Buckley Air Force Base Units

460th Space Wing 

Buckley AFB's host unit, the 460th Space Wing, falls under the direction of 14th Air Force and Air Force Space Command. For its day-to-day operational mission the 460th SW directly supports Combatant Commands across the globe.

Besides being the home of the 460 SW, the base also hosts the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard (COANG), the Navy Operational Support Center, the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado, the Army Aviation Support Facility and the Air Reserve Personnel Center. These are also known as the "Big Five" mission partners at Buckley.

Buckley AFB truly represents a joint, Total Force and coalition base. This includes 3,100 active duty members from every service, 4,000 National Guard personnel and Reservists, four commonwealth international partners, 2,400 civilians, 2,500 contractors, 36,000 retirees and approximately 40,000 veterans and dependents. The base contributes an estimated $1 billion annually to the local economy.

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460th Space Wing History

140th Wing

140th WingThe 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard is unique in that it is comprised of four groups, 11 squadrons, and three geographically separated units. The 140th Wing operates three missions that fall under three different commands. More info.

Air Force Reserve Command

Air Force Reserve Command In fulfilling its mission, ARPC is in constant contact with the Air Staff, the director of the Air National Guard, the chief of Air Force Reserve, major commands, field operating agencies and individual reservists. During contingency operations or war, the Center receives direction and guidance through the Air Force Crisis Action Team. The Center orders individual Air Force Reserve personnel and members of the Retired Reserve and Retired Regular Air Force to extended active duty, as required during national emergencies and as provided by law.  More info.

Colorado ANG

Colorado Army National Guard The Colorado Army National Guard trains and readies forces and develops leaders; on order, mobilizes to support the National Military Strategy and, at the call of the Governor, protects and supports Colorado citizens and property. More info.

Navy Info Ops Command

Navy Information Operations Command Colorado The Navy Information Operations Command Colorado originally stood up Nov. 1, 1995, as the Navy Security Group Activity Denver. The unit quickly grew from a small Navy detachment with less than 30 Sailors to a command with more than 300 Navy personnel. More info.

743rd Military Intelligence

743rd Military Intelligence Battalion743d Military Intelligence Battalion conducts worldwide SIGINT operations to enhance battle command and provide information advantage to Army, Joint, and Combined Forces, as well as National Consumers.
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Buckley Units

Wing Staff
 -Commanders Support Staff
 -Public Affairs
 -Command Post
 -Inspector General

Mission Support Group
 -Force Support Squadron
 -Security Forces
 -Logistics Readiness
 -Civil Engineering
 -Contracting Squadron

Operations Group
 -Communications Squadron

Medical Group
 -Medical Operations Squadron
 -Medical Support Squadron

Buckley Tenant Units

  • Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado
  • 566th Intelligence Squadron
  • Joint Force Headquarters - Colorado
  • 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion
  • Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF)
  • Combat Logistics Battalion 453, Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group
  • Quebec Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division
  • Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
  • Bravo Company, Intelligence Support Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve
  • Headquarters, 169th Field Artillery Brigade
  • United States Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit - Colorado

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