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Buckley Air Force Base

Buckley Air Force Base
Buckley AFB, looking west with the Colorado Rockies in background. Aurora is in foreground.
Military structure
NameBuckley Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Space Command (AFSPC)
In use1948-Present
Controlled by 
460th Space Wing

Buckley Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation1726 m (5662 ft)

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Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1943. The base was named in honor of the World War I Army pilot 1LT John Harold Buckley.

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