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  • Colorado National Guard Airmen return from Afghanistan

    Five Colorado Air National Guard members assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo., returned yesterday after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. They were greeted by family members and friends as well as senior leaders from the 140th Wing at Denver International Airport when the service
  • 120th Fighter Squadron adds another first to its pedigree

    The Colorado Air National Guard' s 120th Fighter Squadron added another first to its long list of firsts when the F-16 squadron flew the new Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pod at Green Flag East Dec. 4. The ACMI pod transmits real-time, three-dimensional flight data which is then integrated with Blue Force Tracker data to create a
  • 140th Wing gears up for an Operational Readiness Inspection

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) recently completed another Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) gearing up for an important Air Combat Command/Inspector General Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) phase one next month. "The phase one inspection will focus on how effectively, efficiently
  • 'Java Angel' Supports Troops, First Responders

    Some know her name. Others don't know her at all. But many service members and first responders in two communities south of Denver know they can get free coffee at two select Starbucks locations, despite the fact they've never met her. It's a simple act, really, a cup of coffee here and there. But she sees it as more than that. It's her own
  • 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard returns to Jordan to participate in the Falcon Air Meet 2008

    In October, members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, returned to Jordan as judges for the third annual Falcon Air Meet hosted by the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Colorado and Jordan are linked together through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, a program designed to link states with various countries for the purpose
  • Guard's first 4-star general ready to take Minutemen forward

    A crowd of more than 300 people from all ranks and services watched as the secretary of Defense swore in and promoted the first four-star general to lead the National Guard in its 372-year history Nov. 17 in the Pentagon. Gen. Craig R. McKinley became the chief of the National Guard Bureau and received his fourth star by Defense Secretary Robert M.
  • Air Force Academy Quarterback Club of Denver hosts Colorado Air National Guard Commander

    The 140th Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Trulan A. Eyre, spoke to sixty members of the Air Force Academy Quarterback Club of Denver at the Valley Country Club in Centennial, Colo., Oct. 30, 2008, about the history, mission and capabilities of the Colorado Air National Guard. "The Air National Guard does 34 percent of the U.S. Air Force mission with
  • It's True: Guard members get a Free Ride

    There is such a thing as a free ride--for the military in Denver, including Guard members. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors recently approved a resolution extending through December 31, 2009, the allowance for all U.S. military personnel to ride free on all Denver-area RTD services. The RTD Free Rides program for
  • 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron member receives national award

    Every year, the Air Force Association honors the outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the U.S. Air Force, government, academia and the aerospace industry at its annual Air & Space Conference in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 14, Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, presented the Chief Master Sergeant Dick Red
  • Colorado Air National Guard celebrates milestone in its rich heritage at ’68 Call-Up Reunion

    The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National commemorated the 40th anniversary Guardsmen' s mobilization following the 1968 Pueblo Crisis in a ceremony at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Oct. 4. The '68 Call-Up Reunion recognized the Southeast Asia mobilization and honored the 900 Guardsmen who deployed during that time. The formal