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  • Team Buckley says ‘thank you’ to our Doctors

    National Doctor’s Day is observed annually on March 30, and shows appreciation to doctors for their contributions to wellness of society. Its first observance was in 1933, however it was not officially recognized until it was signed as a proclamation by former President George H. W. Bush in 1990. The doctors at the 460th Medical Group at Buckley
  • Buckley Medics provide "Trusted Care" to Dominicans on deployment

    When working in the 460th Medical Group on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day common ailments that affect military members and their families. However there are some opportunities that allow for them to live the Air Force medical service motto of “Trusted Care, Anywhere.” Capt. Bruce Abbott, 460th MDG
  • Buckley opens state-of-the-art dental clinic, first time since WWII

    The 460th Medical Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 30, to celebrate the completion of the new dental clinic on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.The clinic, built by Doyon Construction Group, will consist of 21 active-duty employees and will treat over 3,500 active-duty members.“It’s about ensuring that we have a ready force,” said Maj. Gen.
  • Buckley recognizes Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week

    The Biomedical Sciences Corps is being recognized during the BSC Appreciation Week, Jan. 23-27, 2017, for their achievements in the medical services.The BSC started as the Sanitary Corps in 1917, which was established to combat infectious diseases. It wasn’t until 1949 that the Air Force Medical Service was officially established, and as the AFMS
  • 460th Medical Group achieves Gold Standard

    The 460th Medical Group received a Gold Standard Accreditation after the successful completion of The Joint Commission Inspection. TJC is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs across the U.S. According to their website, the mission of TJC is to continuously improve health care for the
  • AFSPC Surgeon General tours Buckley medical facilities

    Airman 1st Class Lukas M. Henson, 460th Medical Group pharmacy technician on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., explains his job to Col. John R. Andrus, Air Force Space Command Surgeon General Nov. 30th, 2016, at the pharmacy on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Henson helped brief the Surgeon General on the duties and responsibilities of pharmacy
  • Buckley to host DEA National Take Back Initiative

    The 460th Security Forces Squadron and the Drug Enforcement Agency are scheduled to host the DEA National Take Back Initiative Oct. 22, at the Buckley Air Force Base Commissary. The event was originally brought to Buckley AFB in 2010 to promote the disposal of unused or expired prescribed medication. “Proper drug disposal decreases the chance of
  • Buckley raises domestic violence awareness with run/walk

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program sponsored a 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in hopes of decreasing the number of people affected. Below is a list of resources to utilize if you or someone you know needs help combating domestic
  • Airman teaches U.S. Marines combat survival skills

    It’s not every day that an Airman gets the opportunity to get down in the dirt with a “devil dog.” For one lucky 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, the opportunity to experience firsthand what it means to train like a U.S. Marine has come once again. Senior Airman Ronnie Perez, 460th MDOS medical technician, joined 35 Marines
  • Healthy cooking and good eats

    Col. Matthew Hanson, 460th Medical Group commander, presents Charlotte Muller, Whole Foods chef, a certificate of appreciation August 18, 2016, at the Health and Wellness Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Muller visits Buckley every month to put on a cooking demonstration for people looking to improve the quality and health of their own