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9Health Fair salutes Colorado Guard 
By Air Force Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs 
9Health Fair salutes CONG 
Jim Goddard, chief executive officer of the 9Health Fair, accepts a lithograph celebrating 150 years of the Colorado National Guard at the KUSA Channel 9 studios in Denver, May 18, 2010. The 9Health Fair, a community outreach program of 9News, organized the event in order to thank its community partners. The mission of the annual 9Health Fair is to promote health awareness across the state and encourage individuals to take responsibility for their own health. The Colorado National Guard has provided transportation and other logistical support to the event since its inception 30 years ago. Officially called Innovative Readiness Training, the program prepares units for their wartime missions while supporting the needs of the local community. The Colorado National Guard and the 9Health Fair have been community partners for 30 years. Goddard is flanked by Colorado Air National Guard Col. Lorn “Skip” Johnson, commander of the 137th Space Warning Squadron; COANG Col. Theresa Z. Blumberg, chief of the adjutant general’s staff; and Colorado Army National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Delgado, land use agreement and IRT project manager. (Official U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Theiral, Colorado National Guard/Released)