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F.E. Warren Marching Group

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The F.E. Warren Air Force Base, right here in Cheyenne, is the oldest continuously active military installation in the United States Air Force. It was originally established as Fort D.A. Russell in 1867, so the Calvary could protect transcontinental railroad construction crews. It then served as a major Calvary installation for over 60 years. In 1930, President Herbert Hoover issued a proclamation changing the name of the post to Fort Francis E. Warren, honoring Wyoming’s territorial governor, our first state governor, and a United States Senator for 37 years. Today, F.E. Warren Air Force Base is home to the 90th Missile Wing and the 20th Air Force of the Air Force Global Strike Command. It became the nation’s first operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missile base with the introduction of the Atlas missile in 1958. Today, the 90th Missile Wing operates 150 Minuteman III ICBMs on full alert 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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