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The CONG Public Affairs Office (PAO) is located at:

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Colorado National Guard
6848 S. Revere Pkwy.
Centennial, CO 80112

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For public queries (M-F, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
call 720-250-1058.



News Articles

U.S. Army Maj. Jeremiah VanDorsten stands with his family (from left, Andrea, Mae, Loyal and Isaac) atop the Great Wall of China near Beijing May 11, 2019.

Vandorsten adopted his daughter, Lily, the following day. (Photo provided)
Raising arrows: Colorado National Guard Soldier and spouse blend family from near, far
By Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely, 100th Missile Defense Brigade Public Affairs Office | Nov. 27, 2019
When the VanDorsten family traveled to China in May 2019, they did all of the things that American tourists might do. They explored Beijing and visited cultural sites including the Great Wall and Buddhist temples.

Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 19-001 graduates during a ceremony Sept. 22, 2019, at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado. The Colorado National Guard partnered with the Wyoming National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves to ensure the new warrant officers had the chance to complete the school. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado schoolhouse bridges warrant officer candidates into new leadership roles
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Nov. 22, 2019
The Colorado Army National Guard’s Warrant Officer Candidate School at the 168th Regional Training Institute at Fort Carson, Colorado, transforms Soldiers into warrant officer leaders at a training center at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura L. Clellan, assistant adjutant general, Army, commander of the Colorado Army National Guard, right, hands over command to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Paul, left, Oct. 19, 2019, at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado. Clellan has served as AAG-Army, since October 2017, and has been serving in the military since July 1989. Paul has been serving since January 1989, in various positions, such as the deputy commander for Special Operations Detachment Korea for the COARNG, operations officer for Special Operations Command - North, commander for the 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and many more. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, 89th Troop Command)
Colorado Assistant Adjutant General passes command to successor
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Oct. 25, 2019
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura L. Clellan, assistant adjutant general, Army, commander of the Colorado Army National Guard, passed the colors to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Paul Oct. 19, 2019, during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh and retired Department of Military and Veteran Affairs Deputy Executive Director Mickey Hunt test the DMVA's new all-electric Chevy Bolts July 31, 2019, at the Joint Force Headquarters - Colorado complex in Centennial, Colorado. The transition from gas to electric vehicles is part of the State of Colorado’s effort to achieve sustainability and greener government. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson)
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs transitions to zero emission vehicles
By Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Oct. 24, 2019
As part of Gov. Jared Polis’ initiatives related to Greening Government and resource conservation, the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is gradually replacing its traditional fleet of gas vehicles with zero emission vehicles.

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Media Releases

Colorado National Guard Family Program members speak with a CONG family at the annual CONG Family Program Santa Shop Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. This program allows National Guard families to “shop” for free gifts during the holiday season. Colorado communities donate gifts annually to CONG Families Programs, in advance of the holiday season. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
Annual Santa Shops help Colorado National Guard families in need
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2019
Gifts donated by residents of Denver Metro communities and businesses will help the Colorado National Guard Family Programs office provide holiday presents for CONG families in need Dec. 14, 2019, in both Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Mathew “Chaff” Crabb,  pilot, 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, prepares his aircraft prior to a night training mission during Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada March 1, 2017. The Red Flag Exercise is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States, its allies, and coalition partners, and is conducted on the vast gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range, a primary training area associated with Nellis AFB. The exercise brings in more than 100 aircraft and 3,000 personnel with the goal of preparing commanders and service members at all levels for war in a realistic training scenario. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)
The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing begins flying at night to accomplish mission essential training
By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 4, 2019
Beginning this week and continuing for the next few months, residents of Aurora and neighboring communities can expect to hear F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft overhead later than usual as the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing conducts annual night flying training.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh presides over the State of Colorado Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the north foyer of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver, Nov. 29, 2018. This is an annual event hosted by Colorado’s First Family. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K VonNida)
Colorado’s Governor, Adjutant General to preside over Colorado State Capitol holiday tree lighting
By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 4, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh will preside over the State of Colorado Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the north foyer of the State Capitol, Denver, Dec. 5, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh reads a holiday storybook entitled,
State of Colorado to host families of deployed Colorado National Guardmembers at ‘Colorado’s Home’
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 2, 2019
Gov. JaredPolis, First Gentleman Marlon Reis, and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S.Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh will host family members of deployed Colorado National Guard members Dec. 3, 2019, at the Boettcher Mansion