Metro mayors get rare tour of Buckley AFB

Mayors Debbie Brinkman, Doug Tisdale, Col. Dan Dant, Cathy Noon, and Ron Rakowsky at the “hold-short line,” watching F-16 jet fighter takeoffs.  Photo by Jan Wondra

Mayors Debbie Brinkman, Doug Tisdale, Col. Dan Dant, Cathy Noon, and Ron Rakowsky at the “hold-short line,” watching F-16 jet fighter takeoffs.
Photo by Jan Wondra

By Jan Wondra

The sight is ubiquitous as one drives north on E-470 across Aurora; gigantic golf balls poised as if ready for a pop art exhibit on the eastern edges of the metro area. While most citizens know there’s an Air Force base there, few are privy to what on earth is inside those golf balls. Ten mayors of the south metro area were recently given rare access at Buckley Air Force Base for a briefing on the 460th Space Wing base operations, and the economic impact and investments related to the

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