Schriever Air Force Base

Schriever Space Force Base is located approximately 10 miles east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. After announcing in early 1981 that a military space systems control facility would be built, Falcon Air Force Station became home to that facility, the Consolidated Space Operations Center. Beginning in 1987, operational functions began transferring to Falcon AFS units. This process took several years and was completed with the formal turnover of the CSOC in September 1993.

Groundbreaking took place May 17, 1983, and Falcon AFS became a reality. Two years later, the 2nd Space Wing was formed, and mission capability from Onizuka AFS began transferring over to Falcon following the base's activation on Sept. 26, 1985. The wing took operational control of the Air Force Satellite Control Network in October 1987. On June 13, 1988, Falcon AFS was re-designated Falcon AFB.

Due to Air Force-wide restructuring, the 2nd SW was inactivated, and the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing re-designated as the 50th SW activated at Falcon AFB on Jan. 30, 1992. The 50th TFW had inactivated on Sept. 30, 1991, at Hahn Air Base, Germany. Its re-designation and activation at Falcon AFB continued the heritage of a highly decorated unit.

On June 5, 1998, Falcon AFB was renamed Schriever SFB in honor of retired Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, who pioneered the development of the nation's ballistic missile programs and is recognized as "the father of the U.S. Air Force's space and missile program." Gen. Schriever passed away June 20, 2005.

Schriever SFB is home to 8,000 military and civilian employees. The base indirectly contributes an estimated $1.3 billion to the local Colorado Springs, Colorado, area annually. Read more about the history of Schriever SFB here.

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