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  • Presidential Executive Orders to Help Servicemembers with Student Loans

    Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will automatically apply a 6% interest rate cap to eligible federal student loan borrowers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act without the need for additional paperwork.In October 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published The Next Front , a report that identified
  • Base Honor Guard impacts community, pays final respects

    An Airman renders a silent salute as he pays final respects to a fellow comrade. The Airman does not know him. In fact, they have never met. But it is the Mile High Honor Guard's mission to pay final respects to members of the Air Force, Army Air Force and Army Air Corps who are originally from the Front Range and have passed away. The base honor
  • Colorado ANG, Jordan: 10 years of brotherhood

    When Airmen from the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing arrived May 11 as judges for Exercise Eager Tiger, it marked the reunion of a partnership 10 years in the making. The COANG and Royal Jordanian Air Force were paired up in 2004 under the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, which aims to partner states and countries for a
  • Team Buckley honors community member

    Team Buckley awarded the 5th Community Heroes of Buckley Award to Suzanne Pitrusu, Aurora Chamber of commerce member, for her service to the military community.The CHOB program was started in 2011 as a way to honor community leaders who enhance mission accomplishment, create a positive view of the military and make Buckley a better place to live
  • Denver International Airport temporarily hosts Colorado Air National Guard F-16s

    Denver International Airport (DIA) will temporarily host the Colorado Air National Guard F-16s while the runway at Buckley Air Force Base undergoes reconstruction. Members of the 140th Wing have relocated their operations to DIA this month, and the F-16s are taking off and landing, using Runway 35R. The jets fly training missions twice daily,
  • Colo. Air National Guard assisting in Wash. with landslide disaster zone

    Colo. National Guard activated 16 Airmen including members of the Fatality Search and Recovery Team to assist the Washington National Guard and local civilian authority with the recent landslides in Oso, Wash. The FSRT receives specialized training in supporting local coroner efforts by locating and removing the deceased from an incident scene to a
  • Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

    Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics.In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal information. According to the Air Force's top social
  • Top ANG enlisted chief embraces 'one Air Force' concept

    Emphasizing the importance of embracing a "one Air Force" concept, Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, addressed newly minted Air Force chief master sergeants attending the Air Force District of Washington Chief's Orientation and Recognition Ceremony here to educate them about the Air Guard and
  • 140th Wing represents the National Guard at Red Flag 14-01

    Members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, flew down to Nellis Air Force Base as the only National Guard unit to participate in Red Flag 14-01, January 23 through February 14, 2014.Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving air assets from multiple branches of the US military and its allies. These large-scale exercises
  • EOD sets mile-high physical fitness standards

    As the sun rose over the base Dec. 13, explosive ordnance disposal personnel from Peterson and Buckley Air Force Bases participated in their annual EOD Safety Day.Master Sgt. Ross Kurashima, 302nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight chief, said the career field has a requirement in which all Air Force EOD units take a