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The CONG Public Affairs Office (PAO) is located at:

Colorado Guard monikerJoint Force Headquarters
Colorado National Guard
6848 S. Revere Pkwy.
Centennial, CO 80112

Members of the media may e-mail us directly.
For public queries (M-F, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
call 720-250-1058.



News Articles

U.S. Army Sgt. Zachary Lutz 
and Sgt. Rainee Malle, 8th Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams, Colorado National Guard conduct initial sight recon of a potential biohazard contamination site during Joint Exercise Western Sugar Response, Aug. 30, 2022, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The exercise provided a realistic threat situation, integrating resources as necessary to demonstrate capabilities in responding to an incident requiring chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threat response, assessment, characterization, analysis, identification and mitigation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Katie Lee)
8th Civil Support Team conducts annual evaluation exercise
By U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Katie Lee, Joint Force Headquarters Colorado National Guard | Sept. 27, 2022
Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska joined civilian first responders to participate in joint exercise Western Sugar Response, a simulated hazardous disaster at an old sugar factory, hosted by U.S. Army North, Aug. 30, 2022, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Jose Meza (left) is shown shoulder to shoulder
with the rest of the Joint Force Headquarters- Colorado maintenance team, Daphny Lorena, Llanet Ortiz,
and Jose Antonio Rios- Orozco, in Centennial, Colorado, Aug. 24, 2022. Jose and his team are charged with providing a clean and function facility for the fulltime staff at the Centennial complex. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
Jose Meza: Serving Those Who Serve
By Parker White, DMVA Public Information Officer & Legislative Liaison | Sept. 14, 2022
Jose Meza works as a structural tradesman at Joint Force Headquarters- Colorado and, alongside his team, provides a variety of services to the DMVA from changing lightbulbs and moving office equipment, to landscaping and plumbing.

U.S. Army Spc. Jessica Lee (left), 928th Area Support Medical Company, Colorado Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Julie Lee, 140th Medical Group, Colorado Air National Guard participate in an external evaluation at Camp Rilea, Oregon, July 12, 2022. These sisters serve together in the Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. ExEval is a certification process that every CERFP unit must go through every 24-36 months to prove that they are mission capable.
Two Colorado National Guard members doubly serving as sisters in arms
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson | Aug. 7, 2022
Two sisters have come together in a unique unit where they are not only sisters but sisters in arms.

In 1999 the Colorado Legislature authorized the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado to honor Colorado veterans and their families.  Construction began in June 2001.
The cemetery is located on 22.5 acres at 2830 Riverside Parkway (formerly D Road, just east of the Grand Junction Regional Center and south of the Grand Junction Readiness Center. (Stock photo)
Western Slope cemetery expansion assures Colorado veterans, families dignified final resting place
By Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs | Aug. 5, 2022
In 1999 the Colorado Legislature authorized the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado to honor Colorado veterans and their families. The United States Veterans Administration provided a grant to build the cemetery. Construction began in June 2001.

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Media Releases

Gold Star Families and Colorado National Guard members visit the War on Terrorism Remembrance Memorial at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2022.  The Colorado National Guard unveiled the War on Terrorism Remembrance Memorial at JFHQ, Sept. 11.  The memorial features these CONG fallen service members: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, died April 15, 2002; U.S. Army Sgt. Luis R. Reyes, died Nov. 18, 2005; U.S. Army Sgt. Jon L. Stiles, died Nov. 13, 2008; U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter, Aug. 6, 2011; and, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Liam J. Nevins, died Sept. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Katherine Lee)
Colorado National Guard honors fallen warriors, Gold Star Families with new memorial
By | Sept. 20, 2022
The Colorado National Guard unveiled the War on Terrorism Remembrance Memorial at Joint Force Headquarters, Centennial, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2022.

U.S. Army Sgt. Oualala Coulibaly, 1st Infantry Division Main Command Post-Operational Detachment, rappels down a cliff face while U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Jon Crowe coaches him during military mountaineering sustainment training at Castlewood Canyon, Colorado, Apr. 9, 2022. The MCP-OD is attached to the 1st Infantry Division with a mission to increase capacity and extend operations and support for the Main Command Post and the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Labutka).
Colorado National Guard 1st Infantry Division Main Command Post - Operational Detachment deploys to Poland
By Colorado Army National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2022
A ceremony honoring seven Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from the Main Command Post - Operational Detachment deploying to Poland with the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve was held at 5:00 p.m. ,Sept. 17, 2022, at Fort Carson, Colorado.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Annalisa Neal, Crew Chief, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard prepares to launch an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft in support of a joint operations training mission with the 101st F-18 Hornet Training Squadron at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Aug. 3, 2022, San Diego, California. The 140th Wing is comprised of over 1,600 people who support multiple operational missions and are headquartered at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado. (U.S Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Geiger)
Colorado Air National Guard to conduct major readiness exercise
By Colorado Air National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2022
BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo.–The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, will conduct a readiness exercise at BSFB and Pueblo Regional Airport, Pueblo, Colorado, Sept. 22-25, 2022.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rhyan Acey performs maintenance on the AN/TSQ-180 Milstar Communications Vehicle July 30, 2021, at the 233rd Space Group, Greeley Air National Guard Station, Greeley, Colorado. The 233rd Space Group was the first National Guard unit to assume a U.S. Space Command mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Geiger)
Former Chief, National Guard Bureau and Adjutant General of Colorado host media round table about why we need Space National Guard
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 8, 2022
Former Chief, National Guard Bureau U.S. Air Force (ret.) Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura L. Clellan will host a media round table about why we must establish a Space National Guard Sept. 9, 2022, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, via an online platform.