Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum

Military veterans have shaped our state and nation through their service and devotion. For many, that service did not stop when they reentered civilian life. The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum preserves and shares the memory and legacy of Wyoming’s veterans. The VM shares their stories and accomplishments from the Spanish-American War to the Global War on Terror.

Besides veteran’s history, the VM preserves and shares the history of the Casper Army Air Base. CAAB trained B-17 and B-24 combat crews during the Second World War. Between 16,000 and 18,000 trainees passed through Casper before seeing service overseas. After the war, CAAB transformed into the modern Casper/Natrona County International Airport and served as a regional Air National Guard base.

The VM is based in the old CAAB Enlistedmen’s Service Club building. Veteran’s exhibits highlight individual service stories, while the “Wings of Freedom” exhibit explores CAAB’s history and impact. Our collection of military history and reference books are available to the public. Museum staff can provide guided tours, hands-on activities, and outreach programs upon request. For more current news and events, please check out our Facebook page.

Museum Hours

(as of Aug. 3, 2021)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday

The museum staff is also scheduling group tours. For tour information and scheduling, please call the museum office at 307-472-1857.

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Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Hey everyone, check out this fantastic event hosted by our friends over at Casper College Veterans' Services. MOH recipient Clint Romesha will be speaking at Casper College. The event is open to the public!
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!

For 246 years, the Navy has protected America from across the high seas. #usnavy
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Veterans Snapshot - Leo Sanchez (Natrona County)

A Korean War veteran, Leo Sanchez, is best remember as a teacher and community advocate. Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Sanchez joined the Marine Corps after high school. After returning home, he attended Casper College and the University of Colorado. In 1964, Sanchez returned to Casper and took up a post at Dean Morgan Junior High School. He taught social studies for the next thirty seven years, before retiring in 2001.

Special thanks to Patty Cordonier at Dean Morgan School for sharing the picture1
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Mental health affects individuals, families, and communities. Here are some resources if you, or someone you know needs a helping hand.

SAMHSA's National Helpline
1-800-622-HELP (4357)

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
The Veterans Museum will be closed October 5 - 9, 2021. Our director and curator will be attending the Mountain Plains Museum Association conference. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Wyoming Veterans Museum
Happy International Coffee Day!

To mark the day here's an picture of a trio of soldiers at U.S. Army Fort Bliss, Texas 1945 getting ready for the day...including one soldier enjoying his coffee.

Image from the William Asa Joines Collection, WVMM

3740 Jourgensen Ave.
Casper, WY 82604
307-472-1857

John Woodward, director of museums