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Colorado National Guard Soldiers conduct winter training in Vail
By | Feb. 13, 2020
Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers will conduct annual ski and winter training in Vail, Colorado, Feb. 14-17, 2020. This training will enhance the Soldiers’ mountain skills while honoring Colorado as the original home of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

Colorado Army National Guard Space Support Team deploys to Middle East
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Jan. 23, 2020
Army Space Support Team 24, comprised of Colorado National Guard Soldiers from the 117th Space Battalion, will be honored at a departure ceremony at Fort Carson Jan. 24, 2020.

Colorado National Guard celebrates 160 years of service to communities, state and nation
By | Jan. 22, 2020
The CONG dates to Jan. 23, 1860, when the 1st General Assembly of the Jefferson Territory authorized the formation of two military companies of Citizen-Soldiers – the “Jefferson Rangers” and the “Denver Guards” – to quell a lawless band of thieves known as the “Bummers.” The Bummers, as turkey thieves, terrorized the community west of present-day downtown Denver, during what became known as the “Turkey War.”

Colorado Adjutant General appoints new Deputy Executive Director of Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
By Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs | Jan. 3, 2020
The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh has appointed Brey Hopkins to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs effective Jan. 6, 2020.

Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 31, 2019
Colorado National Guard Soldiers from Company A, Company D and Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment will be honored at a departure ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m.

Annual Santa Shops help Colorado National Guard families in need
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2019
Gifts donated by residents of Denver Metro communities and businesses will help the Colorado National Guard Family Programs office provide holiday presents for CONG families in need Dec. 14, 2019, in both Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing begins flying at night to accomplish mission essential training
By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 4, 2019
Beginning this week and continuing for the next few months, residents of Aurora and neighboring communities can expect to hear F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft overhead later than usual as the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing conducts annual night flying training.

Colorado’s Governor, Adjutant General to preside over Colorado State Capitol holiday tree lighting
By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 4, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh will preside over the State of Colorado Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the north foyer of the State Capitol, Denver, Dec. 5, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.

State of Colorado to host families of deployed Colorado National Guardmembers at ‘Colorado’s Home’
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 2, 2019
Gov. JaredPolis, First Gentleman Marlon Reis, and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S.Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh will host family members of deployed Colorado National Guard members Dec. 3, 2019, at the Boettcher Mansion

Colorado National Guard partners to prepare for winter storm response
By | Oct. 18, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will partner with several state agencies during a command post winter storm response exercise Oct. 19-20, 2019, at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial.

Colorado Army National Guard welcomes new commanding general at change of command ceremony
By | Oct. 17, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will welcome U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Doug Paul as the commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard at a change of command ceremony Oct. 19, 2019, at Founders Field, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs.

Colorado Hoist Rescue Team, includes Colorado National Guard, trains to save lives
By | Sept. 24, 2019
The Colorado Hoist Rescue Team, including Colorado National Guard Army Aviation, will host a multi-day training event Sept. 24-26, 2019, at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.

Colorado National Guard firefighting unit deactivates
By | Sept. 12, 2019
The 1157th Engineer Detachment (Firefighting), Colorado Army National Guard will deactivate in a formal ceremony at the Centennial Training Site Amphitheater, Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2019, at 1 p.m.

Colorado, Wyoming host Army, Air Force, and National Guard senior leaders, State Partners, in Denver
By | Aug. 29, 2019
Two of the most senior leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces will spotlight the National Guard Association of the United States 141st General Conference & Exhibition, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2019.

Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing welcomes new leadership
By | Aug. 16, 2019
The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard will welcome its newest commander during an assumption of command ceremony 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 2019, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora.

140th Wing returns from a deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, NATO in Afghanistan
By U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer | Aug. 2, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Commander-in-Chief of the Colorado National Guard, will welcome home Aug. 4 2019, more than 300 Airmen from the 140th Wing who deployed for four months to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

Colorado National Guard breaks ground on 8th Civil Support Team building at Buckley Air Force Base
By Elena O'Bryan | July 11, 2019
The Colorado National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction-8th Civil Support Team will host elected officials and community partners at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Vehicle Ready Bay Building, July 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Colorado National Guard Soldiers return from deployment to the Middle East
By Elena O'Bryan | June 27, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will welcome home about 40 Soldiers from Special Operations Detachment-Korea during a ceremony June 28, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Colorado Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado.

140th Wing deploys to Afghanistan in support of NATO and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
By Capt. Cheresa Clark | May 23, 2019
The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, deployed more than 300 Airmen to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

Governor hosts Western Region One Source ribbon cutting
By | May 3, 2019
Gov. Jared Polis will host the Western Region One Source ribbon-cutting ceremony 9 a.m. May 9, 2019, at 482 28 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

Colorado National Guard and community partners host Salute to the Brave Expo
By Colorado National Guard | April 24, 2019
The Colorado National Guard Family Program Office and community partners will host the 2nd annual Salute to the Brave Resource Expo May 4, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Colorado Governor hosts National Guard families at Easter Egg Roll at Boettcher Mansion
By | April 16, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis will host an Easter Egg Roll at the Boettcher Mansion for families of deployed service members April 17, 2019.

Colorado National Guard Soldiers, Airmen compete to become Best Warrior
By | April 10, 2019
Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the state's annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 11-14, 2019.

Governor activates Colorado National Guard for another bomb cyclone
By | April 10, 2019
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has activated the Colorado National Guard to support potential rescue requests from the state and local jurisdictions to save stranded motorists in Colorado during winter storm Wesley, the second bomb cyclone to hit the state during 2019.

