On March 31, 2006, the Air Force established the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M., the unit which oversees both the 377th Air Base Wing and AFNWC Nuclear Capabilities Directorate. The AFNWC is on the east side of the base.
Deliver nuclear capabilities and winning solutions warfighters use daily to deter and assure
To be the preeminent center of nuclear excellence providing extraordinary focus and leadership as we acquire, sustain, and support the Nation's most powerful weapon systems...the nucleus of America's deterrent
AFNWC Strategic Goals:
Goal 1: Support our Nation's nuclear deterrence operations by acquiring and sustaining affordable, timely and effective nuclear weapon systems
Goal 2: Support our Nation's Counter-WMD capabilities by developing and accessing operational solutions
Goal 3: Boldly Strengthen, Streamline and Standardize Center and Interagency processes
Goal 4: Instill a cost conscious culture that most effectively uses every dollar entrusted to our care
Goal 5: Cultivate a thriving team that drives mission success in support of our Nation's most powerful weapon systems
Goal 6: Provide the Air Force's technical nuclear expertise, integration and focus for day-to-day operations support and emergency response
The 377th Air Base Wing is the host unit at Kirtland. It was activated on Jan. 1, 1993, when the Air Force Materiel Command assumed responsibility for operating the base from the Air Mobility Command.
Munitions maintenance remains a primary mission of the base. Maintenance squadrons perform in-depth maintenance on Air Force and Department of Energy assets from around the world. Their objective is to deliver all munitions and support to the correct location on time and in prime operating condition.
The 377th Air Base Wing remains in a constant state of readiness and personnel are continually deployed. The wing also has a significant wartime mobility requirement in various mobility specialties. More than 1,000 people are trained and ready for deployment to any destination at any time.
The 377th ABW furnishes the talent, resources, equipment and facilities to support the Kirtland AFB community--active duty members, retirees, dependents and civilians. That support includes supply, finance, medical care, housing, civil engineering, fire protection, administrative support, personnel services, legal assistance, transportation, security and law enforcement.
Our fire protection duties include crash and rescue support for the adjacent Albuquerque International Sunport and Sandia National Laboratories.