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Airman’s Attic to open soon at Buckley

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Buckley Airman’s Attic will open July 9 at its new facility, Building 210, the old security forces working dog center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Gross)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Buckley Airman’s Attic will open July 9 at its new facility, Building 210, the old security forces working dog center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Gross)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Buckley Airman's Attic recently hosted a pre-opening at its new facility, allowing service members and their dependents to come in and browse to see what the Airman's Attic has to offer.

With nowhere to go for more than a year, Team Buckley's First Sergeant Council has been working non-stop to transform Building 210, the old security forces working dog center, into a family friendly environment.

They're scheduled to open at 1 p.m. July 9 and will be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. pending on volunteer availability. Mondays will be donations only. The attic will be open to E-5 service members and their dependents. Those above the rank of E-5 who wish to use the Airman's Attic should contact their first sergeant.

Donations can be dropped off during any of the opening hours, but as of now there is no drop-off location for after-hour donations. For those who have a hefty amount of donations but can't make it during the open hours, they can contact their first sergeant and arrange a time to make their donation.

According to Master Sgt. Bradley Moses, 460th Security Forces Squadron, there is a demand for volunteers and if their volunteer pool becomes big enough, days and hours may fluctuate. For those who wish to volunteer they can see their first sergeant for stop by the attic when it's open.

He also said, "the only other thing we ask the individuals that take things out of here, is when they're done with that item is to re-donate it back, or to another family."

Service members and their dependents will be able to find everything from uniforms, clothes, furniture, food, children's toys and much more.

This wouldn't be possible though if it weren't for all the hard work of many individuals, according to Master Sgt. Brandy Sharp, 460th Mission Support Group.

"I couldn't quantify the amount of man hours we've had people from every organization," Sharp said. "We have been steadily working on this for about three months."
She said it's all for a very good reason though.

"The demand is there and that's why it's important. We need to be able to help each other out in times of need," Sharp said.
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