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U.S. Army Col. Laura Thomas, Colorado Army National Guard deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, 2010. Thomas served as the Flight Commander for the busiest outpatient clinic in the theater as well as being the sole OB-GYN provider and serving with the 101st Airborne Division on the Combined Joint Task Force Sexual Assault Review Board as the Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examiner subject matter expert. Thomas was selected to be the first ARNG nurse consultant to the surgeon general in June 2024.  (Courtesy photo)
Colorado National Guard member is first Army National Guard nurse consultant to surgeon general
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson | July 18, 2024
The Colorado Army National Guard made history when U.S. Army Col. Laura A. Thomas was selected to be the first ARNG nurse consultant to the surgeon general in June 2024, a top position in the Army medical profession.

U.S. Army Maj. Michael Frank, executive officer and full-time administrative officer, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, prepares to jump from a C-47 over Normandy, France, during the 80th anniversary celebration of the D-Day invasion, June 5, 2024. (Courtesy photo)
Colorado Guard Soldiers commemorate D-Day with historic Normandy jump
By Sgt. 1st Class Joseph K. VonNida | July 18, 2024
U.S. Army Maj. Michael Frank and Col. Todd Stansbury, both serving in the Colorado Army National Guard, participated in a historic para-jump over Normandy to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Members of the Colorado National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package, joined by State Partnership Program partner the Republic of Slovenia, move a patient onto a stretcher for simulations during medical exercises Vigorous Warrior and Clean Care 2024 at Bakonykúti Training Area, Hungary, May 7, 2024. The CERFP, a domestic operations capability in the U.S., deployed to showcase the capability of doing mass decontamination in a battlefield setting while integrating emergent medical treatment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Eliana Raspet)
Colorado National Guard joint response team first to exercise capability with NATO partners
By Airman 1st Class Eliana Raspet, 140th Wing Public Affairs | July 2, 2024
The Colorado National Guard, in support of United States European Command, showcased military medical readiness at the NATO Vigorous Warrior 2024 and Clean Care 2024 exercises at the Bakonykút training area in Hungary, May 4-8, 2024.

Members of the Colorado National Guard and their State Partnership Program partner, the Republic of Slovenia, treat a patient in their medical tent, part of Colorado’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package, during the Vigorous Warrior and Clean Care medical exercises, May 7, 2024, at Bakonykúti Training Area, Hungary. The CERFP is a domestic operations capability in the U.S., deployed to showcase the capability of doing mass decontamination in a battlefield setting while integrating emergent medical treatment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Eliana Raspet)
Multinational medical exercises bring partners together for first of its kind training
By Airman 1st Class Eliana Raspet | July 2, 2024
The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine, in collaboration with the host nation of Hungary, held the Vigorous Warrior and Clean Care medical exercises at the Bakonykút training area in Hungary May 4-8, 2024.
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