See the Getting To & Around Bernalillo County section for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Albuquerque International Sunport, which shares its runways with the base. If you are arriving TDY, you can contact the Vehicle Operations Flight at 505-846-2297 before your arrival to request transportation to the base.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at Kirtland Air Force Base.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Kirtland Air Force Base. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there 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 the commander of your new unit to have a sponsor assigned to you.
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.
From Albuquerque International Sunport
If you drive from the airport, you can reach the base via Interstate 40 (east/west), Exit 164 South (Wyoming Boulevard) or via I-25 (north/south) at Exit 222 (Gibson Boulevard). Kirtland has two visitor control gates open 24/7: the Gibson Gate and the Truman Gate. The Wyoming Gate is open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.
Lodging Office (Kirtland Inn Lodging)
18th Club Road SE 505-846-9653
If you arrive at Kirtland AFB between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on normal duty days, report to your Command Support Section to begin inprocessing.
After duty hours or on holidays, your first stop should be the lodging office, on the east side of the installation. Security Forces members at any visitor gate can direct you to the lodging office, which is open 24/7.
Your commander’s support staff will schedule your inprocessing. You will need to take all hand-carried records immediately to the Command Support Section so you can be scheduled for processing, which is conducted in the Consolidated Support Building. If you wish to take permissive temporary duty to hunt for housing after arriving, a leave form must be completed. Up to eight days permissive temporary duty may be approved by the gaining commander after signing in.
The Consolidated Support Building, in Bldg. 20245 at 1451 Fourth St. SE, houses most of the offices you will need to visit upon arrival. The Military Personnel Flight, Financial Management, Travel Office, Pass and Identification, Family Support Center, Red Cross, Customer Service, Department of Motor Vehicles and Housing Office are all here for one-stop assistance.
Newcomers Orientation Event
Team Kirtland Newcomers’ Welcome Orientation is conducted at the Mountain View Club. At orientation, you will be greeted by base leadership, meet community representatives and receive all mandatory inprocessing briefings, including medical. The event is required for military members, but spouses and new civilian employees are also encouraged to attend. Attendees must contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center to register by calling 505-846-0741/0751. Attendees will not be able to handle travel vouchers, TMO or 377th Medical Group inprocessing at orientation. For 377th Medical Group inprocessing, report to Public Health from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; for more information, call 505-846-3397. Before new personnel commit to housing on or off base, they must contact the Housing Management Office at 505-846-8217.
Kirtland Inn Lodging
18th Club Road SE 505-846-9653
Kirtland Inn Lodging provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for students and active-duty military members and their families who are being assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, as well as retired military personnel traveling in New Mexico. Check-in time is 2 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. The inn accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and USAF Services Proprietary Cards for payment. Space-available guests must pay in advance regardless of payment method. All lodging facilities are nonsmoking.
Temporary lodging facilities available to personnel on accompanied PCS status include two- or three-bedroom houses with washer/dryer, cooking facilities, sofa sleeper and a crib and high-chair upon request. Pets are allowed, limited to two pets, for an additional fee. Pet shot records are required at check-in.
Check the website for current room rates.