Air Force Wings

Cheyenne Mountain AFB

Air Force Space Command

101 Norad Rd  Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Cheyenne Mountain AFB Colorado sign

Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is located on Cheyenne Mountain on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado, next to Colorado Springs. 

The Cheyenne Mountain Complex, an underground facility on Cheyenne Mountain AFS, was first built for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center, though NORAD moved day-to-day operations to its headquarters on Peterson AFB in 2006.

However, day-to-day operations were moved back in 2011 after a major overhaul and renovation. The location now supports U.S. Strategic Command’s Missile Warning Center, other strategic warning and survivable capabilities, and provides a ready alternative operating location for NORAD’s command center.

It hosts an Air Force station and represents one of the toughest military constructions in the United States of America. Its mission has never changed since its construction and implies collecting data and intelligence through a wide variety of radars, satellites and sensors.

The operations go on a 24/7 basis. Aside from the steel and concrete construction materials, the place is located about 600 m into the mountain.

Arriving at Cheyenne Mountain AFB

If you arrive during duty hours, check in at your Unit Command Support Staff (CSS) to begin in-processing. Report in uniform and anticipate doing your initial base in-processing the same day or the following day, depending upon your arrival time. Members will be referred to the Finance Office (Bldg 1030) for travel voucher completion. If you are eligible for house hunting, you may be granted permissive TDY by your unit Commander after you have done your initial in-processing. Make sure that you are officially on permissive TDY, otherwise, you will be charged with regular leave. If you arrive after duty hours, report to your Unit CSS the following day. If no Unit CSS is available report to the Military Personnel Section.

Base Population

Approximately 200 individuals from most US military fields, from the Army and Navy to the Air Force and Marine Corps