Skip to content
Home » 153rd Airlift Wing

153rd Airlift Wing

Mother of Exiles

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

Educating through the Misinformation: Chief Hondel shares her vaccination experience

 Chief Master Sergeant Denise Hondel shares her experience in receiving both doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Please email us your questions at 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

Three members of Tunisian military test positive for COVID-19 while in Cheyenne for training

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

The Rescue

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

The Return

Members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard return home after a deployment to the Middle East on July 21, 2020, Cheyenne, Wyo.  Family and friends waited anxiously as the plane arrived on the runway and Airmen approached the hangar to greet their… Read More »The Return

Moving History: T-33 Shooting Star

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.

Triumph through tragedy

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

This is my dream job

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.  

When disaster strikes

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.

A learning experience

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

Back to the fight

Approximately 100 airmen assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations over the weekend.

Wyoming first sergeant leverages first responder skills

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.

Force support squadrons partner to train as a total force

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.

Wyo. Air National Guard aircrews practice survival techniques

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.

153rd Command & Control Squadron: serving as cyber & driver

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.

Wyo. Air Guard aircraft maintainers practice recovering fighter aircraft

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