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Corona educates Guard advocates, past and present 
By Air Force Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
Corona 
(Right to left) retired Brig. Gen. Wayne Schultz, former commander, 140th Wing; retired Maj. Gen. Mason Whitney, former Adjutant General of Colorado and current director of the governor's office of homeland security; retired Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Hopper, former Colorado National Guard senior enlisted advisor; and retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Mills, former Colorado Army National Guard commander, (Assistant Adjutant General for Army) listen to a briefing during the inaugural Colorado Corona held at the Colorado National Guard state headquarters in Centennial, March 26, 2010. Similar to the state of the state meetings in Washington earlier in the month, the Colorado Corona allowed CONG and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs leaders to discuss present and future issues with former top Colorado Guardsmen and seek the former leaders’ support, feedback and advocacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral, Colorado National Guard/Released)
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (3/26/10) – More than 20 former senior Colorado National Guard leaders joined their current counterparts at the inaugural Colorado Corona held at the Colorado National Guard state headquarters.  

Similar to the state of the state meetings in Washington a week prior, the first Colorado Corona summoned both CONG and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs leaders to discuss present and future issues with former top Colorado Guardsmen, as well as seek their support, feedback and advocacy.

Modeled after the Air Force Corona conferences that and allow the secretary of the Air Force, the chief of staff, and senior Air Force civilian and military leadership to come together for open discussions, the Colorado Corona addressed issues facing both the Colorado Army and Air National Guard, as well as the DMVA and joint staff concerns.

“I believe our own members who have served in our highest positions of leadership and stewardship continue to care about this great organization and provide a resource of knowledge, capabilities and passion for sustaining and defining our future,” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the Adjutant General of Colorado, in a letter to the attendees.
3/25/2010