Incoming people are encouraged to stop at the visitor's center
for information and directions. All vehicles will be stopped. Drivers will be asked to present a copy of their orders, a valid driver’s license or military ID card to obtain passes.
The gate guard can provide directions to the 24-hour central arrival point at the Crow Creek Inn, Building 216. This office will assist in contacting sponsors.
After checking in at the central arrival point, members should report to their unit orderly room and the customer service section in the military personnel flight, Building 1284, located on Saber Road.
In-processing begins at 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Building 1284. All in-processing appointments must be scheduled through the MPF personnel employment element. The unit CSS will help coordinate a time and date with the MPF for in-processing. Records must be turned in one day prior to the in-processing date. During in-processing, a schedule of briefings is provided. Customer service hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information call customer service at (307) 773-1845.
Francis E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo., is easy to find. The base sits on the western edge of the city of Cheyenne, which is located in southeast Wyoming, and is about nine miles north of the Colorado border and just off of Interstate 25, Exit 11, in Cheyenne. The base and town are roughly two hours north of Denver, Colo., and nine to 10 hours from Salt Lake City, Utah or Omaha, Neb.
Interstates 80 and 25 intersect about three miles south of the main gate. If a sponsor isn’t at the Cheyenne Municipal Airport during duty hours, call the command post at (307) 773-3921 to have them contact a sponsor. The base is only five to 10 minutes away and a commercial cab is available. Save the receipt since the taxi fare is reimbursable at in-processing.
Cheyenne, located near the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and on the high plains, has four distinct seasons and, at times, rapidly changing weather conditions. Located in a fairly dry region of the country, the base receives about 14 inches of moisture per year in the form of rain or snowmelt and has an average winter snowfall of 52 inches. Snowfall is common nine months out of the year due to the high plains environment (more than 6,000 feet above sea level.) The first snowfall of the season typically occurs in late September and the last snowfall occurs in May.
Winter months are usually dry and windy with wind gusts commonly more than 50 mph. Blowing and drifting snow create particularly hazardous conditions for winter travel. All of the major highways leading through Cheyenne occasionally close due to severe winter weather. Average winter temperatures range from the 30s during the day to teens overnight. Cold snaps that can plunge temperatures and wind chills below zero are typically short lived.
Spring and summer seasons are the wettest times of the year with more than two inches of moisture per month from April to July. Severe thunderstorms occur in the late spring to summer months and can result in flash flooding conditions, large hail and even occasional tornadoes. The peak of the tornado season along the Front Range is June while the greatest flash flooding potential exists in July and August. Average summer temperatures are pleasant, due in part to the low humidity, with most days in the low 80s for highs and 50s for overnight lows.
The bottom line is the weather in Cheyenne can and will change rapidly, no matter what the season. Always be prepared.
Base Housing & Dormitories
HOUSING - ON BASE
The base has five distinct housing areas. The most impressive of which are the 156 “historic bricks” built between 1885 and 1933. These have placed Warren on the national historic preservation list. Among the largest are the expansive senior officer homes. The officer bricks start at 2,500 square feet and most include oak floors and fireplaces. Sergeant’s Row bricks are reserved for junior NCOs.
Carlin Heights, built in 1987, has 265 two-, three- and four-bedroom units in duplex, triplex and fourplex layouts. Carlin Heights’ homes range from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet and are located near the commissary/BX complex.
Capehart/MCP homes were built in the 1960s and are located near the medical clinic and the youth center. Capehart has 100 three- and four-bedroom homes with basements. They average 1,200 square feet. The MCP homes for junior NCOs are fourplex units with 1,200 square feet plus a basement. MCP homes for senior NCOs are three- and four-bedroom units with approximately 1,300 square feet plus a basement.
The Atlas housing areas, located to the East and West of Capehart/MCP were completed in the summer of 2000. There are 210 one-and two-story 1200 square feet three-bedroom Junior NCO units.
