Cheyenne Mountain AFS includes the serpentine access road (NORAD Rd, left-to-right) to the parking area (right of center) near the tunnel entrance (small black rectangle). NORAD Rd provides access to the south portal road (diagonally toward left) and to a SH 115 interchange (not shown) on the west side of Fort Carson. As with Pennsylvania's Site R, the bunker has a ventilation outlet (upper right of center). Southwest is Blue Mountain (upper left).
The Cheyenne Mountain Division is a joint and binational military organization at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in the Cheyenne Mountainnuclear bunker. The Division is responsible for several centers collecting data from a worldwide surveillance network of satellites, radars, and other sensors for year-round processing in real time. The centers include the Air Warning Center, Missile Correlation Center, Systems Center, Weather Center, and the Command Center. The Division maintains a skeleton crew at the Cheyenne Mountain facility as a "warm standby" to a joint NORAD-NORTHCOM center at Peterson Air Force Base which conducts the day-to-day operations once done at the Cheyenne complex.