Buckley breaks ground on youth center
By Senior Airman Stephen Musal , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 19, 2010
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Members of Team Buckley broke ground on a new, $7.8 million youth center May 3.
The 21,301 square foot facility will be located next to the A-Basin Child Development center, and is expected to be completed by May 2011.
"Today's military asks its Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines to make sacrifices, often taking them away from their families," said Cindy Stark, 460th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Services Flight chief. "During the Year of the Air Force Family, we are proud to support Team Buckley by providing this service to help take care of families - a state-of-the-art youth center, where Team Buckley's youth can receive positive experiences promoting social, cognitive, emotional and physical skills that will last a lifetime."
On hand to break ground for the new facility were Col. Trent Pickering, 460th Space Wing vice commander; Col. Vincent Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander; Maj. Beth Peters, 460th FSS commander; Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Williams, 460th MSG superintendent; Ms. Stark and Ana Thibodeau and Patrick Close, the 2009 and 2008 Buckley Youth of the Year winners.