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  • New ANG Referral Program

    Current and retired Air National Guard members can refer new recruits to the Guard and collect rewards for their efforts.The Air National Guard Referral Rewards Program is a voluntary recruitment referral program where members who successfully help recruit a new member are rewarded with incentives.According to Master Sgt. Robert Sweeney, recruiting
  • SnoFest 2012 is coming

    Make your lodging reservations now for SnoFest, January 27-29, 2012 at Keystone Resort, where this annual premier military appreciation snow sports weekend will be hosted by Peterson AFB, the AF Academy, Schriever, Buckley and FE Warren Air Force Bases, and Fort Carson Army Post. Families will enjoy ski and snowboard races for teams and
  • Volunteers pack gifts for deployed troops

    The Colorado National Guard Family Programs office joined dozens of volunteers to assemble holiday packages for deployed servicemembers in one massive team effort today at the CONG state headquarters.In addition to CONG Soldiers and Airmen, volunteers for the event included members of the Buckley Field Young Marines, the 460th Space Wing, Hearts
  • The passion of the pilot - Retired COANG members inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame

    Passion: It drives us to do what we do every day. So when we say, "The sky's the limit," we're lying. The only thing that limits us is ourselves.Enter Col. Micheal W. Bertz and Col. Don Neary, retired Colorado Air National Guardsmen who joined the ranks of 23 other COANG laureates when they were inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame Oct.
  • Lt Gen Wyatt, one of Safety & Health magazine's 2012 CEOs Who "Get It."

    Maj. Gen. (ret.) Emil Lassen (left) presents a trophy to Lt Gen Harry Wyatt III, Director of the Air National Guard, at the 2011 Joint Senior Leadership Conference, signifing that he has been selected as one of Safety & Health magazine's 2012 CEOs Who "Get It." Safety & Health magazine's criteria for the award include senior leaders who are guiding
  • Strongest-ever National Guard vital to war effort, Panetta says

    At its strongest in its 375-year history, the National Guard has been indispensable to the warfight, the secretary of defense said here Tuesday."As we approach the milestone of the National Guard's 375th anniversary next month, ... this force is stronger, better-trained, better-equipped and - as a result - more vital to our nation's security than
  • Defense cuts an opportunity for National Guard, McKinley says

    An era of deep defense cuts is an opportunity for the National Guard, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said here Monday.Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are drawing down, and the nation and the Defense Department face deep budget cuts, Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley told the National Guard 2011 Joint Senior Leadership Conference."These
  • Colo. National Guard Soldiers, Airmen on 'Vigilant Guard' in Arizona

    The Colorado National Guard is participating in a national, multi-agency Vigilant Guard exercise in Arizona this week.The 2011 Arizona state-wide "Vigilant Guard" exercise is the largest emergency response exercise to simulated catastrophic events in Arizona's history and will test the ability to respond to a simulated flood and a simulated
  • In Kona, of His Own Accord -- Reigning Army Ironman champ defies odds and budget cuts

    As reported earlier this year, the US Army's office of sports programs announced that budget cuts would not permit the service to sponsor two athletes to compete in the military division of the Ironman World Championships. That news was especially disheartening in light of the fact that Army Captain Robert Killian won the title in 2010. For a time,
  • Practice makes perfect: Round 2 for 140th Wing Airmen participating in Operational Readiness Exercise

    This is the second time this year that members of the 140th Wing tested their ability to properly execute wartime missions in a Phase II Operational Readiness Exercise in preparation for real world deployments and for the official Operational Readiness Inspection in May 2012. More than 80 personnel of the Air Combat Command Inspector General ORI