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Thank you for visiting the Community Support Operations Web Page. This office receives, evaluates legality, determines supportability and coordinates support for community events requiring Colorado National Guard assets.

In an effort to increase public awareness and understanding of the Colorado National Guard's state and federal missions, all efforts will be made to support all legal requests for assistance, however regulatory guidance specifies the type and timing of the support we may provide.

Instructions on requesting assistance and a brief description of what procedures will occur upon receipt of each request are explained in the instructions below. You may also call our Community Support Operations Office at 720-250-1058 or send an email (ng.co.coarng.list.militarysupport1@mail.mil).

Due to sequestration and DoD budget cuts, a customer may be responsible for some costs of support. Reimbursement for support will be handled on a case-by-case basis.








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If you are requesting any of the above military services or support, please print out, sign and fax one of the forms listed below. If you do not have the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, click here.

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DD Form 2535 (Aviation Support)
DMA Form 2536 (Non-Aviation Support)
ROTC/CAP Helicopter Flight Request



Please keep in mind that the National Guard is a part-time force training and serving our nation, state, and communities in a time of war. In order to support an event, requests must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the date of your event. We try to fill as many of these requests as possible, however, operational commitments take priority and may supersede a request with little advance notice. All requests for assistance must be submitted on the proper Department of Defense form, which you will find listed below.  

When requesting support from the Colorado National Guard, the required form(s) may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:

Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office
ATTN: Community Support Operations
6848 S. Revere Pkwy
Centennial, CO 80112-6709
Commercial Telephone: 720-250-1058
Fax: 720-250-1059
E-mail: ng.co.coarng.list.militarysupport1@mail.mil

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Colorado Army and Air National Guard flyovers are currently prohibited under DoD restrictions due to sequestration. (Exceptions to policy may be requested on rare occasion.)


Requests for aviation support, which include anything using aircraft (i.e. fly-over, static display of aircraft, repelling or parachute demonstrations) must be made with the REQUEST FOR MILITARY AERIAL SUPPORT (DD Form 2535)

When requesting an Air National Guard aircraft, visit www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil. This Web site will take you through the steps and questions that will generate the DD Form 2535. If you complete this step first you can print out the 2353 to send to the Colorado National Guard. 

The requester is also responsible for receiving FAA approval and returning that approval (via the contact information on the last page of the form 2535) and to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs office. To find an FAA flight standards office in your area, go to: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/field_offices/fsdo/.


Citizens may also request military participation, such as a military band, color guard, displays of military equipment, with a DMA Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).  

As the requestor you are responsible for tracking the progress of your request


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Step 1: Complete the written request

For flyovers or air shows: Once the DD Form 2535 is submitted to the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs (www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil) it must be sent to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office along with the request number (typically 12 alpha-numeric digits). The request will then be logged into the Community Support Request database and begin the internal review process (if applicable). Please provide an e-mail address (if available) for further communications as this is the preferred method of correspondence.

**It is important that your request is in our office no later than 60 days before your event. 

The Secretary of the Airforce/Public Affairs Office (www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil) is the top level approving authority.

For static displays and non-aerial support: Submit the appropriate form directly to the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs office. (Skip step 2).

A cursory review of your request by the Public Affairs Office/Community Support NCO will occur before being forwarded for (1) Public Affairs Officer review, (1) the Staff Judge Advocate review, (2) the U.S. Property and Fiscal Accounting Office Review, (3) and finally The Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard for state-level approval.

If your request is deemed not authorized by military regulations or unsupportable at this point, you will be notified by email or telephone.

Step 2: Additional signatures and approvals for flyover requests

Once the request has been submitted to both the SAF/PA and the CONG/PA you must contact your local FAA representative. Upon receiving this signature you must fax a copy to SAF/PA at 703-693-9601 and the CONG/PA at 720-250-1059.

After FAA approval has been granted SAF/PA will approve, deny or request more information.

You will need to have the following information available to provide to the supporting unit or CONG/PA no later than 14 days prior to the event:

1.            Direction jets should travel

2.            Preferred time of flyover

3.             Approximate Latitude and Longitude of centermost point of flyover 

Step 3: Unit Acceptance

After being classified as a request that we may legally support, and after having received confirmation of higher headquarters approval, if applicable, your request will be forwarded to a Colorado National Guard unit that possesses the asset(s) you are requesting, for consideration.

(NOTE: Even though a request is deemed legal, support is still dependent upon the availability of supporting personnel/equipment and may not conflict with regularly scheduled training or missions.)

Once the unit has advised the Community Support section of acceptance and ability to execute the mission, you will be contacted directly by the unit supporting your request. From this point, for this mission only, you are authorized to conduct direct communication with that unit.

*Note: Due to high demand and limited resources, all accepted support requests are still considered tentative until executed.

Step 4: Event Following

As a condition of support, please mail or e-mail us a follow-up letter with the total attendance at your event.

Feel free to include any suggestions or concerns referencing the handling and support of your request.

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