The locations will be renamed Schriever Space Force Base, Peterson Space Force Base, and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station.
This action is part of the overall initiative by the Department of the Air Force to establish a unique identity and culture within the U.S. Space Force, the nation's newest military branch, and more accurately reflect the important space missions performed by Airmen and Guardians station at these military installations.
Peterson is home to Space Operations Command and Space Deltas 2,3 and 7; Schriever hosts Joint Task Force-Space Defense and Space Deltas 6,8 and 9; and Cheyenne Mountain is host to numerous sensitive space-related missions.
Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora just outside Denver, CO also has a new name. Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora become the first Colorado military installation to change its name in honor of the new service branch in June. Colorado will have the largest contingent of bases name fo the new space service because it is also home to U.S. Space Command, Space Operations Command, and the bulk of the Space Force's 13,000 troops,