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Buckley Space Force Base is located in Aurora, Colo., in Arapahoe County.

The new Buckley Visitor Center is located at the Mississippi Gate and is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and is closed on weekends, holidays and Space Base Delta 2 down days. Call 720-847-9381 for any questions or concerns.

The Mississippi gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can issue passes in the event the Visitor's Center is closed.

The 6th Avenue gate is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drill weekends, holidays and Space Base Delta 2 down days may impact hours.

The Telluride gate is closed until further notice.

View the Buckley Community Guide for various base services.

Reporting In - Air Force

Hours of operation are subject to change due to COVID restrictions. Follow  for the most current updates.

When you arrive at Buckley, your first stop should be the commander's support staff to schedule in-processing.

You will need to take all hand-carried records immediately to the orderly room and they will schedule you for in-processing, conducted in Bldg. 606.

If you wish to take permissive temporary duty after arriving, a leave form must be completed. Up to eight days permissive temporary duty may be approved by the gaining commander after signing in.

Military Personnel Section
Customer Support hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.

Official Mail Center
Prior to arrival you can open a general delivery mailbox that can be used for up to 90 days. For more information or to set up a mailbox, contact the official mail center at 720-847-9706.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Lodge, 345 S. Beaver Creek St. Bldg 331
Authorized users of base lodging services include active duty military, National Guard, reservists, retirees, DoD contractors, DoD civilians, and their family members. Family members must have access to enter Buckley AFB or they can be sponsored by an authorized user.

Lodging will accept and confirm reservations for Priority 2 guests on a a space-available basis according to Air Force Instruction 34-246.

Prices vary depending on the type of lodging requested. Email reservations to

Additional information can be found by calling 720-847-5899.

Buckley SFB is proud to introduce to you the newest lodging operation in the Air Force: the Rocky Mountain Lodge. With the latest in furnishing, technology and design, this lodge is ideal for any type and length of stay. Free wireless high speed internet, a large and spacious lobby, Dish network, an amenities' store, a coffee shop, and a warm comfortable fireplace provides our guests with all the comforts needed to make us a home away from home. We look forward to your stay and serving you!

 - Joshua M. Coleman, Lodging Manager


Unit Contacts for In-processing

Space Base Delta 2 Staff Agencies


460th Civil Engineer Squadron 720-847-6659
460th Contracting Squadron  720-847-6489
460th Logistics Readiness Squadron 720-847-6943
460th Force Support Squadron 720-847-6103
460th Security Forces Squadron 720-847-9227
Operational Medical Readiness SQDN 720-847-6055
Health Care Operations Squadron 720-847-6554
Space Delta 4 720-847-4603


Reporting In - Joint Service

743d Military Intelligence Battalion  720-847-6196 or 720-847-5040
Naval Information Ops Cmd - Colo  303-677-4538 
Navy Operational Support Center  303-638-4066 
Combat Logistics Battalion 453  720-847-6340 
Co. A, Marine Corps Support Battalion  720-847-6185 
Co. B, Intel Support Battalion  720-847-7680 
Battery Q, 1st Battalion, 14th Marines  720-847-7865 

Airman & Family Readiness

The Airman and Family Readiness Center, located in Bldg. 606, assists with individual and family needs of all Department of Defense personnel and their family members. The center provides information and referrals, volunteer opportunities, financial education, transition assistance, family life education, family readiness and other support services.

For spouses looking for employment opportunities, the AFRC has a computer resource room with Internet and e-mail capability along with job search seminars and individual assistance.

Call the A&FRC for more information at 720-847-6681.

Join the Buckley Spouses Group Facebook page to get more connected with the spouse community.

Personal Property

It is important that you contact the Inbound Personal Property Section at the Traffic Management Office at 720-847-6685 as soon as you arrive in the area.

Personal property is defined as household goods, unaccompanied baggage or mobile homes and do-it-yourself moves.

The owner must provide the Personal Property Section with a telephone number and a temporary or delivery address in order to arrange for prompt delivery of property.

Temporary storage at government expense for up to 90 days may be authorized if your property arrives before you or, you cannot find suitable living quarters. You may become personally liable for storage and insurance beyond 90 days if you do not notify the Personal Property Section.

