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WYNG Communicators earn two defense media awards

The Joint Forces Headquarters Public Affairs team of the Wyoming National Guard proudly announces its recent victories in the esteemed Defense Media Merit Awards (DMMA). Recognized for outstanding contributions in journalism and videography, the team clinched top honors in the Publication category for the 2022 Cowboy Guard and secured second place in the Short-form Production Video category for their showcase of the 2023 Vigilant Guard exercise.

Fire Response Update

Several local agencies, including three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and crews from the Wyoming Army National Guard, as well as one Wyoming Air National Guard fire truck and crew along with two water tankers, are responding to a large grass fire near Koster Road, approx. 16 miles west of Cheyenne. Laramie County Fire Authority is leading the response.

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BHM Interview with TSgt McClary

Technical Sgt. Jeffrey McClary of the Wyoming Air National Guard shares his perspective on Black History Month. With 12 years of service, TSgt. McClary reflects on the resilience and contributions of African Americans. His empowering message celebrates diversity and inspires unity for a brighter future.

Taking Flight: 153rd Airlift Wing’s C-130 Hercules and Airmen Depart for Deployment

In late November 2023, the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing deployed over 130 troops in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. Led by U.S. Air Force Col. Barry Deibert, the dedicated team had undergone nearly a year of rigorous training to prepare for real-world missions involving the C-130 Hercules aircraft, specializing in tactical airlift. Their commitment and resilience shone as they overcame challenges during aircraft launch. The community of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the nation as a whole were acknowledged for their support. The deployment was expected to last less than 180 days, with updates promised as the mission progressed.

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Cheyenne Celebrates Milestone as Security Forces Squadron Unveils First Permanent Facility in Over Two Decades

Story by Staff Sgt. Lee Murphy, 153rd Airlift Wing. Photos by Senior Airman Kylee Warren On Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, amid exuberant cheers and applause, the 153rd Security Forces Squadron commemorated the grand opening of their new permanent facility at the 153rd Airlift Wing in… Read More »Cheyenne Celebrates Milestone as Security Forces Squadron Unveils First Permanent Facility in Over Two Decades

discovery day 2023

Discovery Day 2023 Missed out on Discovery Day 2023? No worries We’ve got a video recap that’ll make you wish you were there, and even more excited for next year’s event. Experience a day filled with curiosity, innovation, and endless opportunities to explore the wonders of STEAM… Read More »Discovery Day 2023

A Lasting Impression through Professional Military Education

The Wyoming Air National Guard sends several officers to various professional development opportunities each year. Among those opportunities is Professional Military Education (PME). PME is part of a developmental system that helps prepare officers from all services for command and staff work in a joint context.

“A primary part of our Wyoming mission is to provide ready and professional personnel and formations capable of winning the fight. To do this, we need to invest in our leaders and provide them with training to improve their ability to think critically and operate strategically, all of which PME offers,” said Brig. Gen. Michelle Mulberry, Chief of Staff of the Wyoming Air National Guard.


Service Before Self

Airman First Class Nathan Johnson, an Aerospace Medical Technician assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, had recently completed his technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Having received his EMT license less than 24 hours prior, Johnson was on his way home aboard the first leg of his trip to Houston.

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Vigilant Guard 2023: A Test of Preparedness

The Wyoming National Guard stood poised to demonstrate their unwavering strength and readiness to the world through its first-ever Vigilant Guard exercise from June 12-15. This comprehensive emergency response exercise aimed to enhance our public safety and community preparedness and showcased our state’s unwavering spirit.

Rolling to Victory

Members of the 153rd Airlift Wing participate in the Mustang Roller Readiness Exercise at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., May 1-7, 2023. Airmen executed their ability to maintain and sustain essential home-station missions as well as testing the process of deploying aircraft and Airmen during degraded conditions.

Outstanding Achievement in Media: Winner of the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Media Awards Announced

We are thrilled to announce that MSgt Jacqueline Marshall, a member of our team, has been awarded the prestigious title of NGB Civilian Videographer of the Year, as well as the second-place award in the multimedia product category for 2022. This incredible achievement is a testament to her exceptional talent, dedication, and hard work; we could not be more proud of her. Congratulations, MSgt Jacqueline Marshall! Your remarkable accomplishments have truly set the standard for excellence in the field of videography.

Mother of Exiles

By Staff Sgt. Lee Murphy, 153rd Airlift Wing CHEYENNE, Wyo.—The symbol of our country is a woman, a mother, who would sacrifice anything for the sake of her children. This is no accident. Through a stroke of good timing and determination, two Airmen from the… Read More »Mother of Exiles

Educating through the Misinformation: Chief Hondel shares her vaccination experience

 Chief Master Sergeant Denise Hondel shares her experience in receiving both doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Please email us your questions at Also, if you are curious about investigating your concerns or questions about the vaccine. Feel free to explore the list… Read More »Educating through the Misinformation: Chief Hondel shares her vaccination experience

Three members of Tunisian military test positive for COVID-19 while in Cheyenne for training

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard conducted an approved security cooperation event with 13 members of the Tunisian military Sept. 13-25, in Cheyenne. Three members of the Tunisian military tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 23 as part of departure procedures and were immediately… Read More »Three members of Tunisian military test positive for COVID-19 while in Cheyenne for training

The Rescue

Cheyenne Regional Airport held an emergency exercise training on the morning of Aug. 27, 2020. The scenario involved an airplane crash with victims on board. The Wyoming Air National Guard Fire and Rescue, along with airport staff and many community partners, were among the participants.… Read More »The Rescue

The Return

Members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard return home after a deployment to the Middle East on July 21, 2020, Cheyenne, Wyo.  Family and friends waited anxiously as the plane arrived on the runway and Airmen approached the hangar to greet their… Read More »The Return

Moving History: T-33 Shooting Star

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.

Triumph through tragedy

Childhood cancer. It is something parents pray they will never face. For Wyoming Air National Guard Maj. Eric Miller, this worst nightmare came to life when his 5-year-old son, Garrett, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma. What started off as a seemingly normal day of T-ball,… Read More »Triumph through tragedy

This is my dream job

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.