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Navy Information Operations Command Colorado

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Unit History

Navy History

The Navy Information Operations Command Colorado originally stood up Nov. 1, 1995, as the Navy Security Group Activity Denver. The unit quickly grew from a small Navy detachment with less than 30 Sailors to a command with more than 170 Navy personnel.

In December 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations disestablished Commander, Naval Security Group Command and integrated those functions into the newly formed Commander, Navy Network Warfare Command. As a result, NSGA Denver was renamed as a Navy Information Operations Command and became NIOC - Colorado.

In July 2009, the Secretary of Defense proposed the establishment of the United States Cyber Command and later that year, the Navy reorganized to form its components to United States Cyber Command - called Fleet Cyber Command. NIOC Colorado's operational reporting transferred from Navy Network Warfare Command to Fleet Cyber Command.

While the command may have changed names throughout the years, one thing has remained the constant throughout its storied history - the Sailors are trained to support the warfighter, Buckley Air Force Base, and the surrounding community. Today, NIOC Colorado boasts a complement in excess of 300 professional Sailors.


Checking in

The prescribed Uniform of the Day for NIOC Colorado during the winter months is Service Dress Blue, NWU, or E1-E6 Service Uniform. For Chief and above personnel Service Khaki or NWU. During the summer, Service Dress White, NWU, or E1-E6 Service Uniform for E-6 and below. For Chiefs and above personnel Summer Khaki or NWU.

Taxi services from Denver International Airport, will generally run around $40 to Buckley AFB. Public transportation from the airport is almost non-existent, however once you are in the Denver area active duty military do ride the RTD systems for FREE.

Direction to Buckley AFB

  • Start out going NORTH on PENA BLVD.
  • Go STRAIGHT toward TERMINAL EAST. about 2.1 mi
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto PENA BLVD. 9.8 mi, then Take the 40TH AVENUE exit, EXIT 1A, toward I-70 E/AIRPORT BLVD/AURORA. 0.3 mi, ramp becomes N AIRPORT BLVD. 3.3 mi
  • turn LEFT onto CO-30 E/E 6TH AVE. 1.0 mi Turn RIGHT onto ASPEN DR/S ASPEN ST (Gate access required). 0.1 mi

E1-E4 with four years or less time in service will reside in the dormitories on base.
There is no dining facility on base, so you will begin receiving BAS upon Arrival, E4 with more than three years time in service may apply to move off base through the Chain of Command.

New Check-ins
New check-ins will report to the Joint Components Command (JCC) Bldg 26 in NSU (Black and Tans) for E-6 and below and Khakis for E-7 and above. The number is (720) 847-6670.

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