The 21st Space Wing is a unit of the Air Force Space Command based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The unit is tasked with the operation of early missile warning and space object detection equipment around the world in support of NORAD and USSTRATCOM through a network of command and. The 21st Space Wing provides missile warning and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command through a network of command and control units and ground and space-based sensors operated by geographically separated units around the world.. Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 20K likes. This page is a team effort providing official info about the 21st Space This page is a team effort providing official info about the 21st Space. PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, has his first star pinned on by his wife, Tonia (left), and his daughter, Rachel (right), during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5.. by order of the commander 21st space wing 21st space wing instruction 10-243 27 november 2018 operations augmentation duty compliance with this publication is mandatory. His past assignments include Commander, 527th Space Aggressor Squadron, Vice Commander, 21st Space Wing, and Director of Space Forces, U.S. Air Forces Central Command. The colonel’s staff assignments include positions at the National Reconnaissance Office and the Air Staff..