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 is comprised of 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*.
During your visit to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum’s Colorado Air National Guard Room you will find everything from an explanation of who the Air National Guard is, to a decade by decade breakdown of the Colorado Air National Guard’s history. You will explore photographs that highlight amazing moments in COANG history and discover little known facts about those that protect our great state.
The Colorado Air National Guard truly goes “A Mile Higher”.