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  • Colorado and Jordan share leadership development

    Now in its 26th year, the National Guard's State Partnership Program has grown to 75 partnerships with 81 nations. The program joins a state's National Guard with a partner country's military to build relationships where both entities benefit from the experience.The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab army hosted eight members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air
  • New National Guard space control squadron stands up

    The Colorado National Guard's newest military unit to be assigned the space mission will conduct a stand up ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1 at 1 p.m. to recognize the 138th Space Control Squadron.The 138th Space Control Squadron, which received federal recognition May 8, 2019, is part of the 233rd Space
  • 140th Wing deploys to Afghanistan in support of NATO and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

     The Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, deployed more than 300 Airmen to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. Colorado Airmen will fly and maintain F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in cooperation with coalition partners
  • Partnership builds trusted frontline leaders in Colorado, Jordan

    Royal Jordanian Air Force senior enlisted leaders arrived at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Feb. 4, 2019, for a Non-commissoned Officer National Guard State Partnership Program event. The meeting between Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army and Colorado National Guard enlisted leaders aimed to foster strong relationships between forces as well
  • Colorado Army and Air National Guard split state Best Warrior Competition

    Six Airmen and eight Soldiers of the Colorado National Guard competed in the 2019 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado, April 11-14, 2019. When the competition came to an end, the exhausted Soldiers and Airmen appeared to muster up the energy and motivation to see who among them would be named the best. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt.
  • Colorado National Guard team prepares for evaluation, assists partners

    Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package will host a collective training event at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, and between BAFB and Watkins, Colorado April 5-6, 2019.  A medical element from the West Virginia National Guard CERFP is participating in the
  • Joint training with Jordan a ‘win-win,’ says Gen. Lengyel

    Joint training and a longtime State Partnership Program relationship benefit both the National Guard and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel said during a recent visit here. "The National Guard is contributing to our nation's enduring commitment to Jordan's security," the general said. "In turn, the mutual training our
  • Academy Airfield strengthened by Total Force Airmen

    Colorado National Guardsman recently joined Air Force Reservists working alongside active duty Airmen to execute the Airmanship program here. For the first time, six Guardsmen will support the 557th Flying Training Squadron as it revives the solo flight curriculum in its powered flight program in January. Lt. Col. Jachin Finch, an Air Force Academy
  • COANG commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam

    “I was sitting in the weapons shop when we got called up,” said Larry Jacobson, a retired 120th Fighter Squadron pilot who fought in Vietnam. “Chaos ensued.” Perhaps no statement could better describe the reaction when members of the 120th Fighter Squadron and other Colorado Air National Guard personnel were called upon to serve in 1968 during the
  • 140th Wing bids final farewell to 200th Airlift Squadron

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado National Guard, veterans, and their families joined together for a formal deactivation ceremony of the 200th Airlift Squadron, Oct. 14, at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. Until June 2018, the 200th AS was a geographically separated unit under the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard.