Peterson AFB – a USAF Base. Shares an airfield with Colorado Springs Municipal Airport . It has the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) & United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) HQs. The AF Space Command HQs has been here since 1987 and has had NORAD/NORTHCOM command center operations since the 2006 Cheyenne Mountain Realignment placed the nearby Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker centers on standby. Named for 1st Lt Edward J. Peterson who crashed 8 August 1942 on take off.
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Colorado to Colorado – Air Miles/Ground Miles
Buckley AFB to Peterson AFB 60.96/79.9