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  • 140th Wing member recognized by Gov. Ritter

    A member of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, was recognized as a top achiever by Gov. Bill Ritter in a ceremony Oct. 15. State Top Achievement Recognition (STAR) awards, are highly coveted prizes earned by a handful of those whose knowledge and skills stand over and above their civil service peers. Chuck Grube, manager of the air
  • Gen. Schwartz outlines future role, relationship with Guard

    The Air Force chief of staff reached out to National Guard leaders, inviting collaborative planning and support of the total force as he spoke at the National Guard Association of the United States Conference Sept. 22 here. Gen. Norton A. Schwartz addressed 2,000 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen at the organization's 130th meeting at the
  • Gen. McKinley approved to lead Guard Bureau

    Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley was confirmed as the 26th chief of the National Guard Bureau by the Senate Oct. 2 in Washington, D.C. He will also become the first four-star general in the nearly 372-year history of the National Guard. The current director of the Air National Guard, General McKinley was nominated by the president in September based on
  • Sunrise Elementary School thanks veterans

    Sunrise Elementary School hosted its fifth annual Veterans Day parade to honor former and current members of the U.S. armed services Oct. 17. Among the numerous honorees were 12 current members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, from Buckley Air Force Base. The Airmen officially kicked off the parade by leading the children from their
  • CSAF defers heritage coat decision, focuses on current uniform issues

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz decided on Aug. 28 to defer a decision on the Air Force heritage coat until the summer of 2009 to address current uniform issues, according to a senior Air Force official. "We are going to fix, improve and upgrade uniforms in our current inventory," said Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, Deputy Chief
  • Air Guard officials discuss top concerns at leadership summit

    Safety, culture and the Air National Guard's future were among topics adjutants general, wing commanders, command chief master sergeants and others from around the nation discussed at a recent conference in Wisconsin. More than 500 Air National Guard senior leaders and safety experts met at the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center Aug. 11-15
  • Need a New CAC Card?

    New changes to the way next-generation Common Access Cards are issued now require Department of Defense employees and dependents to bring two forms of approved ID, one of which must bear a photo according to Chief Master Sergeant Dawn Conroy, 140th Mission Support Flight Superintendent. The Common Access Card (CAC) is a United States Department of
  • Training for worst case scenario

    While the ANG is commonly referred to as the Blue division of the Guard, members of the 140th Maintenance Squadron took the hue to another level when they suited up to decontaminate an F-16 Fighting Falcon during hydrazine response exercises at Buckley Air Force Base June 8 and 12. Hydrazine fuels the emergency power unit of an F-16 in the event
  • 140th Wing gets new 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Operational Support Squadron Commanders

    "One of the many great things about the Colorado Air National Guard is certain - when a great leaders leaves, the 140th Wing always has an equally talented officer to take their place," said Brig. Gen. Trulan Eyre, 140th Wing Commander. The seats were filled to capacity with faces from all over the 140th Wing to take part in the 120th Fighter
  • Colorado's last Guard Vietnam MIA laid to rest

    The remains of Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Perry H. Jefferson, who vanished during an observation flight 39 years ago over the jungles of South Vietnam, were at last laid to rest April 3 at Arlington National Cemetery. Three days of events here were a high-profile attempt to put closure to a missing in action (MIA) mystery, but what exactly