America’s first line of defense, executing world-class space combat and base operations to dominate the space domain
The foundation of American Space Superiority and Global Combat Operations – elite and built to last
Sustainability: Build Organizations, Operations, Airmen and Families to not only win today’s fight but that are “Built to Last” for the long term “Setting the Standard”
Relationships: Build stronger relationships at every level…between units, with our tenants, with those who host our GSUs, with our communities, with families, and at an Airman-to-Airman level
Culture: Strengthen a “Culture of Connection” built on a foundation of Respect, Readiness, and Responsibility
The 21st Space Wing is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and is the Air Force's only organization providing missile warning and space control to unified combatant commanders worldwide.
Home of 53 mission partners supported on Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, including North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command and the 302nd Airlift Wing (USAF Reserves).
As the Air Force’s most geographically dispersed wing, the 21st Space Wing hosts these mission partners, while also providing and employing global capabilities to ensure space superiority to defend our nation and allies. The Knights of the 21st Space Wing can be found at 22 locations in nine countries around the world.