site for future excavations.

Melrose, NM

Melrose is a small community in Curry County, New Mexico. Its population is 736 people. The town offers a serene environment for those military personnel looking to relocate closer to where they work. Cannon Air Force Base is located 19 miles from the town.

Local attractions include the Oasis State Park which offers hiking, biking, camping and picnic facilities. There are also nature walks as well as fishing and boating opportunities in the large park area. The Melrose Swimming Pool also offers visitors and residents alike a great place to cool off in the warm summer months.

Look for homes and apartments for rent or sale on AHRN.com.

Hot Tip: Look for Cannon AFB homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at AHRN.com.

Cannon AFB Schools

Cannon AFB Schools

There are no schools on Cannon Air Force Base. Students who live on base will either attend the Clovis Municipal School District or the Portales School District. The Clovis Municipal school district serves grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Clovis provides bus service to anyone living more than a mile from one of their schools. The Portales School District consists of four elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high and one high school. For more information about enrollment, contact the Portales school district at 1 (575) 356-7000. Private and homeschooling opportunities are also available.

Cannon AFB Weather

Cannon AFB Weather

Cannon Air Force Base enjoys all four seasons. In the winter, average highs are in the low 50s and average lows are around 30 degrees. In the summer, temperatures can reach the high 90s, with average lows in the mid-60s. Cannon Air Force Base gets about 19 inches of rain annually.

Things to Do Near Cannon AFB

Things to Do Near Cannon AFB

Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding region are home to many historical sites, museums, great restaurants and shopping districts. There are a multitude of recreational opportunities both on and off base, including bowling, golfing, hunting, shooting, swimming and more. The base’s location provides easy access to several nearby cities and towns, so there’s no shortage of things to do once you get off-base. Get out and explore!

Suggested Reads: 18 Of the Best Things to Do Near Cannon AFB  and 15 of the Best Cannon AFB Restaurants

Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively at MyBaseGuide.com.

Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Cannon Air Force Base at MyBaseGuide

Conclusion

Moving to a new base is always challenging, but New Mexico has wonderful weather and Cannon Air Force Base’s location means you’ll have plenty of nearby cities and towns to explore when you get there. Head to local hangouts, explore the nearby cities and towns and discover other area gems to experience everything this region and base have to offer during your time here.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

 

Last Updated: 9/28/2021

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