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Buckley Freedom Fest set for July 1

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 460th Space Wing will host Freedom Fest July 1 on East Steamboat Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unlike in years past, Team Buckley members are being asked to pre-register for the event.

Maximum meal pre-registration is highly encouraged to get a solid account for the number of Team Buckley members planning to attend. To pre-register, go to Tickets can then be picked up June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newtch's Den in Building 630 or Outdoor Recreation in Building 1022. Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado personnel should see 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Nava for tickets.

"Freedom Fest is Buckley's annual base wide, tenant wide summer celebration," said Maj. Beth Huffman, 460th Force Support Squadron deputy commander and lead for the event committee. "It's a day to relax with friends, family and coworkers and enjoy free food, free entertainment and free activities for all ages."

All ages will be able to eat for free, but only those over 21 will be able to purchase beer at one of the newest additions to Freedom Fest - the biergarten.

Highlights of the day include, but are not limited to, live music, the Chiefs v Eagles softball game, bouncy castles, Broncos & Nuggets cheerleader appearances, a car show, face painting, a pie eating contest, a dunk tank and more.

Local restaurants will be on hand to serve more than 10,000 meals.

Major Huffman said that while planning this year's event has been rewarding, the committee tries to make it better each year and she is excited for the base community to come out and enjoy Freedom Fest.

"We want everyone to walk away thinking, 'Wow, that was fun!'" she said.
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