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  • National Guard mission at US 36 complete

    National Guard members from four states, under the direction of the Colorado Department of Transportation, have completed their portion of repairs to a 25-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 36 between Lyons, Colo., and Estes Park, Colo.Because of the large scope of the project, National Guard engineering units from Colorado, Utah, Montana and Kansas
  • Gen Grass visits CONG, witnesses support to flooding first-hand

    During a visit from Gen. Frank Grass, chief, National Guard Bureau, to Colorado, he was impressed to turn on the television and on almost every channel, see Colorado Guardsman at work, responding to the disastrous flooding that hit the state in September 2013.It was pure coincidence that General Grass was in the state when the floods hit, but could
  • National Guard units join together on community project

    The 139th Civil Engineer Squadron from the Missouri Air National Guard continues to construct and renovate a few buildings and structures at the YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch. The development is a part of the Innovative Readiness Training program, a civil-military affairs program linking military units with civilian communities for
  • Colorado flood repairs continue with local and Utah Guard members

    The 36th Infantry Division's Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West continues to coordinate assistance requests and support for the Colorado flood relief effort. "The floods have stopped, but the damage that remains provides huge problems for the people in the area," said Capt. Robert Anspaugh, Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West, or DART-W,
  • Soldier helping in Colorado floods ‘never knew Mother Nature could be so wicked'

    More than 750 members of the Colorado National Guard continue to respond to flooding throughout the central Colorado area and for many, taking part in the response effort is something that has left an indelible mark. "I didn't know Mother Nature could be that wicked...;up there in the mountains and the way the flood waters came through," said Army
  • Guard unit one-stop shop for everything that goes boom

    Nestled in the back corner of the base and chock full of explosives, the Buckley Munitions Storage Area houses some of the most critical weapon systems the Air Force has to offer -- Ammo Airmen.Munitions systems Airmen work with everything from bombs to bullets and everything in between. They maintain the functionality of these weapons and build
  • In the trenches: AF Lt. fills Broncos offensive line needs

    After a long offseason and spending last year on the Denver Broncos practice squad, Benjamin Garland is ready to give it another go. Garland, a Grand Junction, Colo. native and a member of the armed forces said it's always been a dream of his to play for his favorite team. Before entering the 2013 three-day mini-camp, Garland was caught off guard
  • PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

    Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs.The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for free
  • EOD techs demonstrate capabilities at Airburst Range

    The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, put on a show at Airburst Range on Friday, July 12, demonstrating several of their capabilities for an audience of some of their fans.Four members of the Denver Broncos and a handful of other spectators joined to watch the EOD team "blow stuff up" as part of
  • Vigilant Guard: Colorado National Guard kicks off training exercise

    Colorado National Guard's aviation units and fire rescue teams, as well as the Douglas County Incident Management Team and the El Paso County Search and Rescue Team, kicked off a major training exercise July 22 by responding to a notional downed aircraft.Vigilant Guard, as the exercise was named, has been in the planning stages since 2011 and was