Information courtesy of Schriever AFB Public Affairs http://www.schriever.af.mil/newcomersinformation/index.asp
Congratulations on your assignment to Schriever Air Force Base--one of the newest bases in the Air Force. Schriever AFB is the home of the 50th Space Wing, the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Missile Defense Agency's Joint National Integration Center, 310th Space Group and numerous tenant organizations.
The 50th Space Wing's mission provide combat effects to the warfighter, to include precision navigation and timing and secure satellite communication, through command and control of DOD satellite systems. The other units at Schriever also perform space missions. We are unique in that we have no flightline and no aircraft mission.
Some of the services normally provided at most Air Force bases are not available on Schriever; however, Peterson AFB is a full service base, offering base housing and other support functions.
More than 6,200 personnel work on Schriever AFB, located approximately 10 miles east of Colorado Springs. You are joining a highly dedicated and professional group of military, civilian, and contractor personnel. We are very proud of our mission success rate and the fact that each individual does their part to create a quality Air Force environment. Schriever AFB challenges you to become part of our tradition of excellence.
You will find Colorado Springs a warm and friendly city with many things to see and do. We hope your transition goes smoothly, and we look forward to you joining the Schriever team!
During normal duty hours, contact your sponsor or the unit you are assigned to. If they cannot assist you, contact the Military Personnel Flight at 719-567-5900, or DSN 560-5900.
If it is after normal duty hours, report to the 24-hour arrival point at the Pikes Peak Lodging Office, Building 1042 on Peterson Air Force Base, phone 719-597-2010. When you reach the base the gate guard can direct you to the Pikes Peak Lodging Office. This office can also help you get in touch with your sponsor or your unit.
When you are ready to sign in you must first report to the Visitors Center, Building 20, located at the Enoch Road Gate. Be prepared with security clearance paperwork and automobile information to gain access to the facility. Once on base, report to the Military Personnel Flight Customer Service counter on the first floor of Building 210, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., in uniform. Bring the package provided to you by your losing base and any other paperwork that applies to your move, with you.
Space is limited at the Temporary Lodging Facility. Call DSN 834-6293 or 834-8048 to make reservations as soon as you receive orders. Newcomers are limited to a 15-day stay and then can stay additional days on a space available basis.
Pets are not allowed in the TLF. Hotel and motel availability may be scarce during the summer due to the large number of tourists who visit the area, so plan ahead and make reservations.
For information on enrolling your children at the Schriever Child Development Center, contact 719-567-4742 or DSN 560-4742.
Actus Lend Lease will break ground on new housing at Schriever beginning in 2008. More information on future base housing, including proposed housing plans, is available on our Base Housing page.
If you are purchasing a home, be aware of time required to close. You may want to pre-qualify for a loan while at your current station. If possible, plan to take a permissive TDY house-hunting expedition at least 30-40 days to PCSing to this area.
Airman & Family Services at Schriever AFB -- http://www.schriever.af.mil/fsc/