Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Colorado National Guard Soldiers from Company A, Company D and Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment will be honored at a departure ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m.

Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at the at the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility on Buckley AFB, in Aurora, Colorado, to bid a farewell to approximately 130 Soldiers as they prepare to depart for a yearlong deployment to Southwest Asia.

“These warriors are trained and ready to provide support to troops on the ground and will excel at any mission that comes their way,” the Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mike Loh said. “The commitment of these Soldiers, as well as their families and employers, should make all Coloradans proud.”

Based out of Buckley AFB, in Aurora, the 2-135th GSAB will conduct air movement, air assault, casualty evacuation, combat support and combat service support for aviation operations throughout the designated area of responsibility to employ and sustain combat power.

Civic Leaders from throughout Colorado, hosted by the Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh, depart for Public Affairs travel to observe F-16 training at the CONG’s Airburst Range, near Fort Carson, Colorado.
(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Maj. Darin Overstreet)

The units also support civil authorities annually during wildfire response efforts and save an average to 20 lives annually through mountain search and rescue missions.

One year ago today, Company B, Detachment 1,  2-135th GSAB, the CONG’s heavy lift aviation unit operating CH-47 Chinook helicopters, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  

 

SPREAD THE NEWS

COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE @I70Scout

CURRENT EDITION

WEATHER & TRAFFIC    PUZZLES    RECENT NEWS    ADVERTISE WITH US

 






Related News

  • March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary
  • Colorado Declares Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Week January 20-26
  • Field Notes of a Rookie Sportsperson
  • Nutrien announces $10 million long-term investment in CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Statement From Colorado, Ohio, and West Virginia Chief Elections Officers On Increased Information Sharing From FBI
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Supports Coloradans Protecting Wildlife
  • Go Code Colorado To Kick Off Its Seventh Year of Competition
  • Colorado Office of Early Childhood Awarded $33.5 Million Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal
  • Join The Conversation...

    %d bloggers like this: