Category Archives: Wyoming National 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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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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The Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery

By wyoadmin | November 08th, 2018

The Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery was established in 1983.…

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National Guard members take LEAD

By wyoadmin | November 07th, 2018

“We’ve done a lot of surveys over the years, and…

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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 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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Did a WWI era Wyo Guard soldier inspire the state’s iconic bucking horse logo?

By Wyoming National Guard | September 27th, 2018

Wyoming Guard soldier George Ostrom created a bucking horse logo to mark his unit’s equipment during World War I. Did his logo inspire Wyoming’s current iconic logo?

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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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133rd engineers benefit from emergency response training

By wyoadmin | September 12th, 2018

May 27 was a wake-up call for Converse County Emergency…

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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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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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Wyoming National Guard to host free open house July 25

By wyoadmin | July 16th, 2018

The Wyoming National Guard is opening its doors to the…

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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 aviators, medics train to save lives

By wyoadmin | June 19th, 2018

Wyoming Army aviators and medics took to the skies in…

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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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Guardsmen fly into new ways to do their jobs

By wyoadmin | May 31th, 2018

“We’re really excited, and hoping we’ll be able to use…

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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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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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Camp Guernsey turns up the heat on fire mitigation

By wyoadmin | April 26th, 2018

It’s been six years since a fire jumped the fence…

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Podcast interview with Chief Master Sgt. Moore, state command chief

By Wyoming National Guard | April 11th, 2018

A conversation with Chief Master Sgt. Moore, the new state command chief for the Wyoming Air National Guard. Chief Master Sgt. Moore shares a little bit about himself, how he arrived at his new job, and what his priorities are for the enlisted men and women of the Wyoming Air Guard. 

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Wyo Guard turns 148

By wyoadmin | April 05th, 2018

A decade later the Wyoming National Guard was called to…

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84th Civil Support Team participates in joint exercise

By wyoadmin | March 12th, 2018

On Feb. 14, members of the Wyoming National Guard’s 84th…

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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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STARBASE rolling with robots for Cheyenne youth

By wyoadmin | January 17th, 2018

Among the exhibitors at the library that night, were several…

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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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2017 in review

By wyoadmin | December 27th, 2017

Take a few minutes to look back at the busy…

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Podcast interview with Brig. Gen. Rader

By Wyoming National Guard | November 15th, 2017

Listen to Brig. Gen. Rader share some amusing stories about his 39-year career and some parting words of wisdom recorded on the day of his retirement.

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Guard biathletes team up with wounded vets

By Wyoming National Guard | October 05th, 2017

Wyoming National Guard biathletes helped build the skillsets of wounded American military veterans while the para-athletes taught a lesson in humility.

The veterans came from all over the United States. Some are blind. Some are missing limbs. Some are battling the effects of traumatic brain injuries and a myriad of other maladies, but they are a dedicated bunch eager to learn and master a new sport.

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Video: Resiliency in the face of change

By Wyoming National Guard | September 27th, 2017

Jenny Rigg, Director of Psychological Health for the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard talks about what it means to be resilient while embracing change.

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Wyo. Vietnam vets share war experience at Joint Forces HQ for PBS

By Wyoming National Guard | September 14th, 2017

The Joint Forces Readiness Center played host to a Wyoming Vietnam War veteran panel that was organized by PBS on Monday. Three veterans, all current residents of the state, discussed their war experiences on a record-to-air taping that will be aired Friday in conjunction with Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” documentary.

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“One Guard” keeps Guernsey airfields safe for training

By Wyoming National Guard | August 16th, 2017

With the Wyoming Air National Guard’s plan to practice combat missions during last week’s annual training at Camp Guernsey came additional emergency response requirements and an opportunity for Air and Army firefighters to partner as “one guard.”

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Cheyenne turns 150, the Wyo. Guard has been there from the beginning

By Wyoming National Guard | August 10th, 2017

In 1870, five years after Cheyenne was founded, the Wyoming National Guard was authorized to protect and safeguard the people of the Wyoming Territory.

Flash forward to today, as the city celebrates the 150th anniversary of Cheyenne’s birth, the Wyoming National Guard, with multiple Army and Air Guard units assigned here, continue the legacy started so many years ago.

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Annual Wyoming National Guard open house draws 4,500

By Wyoming National Guard | July 27th, 2017

The annual Wyoming National Guard Open House, held July 26, drew an estimated 4,500 to the 153rd Airlift Wing’s base, in Cheyenne.

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Wyoming’s 84th Civil Support Team looks for unique training environments

By Wyoming National Guard | June 08th, 2017

He expected the call, but didn’t know at what hour it might come. As Capt. Adam Oswalt’s phone rang, he awoke, slung his feet over the edge of the bed, and sat up. It was 4 a.m. and it was time to train.

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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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Recruiters turn to innovation to seek out new enlistees

By Wyoming National Guard | April 26th, 2017

When you think of recruiters, a few images come to mind. Top on the list is an image of a staff sergeant or technical sergeant visiting a school during lunch or an assembly and presenting a slideshow of fun looking jobs. You may also recall recruiters handing out tri-folds during fairs or parades.

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Three ways to prepare your children for a drill weekend

By Wyoming National Guard | April 25th, 2017

If you’re a traditional M-Day soldier with children you know the impact that drill weekends, schools, annual training, temporary duty assignments, and deployments can have on your family.

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Military families and the life of the cautiously carefree child

By Wyoming National Guard | April 13th, 2017

Children are typically carefree; no job, no bills to pay, no worries. However, that is not true for the military child.
Military children don’t typically fall into the carefree category. At any given time their lives can be in a state of change; living in a single-parent or no-parent household with parents deployed or geographically separated due to military obligations, changing schools and living in turmoil are just a few things military children deal with on a regular basis.

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

By Wyoming National Guard | April 06th, 2017

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.

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14 ways to stay in shape for a Guardsmen

By Wyoming National Guard | April 04th, 2017

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?

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

By Wyoming National Guard | March 30th, 2017

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.

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Women of the Wyoming National Guard

By Wyoming National Guard | March 22th, 2017

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.

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Wyoming National Guard teams helping in Worland floods

By Wyoming National Guard | February 13th, 2017

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

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

By Wyoming National Guard | January 30th, 2017

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.

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Wyoming Air Guard supports 58th Inauguration

By Wyoming National Guard | January 25th, 2017

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.

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