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.
On Aug. 4, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, along with Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, adjutant general of Wyoming, and distinguished leaders of the Wyoming National Guard, proudly welcomed home the members of Alpha Co., 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation, Wyoming Army National Guard, during a heartfelt ceremony… Read More »Wyoming Army National Guard Aviators Welcomed Home