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** Buckley AFB is
in close proximity to stores, restaurants and recreation.
**Colorado weather is about the craziest
you will find. Snowfall one day and 70 degrees the next....be
prepared for anything!
**Emission tests must be done every
other year on any vehicle 1987 to newer and every year for vehicles older
than 1987. When registering a vehicle brought from out of state an
Emission Certificate and VIN Verification is required.
**Buckley does not have a 24 hour
in-processing capability. If you arrive after hours please contact
your sponsor or check into a contracted hotel (you should contact the
Information, Tickets and Tours Office at 720-847-6853 for discount
information before arrival if you think you will need a motel room).
**To avoid an on-base traffic citation, your vehicle
must registered with the Base within three days.
**Absolutely no firearms, open alcohol
or drugs are allowed in vehicles on Buckley AFB.
**Due to the addition of a second area
code in the Denver Metro area it is mandatory to dial all ten numbers
even when dialing a local phone number. The area codes are 303 and
was named after a WWII flier, 1st Lt. John H. Buckley. He was a
from nearby Longmont, CO.
**Buckley AFB changed its name from Buckley Air
National Guard Base to Buckley Air Force Base on October 1, 2000.
**Buckley has three
gates: the 6th Avenue Gate is open 24 hours,
Mississippi Gate open Monday through Friday 4 am - 8
pm and Saturday / Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, and
Telluride Gate open Monday - Friday 6 am - 6 pm.
**If you have a suggestion, question or complaint call
the Commander's Action Line at 720.847.9881
not living in the dorms can have a General Delivery
box temporarily set up by submitting a copy of
incoming personnel orders to the postal center.
The General Delivery address is:
17699 Devil's Thumb Ave. (Stop 1)
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
**Active Duty Members and their spouses may not be
required to obtain a Colorado Driver's License as per Colorado Statute: C.R.S. 42-2-102 (1997)
(1) The following persons need not obtain a Colorado
driver's license:. . .
- A nonresident on active duty in the armed forces
of the United States if that person has in his or her possession a
valid driver's license issued by such nonresident's state of
domicile or, if returning from duty outside the United States, has a
valid driver's license in his or her possession issued by the armed
forces of the United States in foreign countries, but such armed
forces license shall be valid only for a period of forty-five days
after the licensee has returned to the United States;
(e) The spouse of a member of the armed forces of the
United States who is accompanying such member on military or naval
assignment to this state, who has a valid driver's license issued by
another state, and whose right to drive has not been suspended or
revoked in this state.