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.
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.
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.
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.