Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, but civilian opportunities with AFNWC are available throughout the United States, including at Hill, Minot, and Tinker Air Force Bases.
The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University-Provo, and Westminster College.
The FrontRunner commuter train connects Ogden to Salt Lake City. The TRAX light rail system carries passengers throughout Salt Lake County.
From the Salt Lake City International Airport, travelers can fly nonstop to 90 different cities.
In 2012, CNN Money ranked Ogden as the most affordable metro area in the U.S. to buy a home.
Median rent in Ogden is $704 a month, and the median home value is $126,000.
Each year, more than a million visitors explore Ogden’s historic 25th Street.
Salt Lake City has over 150 miles of bike lanes, multi-use trails, shared lanes and off-road tracks. You can tour the entire city along a 13.5-mile loop that goes through downtown, passes the farmer’s market and hits tons of historical sites across the city. Plus, the city has infrastructure in place to help keep bicycle commuters safe on city streets, like bike turn boxes and bicycle-specific traffic signals.
The NBA’s Utah Jazz plays hoops in Salt Lake City.
The state has thousands of square miles open to OHV and ATV use.
Majestic Arches National Park, located in eastern Utah, has over 2,000 natural stone arches (in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles), massive fins and giant balanced rocks.
Native American Culture
Albuquerque has a vast Native American population and rich heritage. With the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the historical Tijeras Pueblo Archeological Site and various reservations, there is ample opportunity to explore for those curious about discovering Native American culture and history in the region.
Clubs and Sports
Local activities include events at our Aero Club Flight Center. Other local recreational activities include bowling and golf, often with special military discounts. We also have intramural sports, such as basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, soccer, flag football and bowling teams.
Annual International Balloon Fiesta
Every October, up to 100,000 people visit the Annual International Balloon Fiesta, the largest balloon convention in the world. Spectators witness mass launches of hot air balloons of all shapes, patterns and colors. Other events include a balloon race and a number of piloting, skill and speed competitions.
Food and Beverage
Not only are our facilities conveniently located near numerous local microbreweries, but employees enjoy easy access to a variety of favorite local restaurants, such as Bogey Bar & Grill, Mountain View Club, Sparetime Grill, Thunderbird Inn and more.
Albuquerque is also home to outstanding New Mexican cuisine. Did you know New Mexico has a "state question" - like other states have state birds and trees? The question is "Red or Green?", and it refers to the red and green chiles grown in the southern part of the state. Explore our restaurants and find out what your answer is.
Fitness and Wellness Programs
The Air Force is invested in your well-being and offers employees three hours a week of paid work-out time to help you meet your fitness goals. The Base Fitness Centers are great places to keep in shape and keep active with quality equipment to meet almost any need. Employees can also get their exercise by taking advantage of classes and events offered at the centers.
We offer employees a number of resources to support their ability to balance work and family demands, including the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Child Development Center for young children, Youth Center for children and adolescents of all ages, and Family Child Care services for home-based care with individual providers.
Albuquerque has been recognized by Forbes and Popular Science as one of the greenest cities in the country. It also has one of the highest percentages of open space in the country. And with so much to do in the great outdoors, Albuquerque is committed to environmental responsibility through energy efficiency and “green” initiatives. Details are outlined at AlbuquerqueGreen.
To learn more about life in Albuquerque, such as cost of living, transportation, community services, arts and culture or things to do, visit the City of Albuquerque Economic Development page.
Home to the University of New Mexico and a number of postsecondary schools, you’ll find excellent resources for continuing an undergraduate education near Kirtland Air Force Base.
We’ve Made History:
AFNWC, Air Force Materiel Command's center of excellence for nuclear weapon systems, was activated at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, in 2006. Prior to that, the base has had a long history of weapons development and sustainment: 1939: World War II broke out, and Kirtland Air Force Base began as Albuquerque Army Air Base, an Army Air Corps training field. Thousands of New Mexico residents, working under the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration, helped build the base.