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Cannon AFB Guide_2019 Our Military Getting Settled


27th Special Operations Medical Group
208 W. D.L. Ingram Blvd.
Appointments 575-784-2778

The 27th Special Operations Medical Group serves Cannon AFB and beneficiaries in the surrounding area. Its mission is to prepare and present medically ready Air Force special operations forces and to conduct global special operations medicine. To that end, the group provides a wealth of medical services, including dentistry, family health, flight medicine, immunizations, lab testing, mental health care, optometry, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, women’s health and more.

Routine dental care is available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. For more information about the TRICARE Dental Program, call 855-638-8371 or visit


TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit


Housing Management Office
401 James Boatwright
(Chavez Housing Area) 575-904-5463

The Cannon AFB Housing Management Office is ready to support you in your transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided here to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Cannon AFB, visit the HMO for invaluable information, counseling and guidance before signing a lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
Bldg. 1285 575-784-2907

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied airmen in ranks E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. Each Airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living.

Unaccompanied airmen in the rank of E-4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community.

Cannon Family Homes
401 James F. Boatwright Blvd. (99) 575-784-7141

Cannon Family Homes offers move in ready two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in both single-family and townhome styles. Located at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico, residents enjoy a secure and comfortable hometown environment with the convenience of 24-hour maintenance, lawn care services and community events.

Homes offer exceptional features to include fully-equipped kitchens, patios/porches, fenced-in yards and a garage with driveway. Currently, all average utility costs, with the exception of telephone and cable television services, are included in the monthly rent. Community amenities include a fitness room, tennis courts, baseball field, volleyball court and a soccer field. The Neighborhood Center has a splash park. There are also basketball courts and playgrounds throughout the neighborhoods.

Cannon Family Homes is a privatized housing community managed and maintained by Balfour Beatty Communities. Information about housing services can be obtained by contacting the Community Office at (99) 575-784-7141 or online at


Post Office
101 W. Eureka Ave. 575-784-2410

Cannon AFB postal needs are handled by the Main Base Office. Services are available to all military personnel, civilian employees and their families. Be sure to address your mail to General Delivery when you first arrive, using your full name and rank as well as the Postal Service Center address. Otherwise there is a risk of having your mail misrouted. All mail is held for 10 days, but do not expect the mail to be forwarded for more than 12 months.

To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:

Your Name
General Delivery
PSC Box 9999
Cannon AFB, NM 88103


Veterinary Services

Pets must be current on all shots, but Cannon AFB has no veterinary clinic or kennels on base. Check the internet for veterinary services or kennels in the area.


Cannon Community Chapel
104 W. Albright Ave. 575-784-2507

The Cannon Community Chapel provides worship services, Bible studies, religious education and other religious services. Call the chapel or visit its website for information on upcoming events and classes.


Vehicles do not have to be registered with Cannon AFB, but all privately owned vehicles on base must be insured and have current license plates. New Mexico state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Curry and Roosevelt counties section for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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