FE Warren AFB
F.E. Warren AFB Relocation Information
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Welcome to F.E. Warren AFB
Located in Guernsey, Wyoming, F.E. Warren AFB is known as the “Guardians of the High Frontier.” It’s home to the 90th Missile Wing, the largest, most modern strategic missile facility in the United States. The 90th answers to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) located at Offutt AFB and the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) at Barksdale AFB. With 50 Peacekeeper Missiles and 150 Minuteman III Missiles, the base has launch facilities in Southeast Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Northern Colorado, making it a vital part of United States strategic defense capabilities.
Within the 90th Missile Wing, you’ll find the:
- 90th Ground Combat Training Squadron
- 90th Medical Group
- 90th Force Support Squadron
The Global Strike Tactics & Training Center (GSTTC) teaches advanced security forces skills including weapons firing, integrated security operations, nuclear operations, and bomber operations. Their mission is to counter and destroy threats defined in the Nuclear Security Threat Capabilities Assessment.
A 37th Helicopter Squadron helicopter flies through Poudre Canyon, Colorado, February 15, 2022. The 37 HS flies through many different types of terrain for training purposes in order to stay mission ready and lethal at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sarah Post) Photo from F.E. Warren Air Force Base Official Facebook Page
Frequently Asked Questions About F.E. Warren AFB
A group of Airmen assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command participate in the Combat Ready Defender course at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Feb. 15, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz) Photo from F.E. Warren Air Force Base Official Facebook Page
1. Who is F.E. Warren AFB named for?
F.E. Warren AFB is named after Frances E. Warren, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Senator for 37 years, and the first state governor of Wyoming.
2. How many gates does F.E. Warren AFB have?
F.E. Warren AFB has four gates:
- Gate 1: open 6-8 am and 4-6 pm Monday through Friday (closed weekends and holidays)
- Gate 2: open 24/7
- Gate 5: open 6 am-6 pm Monday through Friday (closed weekends and holidays)
- Freedom Gate: open 7:50-8:45 am (before school) and 3:20-4 pm (after school) Monday through Friday.
3. Does F.E. Warren AFB get a lot of snow?
F.E. Warren AFB sees snow about nine months out of the year as it’s 6,000 feet above sea level. The region gets, on average, 52 inches of snowfall between September and May each year.
4. What is the zip code for F.E. Warren AFB?
The zip code for FE Warren AFB is 82005. Other nearby zip codes include 82001, 82007, and 82009.
5. What is the BAH for F.E. Warren AFB?
BAH for FE Warren AFB ranges from $1,164 for E-1 to $2,049 for E-9 with dependents, and $1,389 for O-1 to $2,451 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.
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Base Location and Information
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F.E. Warren AFB is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Situated just north of the Colorado state line, you’ll undoubtedly see some of the most stunning sunsets over the unique terrain in this region. The wing employs approximately 3,361 military members and 964 civilian employees. Once you account for 5,445 family members and 5,000 local military retirees, the community grows to nearly 15,000.
Fun Fact: F.E. Warren AFB is the oldest continually active installation in the Air Force.
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Situated in southeast Wyoming, there aren’t many nearby military installations. Buckley AFB in Aurora, Colorado, is the closest at just over two hours from F.E. Warren AFB.
Nearby military installations:
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The Air Force Inns accommodates incoming servicemembers and their families.
F.E. Warren AFB
7103 Randall Ave.
Cheyenne, WY, 82005
F.E. Warren AFB Housing
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F.E. Warren AFB Homes is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. They offer five distinct neighborhoods with proximity to nearby schools, playgrounds, dog parks, and more.
F.E. Warren AFB Homes Contact Info
281 Blue Spruce Drive
F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005
F.E. Warren AFB Military Housing Office
281 Blue Spruce Drive Bldg. 281
F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005
Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
F.E. Warren AFB Off-Base Housing
Homes for sale and houses for rent near F.E. Warren AFB - F.E. Warren AFB Homes
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Chances are, if you live in Cheyenne, you’ll spend less than 30 minutes driving to work each day. As of January 2022, home prices near F.E. Warren AFB average $346,112.
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F.E. Warren AFB BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Some sample F.E. Warren AFB BAH rates for zip code 82005:
- E-1 with dependents: $1,164
- E-1 without dependents: $873
- E-9 with dependents: $2,049
- E-9 without dependents: $1,602
- O-1 with dependents: $1,389
- O-1 without dependents: $1,041
- O-7 with dependents: $2,451
- O-7 without dependents: $1,992
Area Weather & Climate
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You’ll have four distinct seasons at F.E. Warren AFB with winter as the most extreme and longest of the four. Year-round temperatures typically fall between 19 and 83 degrees. It often snows between September and May each year, accompanied by rapidly declining temperatures and windy days. Be prepared for a flash flood or two during the spring and summer months.
F.E. Warren AFB Area Schools
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There are no DoDEA schools located on F.E. Warren AFB. Families that live on or near base fall within the Laramie County School District #1 Public Schools.
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School Liaison Contact Information:
- Phone: 307-773-5943
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschooling families can learn how to comply with the Wyoming Department of Education regarding students instructed at home.
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Support for Military & Families
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There are higher education opportunities in the area, along with many volunteer programs to connect with. While the national unemployment rate sits at 4%, Cheyenne, WY, is a little lower at 2.1% as of December 2021.
Some of the area’s top employers:
- F.E. Warren Air Force Base
- State of Wyoming
- U.S. Government
- Laramie County School District #1
- United Medical Center
- Union Pacific Railroad
- Sierra Trading Post
Looking to volunteer? Try these organizations:
Higher education near F.E. Warren AFB:
Other helpful links:
Things to Do Near F.E. Warren AFB
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Cheyenne Frontier Days: The largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration dating back to 1897.
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens: Admission to the gardens is free to the public. Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is Wyoming’s only botanic garden and features the three-story Shane Smith Grand Conservatory and The Paul Smith Children’s Village.
Wyoming State Museum: Learn more about the local and Wyoming state history with displays and fun community events like the Party Like It’s 1872.
Terry Bison Ranch: Originally owned by F.E. Warren, this bison ranch started as a wagon and features the Terry Rail offering bison train tours, horseback riding, fishing, pony riding, and incredible food.
Cheyenne Depot Museum: Built in 1886, the Cheyenne Depot Museum is the last remaining grand station of the transcontinental route.
The Albany: A local favorite since 1942, The Albany serves American food and features a bar and lounge.
2 Doors Down: This local hot spot is known for its amazing burgers and shakes.
The Crooked Cup: A local coffee shop that roasts its own beans and offers amazing treats to go with it.
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6207 Missile Drive, Warren Air Force Base, WY 82005
F. E. Warren AFB