Category Archives: Army Guard

History retrospective: Charlie Med is born and immediately deployed a decade ago

By Wyoming National Guard | October 05th, 2017

The 1022nd Medical Company became “Charlie Med” or C Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Brigade on Sept. 15, 2007, and almost simultaneously received notice it would deploy to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Battalion shakes off the dust and fires up the launchers

By Wyoming National Guard | September 12th, 2017

For some artillerymen from Alpha and Bravo Batteries, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, it’s been a couple of years since they did their job – fire rockets from High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers.

It took a few hours to work out the kinks and get to the business at hand, a live-fire exercise used to evaluate and certify skills with the Army’s new evaluation system.

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History retrospective: Wyoming’s most combat decorated unit since Korea returned home a decade ago this month

By Wyoming National Guard | September 07th, 2017

September marks a decade since the return of the 1041st Engineer Company Assault Float Bridge of the Wyoming Army National Guard, which deployed to Combat Operations Base Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The unit returned the most decorated unit in the state since the 300th Armored Field Artillery fought in the Battle of Soyang in May 1951 during the Korean War.

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Wyo. Guard band serenaded Cody Stampede visitors

By Wyoming National Guard | July 19th, 2017

The Wyoming Army National Guard’s 67th Army Band, also known as “Wyoming’s Own” performed several concerts in Cody, Wyoming, over the July Fourth weekend, entertaining more than 20,000 people over the two day period.

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115th FAB completes first brigade size comm exercise with all systems

By Wyoming National Guard | July 07th, 2017

The phrase Mission Command System Exercise was said countless times leading up to the 115th Field Artillery Brigade’s annual training at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.

What did it mean?

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Wyo. Guard UH-60s called to assist with Keystone Fire

By Wyoming National Guard | July 06th, 2017

Gov. Matt Mead authorized two Wyoming Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews to begin aerial firefighting measures today on the Keystone Fire.

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Wyoming educators experience a day in the military

By Wyoming National Guard | June 15th, 2017

Sixty educators, like eager students on the first day of class, were excited to learn about the military as they stepped off a C-130 or UH-60 upon arrival at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center June 12.

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Bravo Battery welcomed home

By Wyoming National Guard | May 10th, 2017

Soldiers of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery were officially honored and welcomed home at the Lander armory, May 7 with a Freedom Salute after recently completing a deployment to Afghanistan.

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Two Wyo. Army Guardsmen given rescue award for 2015 Afghanistan mission

By Wyoming National Guard | May 06th, 2017

Two Wyoming Army National Guardsmen were awarded the Dustoff Association’s Rescue of the Year award in a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility Friday, in Cheyenne. The award was given for a medical evacuation mission in Afghanistan almost two years ago.

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Lt. Col. Porter assumes command of the 115th Field Artillery Brigade

By Wyoming National Guard | April 19th, 2017

Col. Gregory Phipps, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Kent Porter in a ceremony conducted at the 115th Field Artillery Brigades headquarters readiness center April 9.

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Tanks are part of Wyo. Army Guard history

By Wyoming National Guard | March 09th, 2017

Today, at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, outside Guernsey, Wyoming, locals can hear in the distance the sound of rockets or cannon pieces firing. The Wyoming National Guard, who uses the installation for live fire exercises, has a legacy in artillery. Big guns with big bullets, dating back to before the Korean War.
For a short period of time after World War II, a different sound rumbled against the rocks and open landscape – tank engines.

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Wyo. National Guard dedicates memorial for GWOT fallen soldiers

By Wyoming National Guard | February 23th, 2017

The Wyoming Military Department dedicated a memorial Wednesday in honor of the four Army National Guard soldiers who have died in the Global War on Terror since 2001.

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Lt. Col. Scott Bailey to assist Wyoming soldiers as new SRAAG

By Wyoming National Guard | October 13th, 2016

Lt. Col. Scott Bailey survived cold Alaskan winters, hot Saudi Arabian summers and everything in between. His latest challenge, as of August 2016, is to survive the Wyoming wind as he serves as the new Senior Army Advisor, Army National Guard.

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Campaign 50 Stars intent on meeting Wyo. Army National recruiting mission

By Wyoming National Guard | September 24th, 2016

The number is 1,521 and the race is on.

That is the recruiting mission for the Wyoming Army National Guard to meet by October this year and time is short.

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Wyo. Army Guard hosts ‘Guard Wyoming’s Future’ event

By Wyoming National Guard | September 16th, 2016

After years in the National Guard, soldiers need reminders on why to continue to serve. That is what the Wyoming Army National Guard was hoping to accomplish with their inaugural ‘Guard Wyoming’s Future’ event.

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Wyo. Guard 67th Army Band charms Wheatland crowd with two performance teams

By Wyoming National Guard | September 03th, 2016

Residents of Wheatland and a few other neighboring towns enjoyed jazz and Celtic music played by the town’s locally based Wyoming Army National Guard 67th Army Band on Aug. 20, at the annual Green Harvest Festival.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rob Phillips, who has been the commander of the unit since February 2013, is proud and enthusiastic about the unique and popular songs played by two of the 67th’s music performance teams.

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Wyo. Army Guard hold Gov. review day at Camp Guernsey

By Wyoming National Guard | July 21th, 2016

The Wyoming Army National Guard was on full display to Gov. Matt Mead and a crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon at the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, as more than 800 soldiers gathered on the camp’s parade field for a review ceremony.

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Wyo. Guard bags sand to bolster river’s banks

By Wyoming National Guard | May 20th, 2016

A task force of various government agency members arrived in Saratoga Wednesday and Thursday to help local officials prevent those waters from finding a way into town. Making up a portion of that task force are members of the Wyoming National Guard.

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Wyoming Guard continues to carry elevated contingency ops

By Wyoming National Guard | April 11th, 2016

When I heard the words ‘nine-one-one’ growing up, I associated them to calling first responders for help. After Sept. 11, 2001, those words morphed into ‘nine-eleven’ and took on a new meaning for me; terrorism, destruction, loss and heartbreak.

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Wyoming Soldiers learn from Korean partners

By Wyoming National Guard | April 07th, 2016

During two weeks of annual training, Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers from the 197th Public Affairs Detachment worked alongside Korean Augmentation to United States Army soldiers, or KATUSAs, on U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

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Western Wildfire conference hopes to streamline efforts this season

By Wyoming National Guard | March 21th, 2016

How best to streamline firefighting efforts across state lines was the topic of discussion for more than 70 military members attending a planning conference in Cheyenne March 10.

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Wyoming Army National Guard receives aviation additions

By Wyoming National Guard | February 25th, 2016

Wyoming Army aviation, which is highly utilized across the state, nation and abroad is growing.

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Changes scheduled for Wyo. Army Guard in FY 2016

By Wyoming National Guard | October 07th, 2015

With recent national budget control decisions decreasing the size of the National Guard and force structure updates by the U.S. Army, the Wyoming Army National Guard will make changes to meet the new guidance.

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