The Wyoming Veterans Commission will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Rock Springs located at 1675 Sunset Dr., in Rock Springs. Veterans from around the state, especially southwest Wyoming, are invited… Read More »Quarterly veterans meeting scheduled for September
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In less than two weeks, beloved community event, the Wild West Air Show, returns to the skies on Sept. 11 and 12. Join the Wyoming Air National Guard, as it celebrates 101 years of aviation in Cheyenne, the air show will host… Read More »Air National Guard Wild West Air Show celebrates 101 years of aviation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Six Airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard have volunteered in support of Operation Allies Refuge. Three will be supporting operation efforts at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The remaining members will be assigned to Andrews Joint Base Andrews,… Read More »Wyoming National Guard Airmen support Operation Allies Refuge
Many family and friends came out to attend the retirement ceremony for Maj. Michael McGee at the Joint Force Readiness Center on June 12, 2021. With 24 years of service, McGee has earned numerous awards throughout his distinguished career, with a Bronze Star and Purple… Read More »Major Michael McGee retires from the Wyoming Army National Guard
After trying several different programs to get treatment, he came across a program in Texas called Veterans and Mustangs through the Mustang Heritage Foundation. It was there that he found the tools needed to find the way back to his normal self. “When it comes… Read More »Soldiers volunteer at Wyoming ranch to help prepare for Operation Remount
CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – The natural resource team at Camp Guernsey celebrated Earth Day by spending the day in the great outdoors and helping the ecosystem surrounding Camp Guernsey. A crew, consisting of Wyoming Military Department Natural Resource Manager Amanda Thimmayya, Natural… Read More »Earth Day celebrated on Camp Guernsey with willow planting
CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – Members of the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Regiment made history again, performing a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Rapid Insertion (HIRAIN) mission on April 12, 2021, at the Lt. Gen. Wright Tactical Airstrip at Camp Guernsey. April… Read More »Camp Guernsey demonstrates capabilities on tactical airstrip during joint mission
CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – The natural resource staff at Camp Guernsey conducted the annual big game flight on April 7, 2021. The flight allows natural resource staff to get an annual snapshot of the number of animals in the area, as well… Read More »Camp Guernsey conducts annual big game survey flight
“With the foundation created by Lt. Col. Pezeshki, we’re going to be in a very strong position going forward,” Taylor explained. The battalion will lean on Taylor’s experience as students get back to school and the recruiters get back in the communities now that COVID-19… Read More »Recruiting and Retention Battalion welcomes new commander
Wyoming’s Virtual Welcome Home Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Monday, March 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. MST. This virtual event honors and thanks the men and women in our community who served during all wars, especially the Vietnam War. The day of welcoming… Read More »Welcome Home Wyoming Veterans Day Celebration
Camp Guernsey’s Department of Public Works employees, who worked diligently during the snowstorm in early March, were recognized for their hard work by Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter on Tuesday. The storm closed Camp Guernsey from March 15 to 17, but DPW employees were called in… Read More »Camp Guernsey Department of Public Works employees recognized
The restoration process began in 2020 and was funded with a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. Because the flag is still susceptible to damage from light, it will not be on display for long periods of time. A documentary of the flag will… Read More »Restored Spanish-American War flag unveiled
LARAMIE, Wyo. – On Saturday, March 6, a ceremony at the Laramie Readiness Center, Capt. Trevor Gaylord, relinquished command of the 94th Troop Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), to 1st Lt. Benjamin Taylor. Capt. Gaylord has commanded the HHC since 2019. During his… Read More »94th Troop Command HHC Command Change
The Wyoming Army National Guard hit the beach last month. Golf Company, 2nd of the 211th Aviation participated in the annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise in Melbourne, Fla. They conducted intense training on medevac procedures. Working hand-in-hand with the Air Force and Army reserve… Read More »Medical Beach Medevac Exercise | February 19, 2021
The 2-300th first began practice for the exercise in 2015. For this attempt, they utilized a C-130 Hercules aircraft provided by the 153rd Airlift Wing out of Cheyenne, Wyo. Using the aircraft in this method allows the artillery greater mobility and a substantial increase in… Read More »Wyoming National Guard makes history
The Wyoming Military Department is proud to announce Mike Walker as the recipient of the WyMD State Employee of the Quarter award for Q3 of 2020. As the Senior Plumber for the 153d Civil Engineer Squadron, Mike annually tests and repairs all 76 backflow preventers… Read More »Employee Spotlight: Mike Walker, Senior Plumber
94th Troop Command welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. Marko Rubich, on Nov. 14, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the change of command ceremony that had been planned to be held in Cheyenne, Wyo. was cancelled in order to comply with local state and health… Read More »94th Troop Command welcomes new commander
