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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. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebecca Toland, a non-destructive inspection technician from the 140th Maintenance Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, located at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, performs an inspection of the 446 bulkhead on a block-30 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Sept. 12, 2019. The 446 bulkhead is the aft fuselage structure of the F-16 that supports the tail structure and recent tests have indicated an increased amount of stress cracks in this area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)
Colorado National Guard F-16 fighter maintenance discovery changes U.S. Air Force training standard
By Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Jan. 10, 2020
The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing Aircraft Structural Maintenance and Non-Destructive Inspection section made a significant finding on the F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft, which has led to a fleet-wide investigation into the matter.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan retires, after nearly 30 years of service, at the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 3, 2019.  Clellan experienced a lot of change throughout her career, which started in 1989 when very few women were in her military police company. She stated the military is now much more inclusive of women, sexual orientation, religion and race. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Ashley Low)
End of an era: saying goodbye to an accomplished Colorado Army National Guard general
By By Spc. Michael Hunnisett, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Dec. 27, 2019
Family, friends and fellow guard members gathered to recognize Clellan, one of their top leaders, at her retirement ceremony held at the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility, BAFB, Nov. 3, 2019.

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.

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Media Releases

Brey Hopkins is appointed by The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh to serve as Colorado’s Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs effective Jan. 6, 2020. Hopkins is formerly an active duty infantry officer that joined the Colorado National Guard in 2018 and continues to serve as a traditional National Guard member in the rank of Colonel. (Official Department of Defense photo)
Colorado Adjutant General appoints new Deputy Executive Director of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
By Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs | Jan. 3, 2020
The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh has appointed Brey Hopkins to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs effective Jan. 6, 2020.

Three UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopterrs from The Colorado Army National Guard 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment prepare to depart Fort Carson, Colorado, July 30, 2019. Civic Leaders from throughout the state, hosted by the Adjutant General of Colorado, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh, traveled on CONG aircraft to observe military operations and capabilites at military facilities and the Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon training at the CONG's Airburst Range, near Fort Carson. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)
Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 31, 2019
Colorado National Guard Soldiers from Company A, Company D and Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment will be honored at a departure ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m.

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.