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Recruiters turn to innovation to seek out new enlistees

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.

Airman gives insight into balancing civilian and Guard job

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.

Meet Chief Master Sgt. Nogle: the 153rd Airlift Wing’s new command chief

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.

Airmen learn about drunk driving in non-routine way

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.

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

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.

Wyo. Guard bags sand to bolster river’s banks

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.

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

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.

MAFFS 3 returns to Wyoming after 14 months in Utah

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.