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Colorado Air National Guard Room

Colorado Air National Guard Room

Located just 7 miles east of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base is the home to the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard (COANG). COANG comprises four groups, 11 squadrons and two geographically separated units (GSUs). The 1500 personnel make up four separate Air Force Command units that provide our nation with fighter, airlift and support forces capable of global employment*.

The Colorado Air National Guard Heritage Committee has assembled a fascinating collection of artifacts, photos, and paintings that chronicle the unit’s history from its creation in 1923 as one of the very first air units in the National Guard, through the 1950s, when our “Minute Men” jet demonstration team became the official aerobatic team for the National Guard and rivaled the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, to their combat deployments in Vietnam and the Gulf Wars.

The Colorado Air National Guard truly goes “A Mile Higher”.


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Upcoming Events

Saturday Dec 3
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Dec 3 | 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight for monthly fly-ins featuring planes, pilots and breakfast!

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck, watch aircraft fly in and explore interactive exhibits and simulators.

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Featured Food Truck in December: Cruz In & Eat

Please note: Food purchases are not included in admission.

Pilots – Fly in for free breakfast! For tie-down space, contact or 303.360.5360 ext 160.

*Weather permitting

Tuesday Dec 6

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, Dec 6

Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!

Your gift will help support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!

Donate now! All support through December 6th counts towards Colorado Gives Day and the incentive fund. All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund. Visit our Colorado Gives Day Page or donate below.

Saturday Dec 10
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Air & Space Museum

Cockpit Demo Day

Cockpit Demo Day
Saturday, Dec 10 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Get an up close look inside select aircraft at the museum and learn all about the history of the aircraft, instruments and controls!

Featured Aircraft in December:

  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • Martin EB-57
  • Alexander Eaglerock
  • Bede BD-5 (WC)
  • Cessna U-3A


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