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  • Know the no-drone zones

    What comes in a variety shapes and sizes, serves diverse purposes and could have a wingspan as large as a jet airliner or smaller than a model airplane, possibly controlled by a radio?According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly known as drones, are defined as an aircraft or device invented, used or designed
  • 120th Fighter Squadron and 140th Maintenance Group welcome new command

    In back-to-back Change of Command Ceremonies, Lt. Col. Paul W. Feichtinger assumed command of the 120th Fighter Squadron from Lt. Col. Mitchell A. Neff, who subsequently assumed command of the 140th Maintenance Group from Col. Brian P. Patterson.  Feichtinger joined the Colorado Air National Guard in 2006, after 12 years of flying on active duty
  • Colorado National Guard joins local forces for winter emergency preparedness exercise

    Thirty one local and state agencies, departments and organizations participated in a state-wide joint exercise simulating emergency response, search and rescue, and recovery processes during a major winter blizzard.The exercise, named Deep Freeze '16, was part of a state-wide effort to evaluate and improve tactics, response time and coordination
  • Chaplain helps others through own experience

    The road to faith can be a rocky path, but the attitude along the way is what makes the trip worthwhile.Chaplain Jim Bridgham, 140th Wing chaplain, believes that every good story has drama and shapes who a person becomes.Throughout his life, Bridgham had many bumps in the road, but he always used them as learning experiences.Bridgham grew up in
  • Proclamation establishes December 4 as Space-based Missile Warning Day

    In the midst of the Cold War, the United States came to the realization that being able to better detect incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles would allow for better defensive measures. Years of ingenuity and development created the Defense Support Program, which uses infrared to detect missile launches. This program, established 45 years
  • CONG Red Ribbon Week school visits continue to impact

    The Colorado National Guard Counterdrug Task Force was at it again this fall, visiting 47 schools with a UH-60 Blackhawk to inspire kids all around Colorado to be drug free.Every year since 1998, the Colorado Joint Counterdrug Task Force, based out of Buckley Air Force Base, has conducted these school visits in the spring and fall in an effort to
  • Longest-serving adjutant general of Colorado and famed Minute Men pilot to be interred with full military honors

    Retired Maj. Gen. John L. France, the longest-serving adjutant general of Colorado, will be interred with full military honors to include a cannon and aerial salute Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.France served as adjutant general and executive director of the Colorado Department of Military Affairs from 1979-1995, and
  • COANG participates in Wing Wartime Readiness Inspection

    Airmen from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, participated in a four-day large scale combat readiness assessment, the Wing Wartime Readiness Inspection at Buckley Air Force Base, Oct. 15 -18, 2015.The WWRI is one of the ways the 140th Wing is implementing the new Air Force Inspection System and was intended to assess each unit
  • 140th Wing assessing wartime readiness, expect increase in activity

    This week, the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard is conducting a 4-day wartime readiness inspection that will include increased activity on the base and F-16s flying outside of routine flying hours."Not only do we support a 24/7 aerospace control alert mission, but we also have to be ready at a moment's notice to deploy in support of our
  • Security Forces and EOD train together to maximize impact

    Over the past two weeks, members of the 140th Security Forces Squadron and the 140th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight camped out at the 140th Wing's Airburst Range, Fort Carson, Colo. to conduct joint training.In order to accomplish annual requirements, members trained on combat tactics, including troop movements, door breaching, vehicle convoy
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