Peterson Space Force BaseUpdated: August 31, 2023
In Colorado Springs, Peterson Space Force Base houses the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the 21st Space Wing, and the Space Force’s Space Systems Command sections.
80916, 1334 Stewart Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80914
Peterson Space Force Base History
Peterson Space Force Base once served as an air support base for Camp Carson. Army Air Forces trained and supported Cold War air defense centers at the installation. The base underwent significant transformations, including its renaming from Peterson Air Force Base to Peterson Space Force Base in July 2021, reflecting its prominent role in the new space service.
Peterson Space Force Base Housing
Peterson Space Force Base offers on-base housing options. Tierra Vista Communities operates and manages on-base housing. You can call 719-597-7200 to learn more about housing options.
Off-base living options are also available in Colorado Springs and nearby communities.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Temporary lodging options at Peterson Space Force are found at Pikes Peak Lodge. The facility offers lodging for several regional installations. It offers pet-friendly room options. Newcomers to Peterson SFB are given accommodations up to 30 nights once arriving.
To learn more about lodging, call the Temporary Lodging Office at 719-556-7851.
What is the BAH for Peterson Space Force Base?
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Peterson Air Force Base varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Colorado state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO BAH Rates
Military Housing Area: CO046
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Peterson Space Force Base Surrounding Area
Peterson Space Force Base lies within Colorado Springs, Colorado’s second-largest city. Nearby, you’ll find the U.S. Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Fort Carson Army Post, and Schriever Space Force Base.
Recreational opportunities abound, from skiing and hiking to camping and whitewater rafting. You can also experience renowned resorts, rock climbing, fishing, snowboarding, and trips to Aspen, Crested Butte, and Moab, Utah.
The 21st Medical Group operates an on-base outpatient facility. It delivers primary care to those at Peterson Space Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base. For more questions, call at 719-526-2273.
Note: There are no emergency services at the facility. For an ER, there are several nearby hospitals can assist during emergencies.
The Peterson SFB base offers two main Child Development Centers (CDCs) for childcare. Each center offers full day care for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children. There are also school care options during the school year for students.
El Paso County encompasses ten school districts, with seven located in the urban areas of Colorado Springs and the remaining three in Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, and Monument. Notable districts in the area are Falcon District 49 and Colorado Springs School District 11. For a comprehensive overview and further assistance, it’s recommended to connect with the School Liaison Officer at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. For more information, call 719-556-6141.