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Ent Air Force Base


Part of Air Defense Command (ADC)
Located near Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 January 1994
Type Air Force Base
Coordinates 35°50′27″N 104°47′47″W / 35.84083°N 104.79639°W / 35.84083; -104.79639
Built 1951
In use 1951-1976
Controlled by United States Air Force
Ent AFB is located in Colorado
Location of Ent AFB, Colorado

Ent Air Force Base (named for Major General Uzal Girard Ent, commander of the Ninth Air Force during World War II)[1] was a United States Air Force facility opened in 1951 on the site of a closed sanatorium in conjunction with the move of the United States Air Force's Air Defense Command, later Aerospace Defense Command (ADC),[2] to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ent AFB was located near downtown Colorado Springs and did not have a runway, relying on nearby Peterson Field, now Peterson AFB.

Ent AFB was home to NORAD from 1957 until 1963 when the command center moved to a highly secure facility within Cheyenne Mountain due to concerns about the vulnerability of Ent to nuclear attack. Ent Air Force Base then became the Ent Annex to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in 1975 and was subsequently closed in 1976.

Ent AFB was the founding location for Ent Federal Credit Union.[1]

The facility is now the home of one of the United States Olympic Training Centers.[2]


  • 4th Weather Wing (1965)[3]
  • 14th Aerospace Force (1975)[4]


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