Welcome to F.E. Warren Air Force Base

Welcome to Francis E. Warren Air Force Base and the 90th Missile Wing, home of the missileer.

We're proud of our close relationship with the Cheyenne community and our mission of defending America with the world's premier combat ready ICBM force: On time, every time, any time. The base enjoys a rich history spanning more than 145 years, providing the front line of defense for America and its allies.

Cheyenne and the base were both established in 1867. Originally named Fort D.A. Russell, the name of the base changed in 1930 to Fort Francis E. Warren to honor Wyoming's territorial governor and first state senator.

In 1949, the fort became a base and was renamed Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Warren has the distinction of being the Air Force's oldest continuously active installation. The base and the community thrive in a spirit of friendship and cooperation built over many years.

Cheyenne and the surrounding communities offer something for everyone. Every July the city hosts Cheyenne Frontier Days, "the Daddy of 'Em All," the country's largest outdoor rodeo, in conjunction with Fort D.A. Russell Days, F.E. Warren's open house. CFD draws in fans and rodeo participants from all over the country.

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90th Missile Wing Mission

The Mighty Ninety is tasked with completing one of the highest priority missions in the Department of Defense:

Defend America with the world's premier combat-ready ICBM force.

90th Missile Wing Vision

In order to accomplish the mission, the 90th Missile Wing follows one simple vision:

The Mighty Ninety, inspired by heritage, empowered by Airmen and driven by innovation. The world's most trusted, dominant ICBM force.

Chain of command

The 90th Missile Wing falls under two main commands: U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Global Strike Command.

USSTRATCOM, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., combines the synergy of the U.S. legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for space operations; global strike; global missile defense; and global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and combating weapons of mass destruction. This dynamic command gives National Leadership a unified resource for greater understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly.

AFGSC, located at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, the Air Force’s entire bomber force, to include B-52, B-1 and B-2 wings, the Long Range Strike Bomber program, and operational and maintenance support to organizations within the nuclear enterprise.

Air Force Mission

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. 

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority :  With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.

Global Attack:  Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

Rapid Global Mobility:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.

Information Superiority:  The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.

Agile Combat Support:  Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

Dept. of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.

The Air Force also has more than three dozen field operating agencies and direct reporting units which directly support the mission by providing unique services.

Together with Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.

The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah Lee James, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. Mark A. Welsh, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. Larry O. Spencer, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF James A. Cody.