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Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, poses with Team Buckley leadership in the Mission Control Station May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, poses with Team Buckley leadership in the Mission Control Station May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, jokes with Lt. Col. Daniel "Banzai" Bunts, 120th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, during his visit May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Bonzai was recognized by Goldfein as the project officer from the first F-22 Raptor overseas deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, jokes with Lt. Col. Daniel "Banzai" Bunts, 120th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, during his visit May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Bonzai was recognized by Goldfein as the project officer from the first F-22 Raptor overseas deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief, greets Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, as he arrives May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief, greets Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, as he arrives May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, gives Airman 1st Class Christopher Von Haasl, 140th Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon hydraulics technician, a coin in recognition of his hard work during his visit May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, gives Airman 1st Class Christopher Von Haasl, 140th Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon hydraulics technician, a coin in recognition of his hard work during his visit May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. During his visit, Goldfein walked through several static displays for a mission brief from the 140th Wing, met with space operators from the 460th Operations Group and toured the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, receives a 140th Medical Group coin from Tech Sgt. Adrianna Jakupi, 140th MDG 140th readiness and training NCO, May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Jakupi briefed Goldfein on the mission capabilities of the National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, receives a 140th Medical Group coin from Tech Sgt. Adrianna Jakupi, 140th MDG 140th readiness and training NCO, May 25, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Jakupi briefed Goldfein on the mission capabilities of the National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul/ Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., hosted a visit from Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, on May 25.

After being greeted by Team Buckley leadership, Goldfein was introduced to members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard. Mission briefs were provided by the 140th Operations Group, Maintenance Group, Medical Group and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight, the 233rd Space Group and the 200th Airlift Squadron, using static displays on the flightline.

During his time on the flightline, Goldfein went out of his way several times to speak with junior enlisted Airmen, thank them for their service and present them with coins in recognition of their accomplishments.

Once the 140th Wing completed their briefs, Goldfein and Buckley leadership headed to the Mission Control Station, where members of the 460th OG discussed their current and future mission.

Finally, before departing Buckley AFB, Goldfein visited the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado, where he was given a museum tour, operations floor tour, innovation highlights briefing and a complete mission overview.
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