The Colorado Air National Guard has two main bases located in Aurora and Greeley. We perform six unique missions with the overall goal of training and preparing Air Guard members to be ready to respond to the Governor of Colorado for state emergencies, or to the President in times of national crisis.
Buckley AFB Aurora
The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) is unique in that it is comprised of four groups, 11 squadrons, and three geographically separted units. The 140th Wing operates three missions that fall under four different commands: the F-16 mission operating under Air Combat Command, the C-21 mission operating under Air Mobility Command, the Space Warning mission operating under Space Command, and 240th Civil Engineering Flight operating under the Pacific Air Forces. The 1500 personnel that make up the proud wing maintain both a Federal and Sate milita heritage and capability, and is prepeared to support our Nation, State, and local Community in times of need.
Employ's the Air Force's only strategic survivable, mobile ground system (MGS) to recieve early warning data. The 233rd Group (formerly the 137th Space Warning Squadron) provides survivable and endurable missle wraning detection to the National Command Authority and has the ability to survive and operate through all phases of trans/post attack. In addition, the satellites privide immediate, worldwide missle warning, space launch, and nuclear detonation detection.