Buckley Air Force Base

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Location 18500, East 6th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado, 80011, United States
Years of Operation 1942-Present

Buckley Air Force Base opened in 1942 as an Army Air Corps technical school and basic training site. Once the Air Force was established, the base became an auxiliary field for Lowry Air Force Base in 1946. The base switched hands between the Air National Guard and Navy during the following decades. After becoming and Air Force base once again in 2000, the base expanded significantly to include additional housing and accommodations for military personnel.

Currently, the base is home to the 140th Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Colorado Wing, Navy Info Ops Command, and 743rd Military Intelligence.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed or worked at Buckley Air Force Base, and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.