Francis E Warren Air Force Base
90th Missile Wing
7601 Randall Avenue, Bldg. 207, F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005-2502
Francis E Warren Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is one of three strategic-missile bases in the United States. It was named in honor of Francis E. Warren in 1930.
Warren AFB is home of the 90th Missile Wing assigned to the Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command. The 90 Missile Wing, also known as the Mighty Ninety, operates the LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM. It is also the home of Twentieth Air Force, which commands all U.S. Air Force ICBMs. The 90th Missile Wing is tasked with completing one of the highest priority missions in the Department of Defense:
Defend America with the world’s premier combat-ready ICBM force.
Warren AFB is the oldest continuously active military installation within the Air Force, established in 1867 by the United States Army as Fort David Allen Russell. The facility came under United States Army Air Forces control on June 1, 1947, and United States Air Force on September 18, 1947.
Cheyenne ranks, in the United States, as one of the highest altitude cities (6,200 feet above sea level). The lack of humidity coupled with warm days and cool nights make living in this area enjoyable. Upon arrival, you may experience high altitude sickness for approximately a week to ten days. Due to the high altitude in Cheyenne, one can become easily sunburned, so it is suggested that you use sunscreen when outdoors.
Arriving at Francis E Warren Air Force Base
Upon arrival, you should immediately report to your gaining unit during duty hours. The 24-hour arrival point after duty hours is Crow Creek Inn located in Building 216, phone number 307-773-3077, DSN 312-481-3077.
Once you have signed into your new unit, the Military Personnel Element or your Commander’s Support Staff will schedule you for a newcomer’s briefing known as Right Start. The Right Start Newcomer’s welcome event is held the second Wednesday of each month at the Trails End Community Center. Various agencies are ready to assist you at the Information Fair held during the Right Start briefings. If you did not obtain a sponsor prior to arrival, contact your unit during duty hours for assistance in obtaining a sponsor or contact 307-773-5946.
First Term Airmen’s Center (FTAC) program is mandatory for all first duty station airmen. In one week, airmen complete a five-step program to include in-processing, professionalism briefings, ancillary training, mission orientation, and miscellaneous transition needs.
Ensure to hand-carry PCS orders, household goods inventories, marriage certificates, ID cards, DEERS info/cards, weight receipts if Personally Procured Move (PPM) (formerly DITY move), and all other documents of value.
Contact the nearest Military Personnel Element to obtain a sponsor or call your gaining unit and ask to speak with the INTRO Monitor.
Personnel with orders to F.E. Warren during July are encouraged to not report if at all possible, during the last two full weeks of July. This is the time of the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) rodeo celebration and space on the base will be at a premium. All lodging in Cheyenne and the surrounding area will be limited (if available at all) and what is available will be very expensive. Personnel with PCS orders have priority but that does not guarantee any lodging in TLF during this time.
You are eligible to stay in Temporary Lodging if you are on orders – either TDY or PCS. Temporary accommodations on the base are limited. PCS-out has first priority in the Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF). Reservations for PCS-in may be made for two weeks with possible extensions. For reservations, please call the TLF office, 307-773-3077 or DSN 312-481-3077. All military members residing in the TLF are authorized to remain there for up to 30 days; however only 10 days will be reimbursed. Request permissive TDY for house hunting at your current installation. The commander can grant up to 8 days; 10 days if returning from overseas and not in conjunction with your PCS move.
There are active duty Air Force, Naval Reserve, Army Guard and Air National Guard, military families, civilian personnel, and retirees assigned to Francis E Warren Air Force Base.