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The Colorado Army National Guard’s North American Aerospace Defense Command, more commonly known as NORAD, and U.S. Northern Command, hold a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Andrew Diederich, incoming commander, and Col. Scot J. Hartman, outgoing commander, at the Regional Training Institute at Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 7, 2019. (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard NORAD-U.S. Northern Command Mobilization Element changes leadership
By | Oct. 4, 2019
The Colorado Army National Guard’s North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command Mobilization Element held a change of command ceremony between U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Diederich, incoming commander, and U.S. Army Col. Scot J. Hartman, outgoing commander, at the Regional Training Institute at Fort Carson Sept. 7, 2019.

The Soldiers with the 169th Field Artillery Brigade welcome Col. Scot J. Hartman, incoming commander, and say farewell to Col. Scott M. Sherman, outgoing commander, during a ceremony Sept. 7, 2019, at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colorado. Col. Robert B. Davis, commander, land component command, presided over the ceremony, and while it was a somber goodbye to Sherman, Davis said he was happy to welcome Hartman, who enlisted in 1989 . (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard Soldiers welcome new brigade commander
By . Army Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard | Oct. 4, 2019
Soldiers with the Colorado Army National Guard’s 169th Field Artillery Brigade welcomed U.S. Army Col. Scot J. Hartman, incoming commander, and bid farewell to U.S. Army Col. Scott M. Sherman, outgoing commander, during a ceremony Sept. 7, 2019, at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center at Fort Carson. U.S. Army Col. Robert B. Davis, the commander, Land Component Command of the COARNG, and presiding officer over the ceremony, said Sherman transformed the 169th in preparation for future wars.

The Colorado Army National Guard’s Medical Command hosts a change of command Sept. 8, 2019, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, for Lt. Col. Monty Torres, incoming commander, and Col. Kevin R. Scott, outgoing commander. The Soldiers of the Medical Command wished Scott well with a parting gift and welcomed Torres during the ceremony. Col. Robert B. Davis, commander, land component command, shared remarks and wished both leaders well in their new roles. Scott will continue to serve in the Medical Detachment at the chief of aviation medicine at Buckley Air Force Base. (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard medical command welcomes new leader
By By U.S. Army Spc. John H. Peterson IV, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard | Oct. 4, 2019
The Medical Detachment, Medical Command of the Colorado Army National Guard, welcomed its new commander, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Monty Torres, at a change of command ceremony Sept. 8, 2019, in which Col. Kevin R. Scott relinquished command at Buckley AFB in Aurora.

Delegates from Colorado's state partners, Jordan and Slovenia, stand for a photo with Maj. Gen. Mike Loh, the adjutant general of Colorado, center, and other

Colorado National Guard leaders at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, Aug. 29, 2019. The delegations attended both Alpine Guard and the National Guard Association of the United States conference in Denver Aug. 28-Sept. 1, to introduce them to strategic planning and coordination that takes place at the organizational and national levels of the Department of Defense, in addition to showcasing the operational capabilities of the CONG. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely)
National Guard conference in Denver provides backdrop for Colorado’s partners Jordan and Slovenia
By By Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Oct. 4, 2019
Thousands of people attended the 141st General Conference and Exhibition of the National Guard Association of the United States, held at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado, Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2019. Among them, two delegations represented the Colorado National Guard’s partners from the Republic of Slovenia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Media Releases

A Colorado National Guard Small Unit Support Vehicle used by Snow Response Teams to support domestic operations during blizzard, flood, etc., responses. The SUSVs are also used by Infantry troops, Special Forces teams, etc., for traversing challenging terrain during overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Hunnisett)
Colorado National Guard partners to prepare for winter storm response
By | Oct. 18, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will partner with several state agencies during a command post winter storm response exercise Oct. 19-20, 2019, at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul, Colorado Army National Guard, assumes command of the COARNG from U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan, Oct. 19, 2019, at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. Paul will pin on the rank of brigadier general in a formal ceremony preceding the change of command. (U.S. Army National Guard photo)
Colorado Army National Guard welcomes new commanding general at change of command ceremony
By | Oct. 17, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will welcome U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Doug Paul as the commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard at a change of command ceremony Oct. 19, 2019, at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs.

A Colorado Army National Guard helicopter crew lowers a member of Mountain Rescue Aspen down to an injured hiker near the North Maroon Bells Peak near Aspen, Colorado, July 24, 2018. The COARNG and the Colorado Hoist Rescue Team incorporate civilian alpine rescue personnel and military hoist helicopter capabilities to improve Colorado search and rescue systems, operations and training. (Photo courtesy Tyler McCready, used with permission)
Colorado Hoist Rescue Team, includes Colorado National Guard, trains to save lives
By | Sept. 24, 2019
The Colorado Hoist Rescue Team, including Colorado National Guard Army Aviation, will host a multi-day training event Sept. 24-26, 2019, at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.

Soldiers from the 1157th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting), Colorado Army National Guard, assist the Larimer County Sheriff’s office with evacuations and to protect personnel and property in the High Park fire area, June 21, 2012,  throughout Larimer County, Colorado. The unit supplied water for five days supporting five crews estimating 100 firefighters and supplying more than 3000 gallons of water. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jecca Geffre)
Colorado National Guard firefighting unit deactivates
By | Sept. 12, 2019
The 1157th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting), Colorado Army National Guard will deactivate in a formal ceremony at the Centennial Training Site Amphitheater, Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2019, at 1 p.m.