Category Archives: Army Guard

Students are honored to pay honors

By wyoadmin | December 06th, 2018

“It is a no-fail mission,” she said. “We have not…

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Chief Bye puts his stamp on Camp Guernsey

By wyoadmin | November 26th, 2018

He came in as a draftsman, but said that was…

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Army band teams with Western Thunder for halftime

By wyoadmin | November 20th, 2018

“It is a pleasure to have them here. They have…

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Stanfill deploys faith before first deployment

By wyoadmin | November 15th, 2018

“I thought volunteering for the deployment would be a good…

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Wyoming Fallen Warrior Memorial dedicated

By wyoadmin | November 13th, 2018

It was about a year ago that Wyoming Governor Matt…

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Halloween Hustle treats CST to tricks around the county

By wyoadmin | October 23th, 2018

CST Survey Team members donned their orange and black protective…

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WYARNG prepares for changes to physical fitness testing

By wyoadmin | October 15th, 2018

He added, for half of these groups, soldiers are required…

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WyARNG set for largest deployment in 10 years

By wyoadmin | October 09th, 2018

“It’s like a buffet of services you can pick and…

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WyARNG soldiers transition from NCOs to warrant officers

By wyoadmin | October 02th, 2018

The graduation ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the transition…

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New Army Guard program to increase soldier resiliency

By wyoadmin | September 25th, 2018

While Spaulding is a personal link to the soldiers, much…

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Meet the state’s new master fitness trainer – Staff Sgt. Kari Brafford

By Wyoming National Guard | September 24th, 2018

Meet the Wyo. Army Guard’s State Master Fitness Trainer, Staff Sgt. Kari Brafford.

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Artillery battalion moves toward 2019 depolyment

By wyoadmin | September 13th, 2018

The unit then set about the business of pre-mobilization training…

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Med Det increases Guard’s value to state

By wyoadmin | September 04th, 2018

He started the wheels rolling on the idea, and like…

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An employer that walks the walk

By Wyoming National Guard | August 28th, 2018

My Boss is a Patriot Award winner, Jody Shields, a vice president with Align in Cheyenne, Wyoming, talks about what it means for her team to support their employee, Wyoming National Guard soldier Officer Candidate Joseph Samudio. She shares what the secret to success is when employing a guardsmen and why every employer should want a Wyoming guardsmen on their staff. 

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National Guard shooters battle it out at MAC Region VI

By wyoadmin | August 21th, 2018

Wyoming’s A team took first in the Covering Fire competition,…

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Fort Sill Half Section thrills Cheyenne audiences

By wyoadmin | July 23th, 2018

As the nation and Wyoming commemorate the 100th anniversary of…

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Environmental broom follows big exercises at Guernsey

By wyoadmin | June 28th, 2018

The 142nd Field Artillery Brigade from Arkansas and four support…

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Camp Guernsey cooks meet hungry demand

By wyoadmin | June 27th, 2018

As the Army does indeed run on its stomach, and…

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Wyoming’s best soldier runner-up at Best Warrior regional

By wyoadmin | June 07th, 2018

A 1980s TV commercial of soldiers doing more before 9…

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Arkansas Army Guard working on the railroad at Guernsey

By wyoadmin | June 01th, 2018

“When Operation Desert Storm happened, everyone had to move their…

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120 years ago the Wyo. Guard goes to war for the first time

By wyoadmin | May 23th, 2018

Wyoming’s most significant contribution to the war came from that…

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Podcast interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Harold Pafford

By Wyoming National Guard | May 15th, 2018

Listen to Command Sgt. Maj. Pafford discuss the big changes coming to the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) as well as changes to professional military education for soldiers. You don’t want to miss this informative podcast. 

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Pafford gets taste of Army’s new fitness test

By wyoadmin | May 15th, 2018

“Leading from the front I wanted to be one of…

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Camp Guernsey turns 80 this year (Part one)

By wyoadmin | May 09th, 2018

Esmay reported in April 1938, that an appropriations bill, sponsored…

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When disaster strikes

By Wyoming National Guard | April 10th, 2018

When disaster strikes a small town, the National Guard is critical in its service to local first responders augmenting civilian life flight capabilities and providing immediate life saving care. Recently the Wyoming and Colorado National Guard participated in “Alpine Guard” a mass casualty exercise simulating the response to a major tornado in the small town of Fort Morgan, Colorado.

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Maas caps Army career while visiting Wyo. troops in Alaska

By wyoadmin | April 05th, 2018

After undergoing multiple eye surgeries in early 2017 that prevented…

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A recipe for a full life

By Wyoming National Guard | March 27th, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lauren Gurney pursues her two passions, piloting UH-60 helicopters for the Wyoming National Guard and running her own business baking and making chocolates in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Recipe for a full life

By Wyoming National Guard | March 21th, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lauren Gurney pursues her two passions, piloting UH-60 helicopters for the Wyoming National Guard and running her own business baking and making chocolates in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Wyoming infantry gets dose of winter warfare training

By wyoadmin | March 07th, 2018

Joint training exercise Arctic Eagle consisted of National Guard service…

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Podcast Interview with Maj. Amy Henry, Recruiting and Retention Battalion

By Wyoming National Guard | February 28th, 2018

Recruiting and retention is a top priority for the Wyoming National Guard. Did you know that the Army Guard is giving big bonuses to reenlist? Get to know recruiting and retention battalion acting commander and executive officer, Maj. Amy Henry share why she thinks the Wyoming Army National Guard is a unique opportunity that you can’t find in the civilian sector.

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Cowboy STEM

By Wyoming National Guard | February 21th, 2018

Learn how the Wyoming National Guard is partnering with high schools throughout the state in STEM education. A new program piloted by the Wyoming Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion bridges the gap between science, technology, engineering, and math and the military.

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WCCA, WCA partner to improve Guernsey training area

By wyoadmin | January 03th, 2018

The four participating graduates returned to Camp Guernsey for three…

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Army NG Master Sgt. Phillips doesn’t let past define him

By wyoadmin | November 08th, 2017

“We were all over the place there. We had like…

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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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