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  • Stay Frosty: SERE arctic training

    The scene turns less cozy when one reads the temperature; a balmy –5 degrees Fahrenheit, and that doesn’t even account for wind chill. What’s more, these three men aren’t here to live out a homesteading fantasy. Rather, it is their job to potentially protect 16 Colorado Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron pilots and one flight doctor from freezing to death in sub-arctic and arctic tundra.
  • Colorado Air National Guard maximizes maintenance of aging F-16 fighter jets

    The 140th Wing’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is over 30-years-old, and the Airmen of the 140th Maintenance Group, Colorado Air National Guard are responsible for ensuring the fighter jets remain mission-capable to defend the nation 24/7.Maintaining the fleet is no small task according to U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Neeley,
  • COVID-19 Vignette: Michelle Alvarez making face masks

    “We’re all navigating new waters and trying to make sense of this world that we never expected to be in, and everyone is affected a little differently, and everyone is handling this a little differently,” said Colorado National Guard Tech. Sgt. Michelle Alvarez of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, while fight, flight, and freeze are our natural
  • COVID-19 Vignettes: Ben Kimball creatively booming video production business

    The COVID-19 crisis created a cascade of negative effects for many, but with a little ingenuity, some local businesses thrived.“At our company, about half of our clients are in the Continuing Medical Education industry,” said Ben Kimball, who, along with his father, retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Tom Kimball, owns and operates
  • COVID-19 Vignettes: Capt. Jerome Limoge III, 138SPCS: Ferrying supplies

    At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, numerous Colorado National Guard members volunteered to support state authorities. Others with the volunteer spirit took action elsewhere. Among them was Capt. Jerome Limoge, III, of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 138th Space Control Squadron, who helped transported medical supplies to rural clinics in
  • Colorado National Guard celebrates 160 years of service to communities, state and nation

    The Colorado National Guard dates to Jan. 23, 1860, when the 1st General Assembly of the Jefferson Territory authorized the formation of two military companies of Citizen-Soldiers – the “Jefferson Rangers” and the “Denver Guards.” From those early years through present time, the CONG has been there to serve the community, state and nation.
  • Guardsmen, Reservists, active Airmen at Buckley AFB pioneer IT advancement

    We think of pioneers as people who’ve created new inventions or led the way into new frontiers on horseback, but some of the most important pioneers in American history changed the face of America through immigration, capitalism, and machine technology. While Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaaS) among military organizations may
  • Colorado-Jordan future leaders focus on human capital development

    “I love the JAF!” exclaimed a sparsely-mustached cadet at the Royal Military Academy in Az‑Zarqa, Jordan, when asked why he was sweltering in the summer heat.  Fresh out of university, he’s now learning military tactics that will help him lead his soldiers in the days, weeks, and years to come.  At this proclamation, his classmates collectively
  • Colorado ANG drops live munitions in Baltic re-gion for Saber Strike 18

    The Colorado Air National Guard participated in Saber Strike 18, which provided the unique opportunity to drop live MK-82 500 bombs for the first time in the Baltic region June 3-15, 2018.