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6848 S. Revere Pkwy.
Centennial, CO 80112

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Members of the 138th Space Control Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard gather for a group photo at a forward operating base on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Oct. 21, 2022. The Airmen of the 138th SPCS participated in the Neptune Falcon Exercise to test their capabilities in a contested multi-domain operation designed in preparation for real world space control missions. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Mr. Dennis Rogers)
Colorado’s 138th Space Control Squadron pioneers new training
By Mr. John Rohrer, 140th Wing Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2022
The Colorado Air National Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron, in conjunction with the National Space Test and Training Complex, conducted a training event named “Neptune Falcon,” which took place at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to test new capabilities for meeting wartime objectives in the space domain.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy. With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well-entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot (then TSgt.) moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of one machine-gun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing two and wounding three Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machine-gun emplacement, and with his tommy gun killed two and captured three soldiers. Members of another enemy machine-gun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners, and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of three advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other two changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed three of them with his tommy gun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his herculean efforts, assisted two of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety. Sgt. Barfoot's extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of point-blank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers. (U.S. Army file photo)
Fort Pickett to be renamed Fort Barfoot, has Colorado National Guard connection
By By David Schmidt, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Information Technology Specialist & Interim CONG Historian | Nov. 23, 2022
A congressional commission tasked with renaming U.S. Army bases previously named after Confederate officers is rebranding Fort Pickett to Fort Barfoot, in honor of World War II Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Tech. Sgt. Van T. Barfoot.

U.S. Army Sgt. Liam Seagle, 147th Brigade Support Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard helps set up a tent during an external evaluation in Camp Rilea, Oregon, July 11, 2022. Seagle is part of the Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. ExEval is a 24-36-month certification process that validates CERFP’s mission readiness and capability. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Elizabeth Clark)
Soldier’s desire to learn proves value in Colorado National Guard
By U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Clark | Nov. 9, 2022
The CERFP responds to CBRNE incidents and assists local, state, and federal agencies with consequence management by providing capabilities to conduct patient and mass casualty decontamination, emergency medical services, and casualty search and extraction. The unit is comprised of Army and Air National Guard personnel to create a flexible force to combat fallout from large-scale incidents.

Members of the Colorado Army National Guard Chaplain Corps teach Soldiers and their families how to become an effective family at a Strong Bonds event Aug. 20, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Strong Bonds events provide a safe and secure environment for Soldiers and their families to address the impact of deployments, military-life stressors, and common relationship challenges. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Army National Guard Chaplain Corps)
Strong bonds build resilient families
By Chaplain (Capt.) Katie Declet | Nov. 1, 2022
In order to build and strengthen families, the Army developed the Strong Bonds program. These training events provide a safe and secure environment for Soldiers and their families to address the impact of deployments, military-life stressors, and common relationship challenges.

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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)
First Lady recognizes Colorado National Guard member’s child at White House
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2022
As part of her Joining Forces initiative to support military families, First Lady Jill Biden joined National Guard families and state adjutants general for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children at the White House Roosevelt Room, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 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 National Guard flyovers honor our nation’s veterans
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Nov. 10, 2022
Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Colorado communities to honor veterans for Veterans Day, Nov. 11-2, 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 Air National Guard conducts F-16 night flying training
By 140th Wing Public Affairs Office | Nov. 2, 2022
Residents of Aurora and neighboring communities can expect to see and hear F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft overhead later than usual while the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard conducts supplemental night flying training Nov. 1-17, 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 field artillery battalion returns from Middle East deployment
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Oct. 6, 2022
The Colorado National Guard will welcome home around 300 Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment Oct. 9, 2022 at the Evie Garret Dennis Campus high school in Aurora, Colorado.