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U.S. Veterans Affairs Western Colorado Health Care System Director Michael T. Kilmer, left, and the Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh review the layout of the new Western Region One Source Dec. 20, 2019, in Grand Junction, Colorado.  The former Colorado National Guard armory 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.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Elena O’Bryan)
Colorado helps Western Slope veterans, families live grand
By | Feb. 28, 2019
A vacant armory, where several Colorado National Guard units trained for warfight and homeland defense missions between 1959 and 2015, stands in the heart of the Grand Valley on Colorado’s Western Slope.

U.S. Army Spc. Tristan Ivkov, Infantryman, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Colorado Army National Guard identifies a target during the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, in October 2018. (Photo courtesy Josaphat Orozco photography)
Calm, cool, collected, Colorado National Guard snipers draw from heritage to create legacy
By By Staff Sgt. Joseph K VonNida, Colorado National Guard | Jan. 25, 2019
Throughout history, snipers have had two basic roles: deliver long range precision direct fire and collect battlefield information. Their heritage can be traced to the Revolutionary War.

A U.S. Air Force Airman, assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, exchanges information with members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force about non-commissioned officer roles and leadership at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, March 12-16, 2018. The purpose of this visit was to exchange NCO development ideas and concepts, share how we develop our NCOs, and understand how Jordan develops their enlisted leaders.” (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff. Sgt. Bobbie Reynolds)
Colorado-Jordan future leaders focus on human capital development
By Capt. Cheresa D. Clark, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Nov. 8, 2018
In an effort to understand these practical differences and grow as partners, company-grade officers from the Colorado National Guard and JAF partnered for the first time in January 2018, in Colorado, and in August 2018, in Jordan. Together, they discussed the similarities and differences in leadership style, and learned practices and strategies from each other, to improve as leaders.

The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh and Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Joseph A. Bauldry prepare to pin the Green Beret’s with awards during a valor awards ceremony at McMahon Auditorium at Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 16, 2018, for Company B, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard Green Berets receive awards for valor
By Sgt. Christopher Churilla, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Nov. 4, 2018
Colorado National Guard leaders presented awards to Company B, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) members for valor Sept. 16, 2018.

Scramble at Phan Rang
Colorado Air National Guard celebrates 95 years of service to state and nation
By Maj. Kinder Blacke | Oct. 17, 2018
Photo By Staff Sgt. Joseph Vonnida | “Scramble at Phan Rang” depicts the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, in South Vietnam during the second Viet Cong offensive in 1968. (National Guard Heritage painting by William S. Phillips)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Woods, senior enlisted leader of the Colorado National Guard, and a team of Colorado Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, meet with a group of Jordanian Army NCOs at the 20th Royal Artillery Battalion headquarters near Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2018. The COARNG NCO team visited Jordan July 20-27 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program to contribute to the development of the JAF NCO guide.
Fortifying the Backbone
By Staff Sgt. Zach Sheely | Aug. 29, 2018
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Woods, senior enlisted leader of the Colorado National Guard, and a team of Colorado Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, meet with a group of Jordanian Army NCOs at the 20th Royal Artillery Battalion headquarters near Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2018. The COARNG NCO team visited Jordan July 20-27 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program to contribute to the development of the JAF NCO guide.

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)
National Guard aviators converge at Northern Strike 18 for multinational experience
By Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. | Aug. 27, 2018
​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.

The Colorado National Guard’s Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisors and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators gathered at Joint Force Headquarters in Centennial on July 21 to discuss numerous sexual assault and equal opportunity policy changes within the Depa
Strengthening the force through inclusion and respect
By Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida | Aug. 17, 2018
​The Colorado National Guard's Equal Opportunity Advisers and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators gathered at Joint Force Headquarters in Centennial, Colorado, July 21, 2018, to discuss numerous sexual assault and equal opportunity policy changes within the Department of Defense. Some of the biggest changes included cyber misconduct and the inclusion of the Reserve component in new DOD policies.

Soldiers with 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, work alongside members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force to for air-ground integration best practices and to strengthen their relationship.
Royal Jordanian Air Force receives Black Hawk training in the US
By Lt. Col. Nicole David | Aug. 17, 2018
​A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Black hawk helicopter takes off from the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich., August 8, 2018. Soldiers from the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, worked alongside members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force to share air-ground integration best practices and to strengthen their relationship during Exercise Northern Strike 18

​U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Heflin, left, Colorado Army National Guard telecommunications manager, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and managers from Denver North High School display their certificates of appreciation from the U.S. Air Force Association 2017 CyberPatriot, National Youth Cyber Defense competition.
Colo. National Guard mentors future cyber warriors
By Capt. Ronald Bailey | April 25, 2017
​U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Heflin, left, Colorado Army National Guard telecommunications manager, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students and managers from Denver North High School display their certificates of appreciation from the U.S. Air Force Association 2017 CyberPatriot, National Youth Cyber Defense competition.