CHEYENNE Wyo. –The Wyoming National Guard is full of amazing Airmen. However, one Wyoming Airman, Tech. Sgt. Carlie Dickson was selected as one of the best noncommissioned officers in the country and will represent the Cowboy State at the national level. Dickson represents the eight-state… Read More »Airman Represents the Cowboy State
153rd Airlift Wing
By Staff Sgt. Lee Murphy, 153rd Airlift Wing CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The symbol of our country is a woman, a mother, who would sacrifice anything for the sake of her children. This is no accident. Through a stroke of good timing and determination, two Airmen from the… Read More »Mother of Exiles
U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of, National Guard Bureau, visited with Soldiers and Airmen over the weekend. While in Wyoming, Hokanson visited training sites and received a firsthand look at the missions of the Wyoming Army and Air National Guard. He observed training at… Read More »Chief of the National Guard Bureau visits the Cowboy State
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Gregg, a loadmaster with the 187th Airlift Squadron, shares what it is like being part of a MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) activated C-130 Hercules aircraft. On July 19, 2021, members assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing prepare… Read More »Yellow Tails MAFFS activated for Western wildfires
Chief Master Sergeant Denise Hondel shares her experience in receiving both doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Please email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you are curious about investigating your concerns or questions about the vaccine. Feel free to explore the list… Read More »Educating through the Misinformation: Chief Hondel shares her vaccination experience
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Two of Team Wyoming’s own are among the winners of the 2020 National Guard Bureau Media Contests announced in late March. The first contest that members placed in is the Department of the Air Force Public Affairs Chief Master Sgt. Douglas W.… Read More »Wyoming Public Affairs Office earns top honors in Military Media Contests
The Wyoming Military Department is proud to announce Mike Walker as the recipient of the WyMD State Employee of the Quarter award for Q3 of 2020. As the Senior Plumber for the 153d Civil Engineer Squadron, Mike annually tests and repairs all 76 backflow preventers… Read More »Employee Spotlight: Mike Walker, Senior Plumber
The Wyoming National Guard hosted an Aviation Familiarization Event in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 13-25, 2020, in which members of the Tunisian Air Force participated.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard conducted an approved security cooperation event with 13 members of the Tunisian military Sept. 13-25, in Cheyenne. Three members of the Tunisian military tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 23 as part of departure procedures and were immediately… Read More »Three members of Tunisian military test positive for COVID-19 while in Cheyenne for training
Cheyenne Regional Airport held an emergency exercise training on the morning of Aug. 27, 2020. The scenario involved an airplane crash with victims on board. The Wyoming Air National Guard Fire and Rescue, along with airport staff and many community partners, were among the participants.… Read More »The Rescue
In light of continued concern over the COVID-19 virus, it is with regret that the difficult decision has been made to cancel the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 2020 Wild West Airshow scheduled for Sept. 11-13. “Every year, we look forward to opening up our base… Read More »Wyoming Air National Guard’s 2020 Wild West Air Show canceled
On behalf of Colonel Paul Lyman, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Wyoming National Guard: Dear 153d Airlift Wing, Hi, I’m Col Paul Lyman, Commander of the Wyoming Air National Guard. I want to talk to you about what is happening in our country right now and the… Read More »Message From The Assistant Adjutant General-Air
On behalf of Major General Greg Porter, The Adjutant General, Wyoming National Guard: Dear Wyoming Military Department, Amid the friction and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus once again has been put on National Guard members from across the nation who have been… Read More »Message From The Adjutant General
“They have been very flexible in applying their high-level skills to this particular problem and also done a lot of work in cultivating and developing the partnership with the state lab and the relationships that we have with the folks there,” said U.S. Army Lt.… Read More »Partnership Results in Success
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will be conducting an aerial salute to the health care professionals on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 15, the Air National Guard will present a two-ship C-130… Read More »Wings Across Wyoming – Salute to Healthcare Heroes
“Having crews that are ready to fly per Air Force regulations is a full-time job”, said Master Sgt. Michael Hensala, health systems specialist of the 187th AES. “The aeromedical crews flying these COVID patients are also facing a new challenge due to the number of… Read More »Wyoming Air National Guard members deploy in support of COVID Task Force West
Marshall transferred to the Wyoming Air National Guard in 2019. She has a degree in Broadcast Communications and worked in the civilian media industry for eight years while previously serving with the Vermont Air National Guard. Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman, a… Read More »WY Air National Guard members take home six awards in national competition
“It’s a month for me to ponder on all accomplishments and setbacks that women have had. I think it’s a great time to reflect on the work that still needs to be done, while also celebrating the many inspiring women leaders that I look up… Read More »Women’s History Month: Talking with SMSgt Denise Hondel
Watch as the Wyoming Air National Guard, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and local community members worked together to move a jet from the past. The T-33 “Shooting Star” jet was moved to its new home at the Wyoming National Guard Museum in Cheyenne.
The Montana Air National Guard’s 219th RED HORSE Squadron spent most of August at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center upgrading the tactical air strip in the North Training Area.
C-130 Hercules navigators are indeed the keepers of time, expertly combining ingredients for a recipe of lethality and precision for tactical airlift.
