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History: Wyo. Guard played role in WW1 100 years ago

Maj. Tom Blackburn, State Public Affairs Office

June 1914. Europe enjoyed its last calm summer before turmoil engulfed the continent.

An assassin’s bullet ended that in Sarajevo, a part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, would die from gunshot wounds from Gavrilo Princep, which plunged Europe into the Great War, or, as it became known decades later, World War I.

Apr 6, 2017

14 ways to stay in shape for a Guardsmen

Maj. Rebecca Walsh, Joint Forces Headquarters Public Affairs Office

We’ve all heard it, seen it or experienced it, the stereotype of National Guard soldiers being lazy, over the weight standards or unmotivated.

But, what can we do to avoid living up to this stereotype?

Apr 4, 2017

Communications & rocket science: the daily workings of Lt. Col. Michael Carden

Capt. Megan Hoffmann, State Public Affairs Office

Lt. Col. Michael Carden knew early in life that he wanted to join some branch of the military. Inspired by his uncle, a former Marine and telecommunications specialist; Carden, as early as 10, had already developed a love for electronics and programming computer games.

Mar 30, 2017

Airman gives insight into balancing civilian and Guard job

Senior Master Sgt. Charles Delano, 153rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office

I pulled up to the parking lot of the Torrington police station which is about eighty miles northeast of Cheyenne near the Nebraska border. It is an understated brown building which shares its location with city hall. Over the glass doors in block letters reads “police station.” Officer Rebekah Miller is waiting for me in front of the doors to the station.

Mar 27, 2017

Women of the Wyoming National Guard

Capt. Megan Hoffmann, State Public Affairs Office

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, State Public Affairs Office

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

Video: Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 air drop

Aug 25, 2017

Wyo. Air National Guard aircrews practice survival...

Aug 24, 2017