Category Archives: 153rd Airlift Wing

Retiree Council Conference | September 11, 2021

By PAO_Admin | September 12th, 2021

If you couldn’t make it to the WyMD Retiree Council…

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Chief of the National Guard Bureau visits the Cowboy State

By PAO_Admin | August 09th, 2021

U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of, National Guard Bureau,…

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WY I Serve: Master Sgt. Melvin Acord

By PAO_Admin | August 06th, 2021

Introducing the first video in our new series, WY I…

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Yellow Tails MAFFS activated for Western wildfires

By PAO_Admin | July 22th, 2021

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Gregg, a loadmaster with…

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Educating through the Misinformation: Chief Hondel shares her vaccination experience

By PAO_Admin | April 27th, 2021

 Chief Master Sergeant Denise Hondel shares her experience in…

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Wyoming Public Affairs Office earns top honors in Military Media Contests

By PAO_Admin | April 22th, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Two of Team Wyoming’s own are among…

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Walker, Senior Plumber

By PAO_Admin | December 08th, 2020

The Wyoming Military Department is proud to announce Mike Walker…

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Important TAG Message | Dec. 4, 2020

By PAO_Admin | December 04th, 2020

Watch this important message from the Wyoming Adjutant General, Major…

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Strengthening Our Partnership: Wyoming and Tunisia

By PAO_Admin | September 30th, 2020

The Wyoming National Guard hosted an Aviation Familiarization Event in…

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The Rescue

By PAO_Admin | September 28th, 2020

Cheyenne Regional Airport held an emergency exercise training on the…

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The Return

By PAO_Admin | July 23th, 2020

Members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard…

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153rd Airlift Wing welcomes new wing commander

By PAO_Admin | July 14th, 2020

Message From The Assistant Adjutant General-Air

By PAO_Admin | June 12th, 2020

On behalf of Colonel Paul Lyman, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Wyoming…

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Message From The Adjutant General

By PAO_Admin | June 12th, 2020

On behalf of Major General Greg Porter, The Adjutant General,…

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Partnership Results in Success

By PAO_Admin | May 18th, 2020

“They have been very flexible in applying their high-level skills…

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Wyoming Air National Guard members deploy in support of COVID Task Force West

By PAO_Admin | April 30th, 2020

“Having crews that are ready to fly per Air Force…

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WY Air National Guard members take home six awards in national competition

By PAO_Admin | April 07th, 2020

Marshall transferred to the Wyoming Air National Guard in 2019.…

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Women’s History Month: Talking with SMSgt Denise Hondel

By PAO_Admin | March 17th, 2020

“It’s a month for me to ponder on all accomplishments…

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Moving History: T-33 Shooting Star

By wyoadmin | November 07th, 2019

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.

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SecAF visits Wyoming first

By wyoadmin | October 29th, 2019

Wyoming was honored to receive a visit from the Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett on Sunday.

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219th RED HORSE upgrades Camp Guernsey air strip

By wyoadmin | August 22th, 2019

The Montana Air National Guard’s 219th RED HORSE Squadron spent…

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153rd Airlift Wing profile: navigators shoot for zero

By wyoadmin | August 20th, 2019

C-130 Hercules navigators are indeed the keepers of time, expertly combining ingredients for a recipe of lethality and precision for tactical airlift.

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‘Cowboy Thunder’ sendoff for 115th Field Artillery

By wyoadmin | July 30th, 2019

While describing the unit’s combat mission to “destroy, defeat, or…

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Flight engineers – the enlisted fliers

By wyoadmin | May 30th, 2019

A 153rd Airlift Wing profile Note: This is the first…

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Triumph through tragedy

By wyoadmin | April 05th, 2019

Childhood cancer. It is something parents pray they will never…

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Squadron participates in Bataan Memorial Death March

By wyoadmin | March 16th, 2019

As members of the military, it is a time-honored tradition…

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This is my dream job

By wyoadmin | August 16th, 2018

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.  

