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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 720.

**Buckley AFB 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

**Arriving personnel 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:

Service Member's Name
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:. . .

  1. 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.


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