Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain AFS to exercise this week

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Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station personnel will engage in an exercise event starting tomorrow through Thursday, April 15.

The exercise is intended to ensure forces have and use the proper techniques, tactics and procedures as they protect the missions of the installations and the on-base communities. This is the first time all three bases will exercise together as part of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison.

“It’s extremely important that our installations participate in exercises,” said Col. James Smith, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander. “This is a great opportunity to test our readiness and ensure our no-fail missions continue in the face of real-world emergency scenarios.”

Exercise scenarios will impact each base on different days. As a result, residents near the installations may hear simulated gunshots, loud booms and sirens or see smoke. Those travelling on and off the base may also experience temporary gate closures and possibly blocked segments of roads on the base.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities plan to remain open throughout the event.

The Peterson-Schriever Garrison, headquartered at Peterson AFB, enable U.S. Space Force and partner mission execution of eight functional space deltas and more than 80 mission partners across 22 world-wide locations through the provision of integrated USSF and U.S. Air Force Base Operating Support, Combat Service Support, and Garrison Support Agency services.

Please refer questions to the Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs office at 719-556-5185, 719-567-5040, 719-359-7090 or