Gaining Access to HAFB

Please carefully read the procedure below.

Registering for an NMSU-A class held at HAFB does not automatically allow you to have access to the base. Accessing the base to attend a class is a privilege granted to you by HAFB, and a procedure is in place to apply for access. If you have any questions please contact the HAFB NMSU-A Advisor at 575.439.3720 or the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at 575.439.3716.

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Required Documentation

These documents may be downloaded or obtained from the Office of the VPSS on the NMSU-A Campus. You may submit your completed forms to the Office of the VPSS on the NMSU-A campus or to the HAFB NMSU-A Advisor.



  1. After registering for a class, fill out and submit a Base Access Request Form and Background Check Consent Form. The earlier you sign up for a HAFB class and submit the forms the easier it is to get your pass. Upon receipt of your completed forms a “tracking number” will be assigned by the HAFB Welcome Center. Please note that The Security Forces Squadron (SFS) will conduct a background check, which will take seven (7) working days to process.

  2. At least two days before the first day of class you must contact the HAFB NMSU-A Advisor at 575.439.3720 to obtain your tracking number. You will not be able to obtain your pass until the day class starts.

  3. In order to obtain your base pass for the term you are registered for, you must provide the following at the HAFB Welcome Center, which is located outside the base main gate. Hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 3:45 pm, Monday through Thursday. You must go to the Visitor’s Center during these hours. There are no exceptions.
    • Valid driver’s license with picture
    • Valid vehicle registration
    • Proof of valid vehicle insurance
    • Your tracking number 

Important Notices

Please note that you will only be issued an access pass for one term at a time. No 2nd 8-week access passes will be issued at the beginning of the 1st 8-week session. If you plan to take an additional HAFB class during the 2nd 8-week session you will need to repeat this procedure.

The NMSU-A/HAFB Advisor will not sponsor you for a base access pass without having received proof of class registration and the properly completed forms.

If you register for classes late, you must follow the procedure listed above and will need to wait seven working days for processing. This process cannot be expedited. You will not be allowed base access until you have received your tracking number from the NMSU-A/HAFB Advisor. The HAFB Advisor will not escort you onto the base in order for you to attend class. Request for base access will not be processed after the last day to drop/add classes (See Schedule of Classes for date).