FOR RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons will honor our veterans with flyovers of Colorado Veterans Day community events, Nov. 11, 2023.
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. This year the CONG celebrates 100 years of military aviation in Colorado.
“These flyovers are to recognize and show our gratitude to the men and women who faithfully served our nation,” 140th Wing Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremiah Tucker said. “Many of the veterans we salute served and continue to serve our state and communities in the Colorado National Guard as the first military responders during emergencies.”
Colorado locations approved by the U.S. Air Force to receive a flyover are:
Loveland, Wellington, Greeley, Castle Rock, Grand Junction, and Durango.
Estimated flyover times are between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and may be cancelled due to weather.
Coordinators from the events receiving flyovers requested support from the USAF 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 U.S. from airborne threats.
The COANG has been a pioneer in leveraging aviation for state emergencies and national defense for a century and has continually adapted and innovated this technology to remain Always Ready, Always There.