Colorado Air National Guard exercises to defend America's freedom

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, takes off for a training mission at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora Colo., Jan. 27, 2015. The 120th FS along with the 140th Wing are preparing for a deployment to the Republic of Korea to demonstrate the United States' continual commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air National Guard High Dynamic Range photo by, Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, takes off for a training mission at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora Colo., Jan. 27, 2015. The 120th FS along with the 140th Wing are preparing for a deployment to the Republic of Korea to demonstrate the United States' continual commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air National Guard High Dynamic Range photo by, Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

 

As the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, must maintain proficiency in their F-16 flying mission, the local community can anticipate an increase in noise levels during an extended drill weekend March 1-4.

 

“As an Air National Guard unit, we have a limited number of days to train our Traditional, part-time members,” said Col. Brian Turner, commander, 140th Wing. “This four day March training period is one of the most important training opportunities for our personnel this year, and requires us to fly later than normal.”

 

The upcoming 4-day drill will include increased flying operations, including aircraft taking off as late as 10 p.m.  

 

The community’s patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as the 140th Wing works hard to perfect the mission-essential functions necessary to protect national security.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maj. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs at 720-847-9558, kinder.l.blacke.mil@mail.mil.