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The Colorado Army National Guard’s North American Aerospace Defense Command, more commonly known as NORAD, and U.S. Northern Command, hold a change of command ceremony between Lt. Col. Andrew Diederich, incoming commander, and Col. Scot J. Hartman, outgoing commander, at the Regional Training Institute at Fort Carson, Colorado, Sept. 7, 2019. (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard NORAD-U.S. Northern Command Mobilization Element changes leadership
By | Oct. 4, 2019
The Colorado Army National Guard’s North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command Mobilization Element held a change of command ceremony between U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Diederich, incoming commander, and U.S. Army Col. Scot J. Hartman, outgoing commander, at the Regional Training Institute at Fort Carson Sept. 7, 2019.

The Soldiers with the 169th Field Artillery Brigade welcome Col. Scot J. Hartman, incoming commander, and say farewell to Col. Scott M. Sherman, outgoing commander, during a ceremony Sept. 7, 2019, at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center on Fort Carson, Colorado. Col. Robert B. Davis, commander, land component command, presided over the ceremony, and while it was a somber goodbye to Sherman, Davis said he was happy to welcome Hartman, who enlisted in 1989 . (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard Soldiers welcome new brigade commander
By . Army Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard | Oct. 4, 2019
Soldiers with the Colorado Army National Guard’s 169th Field Artillery Brigade welcomed U.S. Army Col. Scot J. Hartman, incoming commander, and bid farewell to U.S. Army Col. Scott M. Sherman, outgoing commander, during a ceremony Sept. 7, 2019, at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center at Fort Carson. U.S. Army Col. Robert B. Davis, the commander, Land Component Command of the COARNG, and presiding officer over the ceremony, said Sherman transformed the 169th in preparation for future wars.

The Colorado Army National Guard’s Medical Command hosts a change of command Sept. 8, 2019, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, for Lt. Col. Monty Torres, incoming commander, and Col. Kevin R. Scott, outgoing commander. The Soldiers of the Medical Command wished Scott well with a parting gift and welcomed Torres during the ceremony. Col. Robert B. Davis, commander, land component command, shared remarks and wished both leaders well in their new roles. Scott will continue to serve in the Medical Detachment at the chief of aviation medicine at Buckley Air Force Base. (U.S. Army Colorado National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado National Guard medical command welcomes new leader
By By U.S. Army Spc. John H. Peterson IV, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard | Oct. 4, 2019
The Medical Detachment, Medical Command of the Colorado Army National Guard, welcomed its new commander, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Monty Torres, at a change of command ceremony Sept. 8, 2019, in which Col. Kevin R. Scott relinquished command at Buckley AFB in Aurora.

Delegates from Colorado's state partners, Jordan and Slovenia, stand for a photo with Maj. Gen. Mike Loh, the adjutant general of Colorado, center, and other

Colorado National Guard leaders at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, Aug. 29, 2019. The delegations attended both Alpine Guard and the National Guard Association of the United States conference in Denver Aug. 28-Sept. 1, to introduce them to strategic planning and coordination that takes place at the organizational and national levels of the Department of Defense, in addition to showcasing the operational capabilities of the CONG. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely)
National Guard conference in Denver provides backdrop for Colorado’s partners Jordan and Slovenia
By By Staff Sgt. Zachary Sheely, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Oct. 4, 2019
Thousands of people attended the 141st General Conference and Exhibition of the National Guard Association of the United States, held at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado, Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2019. Among them, two delegations represented the Colorado National Guard’s partners from the Republic of Slovenia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 19-001 participates in a hat removal ceremony Aug. 18, 2019, at the Regional Training Institute (RTI), Fort Carson, Colo. The Colorado National Guard WOCS practiced traditions dating back more than a decade for the CONG, where they hung a hat to signify the next step in their progress of the school. When the classes completed phase two, they removed the hat, which signified their preparedness to move to phase three at Camp Atterbury, In. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Warrant Officer Candidates remove hat, enter final phase
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Sept. 9, 2019
Warrant Officer Candidates of class 19-001 practiced rich traditions dating back more than a decade for the Colorado National Guard while proudly walking across a stage for a hat removal ceremony Aug. 18, 2019, at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Bulgarian Special Operations Forces and U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ride together aboard an MH-60M Blackhawk from the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 14, 2019, as part of Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint is an annual U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise that incorporates Allied and partner special operations forces. This year's exercise brought together 1400 SOF from ten nations for training over land, sea and air across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the Black Sea. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena)
Trojan Footprint brings Green Beret Citizen Soldiers to Black Sea region
By Story by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes | Aug. 14, 2019
When most people imagine the U.S. Army National Guard, they might think of Soldiers responding to domestic disasters, Guardsmen cradling a child through waist-deep flood waters, or blazing through blizzards in HUMVEE’s. What isn’t typically seen are the pivotal roles Green Berets and Soldiers of the Army’s 19th and 20th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) play in special operations around the world. 

