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“I’m part of an even bigger family!”April is #MonthoftheMilitaryChild. So, What's it like being the son or daughter of a service member? Let's let the kids tell us! #KnowYourMil READ MORE:

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Friday, April 13, 2018

Thank you Denver residents U.S. Army Maj. Carissa Hendrix and U.S. Army Sergeant Major Dan Hendrix for attending on behalf of all of Colorado's Wounded Warriors. #NeverForget

John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne

Best Warrior 2018 final cut now available:

The National Guard, John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne

Members of the Colorado National Guard Joint Staff, sporting thir Denim Day jeans, show their support for Sexual Assault Awarness Month prior to a monthly meeting at Joint Force headquartes. Denim Day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness.

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Colorado National Guard Courage & Compassion Award
is an initiative of the CONG chaplain office to recognize the outstanding efforts of our Service Members, State Employees, and Civilian Contractors who go above and beyond the call of duty to intervene in the life of a fellow Service Member or employee during a time of emotional, mental, and or spiritual distress.

The National Guard, David Nagel

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Colorado’s State Partnership Program with Slovenia, in its 25th year, allowed delegates to participate in a tour and observe collaborated efforts to handle natural disasters during the Alpine Guard Exercise this month.

The National Guard, John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne, Republika Slovenija - The Republic of Slovenia ,
Slovenska vojska/Slovenian Armed Forces

From the Field:

Colorado Army and Air National Guard members competed to be named best warrior April 12-15 at U.S. Army Fort Carson. Check out these photos of the competitors in action.

The National Guard, John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne

From the Field:

D Company, 1-157th Infantry - Mountain, Colorado Army National Guard conducted mounted gunnery ranges April 8-15 at Fort Carson in preparation for their annual training at Fort Drum, New York. Gunners utilized mounted M240B and M2 .50 caliber machine guns and .50 caliber Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station to qualify. Teams are graded on engagements that include day, night and chemical enviornment scenarios. All of the units teams successfully qualified.

(Photos submitted by PFC Hirchag, D Company,1-157 Infantry-Mountain)
Laviathan Castiel

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April is Month of the Military Child

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A homeless veteran will be interred with a full military funeral tomorrow at 10:00 AM at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Grand Junction, CO. Community members are invited pay their last respects.

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The Colorado Army National Guard hosted a departure ceremony for Army Space Support Team - 27, 217th Space Company of the 117th Space Battalion, at the North Colorado Springs Readiness Center April 14.

ARSST-27 will deploy to the Middle East to provide space-based products and support to units serving in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Major General Mike Loh attended the governors wildfire briefing on Friday, April 13, 2018 with John W. Hickenlooper, Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control and others.

"On order of the Governor, we’ll be ready to assist our partners to save lives, prevent suffering, and mitigate great property damage in our state," said Loh.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)

Donna Lynne, The National Guard

"We need to do some very deliberate planning to look at a separate space force and determine what is the desired end state and how we get there," said Major General Mike Loh.

John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne, The National Guard

Congratulations to winners of the Colorado National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2018. The Colorado junior enlisted Soldier and Airman of the year are: Spc. Lauren A. Pauzus and Senior Airman Brandon T. Broughman (respectively) and the Colorado Army and Air Force noncommissioned officer of the year are: Sgt. Robert J. Sheetz and Tech. Sgt. Daniel Guy (respectively).

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A Soldier with the Colorado National Guard tackles a rope traverse obstacle during 2018 Best Warrior Competition April 15, 2018 at Fort Carson, Colo. The winners will compete at the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition in New Mexico in May 2018. “The biggest competition is what’s taking place inside of them and the battle … inside their mind and their heart … which one are you going to let win?” said Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Hamilton, state command sergeant major, Colorado Army National Guard. “In this case, as we hoped it would, the heart kicked in and pushed them forward and gave it … what I call, 'warrior spirit.' I’m seeing the future of our military and I’m seeing that our future as a military is in great hands.” (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ashley Low)

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Army Spc. Alan J. Landeros, a motor transport operator with the 188th Forward Support Company, 157th Field Artillery Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard, qualifies on his M4 carbine rifle during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition April 14, 2018 at Fort Carson, Colo. The winners will go on to compete at the Region 7 Best Warrior Competition in New Mexico in May 2018.

It's humbling to know that not everybody can do what we did this weekend, said Laderos.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ashley Low)

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