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  • Buckley Field in World War II: Part III

    This final article on Buckley Field during World War II covers life at Buckley during this period, as well as its ultimate fate after the war ended.The early months of Buckley’s operation as a training base were somewhat chaotic as the command staff attempted to build up its administrative infrastructure in conjunction with the rapid construction
  • Active duty death

    Late Friday afternoon, Buckley AFB was notified by the Commerce City Police Department that Air Force Technical Sergeant Jason Friday assigned to the 460th Civil Engineer Squadron was found deceased. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Technical Sergeant Jason Friday,” said Col. David N. Miller, Jr, 460th Space Wing Commander. “Our thoughts and
  • Buckley proves if helicopter goes down, they are ready to stand up

    Team Buckley participated in a base-wide joint service exercise Aug. 16-18, 2017, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. A simulated helicopter crash tested responses from numerous agencies across base, including first responders, the decontamination team and other support functions. The participants were evaluated by the Wing Inspection Team. Many
  • New medical facility opens on Buckley Air Force Base

    The 460th Medical Operations Squadron’s Flight Medicine and Bioenvironmental Engineer units opened the new Aerospace Medical Clinic today on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The move from Building 600 to Building 392 is the first step in the Massing the Medics initiative. Relocating these units will allow Building 600 to be renovated to host a bulk
  • 140th Wing returns from deployment

    Members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard return home Aug. 13 after serving as a Theater Security Package at Kadena Air Base, Japan, for the past three months.   “Our pilots and maintainers have proven themselves in combat multiple times,” The Adjutant General of Colorado, Maj. Gen. Michael Loh said. “Their professionalism and
  • Lieutenant excels beyond rank

    Fresh eyes can detect flaws in a system that others may not see.One Airman on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., spotted issues with the congruency of current 460th Operations Group projects in space.“The project I work on is called Constellation Optimization and Sensor Management for Overhead Persistent Infrared Synergy, which essentially boils down
  • Buckley Field in World War II: Part II

    In last month’s heritage article, we examined the developments that led to the construction of Buckley Field as an auxiliary landing area for Lowry Field and its eventual transformation into a training base after World War II began.  In this article, we’ll look at some of the major training programs at the base during the war.   Buckley Field’s
  • Combat Dining Out keeps tradition alive

    Team Buckley members enjoy a Combat Dining Out hosted July 14, 2017, at Camp Rattlesnake on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Combat Dining Out paid tribute to 70 years of Air Force History, while giving members an opportunity to build morale and esprit de corps with their fellow wingmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Rau)
  • 460th MDSS receives new commander

    Lt. Col. Andrew Herman took command of the 460th Medical Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Alvin Scott, Jr., July 7, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.Col. Matthew Hanson, 460th Medical Group commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon from Scott to Herman, symbolizing the official change of command. As part of their arrival, each