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U.S. Air Force Col. D. Micah Fesler assumes command of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard in a ceremony 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 2019, on Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado. A command pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, Fesler most recently served as the Joint Staff, J-8, Special Access Program Coordinator at the Pentagon, in Washington D.C. His responsibilities included managing Joint Staff Special Access Program aspects for programmatic, strategic, and contingency planning to support the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders and the Director Joint Staff J-8. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)
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.

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Esteban, a crew chief with the 140th Maintenance Squadron, enjoys a hug from his children prior to deploying at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., April 21, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon)
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.

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 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.

U.S. Soldiers of Special Operations Detachment-Korea, a Colorado Army National Guard unit, are welcomed home after serving nine months in Afghanistan, at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver, Colo., Dec. 21, 2014. During their deployment, SOD-K personnel assisted in the International Security Assistance Force campaign to transition U.S./NATO efforts to a functionally based Security Force Assistance mission. SOD-K is the last Colorado National Guard unit deployed in support of operations Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Cheresa D. Clark/Released)
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.

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Esteban, a crew chief with the 140th Maintenance Squadron, enjoys a hug from his children prior to deploying at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., April 21, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon)
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.

The former Colorado Army National Guard armory in Grand Junction, Colorado, is now the home of the Western Region One Source. This facility connects Western Slope service members, veterans, and their families with benefits, service providers, and community partners.
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.

Denise Harris, Colorado National Guard Family Program coordinator, assists a retired service member at the 2018 Joining Communityu Forces Resource Expo in Denver. The purpose of the expo is to educate service members and their families about local free to low-cost community resources. It is open to service members from all military branches and components and as well as veterans, retirees, Wounded Warriors, and family members. (Stock photo)
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.

Families of deployed Colorado National Guard members were hosted at the Governor's Mansion, Denver, Mar. 12, 2016. The children played a variety of games, along with an Easter egg hunt, and were read to by The First Lady of Colorado, Mrs. Robin Hickenlooper, wife of Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Adjutant General of Colorado Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards along with other CONG senior leaders were in attendance to show support for the Soldiers and Airmen separated from their families in support of overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/Released)
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.

A Soldier with the Colorado National Guard tackles a rope traverse obstacle during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition April 15, 2018, at Fort Carson, Colorado. The Colorado Army National Guard winner advanced to the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition in New Mexico (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ashley Low)
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.

Colorado Army National Guard M973A1 Small Unit Support Vehicle crews search for stranded motorists in Colorado March 14, 2019, during Winter Storm Ulmer. Governor Jared Polis activated Colorado National Guard snow response teams to save lives and reduce suffering. The SUSV can traverse almost any terrain. (Photo courtesy Rattlesnake Fire Protection District)
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.

Two Black Hawk helicopters, equipped with aerial water buckets, from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, depart the Spring Fire helibase, in Fort Garland, Colorado, to support fire suppression efforts July 3, 2018.  On order of the Governor, the standing Joint Task Force - Centennial commands and integrates CONG forces to support civil authorities in assisting Colorado, or supported states, during times of crisis and disaster, to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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.

Approximately 200 Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen train at the North Metro Fire Training Center in Thornton, Colorado, September 17-20, 2018, in preparation for a National Guard Bureau evaluation. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear, Enhanced Response Force Package is evaluated every two years to ensure that they meet standards and are prepared to support incidents within Colorado or elsewhere in the U.S. The Colorado teams are comprised of members from the 140th Wing from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, the 233d Space Group from Greeley, Colorado, the 147th Brigade Support Battalion from Ft. Collins, Colorado, and the 3650th Maintenance Company from Longmont, Colorado. Each team combines to provide the necessary functionality to assist local authorities in extraction, communication, decontamination, and medical triage so that victims can be safely removed from a mass casualty event and cared for appropriately. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)
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.

A Black Hawk helicopter, equipped with an aerial water bucket, from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, departs the Spring Fire helibase, in Fort Garland, Colorado, to support fire suppression efforts July 3, 2018.  On order of the Governor, the standing Joint Task Force - Centennial commands and integrates CONG forces to support civil authorities in assisting Colorado, or supported states, during times of crisis and disaster, to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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.

The former Colorado National Guard armory in Grand Junction, Colorado, is the new home of the Western Region One Source. The facility will help connect Western Slope service members, veterans, and their families with service providers.
(Photo by Joanne Iglesias)
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.

