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Team Buckley showcases mission during SecAF visit

The Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and members of Space Delta 4 pose for a photo in front of a Defense Support Program spacecraft model in the Mission Control Station on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. During his visit, Team Buckley demonstrated their alignment with the Department of the Air Force priorities. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

The Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and members of Space Delta 4 pose for a photo in front of a Defense Support Program spacecraft model in the Mission Control Station on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. During his visit, Team Buckley demonstrated their alignment with the Department of the Air Force priorities. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Space Force Col. Richard Bourquin, Space Delta 4 commander, briefs the Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force at the Mission Control Station on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. Bourquin explained the critical, no-fail missile warning mission of DEL 4. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Space Force Col. Richard Bourquin, Space Delta 4 commander, briefs the Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force at the Mission Control Station on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. Bourquin explained the critical, no-fail missile warning mission of DEL 4. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Devall, Buckley Garrison command chief, greets the Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. Roth visited various units on base to experience first-hand how Buckley remains mission ready. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Devall, Buckley Garrison command chief, greets the Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Secretary of the Air Force at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 11, 2021. Roth visited various units on base to experience first-hand how Buckley remains mission ready. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley N. Blevins)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

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.”

 

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