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Friday, November 20, 2015

460th SW Commander speaks to building resilient defense communities

by Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards
460th Space Wing Public Affairs

11/16/2015 - BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- -- Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, spoke at the Association of Defense Communities' Rocky Mountain Regional Forum on Nov. 12, 2015 in Colorado Springs. 

The forum was an opportunity for a variety of Department of Defense personnel and community representatives to discuss installation and community impacts.

"This event brought together community and industry leaders from across the Rocky Mountain region for a first-of-its-kind one-day event to gather intelligence on the latest activities at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill and the impact they have across the region," said ADC Rocky Mountain Regional Forum Host Committee.

Wagner discussed the vast and vital missions that occur on Buckley AFB and how the relationships with the community and surrounding areas directly support the mission success of each unit. 

Team Buckley's community partnerships and initiatives were also addressed, showcasing local investments and local job creations that help provide approximately $1 billion of an economic impact to the local community.

"This event recognized experts in defense policy and installation management, as well as key leaders from local and state government. This event was perhaps the region's most comprehensive defense-oriented educational offering ever," said ADC Rocky Mountain Regional Forum Host Committee.

Through collaborative community partnerships, Buckley AFB is able to build a viable supportive community for Airmen and their families, said Wagner; strong relationships with the community provide the resources for installations to remain agile and innovative.

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