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Then Col. Robin Olds and Capt. J.B. Stone celebrate after returning from Operation BOLO. (U.S. Air Force photo.)
Innovative Leadership: Robin Olds and Operation BOLO
Note: This article is the first in a monthly series for 2017, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force by recognizing notable events and persons in Air Force history In the pantheon of US Air Force icons, there are few who match Brigadier General Robin Olds in the popular imagination of today’s Airmen.  The son of an important figure
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SnoFest attendees ride a conveyer belt to the top of the tubing hill Jan. 21, 2017, at Copper Mountain, Colo. SnoFest included family events such as a tubing hill, a cardboard sled derby and a buffet dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released) Team Buckley chills for the weekend
SnoFest attendees ride a conveyer belt to the top of the tubing hill Jan. 21, 2017, at Copper Mountain, Colo. SnoFest included family events such as a tubing hill, a cardboard sled derby and a buffet dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)
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Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., addresses community leaders at the annual State of the Base, Jan. 18, 2017, in Aurora. The State of the Base allows the installation commander to review the accomplishments of 2016, and give a preview of what is to come in 2017. Installation commander addresses community leaders at State of the Base
Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, seized the opportunity to address local community leaders at the annual State of the Base, Jan. 18, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Aurora, Colo.The State of the Base allows the commander of Buckley Air Force Base to review the base’s activities and accomplishments from 2016, and give a
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In 1986, the United States made MLK day a federal holiday to commemorate the life and work of the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was a key figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. Today, MLK day is not only a federal holiday but has been adopted by all 50 states. (U.S. Air Force photo) Team Buckley celebrates MLK day

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Lt. Col. Craig Thorstenson, 460th Operations Group, Detachment 1 commander, passes the rolled up guidon to Col. Lorenzo Bradley, 460th Operations Group commander, during the 460th OG Det. 1 deactivation ceremony Jan. 11, 2017, at the Leadership Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. In 2013 and 2015, Det. 1 was the winner of the General Seth J. McKee Award, which is awarded to the best missile warning unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Operations group detachment deactivates with years of success after ushering in Block 10 completion
The 460th Operations Group, Detachment 1 inactivation ceremony was held Jan. 11, 2017, where the guidon flag was ceremoniously rolled up symbolizing the closure.The detachment, located on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. officially inactivates Jan. 31, 2017. The detachment had many responsibilities to keep the 460th Space Wing mission successful.“Det
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Total Force Airmen, left to right, front to back, Master Sgt. Eric Morales, Maj. David Usilton, Senior Airman Cheryl Ellison, Senior Airman Alexa Gerard, Maj. Sarah Ford, Master Sgt. John Fairman, Staff Sgt. Kayla Meeks, Master Sgt. Alexandra Goodwin, Maj. Jonathan Shycko, Staff Sgt. Casandra Cabral, Maj. Heather Swanson, Staff Sgt. Andrew Calvin, Master Sgt. Kevin Reed, Ronnie Harville, Tech. Sgt. Angel Santaella III, Master Sgt. Gregory Dolak, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Eanes, Senior Master Sgt. Joshua Savitt, Master Sgt. Ryan Kegebein, Master Sgt. Michael Taylor, Senior Airman Romo Miguel Jr., from the 8th Space Warning Squadron pose for a photo at the mission control station Jan. 7, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. For the first time in over 14 years, the 8th Space Warning Squadron and their sister squadron Detachment 1, 8th Space Warning Squadron provided a full reservist crew to man the Space-Based Missile Warning System. (Courtesy photo) Reservists pilot multi-billion dollar spacecraft solo for first time in decade
For the first time in over 14 years, the 8th Space Warning Squadron and their sister squadron Detachment 1, 8th Space Warning Squadron provided a full reservist crew to man the Space-Based Missile Warning System, typically operated by 2nd SWS, Jan. 7, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.As the associate unit to 2nd SWS, 8th SWS demonstrated their
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460th Medical Group 460th Medical Group achieves Gold Standard
The 460th Medical Group received a Gold Standard Accreditation after the successful completion of The Joint Commission Inspection. TJC is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs across the U.S. According to their website, the mission of TJC is to continuously improve health care for the
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SBIRS SBIRS Block 10 overcomes hurdles to secure future ops at Buckley
Like a hawk, the 2nd Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., is on constant watch for the heat signatures across the globe. Rapidly responding, these Airmen are able to detect missile activity anywhere on the planet and send the information up their chain of command.Without a doubt, the space-based missile warning capabilities of
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The 460th Operations Group pulls back the curtain to show attendees of Team Buckley Spouse and Family Day operators working and flying the satellites controlled inside the Mission Control Center on Buckley AFB, Colo., Dec. 22, 2016. The event consisted of families given access to see the 460th Space Wing mission up close, with demonstrations from the operators, Defenders, and firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau/Released) Team Buckley families get peek behind operations curtain
The 460th Operations Group pulls back the curtain to show attendees of Team Buckley Spouse and Family Day operators working and flying the satellites controlled inside the Mission Control Center on Buckley AFB, Colo., Dec. 22, 2016. The event consisted of families given access to see the 460th Space Wing mission up close, with demonstrations from
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Airman Alfred Grannell, 460th Space Wing Comptroller Squadron budget analyst on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., poses for a photo with his aunt, Winifred Brown of Waterbury, Connecticut, after graduating Basic Military Training April 29, 2016, on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. BMT is an eight-and-a-half-week program of physical and mental training required in order for an individual to become an Airman in the United States Air Force. Jamaica to America: Airman starts new
Few have the courage to leave their native country and serve in the United States military. For Airman Alfred Grannell, 460th Space Wing Comptroller Squadron budget analyst assigned to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., it was the perfect opportunity to start a new journey on a solid foundation.“My fiancée and I had other plans, but suddenly I had the
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