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**Cheyenne Mountain's telephone prefix is 719.474.XXXX and it's DSN is 268.XXXX.

**Cheyenne Mountain does not have it's own Base Facilities but is near Peterson AFB which has a full range of facilities and Base Housing.

**Colorado has an Vehicle Emission Inspection program.  Yearly testing is required for vehicles 1981 and older, every 2 years for vehicles 1982 and newer.  New cars are exempt for four years or until change of ownership.  Emissions test (if required, dependant on age of vehicle) must be current before vehicle can be registered on base.  Vehicles must be registered within 72 hours of arrival, by visiting the Visitor Center in Bldg 1820.  Be prepared to show your proof of insurance, registration, and driver's license.

**Those residing in the dorms or TLF must register and leave their firearms at the Armory (Bldg 1376).  Base housing residents do not need to register with the Armory.

**Cheyenne Mountain is an extremely unique facility housed 2000 feet below ground.

**Active Duty Members and their spouses may not be required to obtain a Colorado Driver's License as per Colorado Statute:

C.R.S. 42-2-102 (1997)

(1) The following persons need not obtain a Colorado driver's license:. . .

  1. A nonresident on active duty in the armed forces of the United States if that person has in his or her possession a valid driver's license issued by such nonresident's state of domicile or, if returning from duty outside the United States, has a valid driver's license in his or her possession issued by the armed forces of the United States in foreign countries, but such armed forces license shall be valid only for a period of forty-five days after the licensee has returned to the United States;

(e) The spouse of a member of the armed forces of the United States who is accompanying such member on military or naval assignment to this state, who has a valid driver's license issued by another state, and whose right to drive has not been suspended or revoked in this state;


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