Project Location

F.E. Warren Air Force Base and Camp Guernsey

F.E. Warren Air Force Base

  • F.E. Warren Air Force Base (AFB) occupies 5,866 acres in southeast Wyoming, west of the capital city of Cheyenne, in Laramie County.

  • F.E. Warren AFB is home of the 90th Missile Wing.

  • The F.E. Warren missile field covers approximately 9,600 square miles throughout seven counties and three states, including Goshen and Laramie counties in Wyoming; Banner, Kimball, and Cheyenne counties in Nebraska; and Weld and Logan counties in Colorado.

Camp Guernsey

Camp Guernsey occupies 35,000 acres in Platte County, WY, approximately 75 miles north of F.E. Warren AFB.

  • Camp Guernsey’s primary mission is to provide a training area and logistics support for the Wyoming Army National Guard and the Wyoming Air National Guard.

On-Base Elements of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Deployment

  • Construction and renovation of facilities, missile maintenance and security operations, and hiring of additional personnel would occur at F.E. Warren AFB, WY. Depending on wing sequencing, construction may start as early as 2023 and end as late as 2036.

  • Construction, renovation of facilities, and additional training operations would occur at Camp Guernsey.

  • Operations and missile maintenance activities at F.E. Warren AFB would include overhauling, upgrading, and rebuilding of parts, assemblies, and subassemblies; equipment testing; and reclamation.

    • Minuteman III program personnel would transition to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program as it is deployed.

    • The GBSD program would incrementally reduce the number of on-base personnel at F.E. Warren AFB.

  • No missile maintenance activities would be conducted and no change in the number of personnel would occur at Camp Guernsey.

F.E. Warren Air Force Base entrance sign.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base entrance sign.

Off-Base Elements of the GBSD Deployment

Construction and modernization of launch facilities (LFs) and missile alert facilities (MAFs).

  • All 150 LFs and 8 of the 15 MAFs would be modernized.

  • Approximately 7 months would be required to renovate each LF and 12 months would be required to renovate each MAF.

  • MAFs not renovated would be dismantled and the real property would be disposed of.

Establishment of new utility corridors.

  • Approximately 436 miles of underground utility corridors and associated 16-foot-wide property easements would be established from F.E. Warren AFB to and throughout the missile field.

Temporary establishment of centralized staging areas.

  • Four construction staging areas approximately 5–10 acres each would be established in or near Kimball and Sidney, NE, and Sterling and Turlington, CO, to reduce travel time to work sites.

  • Smaller staging areas would be established at each LF and MAF during renovation and construction of each facility.

Temporary establishment of workforce housing camp.

  • Barrack-style modular housing would be established in or around Kimball, NE, to reduce travel time to work sites.

  • The housing would accommodate up to 2,000 construction workers and support personnel for 2–5 years during construction of the facilities.

  • The workforce housing camp would be fully self-supporting, including food, water, septic, and all other utilities.

Operations and maintenance activity levels for the GBSD program would be similar to levels currently supporting the Minuteman III program.

  • No change in the number of missile field personnel would occur.

An excavator digging a large trench for utility installation.
An excavator digging a large trench for utility installation.
A Ute ladies'-tresses orchid.
A Ute ladies'-tresses orchid.

Minuteman III Decommissioning and Disposal

  • Missile removal and storage is a standard procedure at F.E. Warren AFB.

  • Missiles would be removed from the LFs, transported to the base for temporary storage, and prepared for transport to Hill AFB, UT; Utah Test and Training Range, UT; or Camp Navajo, AZ.

  • All Minuteman III-related components removed from LFs and MAFs would be brought to F.E. Warren AFB for sorting, demilitarization, and disposal.

  • MAF surface buildings that are no longer active would be decommissioned.

  • No decommissioning or disposal activities would be conducted at Camp Guernsey, WY.