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    Colo. National Guard exercises to defend America’s freedom

    Ready for takeoff

    Photo By 1st Lt. Cheresa D. Clark | Preparing for departure from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo., a Colorado Air...... read more read more

    AURORA, CO, UNITED STATES

    02.28.2018

    Story by Maj. Kinder Blacke 

    Colorado National Guard

    FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
    CONTACT: U.S. Air Force Maj. Kinder Blacke, kinder.l.blacke.mil@mail.mil, 720-847-9558, 720-670-7062

    Colo. National Guard exercises to defend America’s freedom

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado residents can expect more noise and activity in and around Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, March 1-4, as their Colorado Air National Guard conducts wartime readiness training.

    The training will provide a ready force that is trained, equipped and verified as ready to protect our communities, state and nation.
    The upcoming 4-day drill will include increased F-16 fighter flying operations and involve aircraft taking off as late as 10 p.m.

    “As an Air National Guard unit, we have a limited number of days to train our traditional, part-time members,” U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Turner, commander, 140th Wing, said. “This four-day training period is one of the most important training opportunities for our personnel this year, requiring us to fly later than normal.”

    “The community’s patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as the 140th Wing works hard to perfect the mission-essential functions necessary to protect national security,” Turner said.

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    FOR ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact U.S. Air Force Maj. Kinder Blacke, 140th Wing Public Affairs, at 720-847-9558 or kinder.l.blacke.mil@mail.mil.

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    Date Taken: 02.28.2018
    Date Posted: 02.28.2018 09:52
    Story ID: 267491
    Location: AURORA, CO, US 
    Hometown: AURORA, CO, US
    Hometown: BENNETT, CO, US
    Hometown: BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, CO, US
    Hometown: CENTENNIAL, CO, US
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