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Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, thanks Herschel Walker, former National Football League running back, for visiting the installation June 8, 2016, at the fitness center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Walker visited Buckley to speak about his appreciation for military members and the struggles he’s had to overcome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released) Heisman Trophy winner visits Buckley
Former All-American, Heisman Trophy winner and National Football League running back Herschel Walker spoke to service members June 8 at the fitness center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Walker has an illustrious athletic career which includes being a part of the men’s Olympic bobsled team in 1992, a professional mixed martial arts career, a black belt in tae kwon do and even a performance with the Fort Worth Ballet. Now he travels the country speaking to service members about his own experiences and the admiration he has for military members.
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The 460th Operations Group, Detachment 1, Boulder, Colo. won the 2015 Gen. Seth J. McKee Award, which recognizes the best overall Space Warning Squadron in Air Force Space Command that made the most significant contributions in support of the overall space mission. McKee, then a lieutenant colonel, and his P-38 Lightning, named for his wife, during World War II. The two swastikas represent German planes he shot down before D-Day. (Courtesy photo by Pat Shannahan) 460th OG, Det. 1 wins McKee Award
The 460th Operations Group, Detachment 1, Boulder, Colorado, won the 2015 Gen. Seth J. McKee Award. The award, presented annually, recognizes the best overall Space Warning Squadron in Air Force Space Command that made the most significant contributions in support of the overall space mission.“There are four main factors that determine who is
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2016
Sue Kimball, Ent Credit Union lending consultant, speaks with Kai Kurtz, a Buckley Air Force Base youth, June 3, 2016, during a College and Career Expo at the youth center on Buckley AFB, Colo. The expo educated Buckley AFB’s youth on the benefits of saving money at an early age and the different options available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Buckley Youth Center holds College and Career Expo
Sue Kimball, Ent Credit Union lending consultant, speaks with Kai Kurtz, a Buckley Air Force Base youth, June 3, 2016, during a College and Career Expo at the youth center on Buckley AFB, Colo. The expo educated Buckley AFB’s youth on the benefits of saving money at an early age and the different options available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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Sixteen Master Sgt. selects stand together June 3, 2016, at the Panther Den on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The rank of Master Sgt. is the first in the senior non-commissioned officer ranks and signifies a significant accomplishment in an enlisted Airman’s career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released) Buckley congratulates Master Sgt. selects
Sixteen Master Sgt. selects stand together June 3, 2016, at the Panther Den on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The rank of Master Sgt. is the first in the senior non-commissioned officer ranks and signifies a significant accomplishment in an enlisted Airman’s career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke W. Nowakowski/Released)
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents
The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with a 10-percent
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2016
Master Sgt. David Kechter, 460th Security Forces Squadron standards and evaluation superintendent , reads the senior noncommissioned officer creed May 31, 2016, to Buckley Air Force Base’s newest master sergeant, Master Sgt. Travis Rathje, 460th Space Communications Squadron plans and resources section chief, during the May promotion ceremony at the Leadership Development Center on Buckley AFB, Colo. The creed outlined what a senior NCO is and what is expected of them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Team Buckley members promoted to next rank
Master Sgt. David Kechter, 460th Security Forces Squadron standards and evaluation superintendent , reads the senior noncommissioned officer creed May 31, 2016, to Buckley Air Force Base’s newest master sergeant, Master Sgt. Travis Rathje, 460th Space Communications Squadron plans and resources section chief, during the May promotion ceremony at
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2016
Cindy Darugna, Buckley Airman & Family Readiness Center Military Family Life counselor, provides Chief Master Sgt. Brian Cain, 460th Security Forces manager, with Military Family Life Counseling literature May 19, 2016, during a Hearts Apart event on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. MFLC works with families, individuals, couples and children to provide non-medical problem identification and counseling services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Buckley holds Hearts Apart event for military spouses
Cindy Darugna, Buckley Airman & Family Readiness Center Military Family Life counselor, provides Chief Master Sgt. Brian Cain, 460th Security Forces manager, with Military Family Life Counseling literature May 19, 2016, during a Hearts Apart event on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. MFLC works with families, individuals, couples and children to
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2016
Award winners stand together May 13, 2016, after the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon at the Doubletree Stapleton Hotel in Denver. The Aurora Chamber of Commerce along with local businesses hosts the annual lunch to recognize and honor the growing number of active duty, guard and reserve Service members throughout the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Aurora Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding Service members
Award winners stand together May 13, 2016, after the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon at the Doubletree Stapleton Hotel in Denver. The Aurora Chamber of Commerce along with local businesses hosts the annual lunch to recognize and honor the growing number of active duty, guard and reserve Service members throughout the area. (U.S. Air Force photo
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2016
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald Trani, Bravo Company 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion CH-47 Chinook senior instructor pilot, looks into a rearview mirror April 1, 2016, at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. Instructor pilots are responsible for training pilots on base mission tasks and upgrading them from readiness level one to readiness level three. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released) Chinook Soldiers: Next generation aviators train with seasoned vets
A first-year pilot sits anxiously in his seat. He’s nervous, and the reason is obvious. He knows his skills are being rated and he has the opportunity to make or break his own career. Feeling helpless, the only option is try to put him at ease.The next flight comes along and the rise in the young pilot’s confidence is noticeable, he knows what is
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2016
Three of the most common snakes found on Buckley Air Force Base are the rattlesnake, bull snake and garter snake. Snakes first appear after a long winter, they are primarily looking for a meal and then a mate. As temperatures increase during the spring through the end of summer, you may occasionally see snakes in your yard or during outdoor activities. (Courtesy photo) Snakes on base
Recently a child was bitten by a snake in base housing here on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Though snake bites on base are not a common event, they do happen occasionally and we have had several over the last few years, with two of them involving children. Fortunately, those bitten have received medical care in a timely manner and there have been
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