Team Buckley showcases mission during SecAF visit

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  • By Senior Airman Danielle McBride
  • Buckley Garrison Public Affairs

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth experienced firsthand how Buckley Air Force Base remains mission-ready through the capabilities Airmen, Guardians and civilians provide during his visit to the installation March 11-12.


The visit covered many of Roth’s priorities for the Air Force’s future including continuity for the Department of the Air Force, maintaining momentum and keeping the total force as a whole prepared and ready.


During his time on Buckley AFB, Roth received the latest updates on Space Delta 4's mission operations, met with the base’s outstanding performers, visited the Cyber Operations Response Element and saw how members of Buckley AFB seamlessly work together as an integrated total force war-fighting team.


“We are all part of a joint force,” said Roth. “For us to succeed against threats for the foreseeable future we have to work in what is called a joint domain.


"Guardians and Airmen share the same values and share the same goals," added Roth. "We are all part of the same team moving forward.”


Col. Brian Chellgren, Buckley Garrison acting commander and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Devall, Buckley Garrison command chief, were among many leaders and Airmen to welcome Roth during his first visit.


“We are immensely proud of the progress our team has made at every level to support one another, our country, and our allies,” said Chellgren. “We have accomplished so much during a strenuous year and have risen to the occasion to overcome the multitude of challenges we faced to continue the critical mission here at Buckley, unabated. During Secretary Roth’s visit, we were thrilled for the opportunity to showcase the outstanding members of Team Buckley and how hard they’ve all worked despite so many difficult challenges. I’m so proud to serve alongside these warriors.”