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NEWS | Nov. 10, 2021

Colorado Air National Guard flyovers honor veterans

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,  

BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard,flew F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Colorado communities Nov. 11, 2021, to salute our nation’s veterans, past and present.

“Veterans Day is a day to honor the millions of brave men and women who have served our country in the military,” The Adjutant General of Colorado Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan said.  “This is a day to remember what those Veterans have done, and sacrificed, for us and our freedom.  It’s also a day to recognize that when those Veterans served and sacrificed, so did their families.”

The 140th Wing launched the jets from BSFB, Aurora, Colorado.

Approximate locations and times where the aircraft performed flyovers are:

-              11:00 am arrival to northern Colorado cities to include Longmont, Loveland and Greeley

-              12:00 pm arrival to Durango area

The aircraft may have also been seen between these locations as they transitioned between Veterans Day celebrations.

Event coordinators from the locations receiving flyovers requested support from the U.S. Air Force’s Aerial Events Office in Washington, D.C.

Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.

Coloradans should follow current state and local COVID-19 restrictions while observing the flyovers.