The 233d Space Group situates its vehicle for a field exercise.
What should a U.S. Space Force look like? (commentary)
By Lt. Col. Andrew Diederich | Aug. 13, 2019
Indeed, so much of what the global public relies upon for work and life depends on space

National Guard Arctic Interest Council members, left to right, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Charles Zanoff, Colorado Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Shawn Cloutheir, New York Air National Guard, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Day, Oregon Army National Guard, and, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David E. Wood, Pennsylvania Army National Guard watch as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist in Boulder, Colorado, demonstrates equipment associated with surface sensors that monitor the rapidly changing Arctic climate.   The NG AIC met in Golden, Colorado, June 25-27, 2019, to consult with local experts on environmental changes occurring in the Arctic and to chart a way forward for military operations in the region.
Colorado hosts Golden opportunity for the National Guard in the Arctic
By Elena O’Bryan, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 7, 2019
The National Guard Arctic Interest Council met in Golden, Colorado, June 25-27, 2019. The NG AIC consulted with local experts on environmental changes occurring at the North Pole and charted a way forward to “identify capability gaps and pursue potential sourcing solutions.”

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.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cooper McCollum is a Colorado Air National Guardsman currently deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 140th Wing’s support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO’s Resolute Support mission. McCollum is a member of the 233d Space Group in Greeley, Colorado.
Colorado Air National Guard member observes Pride Month in Afghanistan
By Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Aug. 2, 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cooper McCollum is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO’s Resolute Support mission. He observed this years Pride Month while deployed in Afghanistan.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dillon Leighton, client systems technician, Colorado Air National Guard, Staff Sgt. Shawn Dixon, radio frequency transmission technician assigned to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia Air National Guard and Staff Sgt. Dayton Applebery, cyber transport technician assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard train on communication equipment at Amari Air Base, Estonia, during Saber Strike 18, June 14, 2018. Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners.
Guardsmen, Reservists, active Airmen at Buckley AFB pioneer IT advancement
By Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Bobbie Reynolds, 140th Wing Public Affairs | July 26, 2019
In October, 2018, Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, kicked off EITaaS, a pilot program that transfers responsibility of basic networking and day-to-day IT services to commercial vendors.

U.S. Army Capt. Jennifer Staton, a space operations officer, Sgt. Cassandra Quinones and Pfc. Miranda Yost, geospatial engineers, use mapping software during Vigilant Guard 2014, a multi-state large-scale, natural disaster emergency response exercise, hosted by the Kansas National Guard in Salina, Kansas, Aug. 4-7, 2014. The Soldiers are part of Army Space Support Team-30, 117th Space Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard.
Colorado National Guard space team deploys to support warfighters in Southwest Asia
By Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson | July 25, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will host a departure ceremony for Army Space Support Team-26, comprised of Soldiers from the 1158th Space Support Company, 117th Space Battalion, at the Northern Colorado Springs Readiness Center, July 26, 2019, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Colorado National Guard’s 117th Space Battalion  Armory will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the 117th Space Battalion Readiness Center on July 19 at 10 a.m. at Fort Carson.
Colorado National Guard breaks ground on 117th Space Battalion Readiness Center at Fort Carson
By Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson | July 16, 2019
The Colorado National Guard’s 117th Space Battalion Armory will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the 117th Space Battalion Readiness Center on July 19 at 10 a.m. at Fort Carson.

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. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hannah Fell, 140th Wing Medical Group, is shown the inside of a Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army tank by an instructor with the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Members of the Colorado Air National Guard spent the day touring King Abdullah II Air Base and its ground defense equipment in Az Zarga, Jordan, April 16, 2019. The meeting between Jordanians and senior enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well as enhance Jordanian enlisted policy and practices. Jordan and Colorado have been partners through the National Guard State Partnership Program since 2004. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson)
Colorado and Jordan look to each other for examples of leadership development
By Tech. Sgt. Chance Johnson | July 2, 2019
The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army hosted eight members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard April 11-19, 2019, as part of Colorado’s state partnership with Jordan, which dates to 2004.

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.

Spc. Roberto Terrazas, of the 220th Military Police Company, out of Colorado, maintains a checkpoint during Arctic Eagle 2018 at the Donnelly Training Area outside of Fort Greely, Alaska Feb. 28, 2018. The National Guard, in partnership with active duty forces, local, state and federal agencies, can provide capabilities for homeland security and emergency response in the extreme cold-weather conditions of the Arctic region.
Colorado National Guard hosts National Guard Arctic Interest Council
By Elena O’Bryan | June 21, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will host the National Guard Arctic Interest Council June 25-27, 2019, in Golden, Colorado.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Reeman is the commander of the 138th Space Control Squadron, part of the 233rd Space Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard. The newly minted squadron, which received federal recognition May 8, 2019, will be formally activated in a ceremony June 1, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
New National Guard space control squadron stands up
By Capt. Cheresa Clark | May 30, 2019
The Colorado National Guard will conduct a stand up ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1 at 1 p.m. to recognize the 138th Space Control Squadron as the first new unit to expand U.S. military presence into the space domain since the reestablishment of U.S. Space Command was announced.

