About Schriever AFB, CO
Schriever Air Force Base is a major site of Air Force Space Command. This base is located near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Currently, Schriever is home to the 50th Space Wing, which is tasked with commanding, controlling, and warning different communications satellites.
This base officially opened in 1983. It has only recently been given the name Schriever to honor General Bernard Adolph Schriever. Schriever was actually born in Bremen, Germany, in 1910, but he went on to be one of the most important innovators in ballistics for the United States Air Force after emigrating to the USA. He passed away in 2005.
There are about 8,100 civilian employees and active duty officers working on this site. Many of these employees work on the control point on this base that deals with the Global Positioning System. There are many other centers on this base, including the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center.