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Weapons School Produces Guard Leaders in Growing Space Domain
October 17, 2023
Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Colon, pictured here as a technical sergeant with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, poses in front of space-based equipment at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, June 29, 2022. Colon is the first enlisted Airman in the Air National Guard to graduate from the Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School in Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Airmen of the Year Recognized During Focus on the Force Week
August 25, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, left, director, Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, right, command chief, ANG, pose with the ANG’s 2023 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 24, 2023. All four Outstanding Airmen of the Year participated in Focus on the Force Week.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Colorado Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron Celebrates new Facility
August 9, 2023
Airmen from the 138th Space Control Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Air National Guard, prepare to depart from Peterson Air Force Base to Washington, D.C., via an F-18 Globemaster courtesy of the 183rd Airlift Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, May 11, 2023.

Air Guard, Allies Demonstrate Transatlantic Air Power at AD23
June 26, 2023
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 140th Wing, Colorado National Guard, takes off during exercise Air Defender 2023 at Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany, June 22, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrated U.S. and allied air power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Colorado National Guard members compete in Noble Skywave
December 1, 2021
Senior Airman Jesse Lee, 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron radio and satellite communications technician, talks to another player in Latvia using high frequency (HF) radio calls during Noble Skywave Global HF competition at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, Oct. 27, 2021. Noble Skywave is an annual competition hosted by the Canadian Armed Forces to test and strengthen expertise in HF radio communications.

National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command
July 22, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Sachariason, left, a Soldier assigned to the Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs 1st Lt. Almir Sarac, a soldier with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, how to shoot the M4A1 carbine rifle at Manjaca Training Area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 19, 2021.

Colorado Air Guard medics, Slovenia exchange best practices
June 28, 2021
Colorado Air National Guard, Tech. Sgt. Susanna Wohlford,  140th Medical Group medic, trains with a defibrillator during exercise Adriatic Strike 21 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 17, 2021. The exercise is part of Defender-Europe 21.

Air Guard unit provides essential satellite communications
May 12, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Jaime Gomez, undergoing mission qualification training to operate the Advanced Extreme High Frequency Satellite Mission Control Subsystem, wears his unit patch on his right sleeve at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., April 16, 2021. His unit, the 148th Space Operations Squadron, operates the U.S. Space Force's protected Military Satellite Communications system, providing warfighters global, secure, survivable, strategic and tactical communication.

Colorado ANG builds readiness with Canadian partners
November 13, 2020
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teneyck Latourrette, a pilot, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Horner, both from the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, look over aircraft forms before takeoff during Operation Noble Defender, Sept. 21, 2020, 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland Labrador. North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted a dynamic force employment operation in the Arctic Sept. 20-23 to demonstrate NORAD’s air capability, readiness and will to defend the United States and Canada.

Guard aircrews train to keep skills sharp
September 11, 2020
A KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew from the Nebraska Air National Guard's 155th Air Refueling Wing refuels four F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a training mission, Aug. 12, 2020, from the 140th Fighter Wing, Buckley Air National Guard base, Denver, Colorado. This completed required training for the Colorado Air National Guard F-16 pilots as well as for the Nebraska KC-135 aircrew.

Colorado Airman’s military training helps save a life
September 2, 2020
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ronald Ebert, first sergeant, 140th Medical Group, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, and his wife, Alison, show that they’re ‘fit to fight’ at the gym where they routinely exercise and lead workouts. They helped save a fellow gym member’s life when he suffered a heart attack during a workout June 1, 2020.

CONG’s 140th Wing leads way with agile combat employment
August 7, 2020
This Aircraft Combat Employment wartime scenario is designed to train maintenance, fuels and security forces to deploy with equipment to a simulated remote airstrip to rearm F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, and then quickly depart. The ACE exercise, supported by a C-130-J unit from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., is designed to increase operational wartime readiness.

Wing alert mission exhibits strength amid war on COVID-19
April 23, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jordan Wilkie, a pilot from the 120th Fighter Squadron, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for a practice alert scramble at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 31, 2020.

Colorado Air Guard members sew masks in lieu of parachutes
April 20, 2020
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Van Note, an aircrew flight equipment specialist with the 140th Wing, Colorado National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, says she is proud to help make face masks for the community.