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Directions

Airports

The Albuquerque International Airport (about 6 miles from the base) services Kirtland Air Force Base, which is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque adjacent to the Albuquerque International Airport (which shares its runways with the base).

If planning to arrive by commercial air arrange with your sponsor to assist with transportation, or rent a car, or take the bus or take a taxi to the base. There are no scheduled military shuttles to the base.

Driving directions to Kirtland AFB

Driving Directions from Albuquerque International Airport:

To the Kirtland Inn (open 24 hrs) on Kirtland AFB:

  1. Take Yale North to Gibson.
  2. Take Gibson East (turn right) to Wyoming (on base).
  3. Take Wyoming North (turn left) to Club Road (just before the gate).
  4. Take Club Road East (turn right).
  5. Follow the signs to the Kirtland Inn (on right side after MVC).

You can reach the base via Interstate 40 (east/west), Exit 164 South (Wyoming Boulevard) or via Interstate 25 (north/south) at Exit 222 (Gibson Boulevard).

Driving directions from nearest major highways:

To Kirtland Inn:

From I-25:

  1. Take the Gibson Exit East.
  2. Follow Gibson to Wyoming (on base).
  3. Take Wyoming North (turn left) to Club Road.
  4. Take Club Road East (turn right just before gate).
  5. Follow the signs to the Kirtland Inn.

From I-40:

  1. Take the Wyoming Exit South.
  2. Follow Wyoming (on base) to Club Road (just inside the gate).
  3. Take Club Road East (turn right).
  4. Follow the signs to the Kirtland Inn.

When you arrive at the Kirtland AFB gates Security Forces will check your military ID. At this time ask them for directions, if needed. Remember always have the following updated documents in your car to include: car registration, proof of insurance, and drivers’ license.

The base is divided geographically into Kirtland East and Kirtland West.

Kirtland AFB has two visitor control gates open 24 hours a day-the Gibson Gate (on east side), and Truman Gate (on west side). The Wyoming Gate (on east side) is open 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Wyoming Gate Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Eubank gate (on east side) is open 5:30 a.m. – 12:00 (midnight), Monday – Sunday. Also the Maxwell Gate into privatized housing, off Gibson Blvd, is open 24 hours. The Carlisle Gate (on west side) is open 6:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday and the South Valley Gate is open 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Major organizations on the west side include the 58th Special Operations Wing, Space Development and Test Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, Air Force Research Laboratories, and base operations.

Kirtland East major organizations include the Air Force Nuclear Systems Wing, 377th Air Base Wing, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Energy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air Force Safety Center and Air Force Inspection Agency. Kirtland AFB is home to more than 100 federal government and private-sector mission partners.

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