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  • 140th Wing opens new operations facility

    The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard formally opened its new Operations Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, 6 March.The project was a military construction add from the Colorado Delegation in 2009. The new $7.3 million dollar facility took more than a year to complete and employed more than 300 people and utilized more than 40
  • Airmen enjoy Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Weekend

    On January 29, the Colorado Air and Army National Guard co-hosted a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Retreat at the Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Y.R.R.P is a new DOD initiative for the Air National Guard, designed to provide support and outreach to service members recently returning from deployments lasting more than 90
  • 140th Wing Medical Group Welcomes New Commander

    1/30/2010 - Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. - "It's an important time to make sure we have the right leadership in charge and Lt. Col. Shingledecker is the right man at the right time to lead this group (140th Wing Medical Group) to new heights and success," commented Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard. In a
  • 200th Airlift Squadron Adds to Experience

    For the first time ever, the 200th Airlift Squadron (AS), a unit under the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, located at Peterson Air Force Base, is preparing to deploy 35 percent of its pilots to the United States Central Command Area of Operations. The C-21 pilots preparing to leave volunteered to go to alleviate some of the deployment
  • 140th Airburst Range Operations Demonstrates Integrated Warfighting Capabilities

    On Friday, January 8 the 140th Wing Airburst Range facilitated their second scenario of the day dedicated to training the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS), Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) in combat operations, similar to missions they would encounter in Iraq or Afghanistan. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Heffron received his
  • Colorado Air National Guard flies Professional Rodeo Champion, Josh Peek

    On Friday, January 8, the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, flew Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) champion, Josh Peek.Peek, a native of Pueblo, had the opportunity to spend the day at Buckley and learn about the ever increasing importance of the Air National Guard and the necessity for and role in national defense. In addition to
  • Colorado Wingman Project teaches National Guard families how to stop suicides

    Buckley Air Force Base, CO - Attendees at the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard's holiday party learned that "Never Leave Your Wingman" is the mantra of the Colorado Wingman Project. The Wingman Project is a national program to build awareness and teach military members and their loved ones how to intervene to save a life. Created in 2007 at
  • State's newest top enlisted Airman takes charge

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (10/4/09) - The newest senior enlisted member of the Colorado Air National Guard took responsibility during a unique ceremony at the Leadership Development Center.The change of authority followed a Purple Heart presentation - an even rarer event for Command Chief Master Sgt. Bruce A. Mey relinquished the title of
  • The COANG returns to Jordan to participate in Falcon Air Meet 2009

    MWAFFAQ SALTI AIR BASE, Jordan - In October 2009, members of the 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard returned to Jordan for the fourth Falcon Air Meet (FAM), hosted by the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). Men and women of the 140th Wing provide support as competition judges for the exercise, as well as comprehensive Public Affairs
  • Colorado Air National Guard Gives Thanks to its Spouses

    On September 15th through the 20th the Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) conducted its first ever Spouse Orientation Flights. Spouses of the COANG were given an opportunity to fly in a C-21 from the 200th Airlift Squadron across the state of Colorado. More than 50 husbands and wives spent this week receiving a stronger appreciation of what it