Schriever Air Force Base
The other units at Schriever also perform space missions. It is unique in that it has no flight line and no aircraft mission. The daily mission here takes the 50th Space Wing to all parts of the world and deep into space. The wing operates satellite operations centers at Schriever AFB and remote tracking stations around the world.
This Air Force Base is named in honor of General Bernard Adolph Schriever, who pioneered in the development of the American ballistic missile programs.
Some of the services that are normally provided at most Air Force bases are currently not available on Schriever. However, Peterson AFB is located approximately 10 miles east of Schriever.
Schriever AFB is home to over 7,000 military and civilian employees.
Schriever Air Force Base is located about 10 miles east of Colorado Springs. Airmen arriving at Schriever AFB must report to the Military Personnel Section Center located in Bldg. 210, Room 137 on their first duty day at 7:30 a.m. During normal duty hours, contact your sponsor or the unit you are assigned to. If they cannot assist you, contact the Military Personnel Flight at 719-567-5900, or DSN 560-5900.
If it is after normal duty hours, report to the 24-hour arrival point at the Pikes Peak Lodging Office, Building 1042 on Peterson Air Force Base, phone 719-597-2010.
When you reach the base the gate guard can direct you to the Pikes Peak Lodging Office. This office can also help you get in touch with your sponsor or your unit.
When you are ready to sign in you must first report to the Visitors Center, Building 20, located at the Enoch Road Gate. Be prepared with security clearance paperwork and automobile information to gain access to the facility. Once on base, report to the Military Personnel Flight Customer Service counter on the first floor of Building 210, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., in uniform.
Bring the package provided to you by your losing base and any other paperwork that applies to your move, with you. There are no temporary lodging facilities on Schriever Air Force Base. For accommodation, contact the Pikes Peak Lodging Office.
Space is limited at the Temporary Lodging Facility. Call DSN 834-6293 or 834-8048 to make reservations as soon as you receive orders. Newcomers are limited to a 15-day stay and then can stay additional days on a space available basis.
The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is about 19 miles west of Schriever AFB, which is typically about a 20-minute drive.
The Denver International Airport (DEN) is about 100 miles north of Schriever AFB, which is about a 2-hour drive by car.
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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Colorado school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the local school district for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
Colorado is unique because it is an Open Enrollment state. The Public Schools of Choice law (C.R.S. 22-36-101) allows resident pupils to enroll at schools in Colorado districts for which they are not zoned. This is also referred to as “Open Enrollment”.
The Ellicott School District 22 serves the families living on Schriever AFB and is located in the rural community of Ellicott, Colorado just east of the base. You may also contact the School Liaison Officer at (718) 567-3920 for more information.
For more information about the schools near Schriever AFB, download or view this document that provides information about public, private, and charter schools. Information about homeschooling in Colorado is also included.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Department of Human Services (719) 636-0000
The El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) strives to protect the most vulnerable citizens while providing efficient access to the services provided by local, state and federal governments. They aim to keep families together and help them to become self-sufficient. They work closely with community organizations to stretch the safety net we provide even further.
El Paso County Child Protective Services (719) 444-5700
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
El Paso County Humane Society (719) 473-1741
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
El Paso County Public Health (719) 578-3199
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office ( 719) 520-7100
Pikes Peak Library District (719) 531-6333
Base Exchange (719) 596-7270
Billeting (PAFB) (719) 556-7851
Chapel Staff (719) 567-3705
Child Care Center (719) 567-4742
Clothing Sales (PAFB) (719) 556-4259
Commissary (PAFB) (719) 556-4247
Dental Clinic (719) 567-5065
Finance Center (719) 567-2010
Housing Office (719) 567-2884/5069
Housing Office (Tierra Vista) (719) 597-7200
Lodging (PAFB) (719) 556-6293
Main Gate (Enoch Road) (719) 567-5630
Pharmacy (719) 567-4423
School Liaison Officer (719) 567-3920
Schriever Clinic (719) 524-CARE (2273)
Warrior Library (719) 721-8270
West Gate (Irwin Road) (719) 567-6508
Lodging accommodations are not available at Schriever AFB. Personnel assigned to Schriever AFB may utilize lodging located on Peterson AFB. To check availability and to make reservations call 719-556-6293 or DSN 312-834-6293.
Schriever currently has 242 homes for all ranks. Visit http://www.schriever.af.mil/housing/ for more information on amenities to the homes and community, various home styles, and amenities provided. Also please visit the Tierra vista communities website for updates, home availability, and complete application TVC Property Management Office and the government housing Management office staff are co-located in the community center within the privatized housing area. Tierra Vista Property Management can be reached at (719) 683-3660 and the housing management office can be reached at (719) 567-2884 or DSN 560-2884 or (719) 567-5069 or DSN 560-5069. You can also download or view the Tierra Vista Community Brochure (PDF) here.
12.1 miles from base
Cimarron Hills is just north of Peterson AFB and is a quick drive to Schriever Air Force base.
9.5 miles from base
This rural area east of the base offers some housing options and is home to the district area schools.
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In Colorado Springs, the summers are warm, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 84°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 92°F.
The warm season is from June 6 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 84°F and a low of 58°F.The cold season is from November 20 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 20°F and high of 43°F.
Colorado Springs is just over 6,000 feet above sea level, which means that the area receives a lot of snow during the winter months. On average, Colorado enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The summer months are typically moderate and pleasant, with occasional thunderstorms. The winter months are cold and snowfall usually occurs from October through late April.
Colorado’s terrain and weather challenge both drivers and vehicles. Pay close attention to weather warnings or watches and make sure your vehicle is in top shape — especially the steering, suspension and brakes. A good set of all-season radial tires is a must.
Almost immediately following the arrival of railroads beginning in 1871, the city’s location at the base of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains made it a popular tourism destination. With five military installations close by, the Pikes Peak region has many active duty and retired military families living living in the area. The Colorado Springs community is definitely a military-friendly part of the country.
Colorado Springs, with its unparalleled beauty and moderate climate, offers something for everyone, no matter the season. The area features more than 55 attractions and activities, including the ANA Money Museum, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Old Colorado City and the U.S. Olympic Training Center, If you are not afraid of heights, you will definitely want to visit the country’s highest zip line, located above the Royal Gorge. Visit this site to learn about everything this wonderful city has to offer.
If you love the outdoors, there is plenty to see and do in Colorado Springs. The Garden of the Gods, on the western edge of Colorado Springs, has been described as the most beautiful park in the world. It is a National Natural Landmark with 300 foot sandstone rock formations often viewed against a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of Pikes Peak. Pike’s Peak, which rises to 14,110 ft. above sea level offers another popular hiking trail that is a 19-mile paved and gravel journey to the top.
Eagle’s Peak takes hikers who make it to the top an astonishing 9,368 ft. above sea level. This popular trail is located on base. Park in the Visitors Center parking lot and find Trail 713 to hike Eagle’s Peak.
Additionally, the newly renovated Planetarium, located on base at the Air Force Academy, was opened to the public on March 4, 2019 and includes state-of-the-art technology that allows you to further explore the Universe and life on Earth.
Colorado Springs is also home to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Over Labor Day weekend, the community enjoys the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, which is a hot air balloon festival held every year near Prospect Lake.
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