Team Buckley to celebrate Black History Month
By By Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 19, 2014
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- -- Team Buckley will be honoring African American history by hosting different activities to commemorate Black History Month.
According to the History Channel website, Black History Month is an annual celebration in February that recognizes the contributions and achievements of African American men and women and remembers the hardships and struggles they faced for racial equality.
To honor African Americans, the 460th Medical Group will be leading various activities throughout the month. A luncheon is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the chapel on base with guest speakers Chaplain (Capt.) Tamara Rue and Reverend (Dr.) Robin Holland.
According to Senior Master Sgt. Colby Bowers, 460th Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, the lunch will have an "around-the-world" culinary theme, encouraging Team Buckley to bring in different foods from different cultures.
"We're trying to get away from the mainstream," Bowers said. "We want to do something different to celebrate the month."
Team Buckley members also painted the Spirit Rock on base to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.
For more information, call 720-847-6554.