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  • Smail shines as the COANG Airman of the Year... and ANG Airman of the year!

    Senior Airman Jonathan R. Smail, transmission technician from the 233d Space Communications Squadron, won the 2014 Air National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year for the Colorado Air National Guard."Being recognized as the Colorado Air National Guard Airman of the Year is very exciting," Smail said. "I felt extremely blessed that my senior
  • Colorado's Joint Counterdrug Task Force teaches kids to never EVER do drugs

    Not only did over 43,000 kids receive a critical message about staying drug-free from local service members in 2014, they also witnessed a UH-60 Blackhawk land in their schoolyard during Red Ribbon Week, a program to help keep kids off of drugs.The Colorado Joint Counterdrug Task Force, out of Buckley Air Force Base, flew Blackhawk helicopters to
  • ECM shop puts together giant jigsaw puzzles

    One of the lesser known sections of the 140th Maintenance Group is the Electronic Countermeasures shop, more commonly known as electronic warfare."This shop basically works on the Electronic Countermeasures Pod, we call it an electronic attack pod," said Senior Master Sgt. Ernest Burgess, 140th Maintenance Group, Avionics Element Supervisor."If you
  • CONG and RJAF celebrate 10 years of partnership … brotherhood

    In 2004, the Colorado National Guard and Royal Jordanian Armed Forces established a relationship that has been immeasurably valuable to both nations ever since. Today we celebrate the tenth year of collaboration, but more importantly, friendship.Through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, the militaries of Colorado and Jordan
  • 140 CES deploys to Scotland for Exercise Flying Rose

    In June of this year the 140th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed for training to Kinloss Barrack in Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom, representing the Colorado Air National Guard in an exchange program known as Exercise Flying Rose, between the two NATO allies. The two-week deployment involved more than 40 members of the COANG engineer team
  • Colorado Air Guardsman’s path to the NFL

    Many young kids have hopes and dreams of doing something amazing when they grow up. Some want to be an astronaut, or a police officer, maybe a member in the armed forces or play a professional sport.  And some actually get to live more than one dream, as is the case with Capt. Ben Garland, a public affairs officer for the 140th Wing, Colorado Air
  • Laramie River Valley Rendezvous 2014

    Children in the Ft. Collins area had a chance to get away from it all and spend a week in the woods experiencing some of the best that the Laramie River Valley has to offer.  In 1984, local police officers started a program for at-risk youths that would get them out of their comfort zone and help them increase their self-esteem and reduce criminal
  • Colorado ESGR gives support to Guardsmen, employers

    Fewer than one percent of the United States' population serves in the military today.  That means most of the nation's civilians don't have first-hand experience of what military service entails.  Employers who hire Guardsmen and Reservists know they are doing military 'stuff,' but when they suddenly disappear for random periods of time, that
  • Build relationships for a better Air National Guard

    Twenty Air National Guard chaplains, spouses and Airmen and Family Readiness coordinators from all over the country, including Guam, attended Strong Bonds Instructor Training at Buckley Air Force Base March 17-21, according to Lt. Col. (ret) Anthony Landry, Active Relationships Center Master Trainer."The goal of the Strong Bonds Instructor Training
  • COANG Guardsman finds inspiration out of hardship

    Eric Miller is a captain in the Colorado National Guard. He is a humble member of the 140th Medical Group's CERFP Team; however he is also a hero.Some may remember the day he and six other military members came to the rescue when a car sped out of control and crashed back in March 2011. Captain Miller was heading to his monthly military training