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Directions

You can reach the base via Interstate 225, Exit 9 for 6th Avenue/CO-30. Go east on 6th Avenue. You'll arrive at Buckley on the right after 2.8 miles.

If you are searching for directions via online map sites or GPS, use the address "18500 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora, CO, 80011" for the 6th Ave Gate.

If you are searching for the Mississippi Gate, and using Apple Maps, use "S. Vail St. and E. Mississippi Ave." For other apps, use "E. Mississippi Ave. and Aspen St." 

 

Child Care

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAM

AIR FORCE FAMILY CHILD CARE (FCC) PROGRAM:

Our goal is to make quality child care available to military members and
Department of Defense employees so that they may successfully perform their
mission duties knowing their children are cared for in a safe, healthy, and
loving environment. Family Child Care offers in-home care for children ages
2 weeks to 12 years in both on-installation housing and civilian
communities. The Family Child Care Program is designed to provide an
alternative to center based care with flexible hours and small groups in
home-like settings.

BECOME A FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER:

Did you know that individuals caring for other families' children, more than
10 hours a week on a regular basis in on-base quarters, must be licensed by
the installation commander? Would you like to open your own business? Do
you like working with children? If so, perhaps you would be interested in a
Family Child Care Provider career. The Buckley Family Child Care Program is
currently recruiting child care providers to provide care for children with
Special Needs and the Expanded Child Care Program which includes UTA/drill
weekends. These individuals are given priority in licensing. If you are
interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider, please contact
Vanessa Dyer, Family Child Care Coordinator, at (720) 847-7211.

EXPANDED CHILD CARE PROGRAMS:

The Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program tailors short-term care to the unique
needs of the children and their families in licensed/affiliated FCC homes.
Available are many programs that offer FREE child care to qualified service
members and their families. Car for Unit Training assembly weekend,
Extended Duty Care (EDC) Program, Home Community Care (HCC), Pre-Deployment
and Deployment Child Care and Returning Home Care (RHC). To request care,
the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC Registration.

Newcomers

Buckley Air Force Base is located in Aurora, Colo., in Arapahoe County.

The Buckley Visitor Center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the 6th Avenue Gate.

The Mississippi gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The 6th Avenue gate is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and non-duty days from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Telluride gate is closed until further notice.

View the Command Referral Guide for various base services.

Reporting In - Air Force

When you arrive at Buckley, your first stop should be the commander's support staff to schedule in-processing.

You will need to take all hand-carried records immediately to the orderly room and they will schedule you for in-processing, conducted in Bldg. 606.

If you wish to take permissive temporary duty after arriving, a leave form must be completed. Up to eight days permissive temporary duty may be approved by the gaining commander after signing in.

Military Personnel Section
Customer Support hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the hours are 12  to 3:30  p.m.

Official Mail Center
Prior to arrival you can open a general delivery mailbox that can be used for 30 days. For more information or to set up a mailbox, contact the official mail center at 720-847-9706.

Rocky Mountain Lodge, 345 S. Beaver Creek St. Bldg 331
Authorized users of base lodging services include active duty military, National Guard, reservists, retirees, DoD contractors, DoD civilians, and their family members. Family members must have access to enter Buckley AFB or they can be sponsored by an authorized user.

Lodging will accept and confirm reservations for Priority 2 guests ona a space-available basis according to Air Force Instruction 34-246.

Prices vary depending on the type of lodging requested. Email reservations to rockymountain.lodge@us.af.mil.

Additional information can be found by calling 720-847-5899.

Buckley AFB is proud to introduce to you the newest lodging operation in the Air Force: the Rocky Mountain Lodge. With the latest in furnishing, technology and design, this lodge is ideal for any type and length of stay. Free wireless high speed internet, a large and spacious lobby, Dish network, an amenities' store, a coffee shop, and a warm comfortable fireplace provides our guests with all the comforts needed to make us a home away from home. We look forward to your stay and serving you!

 - Joshua M. Coleman, Lodging Manager

Reporting In - Joint Service

743d Military Intelligence Battalion  720-847-6196 or 720-847-5040
Naval Information Ops Cmd - Colo  303-677-4538 
Navy Operational Support Center  303-638-4066 
Combat Logistics Battalion 453  720-847-6340 
Co. A, Marine Corps Support Battalion  720-847-6185 
Co. B, Intel Support Battalion  720-847-7680 
Battery Q, 1st Battalion, 14th Marines  720-847-7865 

Airman & Family Readiness

The Airman and Family Readiness Center, located in Bldg. 606, assists with individual and family needs of all Department of Defense personnel and their family members. The center provides information and referrals, volunteer opportunities, financial education, transition assistance, family life education, family readiness and other support services.

For spouses looking for employment opportunities, the AFRC has a computer resource room with Internet and e-mail capability along with job search seminars and individual assistance.

Call the A&FRC for more information at 720-847-6681.

Join the Buckley Spouses Group Facebook page to get more connected with the spouse community.

Buckley Events

All events, remembrances and celebrations on Buckley are available to all services, family members and DoD cardholders.

Welcome Letter

>Commander's Welcome Letter

Housing Options

Housing

Most inbound unaccompanied service members who are senior airmen or below with less than three years of service are required to reside in unaccompanied housing. Others who are either higher ranking have the options of requesting on-base housing or living off-base.

People interested in living off base may contact the Housing Referral Office for assistance by calling 720-847-5815 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To apply for on-base housing read the welcome letter, and complete the DD Form 1746, AF Form 4422,  and the Privacy Act Statement and email your request to buckleyhousingreferral@us.af.mil or call 720-847-6703.

Local moves from community housing to privatized housing are paid on a one-time basis after PCS. For more information, see Government Authorizations and Liaison Services.

For specific information about on-base privatized housing, visit http://www.buckleyfamilyhousing.com/ or call 303-340-2066.

Junior Enlisted Housing is currently open to active duty, accompanied service members. For information regarding unaccompanied housing call 720-847-6701 or visit http://www.housing.af.mil/buckley/.

A new DOD housing website will be available at www.homes.mil effective Dec. 29, 2014.

Civilian Newcomers

Civilian employees being assigned to appropriated fund positions should report to the Civilian Personnel Office. Their number is 720-847-6191.

Educational Resources

Local School Districts  Aurora Public
Cherry Creek
Denver Public
Private schools are also available 
Buckley Education Office  720-847-6675
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F 
Professional Development Courses
Career Development Advisor 
720-847-6933 
CLEP / DANTES
Call 720-847-6675 for more info from the base education office or for local availability see Community College of Aurora on the right 
Comm College of Aurora
www.ccaurora.edu    
Click "Students"
Choose "Military"
Click "Test Scheduling

Personal Property

It is important that you contact the Inbound Personal Property Section at the Traffic Management Office at 720-847-6685 as soon as you arrive in the area.

Personal property is defined as household goods, unaccompanied baggage or mobile homes and do-it-yourself moves.

The owner must provide the Personal Property Section with a telephone number and a temporary or delivery address in order to arrange for prompt delivery of property.

Temporary storage at government expense for up to 90 days may be authorized if your property arrives before you or, you cannot find suitable living quarters. You may become personally liable for storage and insurance beyond 90 days if you do not notify the Personal Property Section.

The commercial carrier is required to unpack your property at its final destination and place it in the rooms you indicate