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United States Air Force
1334 W. Stewart Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
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Peterson-Schriever Garrison’s mission is to enable USSF and partner mission execution of eight functional space deltas and more than 80 mission partners across 22 world-wide locations through the provision of integrated USSF and United States Air Force Base Operating Support (e.g., directly assisting, maintaining, supplying, and distributing support of forces at the operating location), Combat Service Support (e.g., the essential capabilities, functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of all operating forces at the operating location), and Garrison Support Agency services.
Colorado Springs is experiencing tremendous growth. All five military installations in the Colorado Springs area have privatized their housing operations. Contact your government Housing Military Office (HMO), at your current base as soon as you know you are moving to Colorado Springs area. The government housing team will provide you with the latest information about privatized housing, details about the application process, and off-base housing options. The HMO will also update you on any base specific policies. Members returning from remote overseas tours will receive retroactive credit, but certain qualifying conditions apply. For additional information call 719-556-4332 or DSN 834-4332.
Peterson AFB has a high occupancy rate!! Please call or ask your sponsor to call at least three weeks before you arrive. The Dorm Manager and personnel can be reached at 719-556-3832/1409.
School Tips for Parents
There is a 55-page handbook on everything parents need to know about schools in the Colorado Springs area. The School Liaison Officer is available by calling 719-556-6141. The handbook and other useful documents are available at http://www.21fss.com/about/airman-family-readiness/school-liaison-officer/.
Vehicle Registration, New Resident Requirements, Voting, and Driver's Licenses
Use this website to learn requirements to register your vehicle, estimate your vehicle registration cost, become a new resident, vote in Colorado, and much more! Or call 719-520-6240 to speak with a representative.
**If you register to vote at the El Paso DMV, you will revoke your current residence and will become a Colorado resident. If you don't want to change residency and wish to vote in your current state, please visit Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships for the military members and their families. Therefore, as the last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
21 FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON FUN STUFF
"21 FSS offers fun stuff - all the things that help you keep your life in balance - Outdoor Recreation, Golf, Aquatics, Bowling, ITT, Aero Club (Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center), The Club, and
plenty of outstanding special events. To see what we have to offer, visit the 21st Force Support Squadron website.
Living in Colorado opens up a spectrum of recreation unequaled anywhere else. It includes skiing and snowboarding at some of the world's premier resorts, rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking 14ers (mountain peaks 14,000 feet and higher in elevation), fishing, learn-to-swim programs, camping, whitewater rafting down the Arkansas River, snowmobiling, skydiving, snowshoeing, dog sledding, weekend trips to Aspen, Crested Butte, and Moab, Utah.
Colorado is also known for its craft beers and many microbreweries. Our Club hosted its 8th Annual Home Brew Fest in February of 2014, and featured more than 500 entries, some from as far away as North Carolina! Guests sampled their favorite suds, enjoyed good food and live music. For wine aficionados, The Club hosts a wine fest in November.
Our ITT offers awesome discounts on tickets to professional sports games - such as tickets to the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche Hockey - and discounted tickets to concerts at the Pikes Peak Center and world-class entertainment, like the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, at Colorado Springs World Arena.
And Peterson Air Force Base boasts the only full-service professional leisure travel office in Colorado specifically dedicated to travel discounts for the military. No other military installation in the Pikes Peak region has one. With its two full-time professional travel agents, Leisure Travel provides the best prices and awesome service, even while you travel.
To stay abreast of the latest news, sign up for Email News. You'll find the link in the right column of the website, www.21fss.com. Or call the 21 FSS Marketing office at (719) 556-4598, DSN 834-4598.
Cavalier Air Station
If you are PCSing to Cavalier AS, please visit the installation website. More information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is NOT necessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 556-4555. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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