New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

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Low-Level Fly-Overs

With the increased concerns from Pueblo leadership about the military overflights on their tribal lands, our department and the New Mexico National Guard came together to help make this Memorandum of Understanding a reality.

This Memorandum of Understanding between the NM Indian Affairs Department (IAD) and the NM National Guard (NMNG) was created to address the on-going concern of military over-flights within pueblo communities of the State of New Mexico. The goal of this MOU is to expand and build upon the current communication about military low level overflight of tribal lands.

An IA NOTAM request can be requested by any pueblo for regularly scheduled events, non-publishable and/or unscheduled events up to 30 days before the effective start date of the IA NOTAM request. This MOU can also serve as a National template to show that collaboration between the state agencies, military personnel and tribal nations can be achieved.

Please Note: The forms available on this website are available for the entities who are listed in the MOU. This MOU only covers all known military fly-overs in the State of New Mexico.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NO FLY-OVER REQUESTS OR OVERFLIGHT RESOLUTION SUBMISSIONS:

In order to submit a request for a No Fly-Over in your community, or to report a concern with a Fly-Over that has already occurred, you will need to send the following documents to all three email addresses listed below:



  • To:   David.Mann@state.nm.us - IAD General Counsel
  • Cc:   Suzette.Shije@state.nm.us - IAD Acting Cabinet Secretary
  • Cc:   150sow.ccworkflow@us.af.mil - Colonel John Castillo

The forms for the No Fly-Over Request and for Overflight Resolution may be printed, filled-out in ink, and scanned and submitted as PDF attachments to your email submission, along with a Cover Letter on tribal letterhead signed by your tribal governor.


Alternatively forms can be mailed to the following address:

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department
Attention: David Mann
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Terms and Conditions

Please Note: In order to submit a request, you will need to accept the terms & conditions.

Sample Cover Letter

Please Note: When submitting a request form, please make sure that you have your Tribal Leadership's approval on a signed cover letter with the tribe's letterhead attached to the form.

Forms

No Fly-Over Request Form

Overflight Resolution Form