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6848 S. Revere Pkwy.
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News Articles

U.S. Army Sgt. Dane Kastl, a member of the urban search and rescue team with the CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives) Enhanced Response Force Package, dons a HAZMAT suit to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while working on Task Force Test Support. More than 250 Colorado National Guard members were mobilized to help the State Emergency Operations Center and the City and County of Denver with COVID-19 response.  Kastl joined the CERFP rescue team in 2014 (Courtesy photo provided by Kastl).
COVID responder walks Civil War battlefields
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson, Colorado Army National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 17, 2021
In July, eleven Soldiers from the Colorado Army National Guard walked the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. The National Guard Bureau’s Combat Field Studies Program organized this rare opportunity for the COARNG.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Catlin, team member, Colorado Army National Guard small arms team, competes in the 2021 U.S. Army
Building greatness: Colorado Army National Guard marksmanship program among best in world
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson | July 27, 2021
In less than five years, the Colorado Army National Guard’s marksmanship program has gone from practically non-existent to one of the best in the world.

U.S. Army Spc. Adam Barlow, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, participates in the dips event of the fitness event at the Army National Guard's Region VII Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 17-20, 2021. The fitness test consisted of eight events, primarily upper body, followed by a three mile run. Sixteen elite Noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from eight states and territories compete in this competition. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Taylor Lakey-Tamacori)
The Best of the Best in Region VII
By SPC Taylor Lakey-Tamacori | May 21, 2021
The Colorado Army National Guard hosted the 2021 Region VII Best Warrior Competition at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado, May 17-20, 2021. This regional event included the best NCO and Soldier from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard, spend more than a week in Gurnsey, Wyoming, in preparation for a deployment, Oct. 15-25. Throughout the week the Soldiers ran lanes multiple times, qualified on individual weapon systems and completed Situational Training Exercise lanes that consisted of ambushes. Fort Carson’s 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade provided assistance and helped the National Guard improve their tactics. The SFAB is a specialized unit with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment, Colorado Army National Guard)
Colorado National Guard deploys three units to Europe to support NATO, U.S. Army Europe
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG | April 30, 2021
Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and Colorado National Guard senior leaders will bid farewell to about 70 Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers from three deploying units, May 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at Southeast Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road, Parker CO 80134.

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Media Releases

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron takes off from Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, to participate in exercise Northern Lightning, Aug. 11, 2021. Northern Lightning is a full-spectrum Counterland training exercise hosted at Volk Field Air National Guard Base. The goal of the exercise is to provide a tailored, cost-effective, and realistic combat training for the Department of Defense Total Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Mira Roman)
Colorado National Guard salutes 9/11 heroes with F-16 flyover of Denver
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 1, 2021
Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will fly F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over downtown Denver, Colorado, Sept. 1, 2021, at around 7:00 p.m., in support of the Colorado Remembers 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration at Empower Field at Mile High.

U.S. Air Force Col. Chris J. Southard assumes command of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, in a ceremony Aug. 29, 2021, at BSFB. Southard previously served as the Vice Wing Commander for the Wing. (Stock photo)
Colorado Air National Guard hosts change of command ceremony for new commander
By | Aug. 27, 2021
The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will conduct a change of command ceremony between outgoing Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Micah (Zeus) Fesler and incoming Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher (Wedge) Southard at 3:00 p.m., Aug. 29, 2021, Hangar 801, BSFB, Aurora, Colorado.

Crew Chief U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven Leflar, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 135th Regiment, Colorado Army National Guard bumps fist with Rescue Technician Dale Atkins of the Alpine Rescue Team prior to a hoist recovery from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Crestone Needle, Colorado, Sept. 19, 2020. The two are members of the Colorado Hoist Rescue Team performing a high-altitude hoist rescue of an injured hiker below. (Courtesy photo)
Colorado Army National Guard Aviation and partner receive award for daring alpine rescue
By | Aug. 27, 2021
A crew from the Colorado Hoist Rescue Team, which included a Colorado Army National Guard aircrew and members of the Alpine Rescue Team, will receive the DUSTOFF Association’s Rescue of the Year award Aug. 28, 2021, in Columbus, Georgia.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Mathew “Chaff” Crabb,  pilot, 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, prepares his aircraft prior to a night training mission during Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada March 1, 2017. 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 2.9M 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)
The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing conducts night flying to prepare for deployment
By | Aug. 9, 2021
The Colorado Air National Guard will conduct night flying operations throughout the month of August.