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
<p class="p1">The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) is unique in that it is comprised of four groups, 11 squadrons, and three geographically separated 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 the 240th Civil Engineering Flight operating under the Pacific Air Forces. The 1500 personnel that make up the proud wing maintain both a Federal and State milita heritage and capability, and is prepared to support our Nation, State, and local community in times of need.
<p class="p1">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
<p class="p1">Employs 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 missile warning 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 provide immediate, worldwide missle warning, space launch, and nuclear detonation detection.