The Colorado Air National Guard has two main bases located in Aurora and Greely. They perform six unique missions, training and preparing the citizen-airmen to respond to the Governor of Colorado for state emergencies or to the call of the President in times of crisis.
Buckley Air Force Base
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. 140th Wing operates three missionas that fall underfour different commands: the F-16 mission, operating under Air Combat Command; the C-21 mission, operating under Air Mobility Command; and the Space Warning mission, operating under Space Command; 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.
The 240th Civil Engineering Flight operates out of Buckley Air Force Base. Located in Aurora, Colorado, the mission of the 240th Civil Engineering Flight includes the Civil Engineering mission.
Greeley Air Guard Station
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.
The 233rd Security Forces Squadron operates out of Greely Air Guard Station. Located in Greely, Colorado, the mission of the 233rd Security Forces Squadron includes the Security Forces mission.
The 137rd Space Warning Squadron operates out of Greely Air Guard Station. Located in Greely, Colorado, the mission of the 137rd Space Warning Squadron includes the Space mission.
The 233rd Space Command Squadron operates out of Greely Air Guard Station. Located in Greely, Colorado, the mission of the 233rd Space Command Squadron includes the Space mission.
The 233rd 233rd Logistics Flight operates out of Greely Air Guard Station. Located in Greely, Colorado, the mission of the233rd Logistics Flight includes the Space mission.