The Wyoming Army National Guard completed another successful annual training season for 2022. As always, it was a busy season, with many units starting training earlier than usual. Late spring into the summer is the time of the year that Soldiers train on their yearly… Read More »Wyoming Army National Guard wraps up annual training season for 2022
Following the indefinite closure of the resident portion of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy in Guernsey, Wyo., on Sept. 13, staff have worked tirelessly to provide continuing education options for affected cadets. Three states have offered immediate placement in their program, and one has offered… Read More »Four Challenge Programs in Various States Offer Placement for Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Cadets
Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center held the 2nd Annual Educator Leadership Rendezvous last week, Aug. 2-4. The ELR is a three-day event that brings together Wyoming teachers, counselors, and principals from across the state to learn about the military. Educators learn leadership and culture-building strategies… Read More »Wyoming National Guard hosts 2nd Annual Educator Leadership Rendezvous
Sgt. Tyler Holloway of Sheridan, Wyoming and Spc. Wyatt Walls of Albany, Oregon were announced the winners of the Region Six Best Warrior Competition at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, on May 20, 2022. Holloway is a fire support specialist with the 115th Field Artillery… Read More »2022 Region Six Best Warrior Competition winners announced
The Wyoming Military Department proudly presents the State Employee of the Year award to Mr. Ed Dawson. Dawson currently works for the Department of Public Works on Camp Guernsey. He was an instrumental asset in direct support of the Baldy Mountain Fire in July last… Read More »Camp Guernsey’s Ed Dawson awarded WYMD State Employee of the Year
Sgt. Tyler Holloway and Spc. Zachary Pinc fought their way to the top to win the 2022 Wyoming Army National Guard State Best Warrior competition. Nine other competitors from across the state came together to compete in the grueling competition from March 31 to April… Read More »Wyoming National Guard announces best warriors in the state
Training Center Command welcomes Col. Toby Alkire as the new commander as of March 6, 2022, in Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. Alkire has 24 years in the Army National Guard; first, as a 13E Cannon Fire Direction Control Specialist, and now, as the full-time Director of… Read More »Col. Toby Alkire: Getting to know Training Center’s new commander
Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy Class 43 graduate Asher Marvel shares how the WCCA program has made a significant impact on his life. To learn more visit, wycowboychallenge.org/
Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center welcomes Lt. Col. Cole Kelly as the new commander for the 1st Modular Training Battalion, 213th Regional Training Institute in Guernsey, Wyo. Having assumed command on Nov. 7, Kelly is responsible for training Field Artillery non-commissioned officers, Raven un-crewed aerial… Read More »Getting to know Camp Guernsey’s newest battalion commander: Lt. Col. Cole Kelly
Firefighters from Hartville Volunteer Fire Department, Guernsey Rural Fire Department, and Camp Guernsey Fire Department and Range Control responded to three fires in Camp Guernsey’s North Training Area on June 18, 2021. A range control specialist first observed the fires, which were the result of… Read More »Multiple agencies respond to fire on Camp Guernsey
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and his wife, Jennie, Sen. Dan Dockstader, and Rep. Donald Burkhardt Jr., spend the day with Wyoming Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Regiment at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Guernsey, Wyo., June 14, 2021. During… Read More »Field Artillery Soldiers host Wyoming Governor
Besides starting some familiarization training a few months prior to the competition, most of the competitors only have a basic knowledge of these events. Some haven’t had to do any since basic combat training. The weapon systems especially. A good portion of guard soldiers only… Read More »Wyoming Soldiers compete in Best Warrior Competition
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.
CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – An out-of-state trainee present for training tested positive for COVID-19 at Camp Guernsey. This individual was immediately isolated following the recognition of symptoms until being transported to home station. All individuals who made contact with this individual have… Read More »Out-of-state trainee tests positive for COVID-19
This video was created to showcase the capabilities of the 820th Base Defense Group while completing a training exercise at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Guernsey, Wyo. Airmen from the 105th Security Forces Squadron, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, NY., also participated in the training.
