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Chief Master Sgt. Jackson Helzer, 460th Mission Support Group chief enlisted manager, Patricia Pope, Buckley Air Force Base Airmen & Family Readiness chief, and Col. Shawn Thompson, MSG commander, pose next to a Military Saves Week proclamation Feb. 27, 2017, on Buckley AFB, Colo. MSW focuses on financial security for service members to increase the crucial aspect of military readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo be Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released) Buckley makes saving its "bottom line"
The Military Saves campaign encourages service members and families to save money every month, and Buckley Air Force Base is participating in the effort.Col. Shawn Thompson, 460th Mission Support Group commander, signed a proclamation for Military Saves Week Feb. 27, to encourage the Buckley community to set goals for personal savings or debt
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Capt. Alva Temple, 1st Lt. James Harvey, 1st Lt. Harry Stewart and 1st Lt. Halbert Alexander, the winners of the Air Force's first "Top Gun" competition, pose with the trophy during May of 1949. The trophy went missing for 55 years, but was found at the storage area of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen
On April 3, 1939, Congress passed Public Law 18. Nominally established to increase manpower in the U.S. Army Air Corps via civilian training schools, a controversial provision was included that directed the establishment of a separate schoolhouse to train African-Americans as pilots. Because the law did not explicitly state that the program
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The outdoor recreation on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., offers guided trips that are geared for relaxation, as well as adrenaline. They also provide the proper equipment for a safe and enjoyable outing. (Courtesy photo) ODR provides essentials for outdoor adventure
Those lucky enough to be stationed in Colorado understand the endless outdoor opportunities the beautiful state has to offer.Escaping to the outdoors can be beneficial to your physical and mental health, however, it can be difficult to be fully prepared for the journey. Whether it’s getting the proper equipment or seeking the right location for
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Hillary Merritt, project manager for The Trust for Public Land, was presented an Air Force level award Feb. 22, 2017 by Col. David Miller, Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, at the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, Colo. The Commander’s Public Service Award is
designed to recognize service or achievements of a private citizen who has contributed significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Air Force
Agency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica A. Huggins/Released) REPI manager earns award for outstanding Merritt
Hillary Merritt, The Trust for Public Land project manager, was presented an Air Force level award to recognize her services and achievements as a private citizen for her contributions to the accomplishment of the missions of an Air Force agency. Col. David Miller, Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, presented her with the Commander’s Public Service
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Senior Airman Justin Smith and Mr. Jacob Stahl, 460th Civil Engineering Squadron heavy equipment operators, work to realign machinery used to cut into the cement Feb. 17, 2017 at a dig site on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The alignment of the machine is crucial to ensure the lines are straight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica A. Huggins/Released) Smooth operators: 460th CES maintains base upkeep
Maintenance is a constant need in life, especially when it comes to military bases. The streets we drive on, the signs we use for specific designations and the snow we need out of the way to be able to drive safely are just some of the responsibilities of the 460th Civil Engineering Squadron. Without their hard work, the basic functions of the base
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Staff Sgt. Stanley “Tyrone” Crawford, 460th Space Communications Squadron client systems technician, performs for a live audience Nov. 25, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Crawford began writing rap lyrics at the age of 11, but due to a life-changing event, has changed the direction of his career in order to spread the word of Christ. (Courtesy photo) From streets to service, rapper changes his verse
“It’s not easy growing up in the hood. In fact, most people are lucky to make it out alive.” For Staff Sgt. Stanley “Tyrone” Crawford, 460th Space Communications Squadron client systems technician, this quote from him defines his life all too well. Growing up in urban Cleveland, he spent his childhood surrounded by violent crimes and drugs. “My
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1st Lt. Jamielynn Hart, 2nd Space Warning Squadron deputy flight commander and space operations center commander, stands with her Fitness America fourth place trophy Jan. 11, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Fitness America, an international fitness competition, in which Hart placed fourth in the 18 to 30, tall bikini competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Fit to fight, competition ready
The military lifestyle typically makes fitness a priority, but in some cases, members make personal physical fitness an individual goal to better themselves. 1st Lt. Jamielynn, 2nd Space Warning Squadron deputy flight commander and space operations center commander, is one of those people.Hart combined her personal goal of participating in fitness
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The chapel on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. offers resources to promote happy, healthy relationships including counseling for marriage, pre-marriage, relationship building and more. They also sponsor marriage and couple retreats which are free to military members. For more information please contact the chapel at 720-847-4631. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica A. Huggins/Released) Base chapel programs help strengthen Valentine’s love year-round
With the scent of Valentine’s Day in the air, it is easy to get caught up in either the bitterness or the romance the holiday tends to come with. No matter the occasion, relationships are in constant need of maintenance, and the Air Force is armed with resources to help Airmen keep those relationships happy and healthy. These resources are readily
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Senior Airman Lacey Kap, 460th Operations Support Squadron space systems operator on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., poses for a photo Oct. 27th, 2016, at the NATO Headquarters Allied Air Command Inter-Nation Cross-Country Championships in Malbork, Poland. Kap took 11th place individually out of the six contributing nations, and third place for the U.S. team. (Courtesy photo) Running down a dream
The 2016 NATO Headquarters Allied Air Command Inter-Nation Sports Championships in Malbork, Poland, brought together athletes from six nations to represent their native country in a friendly, yet competitive environment.Representing the United States in the cross-country championships was Senior Airman Lacey Kap, 460th Operations Support Squadron
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Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, presents Staff Sgt. Matthew Knopf, 310th Aerospace Medical Flight health services management supervisor, with a certificate for his accomplishment of winning the 2016 Air Force Art Contest in the accomplished artist category Feb. 12, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Knopf’s painting was selected from a total of 326 entries in the adult accomplished artist category. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released) Aspiring artist takes first place award in 2016 Air Force Art Contest
Could you imagine possessing the talent to take oil paint to a blank canvas and create a masterpiece extraordinary enough to win an Air Force level award? Staff Sgt. Matthew Knopf, 310th Aerospace Medical Flight health services management supervisor, received the award for most accomplished artist in the 2016 Air Force Art Contest. He was presented
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