The Colorado Army National Guard is opening a new facility at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora to train for drone combat.
Colorado is sending National Guard members to help in the response to the mudslide in Washington.
Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.
The emergency airlifts of flood victims waned Tuesday, leaving rescue crews to systematically search the nooks and crannies of the northern Colorado foothills and transportation officials to gauge what it will take to rebuild the wasted landscape.
National Guard troops have resumed truck convoys to ferry stranded Lyons residents through the floodwaters to shelter.