The CMD Command Center (CCC) is the fusion center of all operations inside Cheyenne Mountain. In this center, the Command Director (CD) and his/her crew serve as NORAD, USNORTHCOM, and USSTRATCOM’s direct representative for monitoring, processing, and interpreting missile, space, or air events which could threaten North America or have operational impacts on our forces or capabilities. Photo courtesy of USNORTHCOM.

The Coast Guard in Colorado?

More than one mile above sea level with a view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains live and work a group of Coast Guard men and women. As both a military service and law enforcement agency, the Coast Guard, with its broad authorities and unique operating capabilities, provide the USNORTHCOM commander greater flexibility to respond to threats against America.

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Sancho Johnson prepares to throws a shot put Nov. 15, 2012, during the first ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials at the Iolani School Kozuki Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wounded, ill and injured sailors and Coast Guardsman from across the country are going head-to-head in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball for one of 35 places on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.

Representing the Coast Guard at the Warrior Games

The Warrior Games bring together more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members from all branches of the U.S. military, as well as from international armed forces. The event includes competitions in archery, cycling, seated volleyball, shooting, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. The goal of the Warrior Games isn’t necessarily to identify the most skilled athletes, but rather to demonstrate the incredible potential of wounded warriors through competitive sports.