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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.