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00. AIR / AFGSC / F.E Warren airbase ☢

Last modified: 07 Jun 2022

Country: United States    Region: Wyoming

Latitude: 41° 8' 59" N     Longitude: -105° 50' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


41 8'45"N 10450'55"W Francis Emroy Warren airbase, Wyoming Former Strategic Air Command base and the US first operational ICBM base introducing Atlas missiles (1958-1965). After that the base is operating several other types of ICBM's ever since.

F.E. Warren airbase is currently under AFGSC with
- Hq 20th Air Force responsible for maintaining and operating USAF's ICBM's with
- 90 Missile Wing operating 150 Minuteman III ICBMs on 24/7 alert with
-- a staff and 90 Operational, Maintenance, Mission Support, Security and Medical Groups, an ops support and an helicopter squadron and a staneval element.
-- 319, 320 and 321 Missile Squadrons (ACTIVE) Each responsible for 5 Missile Alert Facilities and 50x Minuteman III ICBMs.

Missile Alert Facilities (MAFs) are used for command, control and monitoring the Minuteman Launch Facilities. A MAF consists of an underground hardened Launch Control Center (LCC), an aboveground Launch Control Support Building (LCSB) and an underground hardened Launch Control Equipment Building (LCEB) housing cooling and generator systems. The C2 equipment is located in the LCC. Each LCC has primary control and responsibility for 10 Launch Facilities in its flight and controlls 50 LF's.

- Hq 582 Helicopter Group. Providing operational capacity and support for the 90th, 91st and 341st Missile Wings operating UH-1N's.
-- 37th 37th Helicopter Squadron providing helicopter security response for the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren airbase. The squadron supports emergency war order taskings, by transporting tactical response force teams in support of launch facility denial and recapture and convoy operations. It also conducts priority passenger and cargo airlift, The other squadrons are dislocated.

- 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron operates the Nuclear Security Tactics Training Center and is instructing USAF security forces in protecting the nation's Minuteman III ICBM fields and nuclear assets from those missiles during transport. It is located at Camp Guernsey at grid 4214'19"N 10442'51"W

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