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  • 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
  • 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
  • Department of Defense Self Helpline Presentation

    A Department of Defense Safe Helpline presentation was held May 17 at the Leadership Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The presentation addressed different avenues offered by the Safe Helpline to support DoD community members who have been effected by a sexual assault.This confidential program provides online services, chat rooms,
  • Enlisted rank doesn't halt chief from taking the lead

    A career that now spans over 24 years, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Stratil, 460th Operations Group chief enlisted manager, has used his enthusiasm for the military and the people he serves with to excel at every position he has held.From arming aircraft early in his career to designing programs that better integrate space capabilities with ground, sea
  • First Sergeants train potential replacements through symposium

    Buckley Air Force Base First Sergeants held a first sergeants symposium May 9 to 12, 2016, at the 140th Wing building on Buckley AFB, Colo.The symposium provided an opportunity for technical sergeants and above to become familiar with what the job of a first sergeant is composed of."The main focus of the symposium is to train our replacements and
  • McGruff the Crime Dog visits Buckley children

    McGruff the Crime Dog visited Buckley Air Force Base children May 9, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley AFB, Colo. McGruff visited with children for Police Week which salutes those who aim to maintain public safety every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)
  • Panther of the Week: Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar

    Name: Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs NCO in chargeLength of Service: Nearly 10 yearsHometown: Pueblo, ColoradoHobbies: Hiking, DIY/home-improvement projects, yoga, camping, snowboarding and skiingUnique Fact: She has served in as many countries in the Air Force as she has years in the service.Goal: To always find ways to
  • Team Buckley holds ceremony to kickoff National Police Week

    Team Buckley salutes the men and women who put their lives on the line to maintain public safety, mourning the fallen and rededicating ourselves to  move forward with their legacy.