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  • Team Buckley welcomes allied partners to Newcomer’s Orientation

    Members of the Airman and Family Readiness Center recently organized something unprecedented – They opened their doors to Team Buckley’s allied partners for the monthly Newcomer’s Orientation at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, June 20, 2018. Through a series of briefings, newcomers from different bases are introduced to various agencies and resources available to service members and their families. However, for Team Buckley’s allied partners, the transition to both a new assignment and a new country did not consist of any formal orientation – until now.
  • Quest for acceptance: Show your support for LGBTQ community

    For years, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nykita Stoudemire questioned her identity. Her family knew. Still, it wasn’t until age 19 when she admitted the truth aloud. Her friends knew. Still, it wasn’t widely-accepted at the time. Nykita is a lesbian, but it still took her years to admit this truth to herself. Although surrounded by those who cared for her, what society found permissible scared her into hiding that aspect of her life – But not forever.
  • 460th MDOS gains new commander

    Lt Col. Christian Smith took command of the 460th Medical Operations Squadron from Lt Col. Jon O’Pry June 15, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • Team Buckley bolsters its emergency preparedness

    On Jun. 21, 2018, the 460th Force Support Squadron partnered with the 130th Special Operations FSS on Buckley Air Force Base to conduct Search and Recovery Training in order to bolster emergency preparedness. “This training is going to prepare the team as best it can mentally,” said William House, 460th FSS readiness chief. “We have to be prepared for an emergency response no matter what.”
  • ALS class 18-E graduates

    Airman Leadership School class 18-E stands together for a group photo during their graduation June 20, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. ALS is a 24-day United States Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Deatherage)
  • 2018 Senior Airman Michael S. Snyder memorial

    Sam and Stacy Snyder speak at their son’s memorial run and motorcycle ride June 14, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Each year, Team Buckley members gather for the Senior Airman Michael S. Snyder memorial, which is a remembrance to honor Snyder, who was killed on his motorcycle in 2014 by a drunken driver. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
  • 460th MDG celebrates massing of medics completion

    Many gathered for the official celebration of the grand opening of the 460th Medical Group June 13, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base Colorado.
  • 11th SWS gains new commander

    Lt. Col. Michael Kruk took command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron from Lt. Col. Ethan Mattox, June 13, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Col. Lorenzo Bradley, 460th Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon from Mattox to Kruk, symbolizing the official change of command. As part of their arrival, each new commander is asked a series of questions to show Team Buckley their personality. Here’s Kruk’s First Five:
  • NASA astronaut shares his story with Airmen, local youth

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Nearly 600 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, from Aurora Quest K-8 School filled the gymnasium for a general assembly. Little did they know that this particular assembly would be unlike any they’ve had this year. After Dave Schoenhals, Aurora Quest K-8 principal, greeted his students he revealed the big surprise. They would be meeting a real-life astronaut. The gym grew loud with the chatter of children as they shifted around on the wood floor and whispered into the ears of their neighbors.
  • Novak family becomes the one percent

    In everyone’s life, there comes a time when everything seems to take a turn for the worst. We recount these events as the turning point that change us for the rest of our lives. For Lt. Col. Kneil Novak, 460th Space Wing command post chief, and Jodi Novak, dental hygienist, their lives took a turn for the worse at the ages of 26 and 27. During a couples retreat in 2001, Jodi started to get headaches that caused her vision to appear like water was trickling over her eyes. Within a 24-hour period, Jodi experienced four of these headaches.
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