About Us

The Colorado National Guard Family Program is a conglomerate of offices that has been put in place to support the Service Members and Families of the Colorado National Guard. The Family Program Office is here to assist Service Members and their Families in enjoying a positive military experience.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado National Guard Family Program is to enhance quality of life for Service Members, Veterans and their Families by establishing and facilitating ongoing communication, involvement, and support. Our core foundation is based on integrity, honor, respect, and selfless service. Although the Army and Air programs have diverse regulatory requirements, together we strive to provide the most consistent service.

Vision

To become a state program in which every Service Member, family member and Veteran is cognizant of whom we are, our various locations and services available. The desired outcome is that National Guard Families are independent and self-reliant during any separation from their Service Member, are fully educated to handle emergencies when they occur, and they are able to support themselves and provide support to others.

 

 

What We Do

The Colorado National Guard Family Program Website was developed to provide program and contract information to Commanders, Service Members, and Family Members 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The website is continuously updated with program changes and events. By visiting the “Calendar of Events” page, you can see the myriad of activities that are planned by the Family Program and related offices.

Commanders of all levels are encouraged to use the website as a training tool for Individual and Family Readiness for their Service Members. By having the information available in a public forum, the Service Members and Family have essential information they need to ready themselves and their Families for continuous and honorable service in the Colorado National Guard.

Why the color Purple?

Purple has long stood as the color used to signify something that is not military branch specific. If one were to combine the colors of all the branches of service together on an art palette, the color would indeed be purple.

The Family Program Office is “purple” because it provides support and assistance to any military member, regardless of their branch of service. Purple also represents the oldest medal in the US Military…

The Purple Heart

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“The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.”

Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, or are just not sure where to start, do not hesitate to contact the Army Family Assistance Coordinator at 720-250-1186 or the Airman & Family Readiness Program at 720-847-9184.