Category: Media Releases

Colorado’s assistant adjutant general for Air relinquishes command to successor
January 6, 2023
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. D. Micah “Zeus” Fesler takes command of the Colorado Air National Guard as the Assistant Adjutant General, Air.  He graduated from the University of Utah and gained his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Dec. 31, 2021, at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force official photo)

Colorado National Guard assists state with shelter support during extreme cold weather
December 22, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Konnor Ewing, a 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard aircraft structural maintenance mechanic, and Airman 1st Class John Boyle, 233rd Space Group security forces specialists in Greeley, Colorado, deliver meals to guests at a hotel in Denver, April 16, 2020.  Members of the Colorado National Guard have been called to serve in one of a multitude of task forces that have been deployed around the state in various capacities to support state and local officials combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)

State of Colorado to host families of deployed Colorado National Guardmembers, Gold Star Families at ‘Colorado’s Home’
December 15, 2022
Gov. Jared Polis reads "How NORAD Saved Christmas," at the Governor's Residence, Denver, to children of deployed Colorado National Guard members Dec. 3, 2019. By invitation of the Colorado governor and the State of Colorado, families of deployed CONG members are invited to an annual holiday gathering at the Boettcher Mansion. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Labutka)

Colorado National Guard hosts Santa Shop for National Guard families in need during holidays
December 9, 2022
The Colorado National Guard Family Program Office hosts a Santa Shop at the North Colorado Springs Readiness Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, December 14, 2019. The santa shop allows National Guard families the opportunity pick out donated gifts, participate in holiday crafts and visit with Santa Claus. The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh, visited the event to speak with families and volunteers as well as wrap a few gifts for National Guard children. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K VonNida)

First Lady recognizes Colorado National Guard member’s child at White House
December 1, 2022
Shaun Gurtner, 14, step-son of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.  Luke Hatton, Colorado Air National Guard is joined by Jill Biden, Ed.D., First Lady of the United States, National Guard family members, state adjutants general, and National Guard senior leaders for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children in the White House Roosevelt Room, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 2022. Attendees, including National Guard children, also joined the First Lady’s unveiling of the 2022 White House “We the People” holiday theme and decorations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely)

Colorado National Guard flyovers honor our nation’s veterans
November 10, 2022
A Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, 120th Fighter Squadron, launches from then Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 27, 2015, on a training mission over the skies of Colorado. The National Guard trains regularly with air-to-air and air-to-ground missions to maintain proficiency and be prepared when called upon by their state and nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram Stumpf)

Colorado Air National Guard conducts F-16 night flying training
November 2, 2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Mathew “Chaff” Crabb, pilot, 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado, prepares his aircraft for a training mission prior to a night flight during Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. 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 2.9 million 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)

Colorado field artillery battalion returns from Middle East deployment
October 6, 2022
Members of the Colorado Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment prepare to deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield Dec. 6, 2021, at the Colorado Springs Airport. Their mission, in support of U.S. Central Command, is essential in demonstrating the United States’ commitment to the security and stability of our partners in the Middle East and Central Asia. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Remington Henderson)

Colorado National Guard honors fallen warriors, Gold Star Families with new memorial
September 20, 2022
Gold Star Families and Colorado National Guard members visit the War on Terrorism Remembrance Memorial at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2022.  The Colorado National Guard unveiled the War on Terrorism Remembrance Memorial at JFHQ, Sept. 11.  The memorial features these CONG fallen service members: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, died April 15, 2002; U.S. Army Sgt. Luis R. Reyes, died Nov. 18, 2005; U.S. Army Sgt. Jon L. Stiles, died Nov. 13, 2008; U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter, Aug. 6, 2011; and, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Liam J. Nevins, died Sept. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Lee)

Colorado National Guard 1st Infantry Division Main Command Post - Operational Detachment deploys to Poland
September 19, 2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Oualala Coulibaly, 1st Infantry Division Main Command Post-Operational Detachment, rappels down a cliff face while U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Jon Crowe coaches him during military mountaineering sustainment training at Castlewood Canyon, Colorado, Apr. 9, 2022. The MCP-OD is attached to the 1st Infantry Division with a mission to increase capacity and extend operations and support for the Main Command Post and the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Labutka).

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