Porter gave credit to the engineers that worked hard on the sidewalk, as well as the Town of Guernsey. “You made the community look nicer and safer, certainly for those of us that are on the Camp. It would have been so easy to say,… Read More »New sidewalk opens to connect Town of Guernsey and Camp Guernsey
Training like this gives everyone hands-on experience in the event they do get asked to support certain cyber defense security situations that might arise. If requested, the governor can activate the National Guard cyber defensive team. They can be called on to assist in an… Read More »Wyoming National Guard concludes Cyber Shield exercise
The Wyoming National Guard hosted an Aviation Familiarization (FAM) Event in Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 13-25, 2020, in which members of the Tunisian Air Force participated. Tunisia is Wyoming’s state partner for the National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). The two have been partners since 2004.… Read More »Wyoming National Guard hosts Tunisian Air Force in Aviation Event
Kelly signs the recertification for Soldiers, which occurs annually. Comprehensive NGRF training happens at least quarterly, but can be added to Mission Essential Tasks that are performed more often. The 133rd is the unit designated as the NGRF, and has been training every year for… Read More »133rd Engineer Company completes recertification for reaction force training
A piece of that history now sits for all to view in front of Camp Guernsey’s Regional Training Institute in Camp Guernsey, Wyo. Visitors can walk right up to it, touch it, and get a sense of awe knowing it was involved in a war… Read More »Soldier restores a piece of Wyoming Guard history
Amidst the COVID-19 worries and anxiety, here’s a little something different that will hopefully give a moment of distraction. We still continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, and as we close out the month, we wanted to feature one of the Wyoming Military Department’s (WYMD)… Read More »Women’s History Month 2020: Liliana Hernandez
The facility contains simulation systems which include the Electronic Simulator Trainer for rifles and handguns; an un-stabilized gunnery trainer; a virtual convoy operations trainer; a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle simulator for rollovers; a call-for-fire room; a kinetic sand table for creating terrain models; a 3D… Read More »SIM Center offers comprehensive mobilization training
Nine Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers gave it their all during three days, pushing themselves to the limits in the state’s Best Warrior Competition. In the end, two were crowned winners after a series of tests April 12-14 at Camp Guernsey. Spc. Clay Schaffner and… Read More »Wyoming soldiers vye for Best Warrior title
Chief Master Sgt. Leslie Opsal retires on Friday, listen as she shares about her tiny house lifestyle in preparation for retirement, a few special memories from her twenty four year career and finally some words of wisdom for all of us.
Warrior Bard, the Celtic and bluegrass ensemble of the 67th Army Band “Wyoming’s Own” made a stop at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park to play for tourists from all over the world.
State Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Moore and 153rd Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Darren Nogle discuss the importance of first sergeants in the Air National Guard and the current opportunities that exist in the 153rd Airlift Wing.
There was a lot of enthusiasm in the community leading up to the first summer camp at Camp Guernsey 80 years ago. Advertisers in the Guernsey Gazette welcomed the Guard and urged them to make Guernsey its permanent home. Organizers of Carnival Days were excited… Read More »Camp Guernsey turns 80 this year (Part 2)
“It didn’t take too much convincing when I said ‘let’s ruck it together,’” Jessica said of what turned into a family affair. “They said let’s do it.” So father, mother Carla, who competed in the half marathon, and son, Hunter, who was a freshman in… Read More »Ernst marches with excellence at Bataan and life
Once a year all of the NGRF members have to certify their non-lethal restraint and weapons skills. That training and certification includes the use of pepper spray, Tasers and batons; all of which they learn from both sides of the weapon. Getting an eyeful of… Read More »133rd engineers ready to help law enforcement
Listen to Wyoming STARBASE Director, Germaletta Brown share how this Department of Defense program positively impacts the youth of Cheyenne and the future of our country. STARBASE is a program for fifth-graders that focuses on hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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.
Tech Sgt. Jason Chapin, Wyoming Air National Guard airman, shares how he balances his love of being a city of Cheyenne police officer with his desire to serve in the Wyoming Air National Guard, all with the unwavering support of his wife and children.
Lee Alley, a decorated veteran from the Vietnam War, had read and watched news reports about the Wyoming Veteran Commission and kept wondering there could be more done to help the veterans in the state.
Rather than be a spectator, the Wheatland resident decided to be a participant.
In the early nineties the Department of Defense stood up the National Guard-managed State Partnership Program whose goal was to connect NG units from each state with a partner nation in hopes of mutually beneficial civil-military affairs.
In a ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, in Cheyenne, more than 60 airmen received their degree and celebrated earning their non-commissioned officer ranks May 6.
The Wyoming National Guard is hosting the 2017 Western Regional Biathlon Competition at the Casper Biathlon Club on Casper Mountain, Jan. 10-14. A biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship.