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Colorado Guard maintains readiness during record year
December 17, 2020
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Douglas Paul, commanding general of the Colorado Army National Guard, thanks Soldiers for their work and dedication at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, April 20, 2020. Guard members are serving a multitude of roles at the direction of governor to help combat the coronavirus.

Colorado, California National Guard win sniper championships
December 14, 2020
Staff Sgt. Jared Ramey, Ohio National Guard, prepares his equipment during the Stalk event Dec. 9, 2020 at the 50th Winston P. Wilson and 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Championships hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, with the help of the U.S. National Guard Sniper School. The competition was held at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center Dec. 4-10, 2020.

Army Guard unit wins Omaha Trophy for strategic deterrence
November 20, 2020
Navy Rear Adm. William W. "Trey" Wheeler III, U.S. Strategic Command chief of staff, right, and Vice Adm. (Ret.) Walter "Ted" Carter, the president of the University of Nebraska, present the Omaha Trophy to Col. Michael Hatfield, commander of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, during a ceremony at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 19, 2020. This is the first time an Army unit and the first time an Army National Guard unit has been selected for this prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding support to the USSTRATCOM mission of strategic deterrence.

28th Infantry Division completes warfighter exercise
November 17, 2020
Lt. Col. Dorothy Watkins, left, a military information support operations officer, confers with OF-3 Aleksas Paulauskas, her Lithuanian Land Forces counterpart, during a two-week warfighter exercise Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

Colorado Guard joins fight against East Troublesome wildfire
October 26, 2020
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott M. Sherman, Lt. Col. Michael J Bruno and other leaders conduct a wildfire situation brief in the Joint Operations Center, Centennial, Colo., Oct 22, 2020. The team was reviewing fire development throughout Colorado.

Belizean upbringing shaped 100th MDB Soldier’s life
October 9, 2020
Army Sgt. 1st Class Denise Ronneburg, the supply sergeant for the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, outside the 100th Missile Defense Brigade headquarters in Colorado Springs Sept. 15, 2020. Ronneburg hails from Orange Walk Town, Belize, and is part of a growing Hispanic population within the Army.

Colorado Hoist Rescue team, CONG partner to save lives
October 7, 2020
A Colorado Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, approaches a member of the Alpine Rescue Team and an injured climber in Rocky Mountain National Park Aug. 30, 2019. The Colorado Hoist Rescue Team provides hoist extraction capability throughout Colorado by incorporating civilian alpine rescue personnel and military helicopter capabilities.

North Macedonia, U.S. enhance readiness with exercise
September 8, 2020
A soldier from the Army of North Macedonia participates in a combat casualty care training scenario Sept. 1, 2020, at Krivolak Training Area, North Macedonia. The training scenario was led by U.S. troops from the NATO-led Kosovo Force mission, who are organic to the Oregon Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment. The two nations participated in a series of training scenarios as part of the multinational training exercise Reinforced Dam Sept. 1-7.

Colorado crew director injured in car crash returns to duty
September 1, 2020
A group of 100th Missile Defense Brigade Soldiers stand for a photo with Colorado National Guard Lt. Col. George Lambos at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs May 28, 2019. The Soldiers came so Lambos could participate in the promotion ceremony of one of his Soldiers.

Colorado National Guard supports wildfire response
August 26, 2020
The Colorado National Guard is helping fight wildfires in the state in August 2020 with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, like these shown with aerial water buckets July 3, 2018, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Colorado National Guard reaches COVID-19 testing milestone
July 31, 2020
Colorado National Guard members prepare a COVID-19 testing site in Canon City, Colorado, July 29, 2020.

Colorado Guard tests for COVID-19 at corrections facilities
July 20, 2020
Colorado National Guard Spc. Michael Price, medic, 928th Medical Company (Area Support), instructs nurses at a nursing home in Grand Junction on COVID-19 test procedures June 3, 2020. The Colorado National Guard is increasing COVID-19 testing across Colorado as needed.

Guard Soldiers achieve marksmanship overmatch in Utah
July 17, 2020
Staff Sgt. Wayne “Guido” Gray, California National Guard, engages targets in the Reflexive Fire match July 10, 2020, during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Seven Championships at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah. Thirty-four Guard members from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah spent three intense days in the mountains of Utah competing. Colorado took home the team championship title.

A look at Task Force Spartan's Space Soldiers
July 8, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Ramsey, from the Colorado National Guard's 117th Space Support Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, receives the Basic Space Badge in CENTCOM's area of responsibility, June 26, 2020. The Space badge certifies a Soldier's competence in their field, after two years of hard work.

CONG helps test wildland firefighting teams for COVID-19
July 2, 2020
Members of the Colorado National Guard set up a COVID-19 testing site in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, June 29, 2020, to test wildland firefighting staff supporting fire suppression efforts in southwest Colorado.

Colorado National Guard grows expertise in extreme weather
June 25, 2020
U.S. Army Spc. Dane Kastl, a search-and-extraction team member with the Colorado National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, performs an extraction by removing the door of an overturned vehicle during Exercise Arctic Eagle 2020, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2020.

Colorado National Guard assists with election cyber defense
June 22, 2020
Members of the Colorado National Guard's Task Force Cyber help Colorado Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams monitor network traffic and advise Chief Information Officer Trevor Timmons Nov. 6, 2018. The Guard will once again be helping to protect the elections against cyberattack in June and November 2020.

National Guard supports NASA launch, other space missions
June 1, 2020
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA astronaut and retired Marine Corps Col. Douglas Hurley and fellow crew member Robert Behnken heads skyward during liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, May 30, 2020. The mission marks the resumption of human space flight from the United States. Air National Guard members in Alaska and Hawaii provided support to the launch mission.

NGB chief promotes first Guard director of space operations
May 20, 2020
U.S. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief, National Guard Bureau, promotes U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White, director of space operations, National Guard Bureau, to major general May 20, 2020, at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

America’s only missile defense brigade 'deployed in place'
May 12, 2020
Members of a 100th Missile Defense Brigade crew exit the secure area at Schriever Air Force Base following their shift April 30, 2020. Since the onset of the pandemic, the 100th Brigade has implemented measures to ensure the continued execution of its mission including sequestering crew members away from their homes and families.