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Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station to get new names

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station are being renamed.

The Peterson-Schriever Garrison said Wednesday the new names will better reflect the installation's roles in the U.S. Space Force. Those names will be Schriever Space Force Base, Peterson Space Force Base, and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station.

The three installations are home to vital parts of the nation's space control, surveillance, and command missions said a release from the Peterson-Schriever Garrison.

Peterson is home to Space Operations Command and Space Deltas 2, 3, and 7. Schriever hosts Joint Task Force-Space Defense and Space Deltas 6, 8, and 9 and Cheyenne Mountain is host to numerous sensitive space-related missions, the release said.

The installations will take on their new names following a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on July 26.

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Brittany Wiley

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  1. Can you imagine all the taxpayer money being wasted on this? Think about all the places these names appear on and off the base.

  2. I still don’t quite understand why America is militarizing space against the UN’s PAROS treaty.

    1. Space has been militarized since the first reconnaissance satellite was launched. The UN resolution (NOT a treaty!) is a reaffirmation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty signed by the U.S., the UK, and the Soviet Union. 111 countries have subsequently signed on to the treaty, with an additional 23 countries who have signed but not ratified the treaty. This treaty bans the stationing of weapons of m@ss destruction (WMD) in outer space, prohibits military activities on celestial bodies, and details legally binding rules governing the peaceful exploration and use of space. (https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/outerspace)

      1. Amazing! ANY word containing ALPHA SIERRA SIERRA in it fails validation by the censer algorithm. I wonder what other letter combinations cause this to happen, even with perfectly innocuous words.

        1. That’s one combination I discovered, since several common medical words include the combination. Also bravo uniform mike mike echo romeo, which has a similar origin I guess, although I’m not sure which is the offensive piece . . . 🙄

          1. I understand that, hence my “similar origin” comment. Although it has a less offensive meaning here.

    2. China is working hard to do so, as most likely Russia and North Korea. Have you the desire for the US to be left in the dust, unable to defend against weapons wielded from orbit?

  3. So they’re changing the names before we know that Space Force is going to stay here?

    1. That was my first thought too! So we can perhaps look forward to more wasted spending as one or more of them changes name again to reflect being the headquarters of the Space Force.
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      Also, it was my understanding that use of the Space Force seal, pictured in the article, had officially been discontinued. But I’m not surprised that KRDO doesn’t know that.

      1. Discontinued, no. Severely restricted, yes. Per the Air & Space Forces Intellectual Property Management website: “The official Seal of the United States Space Force is protected by law the same as all other military Seals. The Seal is not authorized for public or commercial use, and such use is punishable under law.” There may be some leeway for journalistic use, as it is common to see the official seals of the other Services used in online news articles. But, that is just speculation on my part.

        1. That’s where I got my information from, except I paraphrased it. It does state that “The U.S. Space Force Seal is reserved for internal, official use only.” So there’s no exclusion for any external (i.e. journalistic) use, hence KRDO’s removal from this story.

    2. Whether Space Force Headquarters stays here or not, the bases here still will belong to Space Force, with the name change reflecting this. The missions conducted out of Schriever, Cheyenne Mountain, and Peterson will still continue here at these bases. Only Space Force Headquarters would be moving.

    3. Umm. What you are talking about is “Space Command” which is separate from “Space Force”. So we will always have Space Force here and we are hoping that they will keep Space Command here and not move it to Huntsville.
      I hope this add clarity to everyone.

  4. I wonder if the radical Marxist Democrats antifa and BLM will protest because none were named after George Floyd.

    1. Why don’t you ask them? You seem to be the only one concerned about them . . . 🙄

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