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Veterans Commission

Wyoming Veterans Hotline 1-800-833-5987

Wyoming Veterans Commission

The Wyoming Veterans Commission’s mission is to develop, enhance, and promote programs, services, and benefits for Wyoming veterans and their families, through outreach, education, communication, and legislation. Working in partnership with the Wyoming state government, the Wyoming Military Department, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Veterans Service Organizations, the commission strives to improve the quality of life of every Wyoming veteran.

The Commission was founded in 1981 for the purpose of receiving federal funding to establish the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, in Evansville. The Wyoming Veterans Commission has 12 Governor-appointed commissioners who serve for staggered terms from the various Wyoming Judicial Districts.

The commission has oversight of the Veterans Service Officers, Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, Wyoming National Guard Museum, and Military Records.

Next meeting

The Wyoming Veterans Commission will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 4, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Veterans Home of Wyoming in the Old Hospital located at 700 Veterans Lane, in Buffalo, WY.

Veterans from around the state are invited to attend.

COVID-19 guidelines required at the Veterans Home of Wyoming will be followed.

For more information, call the Veterans Commission at 307-777-8152.

Current Initiatives

Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are pleased to announce celebrations for the “Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day” on Tuesday, March 30.

The day of welcoming was codified in state law during the 61st legislative session for March 30 of each year, the date U.S. combat troops would have set foot on Wyoming soil after returning home from the Vietnam War in 1973. All Wyoming Veterans, especially those from the Korean War, Vietnam War, and other Veterans who were not properly thanked upon their return home are invited to watch the event and receive the welcome and thanks of a grateful state. Military, Surviving spouses of veterans and family members are also welcome.

This year’s ceremony will be a virtual event and you can watch the premiere online on March 30, at 10 a.m. MST at the following locations:

The ceremonies will feature remarks by Governor Matt Gordon, Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, the Adjutant General of Wyoming, and Veterans Commission Chairman Travis Deti. Wyoming communities are also encouraged to host their own celebrations to honor Wyoming Veterans who may not have been thanked for their service or welcomed home. For more information, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission at (307) 777-8152.

 

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