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Schriever AFB Welcome Center (Now Schriever Space Force Base)
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Schriever AFB Welcome Center (Now Schriever Space Force Base)

Introduction

Welcome to Schriever Air Force Base (now Space Force Base) in Colorado. Schriever AFB is one of the newest bases in the Air Force. The missions at Schriever AFB fall under the Space Operations Command field command and the U.S. Space Force. The base has no flightline or aircraft mission. Instead, the base’s mission is to command space and cyber systems.

Schriever Space Force Base employs approximately 8,000 military and civilian personnel. The base is home to the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Missile Defense Agency, the 310th Space Wing, and numerous tenant organizations. For a full list of units and agencies at Schriever Space Force Base, visit the base’s website.

Note: Some of the services normally provided at an Air Force base are not available at Schriever Space Force Base. Garrison support for multiple bases and stations supporting the Space Force missions was consolidated in 2020, so many services are available at nearby Peterson AFB.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Schriever Space Force Base so you can get to know your new base and its surrounding community.

1. Where Is Schriever Space Force Base?
2. Google Map View
3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
4. Entering Schriever Space Force Base and Amenities

5. Where Should I Live Near Schriever Space Force Base?
6. What Schools are Near Schriever Space Force Base?
7. What’s the Weather Like at Schriever Space Force Base?
8. Things to Do Around Schriever Space Force Base

Where Is Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)?

Visitor Control Center
1560 Enoch Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80930
Phone: 1 (719) 567-5620

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Map

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Map

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Directions

Schriever Space Force Base is found in Colorado’s El Paso County, just 12 miles east of the city of Colorado Springs. Denver is approximately 95 miles north of the base. Pueblo is approximately 50 miles south of the base.

Colorado Springs Airport

The closest airport is Colorado Springs Airport, which is about 20 miles from the base.

Driving Directions From Colorado Springs Airport

  1. Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto Powers Boulevard. Stay on Powers Boulevard for approximately 7 miles.
  2. Turn right onto Platte Avenue.
  3. Turn right onto Highway 94. Stay on Highway 94 for approximately 10 miles.
  4. Turn right onto Enoch Road. Stay on Enoch Road for approximately 2 miles. The base’s visitor center will be on your right.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Transportation Office

Getting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Call the Schriever Space Force Base Traffic Management Office on Peterson AFB to get started. For more military moving contacts and information, visit Move.mil, the official DOD customer moving portal.

Schriever Space Force Base Transportation Office
135 Dover St.
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
Phone: 1 (719) 556-4196

Entering Schriever Air Force Base (Now Space Force Base) and Amenities

Entering Schriever Air Force Base (Now Space Force Base) and Amenities

If you do not have a valid military ID, you may have to stop at the Visitor Control Center to gain base access. Click here for more information on the Visitor Control Center at Schriever Space Force Base.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Upon arrival, contact your assigned unit and your sponsor for in-processing instructions and information. Temporary lodging is provided at nearby Peterson AFB. Dorms for unaccompanied personnel are issued through Peterson AFB as well.

When you report to the Military Personnel Flight in Building 210, bring the package your previous base provided to you and any other moving paperwork.

A newcomer’s orientation provides briefings about support services at the base. Spouses are encouraged to attend this orientation. For more information on the orientation, visit the Schriever Space Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center website.

For more information on in-processing, visit Schriever Space Force Base’s website for newcomers.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Visitor Center

The Visitor Control Center issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base.

Visitor Control Center
1560 Enoch Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80930
Phone: 1 (719) 567-5620

Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday through Thursday – 0700 to 1600.
  • Friday – 0700 to 1400.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Gate Hours

  • North Gate (Enoch Road): Open 24/7.
  • West Gate (Irwin Avenue): Open 0600 to 1900 Monday through Friday.

DEERS Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)

Military Personnel Flight
210 Falcon Parkway
Schriever AFB, CO 80912
Phone: 1 (719) 567-3098

Schriever AFB MPS Office Hours
For more information on making an appointment, visit the Schriever AFB MPS website.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 0800 to 1500.
  • Wednesday – 0800 to 1300.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Commissary

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Commissary

Schriever Space Force Base does not have a commissary. However, nearby Peterson AFB does.

Peterson AFB Commissary
1040 E. Stewart Ave.
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
Phone: 1 (719) 556-7765

Peterson AFB Commissary Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1900.
  • Saturday – 0800 to 1900.
  • Sunday – 0900 to 1800.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) BX

Schriever Space Force Base does not have an exchange. However, nearby Peterson AFB does.

