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The mission of the United States Air Force Reserve is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.

The vision of the Air Force Reserve Command is to provide the world's best mutual support to the Air Force and its joint partners. As part of its responsibilities, the Air Force Reserve provides about 20 percent of the active duty Air Force's capability at about four percent of the Air Force's total budget. The AF Reserve performs two, specialized missions no other organization in the Department of Defense does: fixed-wing aerial spray missions to kill mosquitoes in the aftermath of natural disasters and the monitoring of hurricanes and severe weather systems for the National Weather Service.

The Air Force Reserve Command also supports aerial firefighting, space, flight test, special operations, aerial port operations, civil engineer, security forces, intelligence, military training, communications, mobility support, transportation and services missions. The command is also administratively responsible for all the Air Force's individual mobilization augmentees.

To learn more about the Air Force Reserve, click on its fact sheet here.
The 302nd Airlift Wing is one of the largest tenant organizations at Peterson Air Force Base. The 302nd AW has more than 1,200 Reservists and 250 full-time employees assigned. The wing is one of nine C-130 Air Force Reserve units, and is charged with the mission of airdrop and airlift, aeromedical evacuation, and the civil support mission of aerial firefighting using the Modular Airborne Firefighting System.

The wing is assigned eight C-130H3 Hercules aircraft, which are flown by the wing's 731st Airlift Squadron.

To learn more about the 302nd Airlift Wing, click here for the unit's fact sheet.
Peterson Air Force Base's commissary can be reached at (719) 556-7765, while the base exchange, operated by the Army Air Force Exchange Service, can be reached at (719) 596-7270.

The address for both the commissary and base exchange is 1040 East Steward Ave. Peterson AFB, CO. 80914

For more information on the base exchange, including hours of operations, click here.

For more information on the commissary, including hours of operations, click here.
Traveling south on Interstate 25 (includes travel from the cities of Monument, Castle Rock and Denver)

Individuals traveling south on I-25 from north of Colorado Springs are encouraged to exit the interstate at Exit 153, traveling east on Interquest Parkway. After two miles, travel south on State Road 21, also known as Powers Boulevard. After traveling 14 miles south, exit Powers Boulevard east on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road into the west gate entrance of Peterson Air Force Base.

Traveling north on Interstate 25 (includes travel from the cities of Fountain, Pueblo and Trinidad)

Individuals traveling north on I-25 from south of Colorado Springs are encouraged to exit the interstate at Exit 139. After merging onto U.S. Highway 24, also known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. bypass, travel east for 4.5 miles until you reach State Road 21, also known as Powers Boulevard. Travel north on Powers Boulevard for 1.3 miles, turning right to travel east on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road into the west gate entrance of Peterson Air Force Base.

Traveling east on U.S. Highway 24 (includes travel from the cities of Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek and Buena Vista)

Individuals traveling east on U.S. Highway 24 from the west of Colorado Springs are encouraged to merge on to Interstate 25 at the Highway 24 junction. Travel south on I-25 for two miles, exiting the interstate at Exit 140. After merging onto U.S. Highway 24, also known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. bypass, travel east for 4.5 miles until you reach State Road 21, also known as Powers Boulevard. Travel north on Powers Boulevard for 1.3 miles, turning right to travel east on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road into the west gate entrance of Peterson Air Force Base.

Traveling west on U.S. Highway 24 (includes travel from the cities of Limon, Burlington and the Kansas border)

Individuals traveling west on U.S. Highway 24 from the town of Limon, Colo., should drive 66 miles west to the U.S. Highway 24/State Road 21 interchange. Exit U.S. Highway 24 onto Powers Boulevard, also known as S.R. 21. Travel south on Powers Boulevard for 1 mile, turning left to travel east on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road into the west gate entrance of Peterson Air Force Base.