Schriever Air Force Base–one of the newest bases in the Air Force. Schriever AFB is the home of the 50th Space Wing, the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Missile Defense Agency’s Joint National Integration Center, 310th Space Group and numerous tenant organizations.
The 50th Space Wing’s mission provide combat effects to the war fighter, to include precision navigation and timing and secure satellite communication, through command and control of DOD satellite systems. The other units at Schriever also perform space missions. We are unique in that we have no flight line and no aircraft mission.
Some of the services normally provided at most Air Force bases are not available on Schriever; however, Peterson AFB is a full service base, offering base housing and other support functions
Groundbreaking for what would become Schriever Air Force Base took place in May 1983. It was originally called the Consolidated Space Operations Center (CSOC) during the development phase, and was renamed Falcon Air Force Station upon becoming operational. In September 1985 the Second Space Wing was activated at this base, and 230 Air Force members and civilian employees moved into its 12 new buildings. This wing took operational control of the Air Force Satellite Control Network in October 1987.
In June 1988, Falcon Air Force Station was redesignated Falcon Air Force Base. On 30 January 1992 the 2nd Space Wing was redesignated as the 50th Space Wing.
On 5 June 1998, Falcon Air Force Base was renamed Schriever Air Force Base in honor of the retired General Bernard Adolph Schriever, who pioneered in the development of the American ballistic missile programs. Schriever AFB is the only Air Force base that was named for an Air Force veteran who was living at the time. General Schriever died June 20, 2005.
The Colorado Springs Post Office (ZIP Code 80912) serves Schriever AFB postal addresses.
On November 21, 2011, an airman from the 50th Security Forces Squadron surrendered to authorities after barricading himself in a building with a personal handgun. No injuries were reported.[
All Colorado state statutes apply to driving on Fort Carson. Additional federal regulations apply, such as mandatory helmets and reflective vests for personnel operating motorcycles on and off post. Military traffic violators are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or the Magistrates Court depending on the offense. All civilian traffic violators are subject to the U.S. Magistrates Court.
All vehicles coming onto Schriever AFB must have a Department of Defense-issued registration or be issued a temporary pass. Short-term visitors may be issued a temporary pass for the duration of the visit. Vehicle owners must provide current registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license. All decals, passes and Schriever-issued identification must be returned to Pass and Registration at the end of the visit.
From Colorado Springs, drive east on Platte Avenue until you reach the intersection with Highway 94. Turn right onto Highway 94, driving east until you reach Enoch Road. Turn right onto Enoch Road, which will take you to Schriever AFB. The visitors center is approximately two miles from Highway 94 and is on the right side of the road just inside the fence.
The mission of the Space Warfare Center is to advance America’s space capabilities and employment concepts through tactics development, testing, analysis, and training programs. The genesis of the Space Warfare Center dates back to Desert Storm, during which combat operations relied on space support more than any past conflict. However, an analysis of these operations revealed several shortfalls in the United States’ ability to take advantage of all the