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  • 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.
  • Defenders: guarding the gateway to America’s missile warning wing

    The daily operations of the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, comprises the second key component of the Air Force mission – Space. While members of Buckley’s total force team analyze the data received every moment of the day so they can provide warning and surveillance for America and its allies, another vital aspect of its mission is the protection of Team Buckley’s personnel and resources. Posted at every entrance throughout the base and mobilized all around Buckley’s area of operation are members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron.
  • ALS class D-18 graduates

    Airman Leadership School class D-18 stand together one final time for a group photo during their graduation May 10, 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 Michael D. Mathews)
  • Omaha Trophy returns to Buckley AFB

    Gen. John E. Hyten, U.S. Strategic Command commander, visited Buckley Air Force Base to present the Omaha Trophy, recognize Airmen and toured the Space-based Infrared System mission May 9, 2018. For the second time in three years, the 460th Space Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy for its excellence in global operations and for maintaining a
  • Ms. Hyten speaks with key Buckley agencies

    Lauren Hyten, spouse of Gen. John E. Hyten, U.S. Strategic Command commander, explains the importance of all helping agency programs at the base chapel May 9, 2018 on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Program managers that attended the meeting represented Providing for Providers, the Key Spouse program, Continuum of Care and the Allied Family
  • Drones become prohibited on Buckley

    -Drones are the newest trend in hobbyist aviation. A drone or unmanned aerial system (UAS) have also become a new trend in security risks just as much as a hobby. “Drones are a serious issue for Buckley Air Force Base because you don’t know what the intention is of the person flying the drone,” said Paul Christinson, 460th Security Forces Squadron detective. “They can be used to collect intelligence and some have even been used to drop payloads that can be lethal.”
  • Massing the medics: Health and Wellness Annex here to serve you

    Over the past month the 460th Medical Group has been wrapping up its “massing the medics” initiative. With the goal of supporting Team Buckley this plan entailed moving all medical facilities previously located off base back onto the installation for the first time since 1946.