Colorado National Guard Troops Deploy To Pacific

DENVER (CBS4)– Members of the Colorado National Guard said goodbye to loved ones over the weekend as they prepared to deploy to Japan.

A total of 250 airmen and women, including 12 fighter pilots, were deployed to Japan.

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(credit: Colorado National Guard)

The guard members prepared the aircraft, including six f-16s, before takeoff.

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(credit: Colorado National Guard)

They’re joining a security force that will help keep peace and deter threats in the Pacific.

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(credit: Colorado National Guard)

The U.S. military has been routinely moving troops in and out of the area since 2014.

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