Usually the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade flies combat missions overseas but when it moved to Fort Carson in 2013 the soldiers knew they could find themselves on missions much closer to home.
More than 100 Colorado National Guard soldiers and pilots are helping with security and firefighting efforts at three wildfires in the state.
Part of the federal response to the Black Forest Fire is the huge role the military has played in battling the fire.
Federal and military resources have joined the wildfires fight much more quickly compared to the wildfires last year.
Three Chinook helicopters have been delivered to Fort Carson for a new combat aviation brigade.
Nearly 70 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment arrived At Buckley Air Force Base Wednesday morning.
The body of a National Guard pilot was returned to Colorado on Wednesday after he was among 38 people killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
A Colorado Army National Guardsmen was among the 30 U.S. troops killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.