I realized that the Wyoming Department of Health had all the resources and the stuff needed for an exercise like this and the Wyoming Guard had all these talented people but not the stuff. I just spent nearly the last four years putting them both… Read More »Local medical community teams up for rare opportunity
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.
Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center has grown immensely in the last several decades and in that transition some things were not transcribed correctly. After 80 years of existence, every once in a while, Camp Guernsey commanders learn of new stories of who did what on… Read More »Dearcorn misspelling corrected after 80 years
Twenty-four soldiers from around the Cowboy State met with Master Fitness Instructor Staff Sgt. Kari Brafford recently to certify for grading the Army Combat Fitness Test, the new way for evaluating the physical readiness of troops. “The days of getting off the couch a month… Read More »ACFT instructors certify
Bye emphasized engineer soldier training allows units to train on their mission tasks they will perform once deployed or facilitate their state missions back home, while improving the training areas for other troops to utilize. “This allowed us a unique opportunity to set up and… Read More »South Dakota engineers enhance Camp Guernsey
Headquarters Service Company Readiness NCO Sgt. 1st Class Kandy Gorsuch of the 960th Brigade Support Battalion inspected the fueling line organized by Petroleum Supply Specialist Pvt. Annabelle Mowery during annual training at Camp Guernsey on Sunday, June 16. While the team of nervous soldiers waited, Gorsuch eventually gave a thumbs up.
Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy Class 39 cadets will graduate June 15 at 1 p.m., in the Eastern Wyoming College auditorium, 3200 West C Street, in Torrington.
The 40-hour courses, taught four or five times throughout the year, are offered to Camp Guernsey staff; traditional soldiers assigned to the fire department; state employees; and the general public. This most recent training was offered to high school students, the first class, intended not… Read More »Getting carded at firefighting course
“It’s nice to have a small class so we can customize it a little and not dwell on the things everyone knows how to do well,” Schanzenbach said. He is the RTI’s senior medical noncommissioned officer. “They know where they’re weak. I’m focused on saving… Read More »Combat medics maintain skills, share techniques
According to an Army Times article from Jan. 17, 2018, Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, said the proposed changes are all aimed at increasing soldier lethality and presenting a more realistic shooting environment based on what the Army has… Read More »Infantry practices proposed Army marksmanship standards
Graduating cadets from the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy’s Color Guard Club conducted their last Reveille ceremony with a bang. Since reinstating Reveille and Retreat ceremonies at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center a few months ago, the cadets have taken on the honor of raising and… Read More »ChalleNGe Academy color guard goes out with a bang
He started the wheels rolling on the idea, and like most government work, the process has evolved slowly, but on Aug. 15, at Camp Guernsey, Med Det doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, along with personnel from the department of health, the American Red Cross and… Read More »Med Det increases Guard’s value to state
Wyoming’s A team took first in the Covering Fire competition, topping second-place South Dakota A, and third-place North Dakota A. Worley placed first in the 100-500 Zero Special match followed by Wyoming teammate Smith and South Dakota’s Staff Sgt. Jory Rogers. North Dakota’s Goldade took… Read More »National Guard shooters battle it out at MAC Region VI
Soldiers of the 133rd Engineer Company spent two weeks of annual training mid-June to get a real-world feel for their jobs. The unit’s 94 soldiers in both the horizontal and vertical sections worked on projects around camp and at several ranges in the North Training… Read More »Simulated natural disasters test engineers
The 142nd Field Artillery Brigade from Arkansas and four support battalions from South Dakota strained resources here during June. Then came dealing with the aftermath of such large-scale training. Each year, approximately 118,386 soldiers—in units of all kinds, including the infantry, artillery, airborne and special… Read More »Environmental broom follows big exercises at Guernsey
As the Army does indeed run on its stomach, and with two large operations in June—which meant thousands of hungry soldiers—the importance of food preparation services and packaged foods reached new heights here. This year, the dining facility, run by a locally-owned business, Twisters, took… Read More »Camp Guernsey cooks meet hungry demand
Shelter from the rain became a premium during the mid-June storm that blew over the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, drenching hundreds of Arkansas soldiers who set up their cots on the parade field. Several subordinate units of the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade were ushered… Read More »Arkansas soldiers go for cover
Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center’s training site’s operations section greeted thousands of Army National Guard troops from Wyoming, Arkansas and South Dakota in June. The visiting soldiers set an attendance record at Camp Guernsey. Helping the units get through their annual training was a big… Read More »Camp Guernsey operations staff rises to the challenge
Big things come from small beginnings. That’s true in the Cowboy State, where simple requests for training resulted in the busiest month in its 80-year history for Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center. In addressing special accommodations for the large numbers, Capt. Joshua Marshall, the camp’s… Read More »Camp Guernsey range control is hopping in June
“When Operation Desert Storm happened, everyone had to move their equipment and get it shipped overseas. After that, units started falling in on equipment that was already staged in theater,” he explained. “So we’re relearning how to do this, and really at the crawl stage… Read More »Arkansas Army Guard working on the railroad at Guernsey
Esmay reported in April 1938, that an appropriations bill, sponsored by the War Department, was before Congress asking for $500,000 to begin construction of permanent facilities at the camp. Meanwhile, Guard troops, under the supervision of Maj. C.G. Carroll, Quartermaster Corps and United States Property… Read More »Camp Guernsey turns 80 this year (Part one)
It’s been six years since a fire jumped the fence at Camp Guernsey, and since then many efforts have been made to ensure it doesn’t happen again at a place inherently involved in the risky business of enabling military members to practice blowing things up.… Read More »Camp Guernsey turns up the heat on fire mitigation
“It went well,” said Amanda C. Thimmayya, the military department’s natural resources manager. “We were able to catch 29 cow elk and fit each with a radio collar, an ear tag, and take a blood sample for brucellosis.” She said the elk will be monitored… Read More »Camp Guernsey home to elk study
The four participating graduates returned to Camp Guernsey for three weeks. During that time, they not only built two guard shacks to be used at entry control points at one of the training areas, but also helped mentor and train cadets at the Camp Guernsey-based… Read More »WCCA, WCA partner to improve Guernsey training area
Teachers and staff from Guernsey/Sunrise School were introduced to a new emergency operations procedure developed in partnership with Camp Guernsey, the school board and local law enforcement.
It was a year ago to the day that NASA-affiliated groups teamed up at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center to practice for the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse by launching EOSS-227, a 6.6-pound, hydrogen-filled balloon from the camp’s North Training Area.
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.
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.
Every day is Earth day for Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center’s Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM), the team responsible for repairing and rehabilitating large acreages of land damaged by hundreds of heavy military vehicles maneuvering in more than 70,000 acres.
A group of soldiers learned how conflicts, the late 1800s migration west and soldier training all helped shape modern Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.
Ken Humphrey, the cultural resource manager for the Wyoming National Guard, explained the training ground’s evolution April 9.
Every Soldier in the Wyoming Army National Guard knows our training area well. From field training exercises to weapons qualification, we all have a story about the north training area.
But how often have we convoyed down the lonely stretch of dirt road and thought about the historical significance of the places where we now train?
What are the stories of those who walked the land before us?
Eric Brooks’ stature and demeanor tend to command respect without much having to be said. As the new director for the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, a 5 1/2 month residential program for at-risk youth, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound, former bowl-winning defensive lineman for the University of Wyoming portrays the calm, self-assured, courageous strength that the WCCA staff aims to instill in cadets enrolled in the program.
Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center was among five Army installations honored Dec. 6, during the inaugural Army Community Partnership Recognition Ceremony at the Pentagon.
While the spotlight shines bright on the 5 ½ month residential phase of the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy’s program for at-risk youth, an often overlooked component provides just as much value.
The mentorship program provides an accountability partner and role model for cadets before, during and for a year after the residential phase of the program.
Twenty one Camp Guernsey staff members were among 40 soldiers, airmen and civilians from 10 states gathered for five days of training to learn how to plot the safe targeting and deployment of the Army’s various weapon systems.