HOUSING - OFF BASE
The housing referral office is located in Building 306, 10th Cavalry Rd. Regulations require a visit to the referral office before renting or buying off-base housing. The housing office can provide information on accessing the Air Forces newest housing referral service “AHRN”. The Automated Housing Referral Network allows interested authorized members to access rental listings and “For Sale By Owner” listings via internet. This service can be accessed by anyone with a military email address from anywhere in CONUS. The housing referral office can also provide maps of F.E. Warren and the city of Cheyenne, information about schools, landlord/tenant laws, a copy of a military rental clause and any sanctions against local landlords.
Although Warren is located next to Cheyenne, off-base housing is not abundant. Large families can expect some difficulty in finding rentals. The majority of apartments are one and two bedroom units and single-family rental homes are fairly expensive.
F.E. Warren has no government mobile home facilities, but there are several mobile home parks in the Cheyenne area. It’s advisable to obtain a mobile home space before moving a mobile home. Rent for mobile home lots range from $250.00 to $350.00 per month.
Pets can severely limit rental options, as few local landlords allow them. If a landlord accepts pets, you will most likely be required to pay a non-refundable deposit.
Persons interested in purchasing a home in Cheyenne will find a fair selection in most areas of the city. The estimated cost of a three-bedroom home averages $125,000 to $175,000, depending on location, structure and design.
In all cases, the housing referral office has referral materials and listings. The housing referral office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information call (307) 773-1840.
Apartment rentals: Home rentals:
1 bedroom - $300 - $500 $600 - $1,400
2 bedroom - $385 - $950
3 bedroom - $525 - $950
Warren is at the forefront of installations in upgrading the quality of life for our 772 Airmen living in the dormitories. Four of the 14 dormitories have been converted to the new “Dorms-4-Airmen” concept giving the airmen a private bedroom and bath while sharing a full kitchen, living room area and washer and dryer in the common areas. Six of the other 10 dormitories have been renovated to a 1+1 configuration, which offers residents a private room with a shared bathroom and kitchen.
Current dormitory policy is to provide all dorm residents with a private room and to maintain unit integrity. Single service members in the grades of E-4 or above with over three years of active service are authorized “BAH” Basic Allowance for Housing and may live off base. Single Airmen E-4 and below who wish to live off base are put on the BAH waiting list, which is prioritized by rank and date of service. Airmen arriving to the base should have their sponsor or new supervisor coordinate a room for them with Dorm Management.
Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
A key resource on the installation and a gateway to accessing all of the resources available to you, the Airman & Family Readiness Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of family and the military lifestyle. The Airman & Family Readiness Center is one part of the overall installation family support system, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. The Airman & Family Readiness Center should be one of you first stops upon arriving at an installation; its programs and services will be an important resource for you and your family. The center is located in Building 207, 7601 Randall Avenue.
The loan closet located within the center supports newly arrived personnel by providing small appliances and minor household items until members’ household goods shipment arrives. Most items may be borrowed for up to 30 days. Electronic items such as microwaves, TVs/VCRs and vacuums are loaned for seven days with two possible renewals. Operating hours for the loan closet are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For Loan Closet information, please call (307) 773-3739.
The center also publishes welcome packages that include information covering the installation and the Cheyenne area. A&FRC is located at 7601 Randall Avenue, Building 207. Operating hours for the center are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For general information call (307) 773-2241.
Household Goods/ Personal Property
The traffic management office’s mission is to expedite delivery of personal property and is located at 7300 Saber Rd., Building 1284. It is imperative to contact TMO as soon as possible after arrival.
“Do-it-yourself” movers should bring all associated travel receipts. In most instances, 90 days temporary storage of household goods is authorized and direct delivery is desirable to minimize handling and damage. Mass outprocessing briefings are given every Tues & Thurs @ 0930/1330 excluding family days & holidays.
The inbound customer service section operates from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The inbound customer service section’s phone number is 1-(800) 771-1819. For more information call (307) 773-5396 or (307) 773-3824.
