Learning about KAFB
To learn more about Kirtland AFB, please download the latest Annual Economic Impact Report, published by Kirtland AFB. (PDF 1.5 MB)
This document contains information about the base, top units, economic impact, number of people working at Kirtland, and more.
Note: a new Annual Economic Impact Report will be released in February or March 2013. Click here for the current economic impact report.
Kirtland Air Force Base was constructed in January through August 1941 as Albuquerque Army Air Base
and renamed Kirtland Army Air Field in February 1942.
It was named in honor of Colonel Roy C. Kirtland, one of the earliest aviation pioneers. In 1947, as the Army Air Corps became the United States Air Force, Kirtland Army Air Field became Kirtland Air Force Base.
Welcome to the KPC Website
The Kirtland Partnership Committee, or KPC, is the downtown Albuquerque business group which supports Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The mission of the KPC is to “support, preserve and grow” Kirtland AFB.
- For information about the KPC, click on About KPC* above.
- For information about the KPC Board of Directors, click on KPC Board above.
- For information about Kirtland AFB from a KPC perspective, click on About Kirtland AFB* above.
Note: if you have questions about Kirtland AFB, please visit the Kirtland AFB Official web page, www.kirtland.af.mil or for specific phone numbers call 505.846.0011. For other matters, contact the Kirtland AFB Public Affairs Office at 505.846.5991.
- For a site map, links and contact information, click on Information* above.
* Asterisk indicates there are drop menu selections below each.
Kirtland AFB Fuel Plume
The Air Force's top Environmental Official, Hon Terry Yonkers, Assistant Secretary of
the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, has stated several times this year
that the Air Force will do "whatever it takes" to remediate the Kirtland AFB Fuel Plume.
The contractor, Shaw Group, has stated that this is a remediable problem.
No drinking water well has yet been contaminated.
The enforcement agency is the New Mexico Environment Department.
For more current information, go the Kirtland AFB web page, www.kirtland.af.mil/ and
look for "Environmental Information."