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National Guard Engineers Repair US Highway 36
The motto of the Engineer Regiment is Essayons or “Let us try!”
September 2013 will be remembered in the Colorado counties of Boulder and Larimer as a month in which that motto was tested.
In late 2008, a poor run time on his physical fitness test and chronic fatigue was a first sign that something was wrong.
NORAD to track Santa's global journey
WASHINGTON (12/19/13) - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
Soldiers assist Salvation Army’s Santa’s Workshop
GYPSUM, Colo. – Soldiers from the High-altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site teamed up with the Salvation Army Dec. 7-8 in order to provide toys for needy families in the Vail Valley.
Colo. Guard firefighters work to prevent fires
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers of the 1157th Engineer Firefighting Company were at it again in early September – but this time, they were working on methods to prevent fires instead of fighting them.
Recipient wears Purple Heart for fallen comrades
It's the one award that Soldiers don't want to earn. And for one retired Soldier who was injured five years ago in Afghanistan, his Purple Heart ceremony July 30 was a day for remembering comrades who gave their lives to save others.
Vigilant Guard: From request to release
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Over the past two years, Colorado has had plenty of real-world experience with natural disasters such as wildfires, which this makes pre-disaster training essential to refine processes and implement lessons learned.
Colo. Guardsmen participate in 2013 Patriot Exercise
With temperatures and humidity soaring, more than 2,000 Soldiers, Airmen and civilian first responders came together to participate in a massive training exercise at Volk Field and Fort McCoy, Wis., July 15-20.
Father’s Day on the fire line
Father’s Day is one best spent with family, but for the Colorado National Guardsmen fighting the Black Forest fire in El Paso County Colo., it will be one spent away from home.
Shamrock Brigade tests readiness
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (5/19/13) – The Colorado Army National Guard’s entire 169th Fires Brigade met at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, Colo., starting May 17 for a three-day drill.
Colo. Army Guard receives new Chinooks
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (5/17/13) – Colorado Army National Guard pilots flew in four new Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters May 17 at the Army Aviation Support Facility here.
Guardsmen help make ‘Vital Connection’
Unless you’re a technology guru, the term “communications” can be boring and often ignored – until your cell phone or laptop quit operating unexpectedly.
'I stand before you a proud Citizen-Soldier'
With parachute wings and combat infantry badges fixed upon their chests, one Special Forces operator ascended to become one of the COARNG's highest ranking men of color, while the other now prepares to become the COARNG's newest land component commander.
Region VII Soldiers compete for title of Best Warrior
FORT CARSON, Colo. (4/7/13) – Sixteen elite noncommissioned officers and Soldiers competed for the title of Best Warrior over the course of three days at the Region VII Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition April 4-7 at Fort Carson, Colo.
'Jordan First'; Hospitality, brotherhood for all
A simple blue kite punctuates the sky in Ash Shajarah, Jordan. Just a few kilometers north, in Al Ramtha Governance, a man who has been shot by a sniper is carried into Jordan from across the Syrian border.
Greeley Air National Guard station now StormReady Supporter
GREELEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Colo. (12/14/12) – Through a collaborative effort, the 233rd Space Group recently became the first military installation in Colorado to be certified as a StormReady Supporter by the National Weather Service.
World-class wrestlers take it to the mat
Just like other professional athletes, training and competing is their job -- but ultimately, these Soldier-athletes work to earn a spot to represent the U.S., the U.S. Army, and the Colorado National Guard in the Olympics.
Guardsman flies colors at Pepsi Center
DENVER (3/2/13) -- Before the Colorado Mammoth took the playing field, a flag bearing Colorado National Guardsman stood proudly on the Pepsi Center turf as the national anthem played March 2.
Training program to enhance YMCA, Project Sanctuary
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (2/26/13) -- Civil Engineers from several Air National Guard units around the country participated in a mission planning conference in Winter Park, Colo., recently, to discuss new construction projects.
Possible furloughs could affect Guard members nationwide
ARLINGTON, Va. (2/21/13) -- National Guard members nationwide -- especially military technicians -- could be affected by the DOD's furlough that could begin in late April unless Congress overrides a “sequestration” provision by March 1.
Colo. Guardsman battles for bronze
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (2/4/13) -- Colorado Army National Guard Soldier and member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earned a bronze medal at the Dave Schultz Memorial International wrestling tournament Jan. 31 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"For the love of rodeo and country," is the motto of the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association. Maj. Paul Brittain, a Colorado Army National Guard Soldier and rodeo cowboy in the PAFRA, embodies those values.
Spokesman: Sequestration planning hinders Pentagon
WASHINGTON (1/22/13) – Preparations under way for the looming threat of major across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts are “a drag on the department,” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
Air Force CSAF delivers vision for future
I've attached a new Vision for the United States Air Force. Focused on "Airmen, Mission, and Innovation," I believe this short document captures what today's Air Force is all about and where I think we ought to focus for tomorrow.
Soldiers earn 1st Place at honor guard competition
AURORA, Colo. (11/3/12) – The Colorado Army National Guard’s Honor Guard marched and saluted its way into first place Oct. 13 at the Colorado State Honor Guard Symposium and Competition at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, Colo.
Army Space Support Team departs for Afghanistan
CENTENNIAL, COLO. (10/26/12) – Fellow service members, friends and family honored Army Space Support Team-25, part of the 117th Space Battalion, in a departure ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado in Centennial, Colo., Oct. 26.
Welcome home ceremony held for mentoring team
Applause erupted as Operational Mentor and Liaison Team-4 filed onto the drill floor to greet their waiting families at the Joint Army Air Building on Buckley Air Force Base, in Aurora Colo., Oct 21.
McKinley retires after historic National Guard career
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (10/22/12) -- Gen. Craig R. McKinley spent the past 14 years serving in the nation’s capital, but returned home to northeast Florida Oct. 19 to celebrate his nearly 40-year military career with the people he served with the longest.
Aviation maintenance shop keeps choppers in the air
Protecting Colorado’s people by fighting wildfires and performing search-and-rescue missions is a vital part of the National Guard, but the missions wouldn’t be possible without the Colorado Army National Guard's Aviation Support Facility.
Rocket launchers get wings
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System is a weapon prized for its mobility and versatility -- not only on the ground but now also in the air.
Colo. Guardsman breaks mold on Guard, Reserve careers
Col. Ed Vaughan has made a career out of finding innovative solutions to challenging problems. Now, the Colorado Air National Guard officer has his sights set on a serious issue confronting members of the military's reserve components.
Sixty-seven years after the end of World War II, Colorado's highly respected 157th Infantry is displaying a memorial bench to celebrate its accomplishments during the war. The bench is now on display at the Colorado National Guard state headquarters.
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