ARPC installs refurbished sign
By Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett, ARPC Public Affairs
/ Published December 07, 2011
BUCKLEY AFB, Colo. -- A piece of history has been added to the new Air Reserve Personnel Center building at Buckley AFB. Members of the 460th Space Wing Civil Engineer Squadron installed a refurbished sign in front of the Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC) headquarters building on Buckley AFB, Colo., Dec. 2.
This sign was brought over from the previous home of ARPC at Lowry AFB and was originally installed on that location shortly after ARPC moved to Lowry AFB in September 1976. It is a landmark because it has been a part of ARPC history for more than 35 years.
"It was my job to make sure that this important piece of history was brought over from Lowry AFB, then refurbished to make it look more modern and fit in with the design of the new building on Buckley," Mr. Mark Nelson, ARPC historian, said. "I think this refurbished sign really adds to the outside of the new building and I was very happy to see that we kept it as a part of our history."
In November, DWG & Associates Inc., a local construction contractor, began the task of building new pylons for the sign that match the new building. Construction of the pylons was completed Nov. 30 and the sign was immediately installed.
"Since the sign is a historic piece, it is officially a 'static display.' Therefore, we'll place a commemorative plaque by the sign's base in the near future." Nelson said.