Rows of American Flags are lined up to welcome home Vietnam veterans back to Wyoming.

Veterans Commission

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, and Wyoming National Guard Museum.

Next meeting

The WVC will hold its next quarterly commission meeting on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Cheyenne at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the commission at 307-777-8152.

Current Initiatives

The Wyoming Veterans Commission is teaming up with Wyoming’s VA hospitals to promote the VA’s Agent Orange registry. All Wyoming Vietnam veterans are encouraged to register on the website to keep abreast of possible long-term side effects, research and news about exposure to Agent Orange. For more information click here.