FOR RELEASE: Thursday, May 25, 2023
CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053, firstname.lastname@example.org or Colorado Air National Guard Public Affairs 720-847-9435, email@example.com
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Colorado Memorial Day observances in remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Flyovers are a tradition during patriotic holiday observances that show dedication and support to community, state and nation as well as showcase the air power of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air National Guard.
During this year, the COANG celebrates 100 years of military aviation in Colorado.
Events approved by the U.S. Air Force to receive a flyover include:
Bolder Boulder Memorial Day Tribute, Boulder
Adams County Veterans Memorial Grand Opening, Brighton
Memorial Day Remembrance Service, Thornton
Fort Logan Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony, Denver
Homelake Memorial Day Observance, Homelake
14th Annual Memorial Day Veterans' Service of Remembrance, Parker
Estimated flyover times are from 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and may be cancelled due to weather.
Event coordinators from the events 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.
The 140th Wing flies and maintains F-16C+ Fighting Falcon aircraft under Air Combat Command and stands alert 24/7 to protect the central U.S. from airborne threats. The COANG has been a pioneer in leveraging aviation for the state and national defense for a century and has continually adapted and innovated this technology to remain Always Ready, Always There.