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On 6 June 2018, The Secretary of the Army signed Army Directive 2018-09 (Army Tuition Assistance Policy) with an effective implementation date of 5 August 2018. This directive eliminates the one-year or ten-year wait to use Federal Tuition Assistance and applies to all Soldiers, regardless of component.

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Hosting employers is instrumental in building the relationships and understanding that allow our Soldiers and Airman to serve as a member of the community and the armed forces. Thank you Rick Crandall for sharing your experiences during the most recent Employer Support of the Guard of Reserve Boss Lift.

John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne, The National Guard

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It's just another day of work for the crew at the High Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. Since 1986, the year HAATS became a schoolhouse, they are now at 439 lives saved.

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From the Field:

The Colorado National Guard is mission complete for Spring Fire support to civil authorities. Check out all the photos From the Field by clicking on the blazing hot image below.

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The Colorado National Guard appreciates our employers and the support they show to those who volunteered to serve community, state, and nation.

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#StateofCO National Guard members return to base after providing traffic control points and roving patrols in support of the Spring Fire response in Huerfano and Costilla counties in Colorado since July 2.

#cofire #SpringFire #SpringCreekFire The National Guard COEmergency #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere John W. Hickenlooper Donna Lynne

Starting Aug. 5, guardsmen will have access to tuition assistance immediately after basic training and job-specific schooling.

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Watch this amazing rescue by the Oregon National Guard - Oregon Military Department flight crew, graduates of the High Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colorado.

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Utilizing a forward fueling point ths UH-72 Lakota provided logistical support to #SpringFire relief efforts.

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With fire in the distance a UH-60 BlackHawk and crew take a short break and prepare to return to the fight against #SpringFire.

Check out more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/conationalguard/

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Tasked with providing safety and support to the Fort Garland, Colorado helibase these CONG firefighters made the most of their time and got in a little training in case #SpringFire required their skills.

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Colorado National Guard support to the #SpringFire is winding down. The aircraft have returned to base and ground troops are heading home. Check out the most recently released photos here and on https://www.flickr.com/photos/conationalguard/

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On July 10, 1943, Colorado's 157th Infantry made its first combat beach landing of World War II at Scoglitti, Sicily.

This assault was the first leg of a two-year journey that resulted in the defeat of the German army and the liberation of millions set to be unlawfully executed.

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It was a privilege to host LTG Timothy J Kadavy. Thanks for stopping by Sir.

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News Release:

#StateofCO breaks ground on the Western Region OneSource, which will serve more than 40,000 Colorado service members, #veterans, and their families who live in the 24 counties of Colorado’s Western Slope. The ceremony will take place July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. John W. Hickenlooper Donna Lynne Grand Junction VA Medical Center U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs #CODMVA #COWROS

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Another high terrain rescue, another life saved.

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The National Guard of #StateofCo helicopter crews return to base after dropping 462 aerial water buckets on the Spring Fire in Huerfano and Costilla counties. #cofire #SpringFire #SpringCreekFire COEmergency #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere John W. Hickenlooper Donna Lynne

From the Field:

Colorado National Guard members assist local, state and federal partners fighting the Spring Fire near Fort Garland, Colorado. CONG members assisted local authorities with traffic control points and roving patrols and aerial firefighting capabilities since July 2, 2018.
(Video by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, edited By the National Guard Bureau)

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To save lives and prevent suffering HAATS and the CONG rapidly respond in support of our local and state partners using the training and equipment we receive to fight our nation’s wars.

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On July 4, 2018 members of the Colorado Department of Military and Veteran Affairs lead a climb to raise the flag atop Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Colorado.

John W. Hickenlooper, Donna Lynne, The National Guard, Major General Mike Loh

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The U.S. Army announced yesterday that it will replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test with a new, more strenuous fitness evaluation.

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