Peterson SFB Newcomers Information

WELCOME TO PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE! The men and women of the Peterson- Schriever Garrison, operating location Peterson SFB, Team Pete, work throughout the Colorado Springs area in what is known as the Peterson Complex, including Peterson Space Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station. We literally cover the world with our operations. Click here for the wing fact sheet.

In addition to their operational missions, Team Pete serves as host unit of the Peterson Complex for four major military headquarters--North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Space Force and Army Strategic Command--as well as the 302nd Airlift Wing (Reserve) and many tenant units from other major commands. 

Click here for NORAD newcomer information, and here for USNORTHCOM.

Peterson Space Force Base is adjacent to and east of Colorado Springs off U.S. Highway 24. Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state and has a population of approximately 500,000 people. Colorado Springs also hosts the U.S. Air Force Academy to the north and Fort Carson to the south. The Colorado Springs Airport, which shares runways with Peterson, services the area with direct connections to a wide variety of major cities. City buses make stops at the Peterson gate.

The city's altitude is 6,035 feet and some newcomers experience slight fatigue at first. New arrivals should allow time for their bodies to adjust to the elevation. Peterson is in the Rocky Mountain region. Summers can be hot and winters cold in Colorado, but the dry climate is generally quite agreeable, whatever the season.


Visit Base Guide for a searchable listing through for a wealth of information on moving to the Front Range of Colorado.
The Peterson SFB Base Guide - Relocation PDF
The Schriever SFB Base Guide - Relocation PDF 

People ready to sign in at Peterson Space Force Base or Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station must report to the Military Personnel Flight, Personnel Employment Office in Bldg. 350.
Schriever Space Force Base assigned personnel must report to their unit orderly room at Schriever, who will schedule them for in processing. 

The base dorm manager can be called at 556-3832. The number for the base billeting office, located in Bldg. 1042, is 556-6293.

All members are required to in-process with 21st Comptroller Squadron Finance Office within five days of arrival. If you are stationed at Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever SFB, Fort Carson, or Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station personnel may in-process at either the Peterson SFB or Schriever SFB finance office.

Both Peterson SFB and Schriever SFB provide a PCS in-processing brief: 

  • Peterson SFB is every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The Finance Office is located in Building 350, Suite 2009.
  • Schriever SFB is every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Finance Office is located in Building 210, Suite 146A.

For more information on 21st CPTS click here.

A U.S. post office is operated on Peterson Space Force Base in Bldg. 1466. It offers complete postal services, including money orders, stamps, parcel post, express mail, international mail service, limited service for people who collect stamps and registered, certified and insured mailing. The post office also rents lock boxes.

The Postal Service Center is located next to the U.S. post office (Bldg. 1466) and provides incoming mail service for active duty military and DOD civilian personnel. Inbound personnel can call 556-4865 to get a temporary forwarding address until they get a permanent address in the local area. All of your mail will be held at the Postal Service Center until your arrival. Once you check in with the Postal Service Center you are authorized a temporary mail box for up to 30 days.

ID card applications for active-duty people, retirees and family members are issued at the Military Personnel Flight customer service center in Bldg. 350.
ID cards are issued at the Pass and Registration office, also in Bldg. 350. Click here for office hours and information. 

Click here for Colorado vehicle registration information.

Weapons registration is handled by the security police armory, located in Bldg. 1376. All people living in the base enlisted dormitories, visiting officers and enlisted quarters or temporary lodging facilities are required to register and store privately owned weapons at the armory in Bldg. 1376 as soon as they arrive on station. Weapons may be temporarily checked out but must be returned for storage within 72 hours.

People living in base housing may retain their privately owned weapons in their quarters and are required to register them at the armory.

Concealed weapons permits issued by civil authorities are not valid on Peterson Air Force Base without the expressed written approval of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander.

People may only transport privately owned weapons on Peterson Space Force Base when driving directly to and from the security police armory for storage or their residence in base family housing. People must notify the entry controller that they have a privately owned weapon and where they intend on transporting it. Privately owned weapons must be unloaded and in the trunk of the vehicle. The weapon may not be left unattended at any time and must be under the supervision of a person 21 years old or older.

The People Helping People Internet Delivery System web site is made up of Wing helping agencies including the Health and Wellness Center (HAWC), Youth Services, Family Support Center, Chaplain, Life Skills, and Family Advocacy.