The Staff Judge Advocate’s office no longer adjudicates claims involving damage to household goods occurring during PCS shipment, vandalism, or theft. These claims are now handled at the Claims Center in Kettering, OH. For assistance, please contact DSN: 986-8044 or 1-877-754-1212. The Staff Judge Advocate’s office still provides services for claims involving torts, hospital recovery or the Military Claims Act. Additionally, if you need help processing your household goods claim, you may contact this office. For more information, call (307) 773-2256.
Firearms are not allowed in transient quarters or dorms. Those staying there must register and store their firearms with the security forces armory in Building 34. Upon arrival, security forces at the gate can provide further storage instructions.
Members living on base are required to register their firearms through their respective unit orderly rooms. For more information call (307) 773-3957.
Welcome to the Air Force Inn of this historic cavalry post of 1867. The staff is here to ensure your stay is pleasant and relaxing. Lodging offers all the comforts of a commercial hotel which include high speed and wireless internet in most of the rooms and kitchens or kitchenettes in most all of our 72 charming accommodations.
Lodging provides modern visiting quarters in 10 historic brick buildings located throughout the historic district of the base. Originally built in the early 1900s, the rooms have been upgraded to highlight the beauty of the past with the modern conveniences of today.
We offer all size rooms from a standard hotel room with a queen bed to three bedroom units for the whole family to enjoy. Not only do we have space for your family and friends but we also feature units that welcome your pets.
Guest services representatives are available to assist you at the front desk 24 hours a day. In the lobby there is a business center and we also have a wide variety of snacks, beverages and convenience items for purchase.
A space available reservations policy makes visiting easy to plan year round. Invite your family and friends or celebrate an anniversary, holiday or take a break from the ordinary. Our reservations department can accept space available reservations up to 120 days in advance for the duration of the stay. Please call to confirm availability for the dates you or your guest would like to stay.
Please contact our guest services representatives for any further information and to make your reservations at (307) 773-1844.
Only two pets per household are authorized in family housing. Pets must be under control (i.e., leashed or fenced) at all times and must not disturb the peace, become a nuisance or pose a threat to other animals, people or property.
Traditionally wild animals and some aggressive canine breeds are not allowed in base housing. Further restrictions are published in the military family housing “We Care” pamphlet. Dogs, cats and horses must be registered within seven days at the base veterinary clinic and must be current on vaccinations. For more information call housing management at (307) 773-1840 or the Warren Veterinary Treatment Facility at (307) 773-3354.
Sponsorship is an important part of every military move and provides an understanding of the base and local community to include housing, schools, childcare and employment.
Shortly after receiving an assignment notification, a letter from a sponsor should arrive. If needed, call (307) 773-1845 to get assistance in getting a sponsor assigned.
For important information and a photo gallery of Warren, go to www.afcrossroads.com and www.warren.af.mil.
Civilian employees are an important asset to Warren and vital to getting the mission done. The Civilian Personnel Office, located in Building 213, is the hiring authority for about 500 civil service positions at Warren. It also oversees the military spouse preference program for spouses interested in employment on base. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Recruitment for Warren’s civilian positions is centralized at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB, Texas.
Interested candidates should contact the Air Force Job Information Line at 1 (800) 616-3775.
Information is also available on the web at http://wwa.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afjobs. For local information call the civilian personnel office at (307) 773-3340.
Driving on Base
Speed limits on base are 30 miles per hour on all roads and streets unless otherwise posted, 15 mph in all housing areas and streets fronted by housing and 10 mph in all parking lots. Right turns on a red light, after a stop, are legal. When driving on base, be aware of the antelope that may wander onto roads or through parking lots. Cell phone use is not permitted while driving unless using a hands-free device.
Youth Pen Pals
Youth can get firsthand information about the base, schools, sports and activities by writing a pen pal at Warren. The Airmen and Family Readiness Center’s Relocation Office can match children. For more information call (307) 773-5946.
Youth Pen Pal Program
7601 Randall Ave
F.E. Warren AFB, WY 82005-2502