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East gate hours change Oct. 1

The east gate hours starting Oct. 1 are:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

The east gate hours starting Oct. 1 are: Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- As a result of sequestration and civilian manning cuts in the 21st Security Force Squadron, the east gate hours will change starting Oct. 1.

"Due to sequestration, we have had to make difficult decisions on the best use of our resources, including this decision to change the hours at the east gate," said Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander.

After reviewing a traffic study and considering Exchange and Commissary access for those living to the east and south of Peterson, Shaw made the decision to shorten gate hours to better employ reduced security forces assets while still providing a safe environment.

"We worked hard to minimize impact to the base community while assuring a high level of force protection," said Shaw.

The change also affords the 21st SFS additional training opportunities and an improved ability to focus on perimeter security, previously unavailable due to sequestration limitations.

The east gate hours starting Oct. 1 are:

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 556-4800.

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