Colorado National Guard supports civil authorities with aerial water bucket operations at Black Bridge Fire
By | April 5, 2019
The Colorado National Guard is supporting Bent County fire suppression efforts near Las Animas, Colorado, at the request of local authorities.

Colorado National Guard team prepares for evaluation, assists partners
By | April 4, 2019
Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package will host a collective training event at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, and between BAFB and Watkins, Colorado April 5-6, 2019.

Colorado National Guard conducts aviation wildland fire training to support partners
By | April 1, 2019
Colorado Army National Guard’s 2nd Brigade 135th General Support Aviation Battalion, based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, will host an annual wildland fire training conference in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service and local and state partners April 2-7, 2019, in preparation for wildfire season.

State of Colorado hosts new Western Region One Source open house
By | March 5, 2019
The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs-West will host an open house at the new Western Region One Source in Grand Junction, March 8, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., offering guided tours every half hour.

Colorado National Guard Soldiers to hone mountain skills for first time at Vail
By | Feb. 14, 2019
Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers will conduct annual ski and winter training to enhance their mountain skills while honoring Colorado as the original home of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division during Legacy Days in Vail, Colorado, Feb. 15-18, 2019.

State of Colorado hosts Western Region One Source Town Hall
By | Jan. 17, 2019
The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs-West will conduct a Town Hall to provide the public information about the new Western Region One Source Jan. 24, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Grand Junction.

Colorado Air National Guard preparing to deploy, increasing evening operations
By | Jan. 11, 2019
The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, is preparing for a combat deployment this spring.

Colorado National Guard aviation unit deploys to Afghanistan
By | Dec. 31, 2018
About 50 Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Detachment 1, B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, will depart for a year-long mission in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

CONG Media Advisory: Colorado National Guard Cyber Protection Team deploys in support of Operation Operation Freedom's Sentinel
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 27, 2018
Colorado National Guard Soldiers will deploy, for the first time, as part of Cyber Protection Team 174 in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Donated gifts bring holiday cheer to Colorado National Guard families in need
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2018
With a little help from Santa and gift donors, the Colorado National Guard Family Programs office will provide Christmas presents for CONG families in need Dec. 15, 2018, in both Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado National Guard band performs for Jordan Armed Forces partners
By By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 6, 2018
Colorado National Guard members from the 101st Army Band will perform a private concert for Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army partners attending a Junior Officer Development exchange, Dec. 7, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

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 | Nov. 30, 2018
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.

Colorado State Capitol Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor Gold Star Families
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Nov. 28, 2018
The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh will preside over the State of Colorado Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, in honor of Gold Star Families, at the north foyer of the State Capitol, Denver, Nov. 29, 2018, at 12 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado hosts Veterans Day 2018 Ceremony
By Joanne Iglesias, Director, Division of Veterans Affairs-West | Nov. 4, 2018
The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado and the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park will present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 11:11 a.m.

Colorado Army National Guard space team deploys to support warfighters in the Middle East
By U.S. Army Spc. Ashley Low | Nov. 2, 2018
The Colorado Army National Guard will host a departure ceremony for Army Space Support Team – 21, comprised of Soldiers from the 1158th Space Support Company, 117th Space Battalion, at the Denver Armory, Nov. 3, 2018, at 1 p.m.

Nation’s only missile defense brigade celebrates 15 years of dedicated service to homeland defense
By 100th Missile Defense Brigade Public Affairs | Oct. 25, 2018
The Soldiers of the Colorado Army National Guard’s 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-Based Midcourse Defense), will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the brigade’s activation with alumni, mission partners, and their families, and other officials Oct. 26, 2018, at a ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado National Guard presents awards for valor in combat to Special Forces Soldiers
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 14, 2018
The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh pins a medal on a 5th Battalion 19th Special Forces Group member at a valor awards ceremony, Feb. 10, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. The unit returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in October 2017 in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. In total, 76 valor awards have been approved from this unit during their 2017 deployment

Colorado National Guard to break ground on Special Forces support facility in Watkins
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 6, 2018
​Members of a Colorado veterans' motorcycle club await the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially recognize the renaming of the armory in Watkins, Colo., April 24, 2016. The armory was renamed to "SFC Daniel A. Romero Readiness Center," in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Romero who was killed in action in Qandahar, Afghanistan April 15, 2002

Colorado Adjutant General tours Army National Guard facilities statewide
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 5, 2018
The Colorado Army National Guard armory in Pueblo, Colorado, June 18, 2015. The Adjutant General of Colorado and senior leaders of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Colorado National Guard visit COARNG facilities annually to meet face-to-face with full-time unit members

Colorado National Guard, local responders train for active threat
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 29, 2018
​Colorado National Guard Force Protection members perform active threat training at Joint Force Headquarters – Colorado, Centennial, Colorado, August 25, 2017. This training aids the CONG and partner organizations in preparation to response to potential real world incidents and educates Department of Military and Veterans Affairs employees on survival tactics

Colorado National Guard helps fight Cache Creek Fire
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 23, 2018
​A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, equipped with an aerial water bucket, from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, drops water on the Cache Creek Fire, in Garfield County, Colorado, to support fire suppression efforts Aug. 17, 2018. The team, with two UH-60s, arrived and began operations Aug. 14.

Colorado National Guard powers up helicopters for Cabin Lake Fire
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 14, 2018
​Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters equipped with aerial water buckets from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, depart the Spring Fire helibase, in Fort Garland, Colorado, to support fire suppression efforts July 3, 2018. The team arrived and began operations July 2.