Soldiers with the Colorado Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), a unit of the 10th Mountain Division since 2016, ski alongside 10th Mountain Division veterans, descendants and friends during the 43rd annual Ski-In celebration March 2, 2018, at the Ski Cooper ski area in Colorado. The 10th Mountain Division formed in 1943 and trained for World War II mountain warfare at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ashley Low)
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.

The former Colorado Army National Guard armory in Grand Junction, Colorado, is the future home of the Western Region OneSource. The facility will help connect Western Slope service members, veterans, and their families with service providers.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Ms. Elena O’Bryan)
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.

Crew chiefs from the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing maintenance section perform pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to night flying operations at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John P. Rohrer)
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.

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard airlifts an M777 105mm Howitzer from Camp Grayling, Michigan, to an area in the vicinity of the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Michigan, Aug. 10, 2018.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright, Jr., 104th Public Affairs Detachment)
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.

U.S. Army Warrant Officer Escobar, of the Colorado Army National Guard's Cyber Operation Element, supports the Sports - Information Sharing Analysis Organization, Aug. 6, 2016, in Denver, in an effort to protect athletes, spectators, and other entities during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)
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.

Colorado National Guard Family Program members speak with a CONG family member at the annual CONG Family Program Santa Shop Dec. 9, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. This program assists National Guard families to “shop” for free gifts during the holiday season. Colorado communities donate gifts annually to CONG families during the holiday season. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh (right) and Colorado National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Woods (left) appear with CONG and Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army members of the Junior Officer Development exchange at the Governor’s Executive Residence, in Denver, Colorado, Dec. 3, 2018, as part of the exchange’s cultural day activities. The exchange is part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.  Colorado and Jordan formed a strategic relationship in 2004.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh reads a holiday storybook entitled,
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.

This holiday tree at the Colorado State Capitol Dec. 7, 2016, recognizes the more than 100 military members from Colorado who gave their lives in the defense of our nation since Sept. 11, 2001. Gold Star Family members hang an ornament in memory of their service member on the tree each year at the annual tree lighting ceremony. The State of Colorado’s Holiday tree traditions follow very closely with ceremonies celebrated nationally.  (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Ray Casares)
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.

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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.

U.S. Army Maj. Benjamin Eastep, team leader of Army Space Support Team 21, 117th Space Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard, directs team level training with U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Madrigal and U.S. Army Sgt. Bruce Conrad in preparation for their upcoming deployment to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. Army Space Support Teams provide essential space imagery and intelligence products, analysis, and advice to division operations domestically and in support of contingency operations worldwide.
(U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheeley)
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.

U.S. Army Col. Gary Baumann, left, the first commander of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, accepts the brigade's flag from U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph M. Cosumano, Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, during the activation ceremony of the 100th MDB Oct. 16, 2003, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The MDB is manned both by Colorado Army National Guard and active-component soldiers.  (Photo by Dennis Plumber)
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.

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 Ceremony, Feb. 10, 2018, following the units recent return.

Local and national leaders will honor Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Feb. 10, with valor awards they earned while deployed last year in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The unit returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in October 2017.

The awards approved include seven Purple Heart Medals, 10 Bronze Star Medals with Valor, and eight Army Commendation Medals with Valor. One Silver Star Medal has also been approved, but the member is currently deployed in support of the warfight.

Many of the 59 valor awards submitted are still pending.

(U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright)
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

Members of a Colorado veterans' motorcycle club await for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially recognize the renaming of the armory in Watkins, Colo., April 24, 2016. The armory was renamed to
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

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. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida/Released)
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

Members of the Colorado National Guard, South Metro Fire Rescue and the Arapahoe County Sheriffs Office perform active threat training at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colo., 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. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
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

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. (Courtesy Photo by Lt. James Woods, Mountain View Fire Rescue)
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.

Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews with aircraft, 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, Colo., to support fire suppression efforts July 3, 2018. The team arrived and began operations July 2.

The CONG has supported the Spring Fire since July 1, 2018, providing capabilities to include: security personnel for traffic control points and roving patrols; two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews and aircraft each equipped with aerial water buckets; geological information system operators; as well as, refueling crews with Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical refueling trucks and firefighters with HEMTT firefighting vehicles.

The CONG has been providing an aviation search and rescue standby capability in support of the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center since July 1. The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site facility in Gypsum, Colorado, is supporting the mission which is rapid response to aviation search and rescue missions, primarily for firefighter safety, in support of multiple wildfire responses throughout Colorado.

On order of the Governor, the standing Joint Task Force - Centennial commands and integrates CONG forces to support civil authorities in assisting Colorado, or supported states, during times of crisis and disaster, to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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.