Category Archives: 153rd Airlift Wing

Flight engineers – the enlisted fliers

By Wyoming National Guard | May 30th, 2019

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

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Triumph through tragedy

By Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | March 16th, 2019

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

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This is my dream job

By Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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 Wyoming National Guard | 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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Meet Chief Master Sgt. Nogle: the 153rd Airlift Wing’s new command chief

By Wyoming National Guard | February 15th, 2017

Upon meeting a new command chief, airmen are often unsure of what to expect and generally have questions. What kind of leader will the new chief be? What changes can we expect? As the 153rd Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Darren Nogle is the voice of the enlisted force within the wing, and it is vital airmen have an understanding of Nogle, his command philosophies and what the future holds with him as their command chief.

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Korean War veteran receives surprise from grandson

By Wyoming National Guard | December 06th, 2016

Kenneth Murphy, a Korean War veteran, visited the 153rd Airlift Wing Dec. 3, to attend a ceremony thought to be in honor of his grandson, Tech. Sgt. Bryce Bishop, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.

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Wyo. Air Guard restores jet that is part of unit history

By Wyoming National Guard | November 09th, 2016

A Wyoming Air National Guard T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft received a major facelift during a recent renovation.

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243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron celebrates 20 years of distinguished service

By Wyoming National Guard | November 01th, 2016

On Nov. 1, 1996, the 242nd Air Traffic Control Flight in Spokane, Washington, was transferred and re-designated to the Wyoming Air National Guard as the 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron.

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Airmen learn about drunk driving in non-routine way

By Wyoming National Guard | October 11th, 2016

Driving while impaired is not a permissible activity. However, 153rd Airlift Wing student flight trainees got to do this – drive a motorized vehicle, under close supervision, while under the influence of alcohol. Or at least that is what the beer goggles they wore simulated as they drove through a course dotted with orange cones.

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153rd Airlift Wing aircrews train in combat water survival

By Wyoming National Guard | September 28th, 2016

Pilots, navigators, flight engineers and loadmasters from the 153rd Airlift Wing participated in combat and water survival refresher training at Curt Gowdy State Park, about 20 miles west of Cheyenne, Sept. 11.

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Wyoming Air Guard C-130’s to receive prop upgrades

By Wyoming National Guard | August 17th, 2016

Looking through pictures of Wyoming Air National Guard aircraft over the last ten years, one picture stands out. An eight year old image of a single C-130H Hercules aircraft with eight-bladed propellers parked on the ramp at dusk, foretelling the modernization of the C-130 fleet.

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Wyo. Air Guard holds 70th anniversary celebration

By Wyoming National Guard | July 19th, 2016

Wyoming Air National Guard airmen along with former unit members celebrated the 153rd Airlift Wing’s 70th anniversary this weekend. About 100 retirees attended the event.

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Wyo. Guard bags sand to bolster river’s banks

By Wyoming National Guard | May 20th, 2016

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.

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Wyoming Air National Guard launches eight C-130H aircraft for historic mission

By Wyoming National Guard | May 17th, 2016

All eight of the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, took to the air for a historic event May 14.

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Wyoming Guard continues to carry elevated contingency ops

By Wyoming National Guard | April 11th, 2016

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.

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153rd Airlift Wing adds leadership team with long-time legacy

By Wyoming National Guard | April 07th, 2016

Both Col. Paul Lyman and David Herder commissioned over 20 years ago through Reserve Officer Training Corps programs and became navigators on the C-130 aircraft piloted by the Wyoming Air National Guard. Today, they have combined over 7,300 flying hours and 40 years of military service, most with the Wyoming Air National Guard.

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Security forces tests active shooter and lockdown procedures

By Wyoming National Guard | December 18th, 2015

Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Security Forces Squadron conducted an active shooter scenario Dec. 18 at the Cheyenne Air National Guard base.

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MAFFS 3 returns to Wyoming after 14 months in Utah

By Wyoming National Guard | November 09th, 2015

Aug. 17, 2014, a C-130H equipped with a Modular Airborne Firefighting System landed without functioning nose gear at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Almost 14 months later, on Oct. 13 that C-130H, tail number 1533, returned to its home at the Wyoming Air National Guard.

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