Contact Info
Archives Administrator
Jared Tousignaut
6848 S. Revere Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112-6709
Tel: 720-250-1560 • Fax: 720-250-1589

Department of Military Affairs Archives Overview

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Archives hold the military personnel records pertaining to:
  • Retired members of the Colorado Army National Guard
  • Discharged members of the Colorado Army National Guard
  • Retired members of the Colorado Air National Guard
  • Discharged members of the Colorado Air National Guard
Important Notes
  • Use the On-Line Military Records or National Archive sites for these records.
  • Records for individuals who have reached the age of 65 may have been transferred to State of Colorado Archives.
  • We do not archive Medical Records. Request for Medical Records must be sent to the National Archives.
**To apply for copies of the information in the archives, the SF Form 180 (link below) must be filled out and submitted to the Archives Administrator. It can be either mailed or faxed.**

Standard Form 180

Information available includes
  • DD-214 (Active Duty) Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty
  • NGB-22 (National Guard) Report of Separation and Record of Service
  • NGB-22A (National Guard) Correction of NGB-22
  • NGB-23 (National Guard) Retirement Points Record
  • NGB-0122 (National Guard - Officers Only) Federal Recognition Appointment Order
  • ------- (National Guard) 20 Year Retirement Letter
  • DD-4 (Active/Reserve/National Guard) Enlistment Contract
NOTE: All records do not contain every item of information listed above. Please check with the Archivist to determine what information is available.

Latest News

Due to the number of full time COARNG personnel that have been activated and deployed, Archives may not have your records if you have were discharged or retired from the Colorado Army National Guard within the last 36 months.
If we do not have your records you must contact the COARNG Military Personnel Office (MILPO) at 720-250-1330/1331 to determine the status of your records. We apologize for any inconvience.

On-Line Military Records Request Sites



DoD and Military Identification

Contact Info
6848 South Revere Parkway, (1st floor)
Centennial, CO 80112
Operations by Appointment ONLY (Required)
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday, 08:00 to 16:00
Phone: 720-250-1315
  • Issue DOD ID cards, including CAC (Common Access Card), to those with a (DEERS) record showing eligibility.  
NOTE: Requires that the recipient (aged 18 or older) present two forms of government-issued identification, one of which must be a photo ID.  These may include a valid (not expired) driver’s license or passport, any DOD id card (may NOT be expired), the original or a certified copy of a birth certificate, an original Social Security card.
  • This office issues CAC to military members, DOD Civilians and DOD Contractors.  In addition to CAC, this office issues ID cards to eligible Military or DOD Civilian Retirees and their dependents, 
  • Research and have corrected DEERS record discrepancies that are depriving individuals of legitimate entitlements.
  • Process DEERS transactions such as the addition of a spouse, children, step-children, custodial children (requires the original of a court order of custody), processing of a divorce (requires valid court order), update of the eligibility of dependent children over the age of twenty-one who are full-time college students, and the record update of retirees who have enrolled in Medicare Part B for Tricare benefit purposes. 
  • This office also assists those attempting to extend benefit eligibility, including Tricare, to otherwise ineligible dependents with medical disabilities, as well as parents or in-laws who can establish dependency. (These cases must be approved by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service -DFAS).  
  • This office also provides limited guidance on Tricare enrollment procedures and benefits.



Military Family Relief Fund Application


The Military Family Relief Fund Application

A fund has been established by Colorado legislators and is available to military personnel who meet certain criteria. The specific requirements are listed below, as well as the application, and information sheet. For more specific information, and/or to speak with the appropriate representative reference the contact numbers listed below. 


For Colorado National Guard and Reserve Military Members Who Meet These Requirements

  • The Service Member is currently on active military duty for a minimum of thirty (30) days on overseas mobilization orders;
  • The Service Member or the family member of the Service has submitted a complete application;
  • The Service Member is a Colorado resident for income tax purposes as evidenced by a current Leave and Earning Statement

If you meet the above mentioned criteria please download the following forms (below), and fill them out with with the appropriate information.

MFRF Application

Info Sheet MFRF


NOTE: This is NOT an emergency fund, so applications are reviewed at a monthly meeting, approximately every 30 days. All documentation that is required by the instructions must accompany the application.


Contact Info

Army National Guard
Charlene Shields

Air National Guard
Michelle Abarca

Army Reserve
CSM Kristal Florquist

Marine Reserves
James Heitman

Navy Reserves
PS2 Lotyease Killingsworth


Specific questions regarding the Military Family relief Fund? Contact Ms. Charlene Shields at 720-250-1190 or


28-3-1501.  Legislative declaration                     

SB05-052 Full Text


Statute text

The general assembly hereby finds and declares that, due to the many involuntary mobilizations subsequent to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many families of Colorado National Guard members and reservists face financial hardships when the National Guard member or reservist is called to active military duty because the military pay of a soldier is often far less than his or her civilian salary. Because private companies often do not make up the difference in salary, military families may see a significant drop in household income while a family mem- ber is away on active military duty. In addition, active duty military personnel and their families encounter additional hardships when the active duty member is deployed to zones in which he or she will encounter hostile fire. Many families of Colorado National Guard members, reserv- ists, and active duty military personnel also face additional expenses caused by a long family separation. The general assembly further finds and declares that grants from the military family relief fund are intended to help families defray the costs of food, housing, utilities, medical ser- vices, and other expenses that may be difficult to afford when a family member leaves civilian employment for active military duty or is on active military duty in a hostile fire zone.