Newcomers' Information: Welcome!
Congratulations on your assignment to 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, 310th Space Wing and numerous tenant organizations.
The 50th Space Wing's mission is to command space and cyber systems to deliver global combat effects, 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 flightline 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 a commissary, Base Exchange and other support functions.
More than 7,000 personnel work on Schriever AFB, located approximately 10 miles east of Colorado Springs. You are joining a highly dedicated and professional group of military, civilian and contractor personnel. We are very proud of our mission success rate and the fact that each individual does their part to create a quality Air Force environment. Schriever AFB challenges you to become part of our tradition of excellence.
You will find Colorado Springs a warm and friendly city with many things to see and do. We hope your transition goes smoothly, and we look forward to you joining the Schriever team!