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

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

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For public queries (M-F, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.)
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News Articles

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Quinton German, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Colorado Army National Guard, presents Command Sgt. Maj. Geoffrey Essman, senior military intelligence Noncommissioned officer for Colorado, with the Knowlton Award at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado, Feb. 6, 2022. The Knowlton Award is one of the most prestigious honors that can be provided to any civilian or military member that works in military intelligence. 
(Courtesy photo)
First Colorado Army National Guardsman receives prestigious Knowlton Award
By U.S. Army Capt. Remington Henderson, Colorado Army National Guard Public Affairs | April 7, 2022
Centennial, Colo. – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Geoffrey Essman was presented the Knowlton Award in a ceremony at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado, Feb. 6, 2022.

U.S. Air Force Col. Shawn Ryan, Colorado National Guard, promotes to the rank of brigadier general April 9, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.  Ryan is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and the Assistant Adjutant General, Air, for the Colorado National Guard. (Courtesy photo)
Colorado National Guard Assistant Adjutant General, Air, promotes to brigadier general
By 140th Wing Public Affairs | April 6, 2022
BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Col. Shawn Ryan, Colorado National Guard, will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general April 9, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Doug Paul speaks to a crowd of his colleagues, peers, friends and family where he relinquishes command as the commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard at a ceremony Feb. 5, 2022, in Loveland, Colorado. Since he commissioned in 1992, Paul has held many notable positions including commander for the Colorado National Guard’s 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Low)
Colorado Army National Guard commanding general passes responsibility to new leader following unprecedented command
By Staff Sgt. Raymond Rivera, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | March 2, 2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul handed off command of the Colorado Army National Guard to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Bren Dee Rogers during a ceremony Feb. 5, 2022, in Loveland, Colorado.

The Colorado National Guard Biathlon Team (from left) consists of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsey Lopez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Joint Force Headquarters-Colorado, Lt. Col. Chip Hahn, U.S. Northern Command, Mobilization Element, Spc. Bryce Peterson , Company C, 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry (Mountain), Staff Sgt. Lisl Lefevre, Headquarters Support Company, 147th Brigade Support Battalion, Sgt. Jacob Coogan, 3650th Maintenance Company, and Capt. Bailey Bullock, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 193rd Military Police Battalion.  Colorado’s team attended the 2022 Chief, National Guard Bureau, Biathlon Championships, Feb. 12-17, 2022, at Camp Ripley Biathlon Range, Minnesota. The team had their best success at the championships in the team categories with top three finishes in both the relay and pursuit races. (Courtesy photo)
Colorado National Guard Biathlon Team places third at National Guard Championships
By Lt. Col. Chip Hahn, Colorado National Guard | Feb. 26, 2022
The Colorado National Guard Biathlon Team took third place in the men’s team competition and brought home an individual bronze medal at the 2022 Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships, Feb. 12-17, 2022, at Camp Ripley.

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Media Releases

A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard embraces a loved one after returning from a deployment April 13, 2022, at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado. Airmen from the 140th Wing were deployed in support of U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Mira Roman)
140th Wing Air Expeditionary Force returns to Colorado from deployment
By Colorado Air National Guard | May 13, 2022
Family, friends and colleagues welcomed home deployed members of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing Air Expeditionary Force at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, April 13, 2022.

The Colorado Joint Counter Drug Task Force lands a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at select schools for Red Ribbon Week in Adams County School District, Oct. 22, 2021. The CONG partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to deliver a message to Colorado youth about the importance of drug-free living and making positive choices. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Air Force 2nd Lt. Katherine Lee)
Colorado National Guard helicopters visit Western Slope schools for Red Ribbon month
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | April 23, 2022
The Colorado National Guard Joint Counter Drug Task Force, in partnership with Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement officials, will deliver to Colorado youth on the Western Slope a message about the importance of drug-free living and making positive choices April 25- May 5, 2022, during Red Ribbon Month.

Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competitor U.S. Army Pfc. Elias Zeller performs a survival task during the state Best Warrior Competition April 9, 2021, at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The BWC is an annual event designed to test the physical fitness, military knowledge, marksmanship, endurance and land navigational skills of each competitor.
Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competition challenges Soldiers, Airmen to be the best
By Colorado Army National Guard Public Affairs | April 20, 2022
Colorado National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the state's annual Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 21-24, 2022.

Gov. Jared Polis welcomes families as he hosts the biennial Colorado National Guard Deployed Families Easter Egg Roll at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, Denver, April 17, 2019. The celebration honors families for their service to our state and nation while supporting the deployment of CONG members at home and abroad. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)
Governor Polis to host Colorado National Guard families at Governor’s Mansion
By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs | March 29, 2022
Gov. Jared Polis will host an Easter Egg Roll event March 30-31, 2022, at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion in Denver for families of deployed Colorado National Guard service members and those activated for the state COVID-19 response.