“In 1862, President Lincoln approved a military installation in the Wyoming Territory to protect the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. In 1867, the U.S. Cavalry established Fort D. A. Russell the same year Cheyenne was founded.”

Time has brought major changes from the first days of Army cavalry to today’s modern–day Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles used to protect our great nation.

Highlighting the shared history and growth is the F. E. Warren Air Force Base open house called Fort D.A. Russell Days. Historic home tours, military reenactments and tours of Minuteman III and Peacekeeper missile systems are available to look back in history or forward to the future.

F.E. Warren Air Force Base is located at exit 11 on I-25 in Cheyenne.


You only get one chance per year to get onto F.E. Warren Airforce Base and that time is now. The schedule for Day 2 of 3 starts with Saturday, July 22

8 a.m. – Buffalo Stampede. 5K and 10K race at F. E. Warren AFB open to the general public.

9 a.m.–4 p.m. – Buses will be running from Cheyenne Frontier Days™ to F. E. Warren AFB. You can see the detailed full schedule HERE