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  • 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.
  • Colo. Air National Guard commemorates 95 years of service

    The Colorado Air National Guard has a proud history that can be traced back to June 27, 1923, when the 120th Aero Observation Squadron, 45th Division, Aviation, was mustered into service as part of the Colorado Army National Guard. Initially composed of eight officers and 50 enlisted members, the unit flew the Curtis JN-4e – better known as the
  • Air National Guard team implements new software at Thule AB

    Being located in Greenland, Thule Air Base is 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle and just 947 miles south of the North Pole. More than 80 percent of the 840,000 square miles that make up Greenland are covered by a polar ice cap and glaciers.
  • The Colorado Air Guard participates in Saber Strike 18

    The Colorado Air National Guard participates in Saber Strike 18 at Amari Air Base, Estonia, June 3-15, 2018.
  • COANG hosts Jordanians for NCO development exchange

    Airmen from the Royal Jordanian Air Force and 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard participate in a non-commissioned officer development exchange at Buckley AFB, Mar. 11-18, 2018. Jordanian NCOs visited Colorado as a part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program in efforts to exchange information and share experiences on NCO
  • 140th Wing Fire Department fights a fire for base neighbors

      Airmen assigned to the 140th Wing Fire Department were re-routed during routine structure burn training at the Sable Altura Fire Department and dispatched to a real-world structure fire in Bennett, Colorado, March 2, 2018. Dan Gordon, Buckley Fire and Emergency Services station chief, 460th Space Wing, reported that 18 Colorado Air National
  • Colorado Air National Guard exercises to defend America's freedom

      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,
  • Colo. Air National Guard C-21s support last NORAD Exercise before transfer to Active Duty

    Aircrews and support personnel from the 200th Airlift Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, flew two C-21 Learjet aircraft in support of a three-day North American Aerospace Defense Command air defense live-fly training exercise August 29-31, 2017, over Anchorage, Alaska. The 200th AS, based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, provides a
  • Colo. National Guard deploys civil engineers to Puerto Rico

    The Colorado National Guard will deploy members of the 140th Wing’s 240th Civil Engineer Flight from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, to Puerto Rico today to help civil authorities save lives, relieve suffering and protect property and infrastructure in the wake of Hurricane Maria.   The three civil engineers will augment Joint Task Force – Puerto