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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!

Wing Leadership

Col. James E. Smith Col. Jack Fischer Chief Master Sgt. Boston Alexander


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Update: As of 10:05 a.m., April 14, road conditions have returned to GREEN on and off Schriever AFB. As of 6:18 p.m., April 13, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
Update: As of 3:38 a.m., road conditions have returned to GREEN. As of 2:35 a.m., April 12, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
As of 0400 MT, and after a careful assessment of current weather and road conditions on and off base, Schriever Air Force Base will be open, and all personnel are expected to report on time. It remains very windy out, but visibility is clear. CDOT has confirmed roadways in and around Colorado Springs are open and remain GREEN. Roads on base are GREEN. Both D20 and D49 are currently on a two-hour delay; however Ellicott School district is currently reporting on time. As always, weather safety conditions vary widely across the area, so individuals with specific commuting concerns should contact their respective leadership if there is a need for more time this morning to travel to the base. Be safe! If duty status is changed, information will be updated on Schriever Air Force Base’s Facebook page, local radio and TV stations, and the Snow Line.
Due to an assessment and anticipation of inclement weather conditions and forecast, The 50th Space Wing Commander has directed a "phased" early release for Schriever Air Force Base, effective April 10, 2019, for non-mission essential personnel due to forecast off-base weather and road conditions. Schriever personnel residing north of Wooden are released at 12:00 p.m., North of Platte/Highway 24 at 12:30 p.m., and remaining non-mission essential personnel are released at 1:00 p.m. Weather safety conditions vary widely across the area, so individuals with specific commuting concerns should contact their leadership for a risk management assessment. If duty status is changed, information will be updated on Schriever's Facebook page, local radio and TV stations and the Snow Line.
Isn't this awesome?
Hey Space Geeks! Tune into StarTalk on the Nat Geo channel to hear Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking with Gen. Raymond and Maj. Gen. Shaw about the military and space tonight at 9 p.m. MT.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Schriever's new violence prevention integrator is dedicated to helping those in need. To find out more click here: https://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1802974/new-50th-sw-vpi-seeks-community-unity-awareness-for-saapm/
This is a powerful message from Gen. Goldfein on this #VietnamWarVeteransDay #Thankyouforyourservice
Update: As of 10:12 a.m., March 29, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6 a.m., March 29, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
OU Cadets of Det 675 beats KSU Kansas State Air Force ROTC in Schriever's unofficial 35 lbs flak jacket push-up challenge. OU Cadet Jacob Newcomer sets the record at 60. #SchrieverAFB #AFSPCpeoples
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"I'm going for a walk, I'll be right back." Col. Nick Hague might have said that before he went on his first spacewalk Friday. Either way, we're super proud he's one of our own.
Update: As of 10:33 a.m., March 25, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6:53 a.m., March 25, road conditions on and off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
2019 is the year of the defender and TODAY is national puppy day. While they started off as cute cuddly puppies, these defenders can give the bad guys a ruff day. Post a pic of your fur babies in the comments along with their name. Cutest puppy wins...our hearts.
Update: As of 8:23 a.m., March 23, road conditions in and off Schriever AFB are GREEN. As of 6:41 a.m., March 23, road conditions off Schriever AFB are YELLOW. Reporting conditions are normal. Road condition yellow indicates conditions of limited visibility (less than 300 ft) or slick/snow covered roads. Conditions require increased awareness by vehicle operators. Vehicle headlights will be turned on and all necessary driving precautions will be taken. This post will be updated as road conditions change.
ALS class 19-3 graduation!
This video comes from Col. Kehl the 50th Mission Support Group commander during the bomb cyclone last week. Find out how Team Schriever responds to a unique weather event like this here: https://www.schriever.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1790116/team-schriever-braves-bomb-cyclone/

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