Peterson AFB Exchange
1030 E. Stewart Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80914
Phone: 1 (719) 596-7270

Peterson AFB Exchange Hours

  • Daily – 1000 to 1800.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Barber Shops

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Barber Shops

Building 210, Room 203
Schriever AFB, CO 80912
Phone: 1 (719) 567-2108

Schriever Space Force Base Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday through Thursday – 0800 to 1500.
  • Friday – 0800 to 1400.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Post Office

The closest post office to Schriever Space Force Base is in Colorado Springs. Visit the USPS website for other postal service locations.

Cimarron Hills Post Office
5925 Galley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: 1 (719) 638-1781

Cimarron Hills Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0900 to 1700.
  • Saturday – 0800 to 1300.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Finance Office

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Finance Office

If you’re looking for financial advice or assistance on money matters, the talented and professional counselors of the Schriever Space Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center can help.

Airman & Family Readiness Center
101 Falcon Parkway
Schriever AFB, CO 80912
Phone: 1 (719) 567-3920

Schriever AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0730 to 1630.

210 Falcon Parkway, Suite 2104
Schriever AFB, CO 80912
Phone: 1 (719) 567-5050

Peterson-Schriever Garrison Legal Office Hours

Some legal assistance is available by appointment only. Visit the legal office website for more information on walk-in and appointment services at each base.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Library

Schriever Space Force Base does not have a library. However, nearby Peterson AFB does.

Peterson AFB Library
201 W. Stewart Ave.
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
Phone: 1 (719) 556-7462

Peterson AFB Library Hours

  • Monday through Thursday – 1100 to 1700.
  • Saturday – 1000 to 1400.

Hotels Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)

Hotels Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)

There are many hotels near Schriever Space Force Base, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website.

Pikes Peak Lodge

125 E. Stewart Ave.
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
Phone: 1 (719) 556-7851

Download MyBaseGuide’s Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Schriever SFB Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where To Live Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)?

Where To Live Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)?

Cities Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)

While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. Falcon, Fountain, Colorado Springs, and other neighboring communities provide housing, employment, and other services for Schriever Space Force Base military families. The cost of living in the Colorado Springs region is just slightly higher than the national average, so rental housing and real estate is affordable.

Best Places to Live Near Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base)

Colorado Springs

Schriever Space Force Base is just 12 miles east of the city of Colorado Springs. The city has a population of approximately 478,000 people. Colorado Springs and its communities offer residents a host of recreational opportunities, outdoor activities, cultural events, and big-city amenities. Colorado Springs, known as Olympic City USA, is home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters, more than 20 national Olympic governing bodies, more than 50 national sports organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. The city is also known for its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, which provide ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. Colorado Springs is home to the Garden of the Gods, a national natural landmark that boasts stunning views of sandstone rock formations. Outdoor adventures can also be had in the city’s many parks. With more than 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails, Colorado Springs embraces the great outdoors.

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Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Schools

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near Schriever Space Force Base. Colorado offers traditional public schools, as well as public charter schools and private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and child care programs on and off base.

Children who live on base may attend schools in Ellicott School District 22. There are no DoDEA schools on base.

The Schriever Space Force Base school liaison program website has more information on area school districts, home schooling in Colorado, parent resources, and more. The website also has contact information for the base’s school liaison specialist, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Weather

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Weather

Schriever Space Force Base enjoys all four seasons. In winter, the average highs in Colorado Springs are in the 40s, with average lows dipping to the 20s and below. In the summer, the average high can soar to the 80s, with lows in the 50s. Colorado Springs gets about 16 inches of rain and about 39 inches of snow annually.

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Things to Do

Schriever AFB (Now Space Force Base) Things to Do

Schriever Space Force Base and the surrounding region are home to many historical sites, museums, art galleries, great restaurants and breweries, and vibrant shopping districts. On base, and at nearby Peterson AFB, there are a multitude of recreational opportunities, including arts and crafts, bowling, golfing, swimming, and more. Outside the gates, with Colorado Springs nearby, there’s no shortage of things to do. Get out and explore!

Suggested Reads: 28 Of the Best Things to Do Near Schriever AFB and 32 of the Best Restaurants Near Schriever AFB

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Conclusion

Moving to a new base comes with challenges, but Schriever Space Force Base is a great place to call home. Head to local hangouts, spend the day exploring Colorado Springs, and discover other area gems to experience everything this region and world-class base have to offer you during your time here.

 

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