The base closure paved the way for a new neighborhood in Lowry, expanding Denver’s residential area by over 2,000 acres
BY COLORADOBIZ STAFF
The Lowry Foundation – along with the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and the Lowry Community Master Association – will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Lowry Air Force Base closure and celebrate the birth of the Lowry neighborhood with a weekend-long celebration in October. The silver anniversary celebration, which will take place from October 4 to 6, will give servicemen and women from across the country a chance to revisit their time at the base while allowing residents to celebrate all that their neighborhood has become.
After 57 years, the Lowry Air Force Base closed its doors in September 1994, as part of a 127-base closure during the Clinton administration.
“Lowry Air Force Base trained over a million military service members and was the home of the original Air Force Academy for over three years before moving to Colorado Springs,” says John Barry, Major General, USAF (Ret), president and CEO of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. “Those soldiers went on to serve our country in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War.”