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Buckley AFB hosts Metro-Denver mayors and Rep. Crow for a base tour

Several Metro-Denver mayors and Rep. Jason Crow pose in the 460th Space Wing Headquarter Building with Buckley Air Force Base leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

Several Metro-Denver mayors and Rep. Jason Crow pose in the 460th Space Wing Headquarter Building with Buckley Air Force Base leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. Col. Endicott, the 460th Space Wing commander, hosted several local mayors and Rep. Crow for a mission brief and a tour of the facilities on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, briefs about satellites to several Metro-Denver mayors at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, briefs about satellites to several Metro-Denver mayors at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. Buckley Air Force base is home to America’s missile warning wing, a unique and vital part of our military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

From left to right, Bob Muckle, mayor of Louisville, Bob LeGare, mayor of Aurora, and Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, greet one-another at the Mayors Day at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

From left to right, Bob Muckle, mayor of Louisville, Bob LeGare, mayor of Aurora, and Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, greet one-another at the Mayors Day at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. Buckley AFB has been a part of the Aurora community since 1938. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

From right to left, Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, Catherine Marinelli, Metro Mayor Caucus director and Tera Radloff, Castle Pines mayor, talk inside a UH-60 Black Hawk at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

From right to left, Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, Catherine Marinelli, Metro Mayor Caucus director and Tera Radloff, Castle Pines mayor, talk inside a UH-60 Black Hawk at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. The Colorado Army Guard has the Army Aviation Support Facility located at Buckley. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

Col. Mitchel Neff, 140th Maintenance Group commander, briefs several Metro-Denver mayors about the F-16 Fighting Flacon at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

Col. Mitchel Neff, 140th Maintenance Group commander, briefs several Metro-Denver mayors about the F-16 Fighting Flacon at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. The F-16’s belong to the 140th Wing which is one of Buckley’s total force integrated mission partner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

Several Metro-Denver mayors pose in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon with 460th Space Wing leadership and 140th Wing leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

Several Metro-Denver mayors pose in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon with 460th Space Wing leadership and 140th Wing leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019. The F-16’s belong to the 140th Wing which is one of Buckley’s total force integrated mission partner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Kind)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, hosted several Metro-Denver mayors and Rep. Jason Crow, Colorado congressman, for a mission brief and base tour at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, April 19, 2019.

“The relationship Buckley has with our surrounding communities is integral to our combined success and fruitful indeed,” said Endicott. “It is an honor and joy for us to host our local leaders.” 

The tour included an inside look at Buckley’s unique missile warning mission and several tenant units, to include the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing and the Colorado Army National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility.

“This really is a model for cooperation,” said Crow. “When the local communities and leaders support the base it puts us in a much better position to make the case to the DOD (Department of Defense) for additional resources.”

Building strong relationships with the community our service members live and work in is a top priority of Buckley AFB. Gathering with local community leaders helps strengthen these relationships and showcase our mission.

“The city of Aurora has been the home to Buckley AFB since 1938, and throughout its many changing missions and growing presence, this base has become an integral part of our city,” said Mayor Robert LeGare, mayor of Aurora.

Along with Rep. Jason Crow, mayors from Aurora, Bennet, Bow Mar, Brighton, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Louisville and Superior all attended the mission brief and tour.

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