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Veterans Commission

Wyoming Veterans Hotline 1-800-833-5987

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, Wyoming National Guard Museum, and Military Records.

Next meeting

The Wyoming Veterans Commission will hold its quarterly meeting on September 10, 2020. The meeting will be held at The Inn, in the War Bonnet Room, 260 Grand View Dr., Lander, WY, starting at 3 p.m.

Items on the agenda include Skilled Nursing Facility update, VA Transportation Grant for Rural States and 2021 Legislative Interim Topics.

The meeting is expected to adjourn by 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Veterans Commission at 307-777-8151.

Current Initiatives

All state events have been postponed to a later date TBD. Please check back later for updates.

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The Wyoming Veterans Commission has a vacant commissioner position available that covers Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties (Judicial District 5).

Applicants should apply for the vacancy using guidelines outlined at All applications must be sent to the Governor’s Office.

The position will remain opened until filled.

The Wyoming Veterans Commission has a statutory duty of advising the Governor and Wyoming Legislature on state and federal veteran’s benefits. The commission has oversight of the veteran’s services program, Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Wyoming Veterans Museum, and Wyoming National Guard Museum.

The commission meets quarterly or as needed to address issues relevant to all Wyoming veterans.

To learn more about the commission, visit

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