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18401 E. A-Basin Avenue
Bldg 606 (Stop 97)
Airman & Family Readiness Center
Buckley AFB, CO 80011
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Military and Family Readiness Center staff members are ready to assist service members and their families who are seeking either federal or civilian employment opportunities. Our services include:
Our Discovery Center is equipped with computers to assist with job searches, resume writing, and filling out forms and applications. To learn more about Colorado employment opportunities, visit the Colorado job board website.
The following documents are helpful in employment preparation:
Members who are separating or retiring from military service must register for the congressionally-mandated Transition Assistance Program, which includes:
All phases of the Transition Assistance Program are mandatory (per NDAA 2019) unless otherwise noted, and are by appointment only. For more information, or to request an appointment, please email 460FSS.FSH.TransitionAssistance@us.af.mil. A transition counselor will reach out to assist you.
Additional assistance for federal employment, resume writing, job searches, interviewing skills, goal setting, etc., is provided in other workshops and may also be requested via one-on-one appointments. To learn more about the TAP GPS curriculum, visit: https://www.DoDTAP.mil.
The Buckley Space Force Base Education & Training section centrally manages administration of all education and training matters on Buckley.
Education & Training supports the long-range Space Force goals of maintaining a high-quality force and enhancing professional and personal development, recruitment, retention, and readiness. The center, located on East A-Basin Ave. in Building 606 offers some of the most advanced methods of training available. Students not only participate in traditional classroom instruction, but may also take advantage of live, satellite-delivered interactive video instruction.
The co-located base training office assists unit personnel in training for mission-related functions. It also manages the Career Development Course Program and conducts staff assistance visits. A learning resource room is located in the office, with College Level Examination Program and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests study guides, as well as the chief’s reading list available for a two-week checkout. The Buckley Space Force Base Education & Training Section is accessible to all service members, veterans, civilians and spouses.
Hours of Operations
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. and noon (Professional Military Education, Defense Language Proficiency and Defense Language Aptitude Battery testing) Wednesday: 8 a.m. (CDC testing) Last Friday of the month: 7:30 a.m. (ACT or SAT testing)
Call 720-847-6675 to schedule an appointment.
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
For information on My Career Advancement Account Scholarship and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit the Military OneSource website.
You may qualify for unemployment compensation depending on your circumstances. The UCX law provides payment for specific reasons. Different states have different requirements and rules for eligibility. You must contact the State of Colorado or the state where you intend to be employed. Receiving unemployment while you are seeking employment can help to provide financial stability in the event your job search is extensive. Remember, your employer has paid into UCX on your behalf. Keep in mind, due to the National Defense Authorization Act, those using the post-Sept. 11 GI Bill are unable to draw unemployment compensation while also receiving the education benefit.
To begin the process, file a claim in the state where you will reside/seek employment. Visit and register at your local American Job Center where staff can assist in filing your claim. The state workforce agency determines your eligibility and will make a determination on your claim.
If you are interested in learning more about unemployment compensation, also check colorado.gov/unemployment.
Spouse Reimbursement for Relicensure and Recertification
Spouses may qualify for reimbursement up to $1000 for occupational state relicensing/recertification costs due to permanent change of station or permanent change of assignment.
Must be filed within 24 months of the date PCS/PCA orders were authenticated.
PCS/PCA is from a duty station in one state to a duty station in another state, including Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
Movement of dependents is authorized as a government expense.
Must be able to demonstrate actual costs incurred for licensing/certification.
State of the new duty station requires licensing/certification for the same profession as previous state.
Reimbursement is not to exceed $1,000.
Cost must be incurred and paid after the date the PCS/PCA orders were authenticated.
Reimbursement is not authorized for moves upon accession, Career Intermission Program, retirement or separation.
Reimbursement is not authorized for obtaining a new license or certification for new profession.
Required documentation for reimbursement:
Copy of PCS/PCA orders
Copy of spouse’s valid state occupational license
Paid receipts for items required to obtain licensing from new state
Reimbursements are issued through the Buckley Finance Office. Contact the Buckley Military and Family Readiness Center for more information at 720-847-6681.