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NEWS | Nov. 30, 2018

State of Colorado to host Jordan Armed Forces partners, families of deployed Colorado National Guard members at ‘Colorado’s Home’

By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG, TAG

FOR RELEASE:
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – By invitation of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the State of Colorado, the Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh will host Jordan Armed Forces partners and family members of deployed Colorado National Guard members Dec. 3, 2018, at the Boettcher Mansion in Denver, Colorado.

About 75 CONG members have deployed in support of the warfight.

Eight members of the Jordan Armed Forces will attend as part of their cultural day during their second annual Junior Officer Development exchange in Colorado. 

“This is a great opportunity for our friends in Jordan to experience an American holiday alongside our National Guard Family,” General Loh said.  “This kind of activity is invaluable in building mutual understanding of our common challenges during deployment.”

The governor’s mansion is decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome children and spouses of deployed CONG members.  

CONG senior leaders will attend and visit with the families while children enjoy crafts and sweets provided by the CONG Family Programs staff, a visit from Santa Claus arriving in a military vehicle, and a storybook reading by General Loh.

Members of the CONG’s 101st Army Band will provide music during the event.

The event is not open to the public.

Colorado and Jordan formed a strategic relationship in 2004 to promote peace and security through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.  By linking U.S. states with designated partner countries, the SPP supports geographic Combatant Commands by building long-term relationships, improving interoperability, and enhancing military capabilities and the principles of responsible governance.