Peterson supports wildfire efforts

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Base emergency responders continue to support wildfire efforts in Colorado Springs and at the United States Air Force Academy today.

Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station are contributing 11 firefighters, three fire trucks and one bulldozer to USAFA and the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Base officials have assembled more than 130 families who have volunteered to accept approximately 750 military evacuees.

"The 21st Space Wing is stepping up to help all agencies in the herculean effort of combating the Waldo Canyon wildfire," said 21st SW commander, Col. Chris Crawford. "We have exhaustive plans in place to support local, state and national organizations where necessary and when needed."

The base fitness center remains closed and is prepared to expeditiously respond to displaced military members. Service members can call (719) 556-4462 for information on how to link up with a volunteer family. Families wishing to volunteer to host evacuees can call (719) 556-4462 or email
Information will be updated via the Peterson AFB website,, the base Facebook page at "Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing".

More information can also be found through the U.S. Air Force Academy's website at or the Incident Information System website at The USAFA Facebook Site is