Colorado Air National Guard

Colorado Air National Guard
Colorado Air National Guard
Insignia of the Colorado Air National Guard
Active June 27, 1923
Country United States
Allegiance Governor of Colorado
Branch Air National Guard
Type State militia
Role "To meet state and federal mission responsibilities."
Part of Colorado National Guard
Department of Defense
Headquarters Buckley Air Force Base (tenant of)
March The Air Force Song
Mascot Colorado mountain lion
Colorado Cougars
Civilian leadership President Barack Obama
Michael Wynne
(Secretary of the Air Force)
Governor Bill Ritter (D)
(Governor of the State of Colorado)
State military leadership Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards[1]
Call sign: Farmer
(Adjutant General, State of Colorado)
Brigadier General William E. Hudson
(Assistant Adjutant General)
Brigadier General Trulan A. Eyre
(140th Wing Commander)
USAF Roundel Roundel of the USAF.svg
Aircraft flown
Fighter F-16C Falcon

The Colorado Air National Guard is based at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. The COANG was founded June 27, 1923 and consisted of the 120th Aero Observation Squadron as a part of the Colorado Army National Guard. It became the 120th Fighter Squadron in 1946.


State mission

"The ANG, under order of state authorities, provides protection of life and property, and preserves peace, order and public safety. State missions, which are funded by the individual states, include disaster relief in times of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and forest fires, search and rescue, protection of vital public services, and support to civil defense."[2]


Source: COANG[3][4]

140th Wing

  • 140th Mission Support Group
    • 140th Mission Support Flight
  • 140th Operations Group
    • 140th Operations Support Squadron
    • 140th Communications Flight
    • 140th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • 140th Maintenance Group
    • 140th Maintenance Squadron
    • 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
    • 140th Maintenance Operations Flight
  • 120th Fighter Squadron (F-16 Fighting Falcon)
  • 137th Space Warning Squadron[5]
  • 140th Medical Squadron
  • 140th Security Forces Squadron
  • 140th Civil Engineer Squadron
    • 240th Civil Engineer Flight
    • Detachment 1 (Range)
  • 200th Airlift Squadron


  • NAS Denver, Buckley Field


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