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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 next quarterly meeting at the Holiday Inn Rock Springs, 1675 Sunset Drive, on Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

Current Initiatives

UW Athletics and Cowboy Football will again be hosting Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 16 as the Cowboys face the Fresno State Bulldogs at War Memorial Stadium.

Each year through donations by Cowboy fans and a match provided by UW Athletics, free tickets are made available to currently-serving military, veterans and their families through VETTIX.  Veterans are strongly encouraged to sign up and get verified via VETTIX as soon as possible as the process may take a few days. Once verified, the ticket application process is simple.

Those new to VETTIX can create their account at this link: https://www.vettix.org/ref/242534.  Select “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” located in the upper right hand corner. Simply follow the instructions to begin creating your account.  You will need to validate your military/veteran status by providing a copy of one of the requested documents and a valid photo ID.

Additionally, once donated tickets have been exhausted through VETTIX, a ticket discount will be available to currently-serving military, veterans and their families for tickets purchased in advance or the day of the game (with proper ID).

Kickoff time for Wyoming vs. Fresno State will be determined at a later date by FOX Network. Game times and specific outlets for FOX games (FOX, FS1 or FS2) are generally announced 10 days in advance of those games.

We look forward to seeing you at the UW Military Appreciation Day on October 16.

For more information on Military Appreciation Day, contact the Wyoming Veterans Commission (307) 777-8152, UW Veterans Services Center (307) 766-6909 or vetserve@uwyo.edu.

 

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