Growing out of a small Navy Detachment with less than 30 Sailors, on November 1, 1995, U.S Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Denver stood up as an activity.
On September 30, 2005, NSGA Denver was administratively closed and was re-established on October 1, 2005 as the Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Colorado. As Fleet Cyber Command/Commander Tenth Fleet started to evolve, NIOC Colorado was assigned as Commander Task Force 1080. Recently NIOC Colorado was redesignated as Commander Task Group 101.
NIOC Colorado is located is located in the Joint Service Admin Facility (JSAF) on Buckley Air National Guard Base on the eastern city limits of Aurora, Colorado.
Buckley Air base
Initially activated in July 1943, the 460th Bomb group “Black Panthers” flew B-24 liberator bombers from Spinazolla, Italy supporting combat missions throughout Europe during World War II. Activated a second time during the Vietnam, War, the 460 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing supported the Air Force reconnaissance mission in Vietnam from 1966 to 1971. The largest in-theater Air Force wing performed day and night visual, radar, electronic, and thermographic reconnaissance from five distinct aircraft platforms. Renamed and reactivated a third time and flying the F-4 Phantom, the 460 Tactical Reconnaissance Group performed reconnaissance missions at the Taegu Air Base, Korea for one year starting in the fall of 1989 and inactivating October 1990. The 460 Air Base Wing (ABW) reactivated on October 1 2001. On August 19, 2004, the 460th Air Base Wing was re-designated the 460th Space Wing. Tasked to build the newest base in the Air Force, the 460 Space Wing supports varied space missions and 28 tenant units totaling over 88,000 Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corp active duty, National Guard, Reserve members and missions, their families and a large retired community.
The 460th Space Wing is responsible for providing space-based missile warning data to Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colorado, and the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Denver is the capital of Colorado, and the largest North American city between the Missouri river and the pacific states. Denver was founded during the “Pikes Peak or Bust” gold rush era of 1859-1860, in which 150,000 persons crossed the plains in search of gold. The first settlements in 1858 were called Placer Campand Montana. These gave way to rival towns straddling Cherry creek, Auraria on southwest, and St. Charles on the northeast. St. Charles, which was in the westernmost reaches of Kansas territory, was renamed Denver City for James W. Denver, then Governor of the Kansas Territory. Auraria and Denver consolidated in 1860. Colorado became a Federal Territory in 1861, and Denver was designated as the permanent capital in 1867.