Location and Description: Buckley Air
Force Base is located in the Denver
metropolitan area on the northeast side of the city
of Aurora in Arapahoe County, CO.
The 460th Space Wing is the current
host of the installation, and its mission is to provide
combatant commanders with superior global
surveillance, worldwide missile warning,
expeditionary forces, and support to homeland
defense missions. The installation houses diverse
missions, military services, and components that
include active-duty, National Guard, Coast Guard,
Public Health Service, and Reserve personnel from the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine
Corps to accomplish satellite support operations, fighter operations, installation support, and
other important missions.
Activities: The Omaha District historically has provided limited support for
Buckley AFB in its Environmental Compliance Program. The primary challenge is to maximize
the resources and keep the district’s cost of doing business reasonable. So far, the Omaha
District has been able to control the cost of doing business.
The USACE Omaha District assists with Buckley’s
Environmental Restoration and Compliance
Program (air, water, pollution prevention, natural
resources, cultural resources, asbestos, solid
waste, underground storage tank, and above-ground storage tank).