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  • 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
  • Remembering Windsor: Colo. Guard provides calm presence after devastating storm

    On May 22, 2008, at 11:26 a.m., an EF3 tornado ripped through Windsor, Colo. Winds reaching up to 65 mph killed one person destroyed 78 homes in a 39-mile swath of chaos and destruction.Within two hours of the twister's departure, Colorado National Guardsmen from the 137th Space Warning Squadron (now the 233rd Space Group) in nearby Greeley, Colo.,
  • 'Jordan First'; Hospitality, brotherhood for all

    A simple blue kite punctuates the sky in Ash Shajarah, Jordan; a land of rolling hills pinstriped in olive groves and tree-lined streets. Just a few kilometers north, in Al Ramtha Governance, a man who has been shot by a sniper is carried into Jordan from across the Syrian border. Now lying on a litter inside a medical trailer at Tal shehab
  • Home on the Range – Airburst Range provides critical training to all services

    It's easy to recognize the sound of the 140th Wing's F-16s flying overhead, yet while they are the most conspicuous component of the wing's mission, there are many other aspects that warrant recognition. This feature is the first in a series that will recognize the people in the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, who work hard every day to
  • Operation CoCare, a benefit for the Ute Nation

    More than 30 members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Medical Group travelled to southwest Colorado to spend a week learning from and providing health services to the Native American Ute Tribes as part of a health promotion fair, Operation CoCare. The Operation CoCare mission would not only help fellow Coloradoans, but would also help
  • An insider's perspective... ORE

    It is dark and cool at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. An Operational Readiness Exercise has been running since yesterday, but sleepy Airmen are arriving to a dark parking lot that has been transformed to a giant dressing room. Standing near their cars, you can see silhouettes getting dressed for the day. They're struggling with protective over
  • The ‘write’ stuff: Military genealogy shows I had it all along

    Many families carry a legacy of military service. Mine doesn't. The last of six kids, I was the only one who joined the military. Shaped by our upbringing, we're all patriots, each in his or her own, unique way. We rarely agree with each others' political viewpoints and none of us look anything alike. In fact, I'm the only one for at least three
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