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Wyoming National Guard to host free open house July 25

By wyoadmin | July 16th, 2018

The Wyoming National Guard is opening its doors to the…

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Upgraded 153rd Airlift Wing dining facility re-opens after two year closure

By wyoadmin | May 07th, 2018

The dining facility at the 153rd Airlift Wing re-opened after…

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Wyoming Air Guard participates in exercise to evaluate crisis response

By wyoadmin | April 18th, 2018

Saturday, members of the 153rd Airlift Wing participated in a…

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When disaster strikes

By wyoadmin | April 10th, 2018

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.

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From reluctant soldier to Air Force colonel: Meet Col. Michelle Mulberry

By wyoadmin | March 21th, 2018

Imagine being 17 years old. You somehow find yourself in…

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84th Civil Support Team participates in joint exercise

By wyoadmin | March 12th, 2018

On Feb. 14, members of the Wyoming National Guard’s 84th…

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A learning experience

By wyoadmin | February 20th, 2018

The airlift mission is something the 153rd Airlift Wing has…

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153rd Airlift Wing facilitates EMT refresher course

By wyoadmin | January 31th, 2018

During the week of Jan. 15- 19, emergency medical responders…

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Podcast interview with Col. Justin Walrath

By wyoadmin | January 16th, 2018

An insightful and personal interview with the new 153rd Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Justin Walrath.

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Podcast interview with Master Sgt. Chandra Gillott

By wyoadmin | December 14th, 2017

Listen to the new Superintendent of Recruiting and Retention, Master Sgt. Chandra Gillott share about her passion for recruiting, it’s challenges, and some of the great opportunities for new airmen in the 153rd Airlift Wing.

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Wyoming Hospitality: Lending a hangar after Maria

By wyoadmin | November 29th, 2017

The Wyoming Air National Guard opens their facilities to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard after their hangar was severely damaged by hurricane Maria.

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Back to the fight

By wyoadmin | November 07th, 2017

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.

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Wyoming first sergeant leverages first responder skills

By wyoadmin | October 30th, 2017

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.

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Force support squadrons partner to train as a total force

By wyoadmin | August 29th, 2017

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.

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Video: Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 air drop

By wyoadmin | August 25th, 2017

This is by far the coolest video you will watch today, tomorrow and the rest of the week. We promise.

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Wyo. Air National Guard aircrews practice survival techniques

By wyoadmin | August 24th, 2017

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.

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Video: C-130 navigator takes you inside his aircraft and job

By wyoadmin | August 02th, 2017

Ever wonder what it is like to be a navigator on a C-130, flying high above Wyoming? Take an inside look with one of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard’s navigators, 1st Lt. Damian Hoffmann, as he plans for an air drop mission.

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

By wyoadmin | July 11th, 2017

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.

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Camp Guernsey and Wyo. Air Guard firefighters train together

By wyoadmin | June 01th, 2017

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.

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Wyo. Air Guard aircraft maintainers practice recovering fighter aircraft

By wyoadmin | May 17th, 2017

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

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153rd civil engineers lend local fire district a hand

By wyoadmin | May 10th, 2017

As traditional Air National Guard members, it can be difficult to find projects that afford the opportunity to master a trade. Recently, the ideal project landed in the laps of the civil engineer squadron thanks to a community partnership.

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Recruiters turn to innovation to seek out new enlistees

By wyoadmin | April 26th, 2017

When you think of recruiters, a few images come to mind. Top on the list is an image of a staff sergeant or technical sergeant visiting a school during lunch or an assembly and presenting a slideshow of fun looking jobs. You may also recall recruiters handing out tri-folds during fairs or parades.

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Airman gives insight into balancing civilian and Guard job

By wyoadmin | March 27th, 2017

I pulled up to the parking lot of the Torrington police station which is about eighty miles northeast of Cheyenne near the Nebraska border. It is an understated brown building which shares its location with city hall. Over the glass doors in block letters reads “police station.” Officer Rebekah Miller is waiting for me in front of the doors to the station.

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