While describing the unit’s combat mission to “destroy, defeat, or disrupt the enemy” Maj. Gen. Porter also thanked employers for their support. The Cheyenne-based unit, which specializes in firing a multiple rocket launcher or High Mobility Rocket System, began its deployment journey 10 months ago.… Read More »‘Cowboy Thunder’ sendoff for 115th Field Artillery
A 153rd Airlift Wing profile Note: This is the first in a periodic series of profiles of the various positions in the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing. It is difficult to capture the essence of the enlisted flier within the confines of ink… Read More »Flight engineers – the enlisted fliers
Childhood cancer. It is something parents pray they will never face. For Wyoming Air National Guard Maj. Eric Miller, this worst nightmare came to life when his 5-year-old son, Garrett, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma. What started off as a seemingly normal day of T-ball,… Read More »Triumph through tragedy
As members of the military, it is a time-honored tradition to pay respect to those who came before us, and thanks to a push from Senior Master Sgt. Norma Przyborowski, the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Command and Control Squadron is doing just that. Since… Read More »Squadron participates in Bataan Memorial Death March
A conversation with Tech. Sgt. Mike Palmer, one of the 153rd Airlift Wing’s outstanding recruiters. We talk about his success, why the Wyoming Air National Guard is a great place to be a recruiter and how to make the transition from active to guard.
The Wyoming National Guard is opening its doors to the public July 25, from 10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the 153rd Airlift Wing, 217 Dell Range Blvd., in Cheyenne. The free event will feature static equipment displays highlighting the various missions and roles of… Read More »Wyoming National Guard to host free open house July 25
The dining facility at the 153rd Airlift Wing re-opened after being closed since April 2016. A deployment of services personnel prompted suspension of meal services and closure of the DFAC during scheduled drills. Weekend meals of enchiladas, tacos, chicken fried steak and salad were served… Read More »Upgraded 153rd Airlift Wing dining facility re-opens after two year closure
Saturday, members of the 153rd Airlift Wing participated in a tabletop exercise, which tested the capabilities of the Crisis Action Team, Emergency Operations Center and Unit Control Centers. The Inspector General for Inspection, Lt. Col. T. J. Gagnon, led the effort by providing three distinct… Read More »Wyoming Air Guard participates in exercise to evaluate crisis response
When disaster strikes a small town, the National Guard is critical in its service to local first responders augmenting civilian life flight capabilities and providing immediate life saving care. Recently the Wyoming and Colorado National Guard participated in “Alpine Guard” a mass casualty exercise simulating the response to a major tornado in the small town of Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Imagine being 17 years old. You somehow find yourself in the North Dakota Army National Guard and the idea of promoting as a junior enlisted soldier doesn’t seem remotely possible. Little did you know, in 28 years, you would not only be a group commander… Read More »From reluctant soldier to Air Force colonel: Meet Col. Michelle Mulberry
On Feb. 14, members of the Wyoming National Guard’s 84th Civil Support Team participated in an exercise with the Cheyenne Police Department bomb squad and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office joint explosive ordinance disposal unit, at the Sherard Water Treatment Plant. During the exercise, the… Read More »84th Civil Support Team participates in joint exercise
The airlift mission is something the 153rd Airlift Wing has no problem accomplishing; it’s what the Wyoming Air National Guard does. Prior to August 2017, the wing thought it was doing everything that needed to get done to perform the mission. However, looming in the… Read More »A learning experience
During the week of Jan. 15- 19, emergency medical responders and medical personnel from throughout the 153rd Airlift Wing participated in the wing’s first Emergency Medical Technician refresher course. These airmen included medical personnel with the 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, the 153rd Medical Group, and… Read More »153rd Airlift Wing facilitates EMT refresher course
Listen to the new Superintendent of Recruiting and Retention, Master Sgt. Chandra Gillott share about her passion for recruiting, it’s challenges, and some of the great opportunities for new airmen in the 153rd Airlift Wing.
The Wyoming Air National Guard opens their facilities to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard after their hangar was severely damaged by hurricane Maria.
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Turner is a firefighter with Cheyenne Fire Rescue. During the week, he responds to fire calls and provides emergency medical assistance to the city’s residents. On drill weekend, he responds to the needs of the airmen and families of the 153rd Airlift Wing as a first sergeant.
Wyoming Air National Guard force support squadron airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing teamed up with their 90th Missile Wing active duty counterparts to complete a week of training Aug. 7 – 11 here.
A few of the classes taught during the week included building shelters, setting up field kitchens, and search and rescue. The goal was to get the active duty FSS personnel ready for their deployment later this year by learning from WyANG airmen who recently returned from a deployment.
Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 187th Airlift and Aeromedical Evacuation Squadrons spent an afternoon here Aug. 9 to fine-tune their land and water survival skills. The 153rd Aircrew Flight Equipment instructors put the airmen through several scenarios to ensure if the aircrews did find themselves in an open water situation or other hostile environments, they would have the know-how to survive.
Ever wonder what it is like to be a navigator on a C-130, flying high above Wyoming? Take an inside look with one of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard’s navigators, 1st Lt. Damian Hoffmann, as he plans for an air drop mission.
Throughout history, defeating a military adversary was primarily accomplished on a battlefield. We sketch a picture in our mind of military members adorned with muskets and rifles, sweat pouring down their forehead, uniform garnished in blood spatters and mud streaks as they hide in a foxhole or forge toward enemy lines, evading fire.
It hasn’t been done before May 24th’s live fire training in Casper, Wyoming, but plans are already in the works for the Camp Guernsey Fire Department and the Wyoming Air Guard’s Fire Department to train together again.
The pilot transmits a distress call to the tower to relay that his aircraft is heavily damaged. He manages a hard landing but his aircraft has lost all system power and veered off the taxiway into heavy mud. A scenario similar to this is what activates the 153rd Maintenance Group Crash Damage or Disabled Aircraft Recovery team