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F.E. Warren AFB opens Air Park to the public

F.E. Warren AFB leaders and community leaders cut the ribbon opening the Air Park on June 10,...
F.E. Warren AFB leaders and community leaders cut the ribbon opening the Air Park on June 10, 2021.(Will Thomas)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:33 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - For many years, the public was only able to see the missiles on display at F.E. Warren Air Force Base from the outside of the fence surrounding it. On Thursday, that changed, as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to open the Air Park. It will now be open 24/7 365 days of the year.

“We have some state of the art surveillance on the other sides to keep our mission safe. However, this part of the base, which is open to the public at all times, under all hours and all weather is here for everyone to enjoy,” said 90th Missile Wing Commander, Col. Peter Bonetti.

The Air Park has been closed since Sep. 11, 2001. During the last 20 years, F.E. Warren AFB has been working to improve it and is excited to give the Cheyenne community this opportunity again.

“This is a part of the family ties that we continue to build here and continue to build upon our community relationships. This is just another way that we can continue to work together to bring these amazing attractions out for all the folks to enjoy,” said Col. Bonetti.

Community leaders including Mayor Patrick Collins and Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Dale Steenbergen, joined F.E. Warren Service Members at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We want to be supportive of what our Air Force does here, and I think having the ability to come here and see these big missiles, and the carriers and what they work with every day, I think really helps us in that effort,” said Collins.

Col. Bonetti closed by saying thank you to the Cheyenne community for always being so supportive.

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