Community Activity Center


The Buckley Community Center is the “meeting place” on base; you’ll find great food at a great price in a newly remolded space. Bring your group(s) and enjoy breakfast or lunch and don’t forget to get your daily coffee fix here. We are a “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks outlet.

The Panther Den is our lounge on base open for drinks and food in the evenings Wednesday–Friday. Stop by and make it your new favorite place to get a ice cold drink and great food.

Stop by the second Friday of every month to celebrate our 2nd Friday event with music, food, drinks and games! Free food while supplies last.


Congressional Award:

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds; young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.

Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge

Hours of Operations

Monday-Friday: 0700-0930

Monday-Friday Grill: 1030-1330
Entree Station & Salad Bar: 1100-1300

Panther Den Coffee Shop:
Monday-Tuesday: 0700-1400
Wednesday- Friday: 0700-2000

Panther Den: Lounge:
Wednesday-Friday: 1600-2000
Saturdays, Sundays
& Federal Holidays: Closed

Director, Justin Lentz
Bldg. 630
DSN: 847-7197
COMM: 720-847-7197