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  • 140th Wing pilot sets new world record in velodrome cycling

    The weather and track conditions were perfect early July 13 at the Colorado Springs Velodrome as cyclist, Lt. Col. James Lawrence, a pilot with the 200th Airlift Squadron Colorado Air National Guard, started his initial laps to bring his bike up to speed before making a world record attempt.After more than a year of training and preparation,
  • Colo. Guardsmen participate in 2013 Patriot Exercise

    With temperatures and humidity soaring, more than 2,000 Soldiers, Airmen and civilian first responders came together to participate in a massive training exercise at Volk Field and Fort McCoy, Wis., July 15-20.Approximately 50 Army and Air National Guard units representing 26 states participated in Patriot Exercise 2013, an annual joint-service
  • USAF and RJAF increase capabilities through friendly competition

    Over the course of two weeks, American and Jordanian airforces came together to train, build relationships and enjoy a little friendly competition as part of the multinational Exercise Eager Lion 2013 June 9 to 20.Several units from the U.S. and Jordan flew F-16s and F-18s out of a training base in northern Jordan, exchanging best practices and
  • Slovenia, Colorado recognize 20 years of National Guard’s international relations

    A ceremony was held May 27 at the Colorado National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility, Buckley AFB, to recognize the National Guard's 20th anniversary of the State Partnership Program.H.E. Mr. Roman Jakič, Minister of Defense, Republic of Slovenia; Brig. Gen. Dobran Bozic, Chief of the General Staff (CHOD), Slovene Armed Forces, Republic of
  • 138th Civil Engineer Squadron builds at Snow Mountain Ranch

    During their two week rotation at Snow Mountain Ranch, the 138th Civil Engineer Squadron from the Oklahoma Air National Guard out of Tulsa, Oklahoma built a handicap accessible shade shelter for Colorado-based non-profit Adam's Camp. The shade shelter is located next to the Adam's Camp outdoor gathering area and campfire pit and will help to shade
  • National Guard service linked to Employment

    Serving in the National Guard and Reserve may be one way to improve employment opportunities, according to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.The report, released by this country's definitive authority on employment issues, stated that Gulf War II-era veterans "who were current or past members of the Reserve and National Guard had an
  • 140th Operations Group welcomes new leadership

    The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, welcomed new leadership May 18 during change of command ceremonies recognizing Col. Timothy Conklin as the new 140th Operations Group commander and Lieutenant Col. Patrick Hanlon as the new 120th Fighter Squadron commander.Col. Floyd Dunstan, commander, 140th Wing, officiated the ceremony and began by
  • Renovations begin on new 140th Security Forces building

    Renovations have begun on the 140th Wing's building 700, formerly home to the 120th Fighter Squadron. Upon completion of the project in approximately 240 days, the building will be claimed by the 140th Security Forces Squadron. The renovated building will not only provide a much-needed new home for the security forces Airmen, who have been
  • CE units combine forces to catch planes

    Airmen from the 460th Civil Engineer Squadron and 140th CES, Colorado Air National Guard, received assistance from the 200th RED HORSE, Ohio Air National Guard, to install two Barrier Arresting Kit-12 systems April 12 on Buckley's flightline. The team of power production Airmen assembled and installed the BAK-12 systems during a five-day span."We
  • 140th Wing Change of Command

    The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 pm.Brig. Gen. Trulan A. Eyre commanded the 140th Wing since May 2007 and relinquished command to Col. Floyd W. Dunstan, his vice wing commander, after six years of highly-appraised leadership.