Colorado Springs has a strong, rich military pride. Park Avenue properties proudly offers special programs and care for those who serve. Our Military relocation page offers more information, and below is some information about the large military installations in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.
United States Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy is unique in its dual role as both an Air Force installation and a University. The 10th Air Base Wing provides logistical, medical, fire response, security, civil engineering, family care and medical support across the 18,000-acre installation for a community of approximately 25,000. Learn more at: http://www.usafa.af.mil/
Approx 550 Faculty, 4000 Cadets as well as military and civilian workers
Situated about 10 miles east of Colorado Springs, Schriever’s AFB was named such after General Bernard A. Schriever who is recognized as the “father of the US Air Force space and missile program.” Gen. Schriever passed away in June 2005, however the based was renamed from Falcon AFB to his namesake in June of 1998. Home to over 8,000 employees known as the 50th Space Wing, they are responsible for
Department of Defense satellite operations and support to over 175 units. www.schriever.af.mil
Approx. 8,000 Employees
School Districts Serving: District 49, District 11, District 20, District 22
Activated in May 22nd, and headquartered at Peterson AFB, the 21st Space Wing is the only organization responsible for space control and missile warnings. It shares the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport airfield and is connected to the military installation, NORAD. www.peterson.af.mil
Peterson Air Force Base is also home to the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum. See barnstormers, WWII bombers and more in Colorado’s oldest aviation museum.
Approx. 10,000 Employees, over 14,000 Retired Military on base
Schools Districts Serving: varies but includes Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, and Monument Schools
Fort Carson’s Mission Statement is as follows:
“Fort Carson prepares trained and ready expeditionary forces for deployment in support of Combatant Commander requirements, provides first class support to Soldiers and families, and enables unified action with community, state, and interagency partners for the greater good of our Soldiers and their mission.” Source: www.carson.army.mil
This 137,000 acre base was established in 1942 and designated as such twelve years later. It is home to over 13,000 military and civilian personnel and is primary used for training.
Population: 26,282 Active Duty; 98,409 Retirees, Family Members, and Civilian Employees; approximately 70% of the population lives off of Fort Carson
Child Care: A variety of services are available through the Fort Carson Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS) program for children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. For more information, call 719-526-1100.
Schools: There are four elementary schools and one middle school on the installation. Schools fall within the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. For information on other schools and school district information, visit the Colorado Department of Education.