A soldier moves towards his family shortly after arriving back home from deployment.

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Women of the Wyoming National Guard

Capt. Megan Hoffmann

In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote. More than a century later, the Equality State continues to be a trendsetter for women – it houses Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry, which employed the first female infantry soldier in the country.

Mar 22, 2017

Tanks are part of Wyo. Army Guard history

Maj. Tom Blackburn, State Public Affairs Office

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.

Mar 9, 2017

Academics & attitude: Academy focus for class 32 cadets

Capt. Megan Hoffmann

Seven weeks complete. Fifteen remain. A daily routine has been achieved, but the ultimate goal, to graduate the 22-week in-residence program June 10, is still being worked toward.

Feb 28, 2017

Wyo. National Guard dedicates memorial for GWOT fallen soldiers

Maj. Tom Blackburn, State Public Affairs Office

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.

Feb 23, 2017

New Wyo. Cowboy ChalleNGe director: former UW player takes on next ChalleNGE

Capt. Megan Hoffmann, State Public Affairs Office

Eric Brooks’ stature and demeanor tend to command respect without much having to be said. As the new director for the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, a 5 1/2 month residential program for at-risk youth, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound, former bowl-winning defensive lineman for the University of Wyoming portrays the calm, self-assured, courageous strength that the WCCA staff aims to instill in cadets enrolled in the program.

Feb 20, 2017

Meet Chief Master Sgt. Nogle: the 153rd Airlift Wing’s new command chief

Senior Airman Autumn Velez, 153rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Upon meeting a new command chief, airmen are often unsure of what to expect and generally have questions. What kind of leader will the new chief be? What changes can we expect? As the 153rd Airlift Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Darren Nogle is the voice of the enlisted force within the wing, and it is vital airmen have an understanding of Nogle, his command philosophies and what the future holds with him as their command chief.

Feb 15, 2017

Wyoming National Guard teams helping in Worland floods

Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire, State Public Affairs Office

Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers responded to a request from the governor and Wyoming Homeland Security to mitigate flooding in Worland and surrounding areas.

Feb 13, 2017

Wyo. Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy candidates of Class 32 dump their past, determined to drive to a brighter future

Capt. Megan Hoffmann, State Public Affairs Office

Every 30 minutes, another handful of Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy candidates, along with their family, filed into the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 213th Regional Training Institute in Guernsey.

Feb 1, 2017

Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction champions military readiness in Wyoming schools

Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire

There are a lot of different jobs in the military, and prior to World War II, many recruits were placed in positions not well suited for them, thereby wasting time and money for retraining.

Jan 30, 2017

Wyoming Air Guard supports 58th Inauguration

Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire and Senior Airman Autumn Velez, State Public Affairs Office and 153rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office

Thirteen Wyoming Air National Guard airmen were part of a roughly 7,500-strong force of citizen-soldiers and airmen from 43 states, three territories and the District of Columbia brought to Washington, D.C., last week to support local civilian authorities as well as federal government agency partners for the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

Jan 25, 2017

Women of the Wyoming National Guard

Mar 22, 2017

Tanks are part of Wyo. Army Guard history

Mar 9, 2017