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.

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jose Alfaro, 140th Wing Security Forces, Colorado Air National Guard, escorts members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force on a tour of the Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Carter Army Aviation Support Facility at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 5, 2019. The meeting between Jordanians and senior enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well as enhance Jordanian enlisted policy and practices.  Jordan and Colorado have been partners since 2004. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)
Partnership builds trusted frontline leaders in Colorado, Jordan
By Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill | May 16, 2019
Royal Jordanian Air Force senior enlisted leaders arrived at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 4, 2019, for a Non-commissoned Officer National Guard State Partnership Program event.

Command Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Hamilton retires after more than 33 years of service April 6, 2019, during a ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hamilton entered active duty July 25, 1986, and served in various positions including an armored crewman, tank commander, platoon sergeant and many more on active duty before he transferred to the Colorado Army National Guard Active Guard and Reserve program. During his time with the COARNG, he served in the 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) as an element crewmember, brigade master evaluator and other positions before assuming responsibility as the state command sergeant major of the COARNG. Hamilton looks forward to retirement with his wife, Deatra and his son, daughter and grandson. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Colorado Army National Guard senior enlisted leader retires with more than 33 years of service
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard | May 8, 2019
After more than 33 years of service, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Hamilton retired April 6, 2019, at a ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He entered active duty July 25, 1986, and served in various positions including an armored crewman, tank commander, platoon sergeant, and many more before he transferred to the COARNG Active Guard and Reserve program.

U.S. Army Spc. Jake Beehler, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment (center) finishes the 2019 Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competition with U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Corbin Andersen (left) and Hanna Felice, 140th Wing Security Forces Squadron, April 14, 2019, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs. The competitors endured four days of mental and physical challenges for the chance at being named the best.
Colorado Army and Air National Guard split state Best Warrior Competition
By Sgt. Christopher Churilla | May 3, 2019
Six Airmen and eight Soldiers of the Colorado National Guard competed in the 2019 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado, April 11-14, 2019.

After 26 years of military service, Master Sgt. Gregory Elrod retires from the Colorado Air National Guard, Feb. 1, 2019, for a follow-on career as a management officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. While in the military, Elrod served in the U.S. Navy, Navy Reserves, and the Air National Guard. He retired from the Security Forces career field, most recently serving as a personnel noncommissioned officer in the force management section of the Colorado National Guard's Joint Staff.
(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)
A life of service: From state and national to foreign service
By Maj. Darin Overstreet, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | April 30, 2019
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Gregory Elrod was the manager for the Colorado National Guard’s Air Active Guard and Reserve program, where he managed administration and procedures for a full-time force of more than 1,600 personnel. He was responsible for policy development, program oversight and the daily human resources operations for the AGR force.

A Colorado National Guard Small Unit Support Vehicle used by Snow Response Teams to support domestic operations during blizzard, flood, etc., responses. The SUSVs are also used by Infantry troops, Special Forces teams, etc., for traversing challenging terrain during overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Michael Hunnisett)
Colorado National Guard rescues motorists from a bomb cyclone
By Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | April 16, 2019
A bomb cyclone is a phenomenon in which barometric pressure drops rapidly, typically creating hurricane force winds and heavy precipitation.

Royal Jordanian Air Force 1st Sgt. Shhab Almadadha, weapons technician, and Warrant Officer Mahmoud Alsaleh, aircraft structural technician, at left and right, both assigned to the Royal Jordanian Air Force at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Azraq, Jordan, discuss structural maintenance procedures with U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Frederick, structural aircraft maintenance supervisor, Colorado Air National Guard, while looking at structural components in the engine bay of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, March 6, 2019. The RJAF visit focused on troubleshooting methods, equipment used in each unit, and work protocols within the safety and maintenance units of both forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bobbie Reynolds)
Caffeine, wrenches strengthen Jordan-Colorado partnership
By Staff Sgt. Bobbie Reynolds, 140th Wing Public Affairs, Colorado Air National Guard | March 29, 2019
Building relationships by sharing different cultural experiences is what makes the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program so special. Since 2004, the Colorado National Guard and the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army have been traveling back and forth, learning about each other’s culture, while strengthening interoperability within each of the military forces through the exchange of information and best practices.

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 Elena O'Bryan, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | 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.