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Francis E. Warren AFB

Francis E. Warren AFB

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  • Date Posted: May 4, 2014
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  • Address: North Fort Steele Way, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, WY 82001, USA


The Francis E. Warren AFB was originally known as the Fort D. A. Russell in 1867. It was renamed the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in 1949 after Wyoming’s first state governor. It became an Air Force Base in 1967. It is the oldest military installation to have been active continuously in the Air Force. Originally, it protected the Union Pacific workers from hostile natives, but also served important functions during the Spanish-American War and World War I and World War II. Troops at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base took part in the Great Sioux Indian Wars in which Colonel Custer was defeated. The city of Cheyenne is said to have grown alongside the Francis E. Warren AFB.

It was a difficult life for soldiers stationed on the frontier at Francis E. Warren AFB. They weathered the harsh Wyomning winters that first year in tents. The native people were hostile and so soldiers were ever vigilant, particularly during the summer months.

A number of historic buildings are still standing at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.

Paranormal Reports:

Apparitions of cavalry soldiers have been reported on the grounds as well as in the dormintories.


Weiser (2009). Legends of Wyoming: Ghostly Legends of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Retrieved August 11, 2009 from

Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved August 11, 2009 from

Wikipedia (2009). Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Retrieved August 11, 2009 from


200 S. Ft. Steele Way Cheyenne WY Wyoming United States

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