Colonel Troy Endicott, Commander of the 460th Space Wing & Buckley AFB Installation Commander, addressed more than 225 military and community leaders at the annual State of the Base luncheon on February 7. He thanked everyone for the “partnership and friendship with Team Buckley,” and said that the men and women on Buckley AFB are “extremely grateful to have such tremendous support from our federal, state, county and local city officials.”
Colonel Endicott highlighted the men and women of the 460th Space Wing, in addition to the five major base partners that play such an important role in the our nation’s defense – Aerospace Data Facility Colorado, 140th Wing (Air National Guard), Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Naval Operational Support Center, and the Army Aviation Support Facility. He also announced that in 2017, Buckley’s fiscal impact on the local economy was almost $915 million.
“Buckley AFB is the largest employment center in Aurora and the operations carried out there are critical to the safety of our country,” said City of Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, who attended the event. “I absolutely love having Buckley AFB in our community.”
The annual luncheon is jointly organized by the Aurora Chamber Defense Council and the Rotary Club of Aurora, and was supported this year by table sponsors Colorado Technical University, First Bank, Community College of Aurora, Lockheed Martin, City of Aurora, Aurora Police Department, Citywide Banks, and the Rotary Club of Aurora.