Peterson Air Force Base

Peterson Air Force Base, home of the 21st Space Wing, the Air Force’s only organization responsible for worldwide missile warning and space control. The men and women of the 21st Space Wing, Team 21, work throughout the Colorado Springs area in what is known as the Peterson Complex–Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Station–as well as 26 locations in 4 countries around the globe.

In addition to their operational missions, Team 21 serves as host unit of the Peterson Complex for four major military headquarters–North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Air Force Space Command and Army Strategic Command–as well as the 302nd Airlift Wing (Reserve) and many tenant units from other major commands.

The 14th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, Colorado Springs Army Air Base, Colo., in July 1942.

Address: Peterson AFB, Colorado 80914-1160
Phone: (719) 554-7321 | DSN 834-7011
Public Affairs: (719) 556-8471 or (719) 556-5185

Installation Overview

Located five miles east of Colorado springs, Peterson air Force Base houses the 21st Space Wing, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Air Force Space Command and 302nd Airlift Wing (AF Reserves), and provides support functions for Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and Schriever Air Force Base.

  • Climate: Average high 62, average low 34, days above 90 degrees 16; days below 32 degrees: 162
  • Installation Population: 6,152 military; 11,814 Civilians
  • Area Population: Colorado Springs metro: 609,096
  • Median Household Income: Colorado Springs $70,325
  • Housing: 118 Officer family units; 344 enlisted family units; 114 unaccompanied personnel units
  • Temporary Lodging: 149 Visitor units, 68 Temporary units
  • Medium Home Price: $189,900.
  • Median Commute Time: Colorado Springs 19 minutes.
  • Community/Family Services: (719) 556 6141
  • Childcare: Two centers for 396 children. 18 approved homes. (719) 554-9575
  • Healthcare: Clinic: appointments (719) 564-5000; benefits (719) 556-1016; Tricare (719) 556 1050.
  • Commissary: (719) 556-4247
  • Base Exchange: (719) 596-7270
  • Museum: Peterson Air and Space Museum (719) 556-4915
  • Library: Peterson Library (719) 556-7462

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