Rows of American Flags are lined up to welcome home Vietnam veterans back to Wyoming.

Veterans Commission

Wyoming Veterans Commission

The Wyoming Veterans Commission’s mission is to develop, enhance and promote programs, services and benefits for Wyoming veterans and their families, through outreach, education, communication and legislation. Working in partnership with the Wyoming state government, the Wyoming Military Department, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Veterans Service Organizations, the commission strives to improve the quality of life of every Wyoming veteran.

The Commission was founded in 1981 for the purpose of receiving federal funding to establish the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, in Evansville. The Wyoming Veterans Commission has 12 Governor-appointed commissioners who serve for staggered terms from the various Wyoming Judicial Districts.

The commission has oversight of the Veterans Service Officers, Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, and Wyoming National Guard Museum.

Next meeting

The WVC will hold its next quarterly commission meeting in February 2020 in Cheyenne.  This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Legislative Budget Session so date and time will be determined at a later date.

For more information, call the commission at 307-777-8152.

Current Initiatives

The Wyoming Veterans Commission along with the Department of Health are holding public meetings to discuss veterans skilled nursing and accept public comment regarding establishing a veterans skilled nursing facility in Wyoming, the availability of nursing home beds in the state and the demand by veterans for a skilled nursing facility in Wyoming. The Commission is also working on a memorial to all Wyoming veterans who have died in service to our state and nation and their families.