The commercial carrier is required to unpack your property at its final destination and place it in the rooms you indicate

Buckley Events

All events, remembrances and celebrations on Buckley are available to all services, family members and DoD cardholders.


You can reach the base via Interstate 225, Exit 9 for 6th Avenue/CO-30. Go east on 6th Avenue. You'll arrive at Buckley on the right after 2.8 miles.

If you are searching for directions via online map sites or GPS, use the address "18500 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora, CO, 80011" for the 6th Ave Gate.

If you are searching for the Mississippi Gate, and using Apple Maps, use "S. Vail St. and E. Mississippi Ave." For other apps, use "E. Mississippi Ave. and Aspen St." 

Child Care



Our goal is to make quality child care available to military members and Department of Defense employees so that they may successfully perform their mission duties knowing their children are cared for in a safe, healthy, and loving environment. Family Child Care offers in-home care for children ages
2 weeks to 12 years in both on-installation housing and civilian communities. The Family Child Care Program is designed to provide an
alternative to center based care with flexible hours and small groups in home-like settings.


Did you know that individuals caring for other families' children, more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis in on-base quarters, must be licensed by the installation commander? Would you like to open your own business? Do you like working with children? If so, perhaps you would be interested in a Family Child Care Provider career. The Buckley Family Child Care Program is currently recruiting child care providers to provide care for children with Special Needs and the Expanded Child Care Program which includes UTA/drill weekends. These individuals are given priority in licensing. If you are interested in becoming a licensed family child care provider, please contact Vanessa Dyer, Family Child Care Coordinator, at (720) 847-7211.


The Expanded Child Care (ECC) Program tailors short-term care to the unique needs of the children and their families in licensed/affiliated FCC  homes.
Available are many programs that offer FREE child care to qualified service members and their families. Car for Unit Training assembly weekend, Extended Duty Care (EDC) Program, Home Community Care (HCC), Pre-Deployment and Deployment Child Care and Returning Home Care (RHC). To request care, the parent must complete the AF FCC ECC Registration.

Housing Options


Most inbound unaccompanied service members who are senior airmen or below with less than three years of service are required to reside in unaccompanied housing. Others who are either higher ranking have the options of requesting on-base housing or living off-base.

People interested in living off base may contact the Housing Referral Office for assistance by calling 720-847-5692 or 720-847-5815 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To apply for on-base housing, read the welcome letter, and complete the DD Form 1746, AF Form 4422, and the Privacy Act Statement and email your request to or call 720-847-5692.

Local moves from community housing to privatized housing are paid on a one-time basis after PCS. For more information, see Government Authorizations and Liaison Services.

For specific information about on-base privatized housing, visit or call 303-340-2066.

Junior Enlisted Housing is currently open to active duty, accompanied service members. For information regarding unaccompanied housing call 720-847-6701/6702 or visit

DoD housing website is currently available at


Air BnB Policy

Civilian Newcomers

Civilian employees being assigned to appropriated fund positions should report to the Civilian Personnel Office. Their number is 720-847-6191.

Educational Resources

Local School Districts  Aurora Public
Cherry Creek
Denver Public
Private schools are also available 
Buckley Education Office 

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F 
7 a.m. to noon Friday

Their office is located in Bldg. 606. They counsel military members on Tuition Assistance, MGIB & Post 9/11, CCAF, advanced degrees, Commissioning programs, and SkillBridge. They provide promotion testing, DL PME, CDC, DLPT, DLAB, and others. They also counsel dependents, helping them with scholarship information, getting started with their Post 9/11 benefits and any assistance they might need to start or continue with their degree.

Professional Development Courses
Career Development Advisor 

Hours: 0800 – 1600, Monday through Friday (Closed ALL Federal Holidays and Down Days)
Contact information:  Career Assistance Advisor, MSgt Laina Angel, 720-847-6933,
First Term Enlisted Course NCOIC, 720-847-6300
Location: Bldg 210, Cyber Center

Call 720-847-6675 for more info from the base education office or for local availability see Community College of Aurora on the right 
Comm College of Aurora    
Click "Students"
Choose "Military"
Click "Test Scheduling