Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

Updated: October 19, 2023
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    Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, near Cheyenne, Wyoming, is pivotal to the U.S. military’s nuclear deterrence strategy as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command.

    Base Operator:

    7405 Barnes Lp,
    Francis E. Warren AFB, WY 82005

    What Kind of Base is F.E. Warren Air Force Base?

    Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (FEW) is renowned as one of three strategic missile bases on American soil, hosting the 90th Missile Wing entrusted with operating the formidable LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM.

    F.E. Warren Air Force Base History

    F.E. Warren AFB was established in 1867 as Fort David Allen Russell by the United States Army. In 1947, it came under the control of the United States Army Air Forces and then the United States Air Force.

    It is the oldest continuously active military installation within the Air Force. The base has undergone various transformations and changes in function over the years, and it is currently operated by the Air Force Global Strike Command.


    F.E. Warren Air Force Base Housing

    F.E. Warren AFB offers on-base housing options for families. Balfour Beatty Communities manages housing on the base. Housing options are available to active duty Air Force, Naval Reserve, Army Guard, Air National Guard, their families, civilian personnel working on the installation, and retirees.

    Off-base housing is also an option in nearby Cheyenne and the surrounding area.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at a military base, the first step is to contact the Force Support Squadron at F.E. Warren AFB at 307-773-2115. It’s important to note, availability may be limited, especially during the last two weeks of July due to the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo celebration.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    Temporary lodging at the military base is available for both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel at the Crow Creek Inn. Contact the Lodging Office at 307-773-1844 to make reservations.


    What is the BAH for F.E. Warren Air Force Base?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Wyoming state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: WY324

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,371 $1,029
    E02 $1,371 $1,029
    E03 $1,371 $1,029
    E04 $1,371 $1,029
    E05 $1,551 $1,164
    E06 $1,905 $1,428
    E07 $1,953 $1,464
    E08 $2,007 $1,626
    E09 $2,109 $1,725
    W01 $1,923 $1,446
    W02 $1,977 $1,623
    W03 $2,043 $1,740
    W04 $2,139 $1,914
    W05 $2,259 $1,965
    O01E $1,959 $1,548
    O02E $2,031 $1,701
    O03E $2,154 $1,896
    O01 $1,599 $1,200
    O02 $1,902 $1,491
    O03 $2,040 $1,773
    O04 $2,295 $1,947
    O05 $2,478 $1,977
    O06 $2,496 $2,019
    O07 $2,514 $2,052

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    F.E. Warren Air Force Base Surrounding Area

    Francis E. Warren Air Force Base is surrounded by a variety of outdoor and recreational attractions, including Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Curt Gowdy State Park, and Medicine Bow National Forest. Nearby towns include Cheyenne, which has a population of over 60,000 residents, and Fort Collins, Colorado, which is about an hour’s drive away. The area is known for its high altitude, lack of humidity, and warm days with cool nights.


    On-base medical services are available at the F. E. Warren AFB Medical Clinic. The 90th Medical Group medical and dental care options.

    Note: inpatient care, 24-hour care and emergency care are not provided at the on-base clinic. For those services, you’ll need to find a hospital in the nearby community of Cheyenne, Wyoming.


    F.E. Warren AFB offers childcare services at its on-base Child Development Center (CDC). It offers full-day, part-day, and hourly care services for children 6 months old to 5 years old. There are also school year care options for students who live on-base.


    Laramie County School District #1 is the public school district servicing Cheyenne, WY and F.E. Warren AFB. It contains nearly 30 elementary schools, three middle schools and 3 high schools.

    To figure out more, call the School Liaison Program at F. E. Warren AFB at 307-773-5943.

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