The 1022nd Medical Company became “Charlie Med” or C Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Brigade on Sept. 15, 2007, and almost simultaneously received notice it would deploy to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
For some artillerymen from Alpha and Bravo Batteries, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, it’s been a couple of years since they did their job – fire rockets from High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers.
It took a few hours to work out the kinks and get to the business at hand, a live-fire exercise used to evaluate and certify skills with the Army’s new evaluation system.
History retrospective: Wyoming’s most combat decorated unit since Korea returned home a decade ago this month
September marks a decade since the return of the 1041st Engineer Company Assault Float Bridge of the Wyoming Army National Guard, which deployed to Combat Operations Base Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The unit returned the most decorated unit in the state since the 300th Armored Field Artillery fought in the Battle of Soyang in May 1951 during the Korean War.
The Wyoming Army National Guard’s 67th Army Band, also known as “Wyoming’s Own” performed several concerts in Cody, Wyoming, over the July Fourth weekend, entertaining more than 20,000 people over the two day period.
The phrase Mission Command System Exercise was said countless times leading up to the 115th Field Artillery Brigade’s annual training at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.
What did it mean?
Gov. Matt Mead authorized two Wyoming Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews to begin aerial firefighting measures today on the Keystone Fire.
Sixty educators, like eager students on the first day of class, were excited to learn about the military as they stepped off a C-130 or UH-60 upon arrival at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center June 12.
Soldiers of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery were officially honored and welcomed home at the Lander armory, May 7 with a Freedom Salute after recently completing a deployment to Afghanistan.
Two Wyoming Army National Guardsmen were awarded the Dustoff Association’s Rescue of the Year award in a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility Friday, in Cheyenne. The award was given for a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan almost two years ago.
Col. Gregory Phipps, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Kent Porter in a ceremony conducted at the 115th Field Artillery Brigades headquarters readiness center April 9.
Today, at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, outside Guernsey, Wyoming, locals can hear in the distance the sound of rockets or cannon pieces firing. The Wyoming National Guard, who uses the installation for live fire exercises, has a legacy in artillery. Big guns with big bullets, dating back to before the Korean War.
For a short period of time after World War II, a different sound rumbled against the rocks and open landscape – tank engines.
The Wyoming Military Department dedicated a memorial Wednesday in honor of the four Army National Guard soldiers who have died in the Global War on Terror since 2001.
Lt. Col. Scott Bailey survived cold Alaskan winters, hot Saudi Arabian summers and everything in between. His latest challenge, as of August 2016, is to survive the Wyoming wind as he serves as the new Senior Army Advisor, Army National Guard.
The number is 1,521 and the race is on.
That is the recruiting mission for the Wyoming Army National Guard to meet by October this year and time is short.
After years in the National Guard, soldiers need reminders on why to continue to serve. That is what the Wyoming Army National Guard was hoping to accomplish with their inaugural ‘Guard Wyoming’s Future’ event.
Residents of Wheatland and a few other neighboring towns enjoyed jazz and Celtic music played by the town’s locally based Wyoming Army National Guard 67th Army Band on Aug. 20, at the annual Green Harvest Festival.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rob Phillips, who has been the commander of the unit since February 2013, is proud and enthusiastic about the unique and popular songs played by two of the 67th’s music performance teams.
The Wyoming Army National Guard was on full display to Gov. Matt Mead and a crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon at the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, as more than 800 soldiers gathered on the camp’s parade field for a review ceremony.
A task force of various government agency members arrived in Saratoga Wednesday and Thursday to help local officials prevent those waters from finding a way into town. Making up a portion of that task force are members of the Wyoming National Guard.
When I heard the words ‘nine-one-one’ growing up, I associated them to calling first responders for help. After Sept. 11, 2001, those words morphed into ‘nine-eleven’ and took on a new meaning for me; terrorism, destruction, loss and heartbreak.
During two weeks of annual training, Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers from the 197th Public Affairs Detachment worked alongside Korean Augmentation to United States Army soldiers, or KATUSAs, on U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.
How best to streamline firefighting efforts across state lines was the topic of discussion for more than 70 military members attending a planning conference in Cheyenne March 10.
With recent national budget control decisions decreasing the size of the National Guard and force structure updates by the U.S. Army, the Wyoming Army National Guard will make changes to meet the new guidance.