The Other Side of the Mountain Gang started with CMSgt Neil Burke as the first President for informal meetings in the 1960s at the CAMANA club. We are a small group of retired Colorado air National Guardsmen We are now a group of over 600 and include retirees from the Colorado Air and Army Guard, and civilians who worked as State or Federal employees at Buckley. We also have members from other services and widowed spouses who participate.We have moved back to TREA 39, 15821 E CENTRE TECH CIRCLE, AURORA, CO. We still meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 1100 IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM.
We attend COANG Retirements and present a Retirement Certificate and a Colorado Minuteman Pin to each retiree and welcome them into our group.
Also, we attend promotions and change of commands. We assist with special events such as Veteran’s Salute, Christmas parties and Family days.
We conduct the meeting each month sharing information from and about members local and out of state. We celebrate the current month’s birthdays, hear briefings from the 140th Wing Commander and other speakers who’s subjects are relevant to the retirees in the COANG.

We get updates on the several Buckley and community service projects and current COANG and Buckley activities and deployments. We have speakers from Medical insurances and Veteran’s Benefit organizations.
Above all we reminisce and enjoy stories about our past experiences.

Check out our website: https://www.osomg.org for all of the newsletters, Colorado Pride I and Pride II Albums, COANG pictures, Taps and more.
While there is no mandatory membership fee, contributions are accepted to cover the costs incurred to maintain this web site and to provide newsletter postage for those members who do not have computer access.