140th Wing to exercise for excellence

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  • By Capt. Kinder Blacke
  • 140th Wing Public Affairs
The men and women of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, are once again gearing up for a few days of increased activity as they conduct another Operational Readiness Exercise in preparation for their inspection this spring.

Wing personnel will conduct 24-hour training simulating operations in a combat environment, meaning the local community can anticipate an increase in activity and noise level over the next few days.

"This is a critical time for us to hone our skills and ensure that we are prepared to the maximum extent possible when the inspection occurs in May," said Brig. Gen. Trulan Eyre, commander, 140th Wing. "These exercises are crucial not only to preparing us to pass our inspection with flying colors, but more importantly, they ensure that we are combat ready at a moment's notice to answer our nation's call any day of the year."

This Operational Readiness Exercise is scheduled for Jan. 20-21, and will include frequent sounding of alarms and sirens and increased flying operations, including jets taking off and/or landing as early as 6:45 a.m. and as late as 1:15 a.m.

The community's patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as the 140th Wing works hard to prepare for success on the ORI and perfects the mission-essential functions carried out every day in support of national security.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Capt. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs at 720-847-6164, kinder.blacke@ang.af.mil.