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Wyoming MAFFS crew receives Aircrew Distinction

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January 15, 2015 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

A guard, reserve and active duty aircrew aboard a Wyoming Air National Guard C-130H3, recently received the Air Mobility Command Chief of Safety Aircrew of Distinction Award for its efforts following a landing gear malfunction while fighting fires in southern Utah. 

The Modular Airborne Firefighting System crew had finished two successful fire retardant drops when it was instructed to reload for a third drop at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. As the crew prepared to land, Maj. Jack Berquist, aircraft commander, and his co-pilot, Maj. Derik George, noticed the nose gear wasn't functioning properly. At that point, the crew, including the navigator Capt. Brett Goebel, flight engineer Tech. Sgt. Damian Hoffmann, and load masters, Master Sgts. Brandon York and Christian Reese, began troubleshooting the problem. Berquist also began communicating with Hill Air Force Base's air traffic control about the issue.
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153rd Services Flight mixes things up, serves brunch

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January 12, 2015 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

When 153rd Airlift Wing members gather here at the dining facility, DFAC, each drill weekend, they can catch up with airmen from other units, talk shop and enjoy a warm meal. This month they were able to do all of this earlier than normal as the 153rd Services Flight served a late breakfast in place of lunch Sunday.

The brunch consisted of mostly typical breakfast items because Services airmen--who generally prepare lunch only--needed to complete training in preparing, cooking and serving breakfast to a large group of people, such as the hundreds who frequent the dining facility each UTA weekend.
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Wyoming Air Guard Civil Engineers Hone Skills at Silver Flag

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January 12, 2015 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Members the 153rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, recently completed "Silver Flag" training at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

The seven day training involved personnel demonstrating skills such as building and maintaining bare-base operations at a forward-deployed location.

"Silver Flag provided a great opportunity to develop our wartime skills in a Joint Force Environment," said Lt. Col. Bret Trippel, 153 CES commander. "We partnered with over 240 active Air Force, Guard, and Marine Corp personnel. The training ensured that the 153 Civil Engineer Squadron's skills were honed and current."
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Wyoming Air Guard Members Celebrate Homecoming Following the Holidays

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January 10, 2015 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Around 60 members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, returned home this week following a two-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The airmen successfully provided combat airlift support, logistics, maintenance and medical support to Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom's Sentinel. The return home means many members can now celebrate the holidays they missed while deployed.

"We plan to have Christmas dinner tonight," said Master Sgt. Devin Henry, an aircraft fuel systems craftsman with the 153rd Maintenance Squadron. Henry said he also plans to surprise his two boys, Danyle and Donovyn. "They know I'm coming home, they just don't know when. We're going to surprise them." For the Henry's the deployment was actually made easier, thanks in part to technology. Tech. Sgt. Charrolet Henry, who is also a member of the 153rd, said the couple spoke often. "We talked all the time - on FaceTime, through email, text. The First Shirt there also handed out phone c
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Wyoming Air Guard deploys in support of Overseas Contingency Operations

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November 2, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

U.S. Air Force Airmen from 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, recently deployed to Southwest Asia in support of The Global War on Terrorism and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Deployed members belong to various units to include, Operations, Logistics, Maintenance and the Medical Group. For some members this was their first deployment, but they looked forward to the deployment.

"I wanted a purpose in life and to make an impact," said Airman 1st Class Kristen Stohl, a crew chief.
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From the Field: Medical provider brings back lessons learned, memories from ‘frozen South’

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April 12, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

"I dreamed I was giving care under fire for the next five nights at home. The training was that intense."

That training etched in Maj. Debbie Walker's mind and sleep was the Combat Casualty Care Course, an eight-day joint-service course in Texas conducted for medical readiness personnel such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other specialized health care providers to enhance operational medical readiness. The training is designed to provide leadership skills, field medical knowledge and the ability to combine both in stressful combat situations.
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Wyoming helps Guard neighbor to north with mission ‘makeover’

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April 12, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

It is not uncommon for members of the Wyoming Air National Guard to tell others the Guard is like a second family. And like family, they take care of one another, provide mentorship up and down the ranks and lend a helping hand when needed.

In February, members of the WY ANG took the family concept across the border to assist the Montana ANG with its ongoing transition from F-16 fighters to C-130 cargo and transport missions. This involved a full weekend of training and mentorship in multiple career fields both inside and outside the aircraft.
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153rd Security Forces Squadron Change of Command

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February 4, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Capt. Sean C. DeVeau, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, assumed command of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Security Forces Squadron from Lt. Col. Kristina Tweedy, Feb. 2, 2014.

"I am honored to have been selected as the 153rd Security Forces commander. Following in the footsteps of Lieutenant Colonel Tweedy will be a difficult and exciting challenge. I believe the Airmen of the 153rd Security Forces Squadron makes this one of the best commands in the state," said DeVeau.

DeVeau previously served as chief nurse for the Wyoming Army National Guard's Medical Detachment and is employed as a registered nurse at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cheyenne. He is currently completing his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Wyoming, College of Law.
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Wyoming Guard Members recognized as outstanding

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January 15, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Members of the Wyoming National Guard were recognized for their outstanding service during 2013 at the Outstanding Soliders and Airmen of the Year banquet Saturday night.

The following individuals were recognized for their leadership, military bearing, knowledge of military customs, community service and personal achievements.

Sgt. Michael Whitley, 1041st Engineer Company, Soldier of the Year.

Sgt. Kenneth Hicks, 84th Civil Support Team, Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Wyoming

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January 9, 2014 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine


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Col. Stephen Rader appointed as Director of the Joint Staff

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December 11, 2013 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Col. Stephen Rader has been temporarily appointed as Director of the Joint Staff for the Wyoming Military Department effective immediately.

He is assuming the position from Col. Greg Porter, who has received another assignment in Washington D.C. to further his professional development.

Rader was serving as the Air Liaison Officer for the Air National Guard. Prior to that assignment, he had served as commander of the 153rd Airlift Wing located in Cheyenne.
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First Air Force officer leaving a strong legacy at Camp Guernsey

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November 27, 2013 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

A history-making Air Force officer is leaving Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center after nearly seven years of building the camp's capability, and relationships with his team there.

Lt. Col. David Herder, camp deputy commander, is the first, and only, Air Force officer to hold a command position for an Army installation in Wyoming, and that is just one of the firsts he brought to the camp.

"2007 was our first attempt to be joint," he said of the effort to combine training for different branches of the military. "The playbook hadn't been written, so we said, let's see where this can go."
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Due to the government shutdown, this web site is not being updated

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October 1, 2013 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

Due to the government shutdown, this Web site is not being updated.
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A life of service

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September 19, 2013 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

It's 1969, Richard M. Nixon is in the Oval Office, "The Brady Bunch" is on television, the hippies are at Woodstock and Neil Armstrong is the first person to set foot on the moon.

In 1969, the men and women of the armed forces are at war in Vietnam while our nation is at war with itself, its civil rights and its identity.

Across the country, be it college professors and their students, political leaders and their pundits or religious leaders and their flocks, thousands of ordinary Americans protest our involvement in Vietnam War and will rally at bases, ports and depots to personally insult, mock and denigrate our service members on their return home.
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84th Civil Support Team always on-call; always ready

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September 18, 2013 in Cheyenne Airport and Air National Guard, Wyoming by clevine

At 1 a.m., most of the population of the state of Wyoming find themselves in the middle of their REM cycle; sound asleep and completely carefree. Maj. Christopher Troesh, commander of the 84th Civil Support Team (CST), doesn't have the luxury of being carefree and he has little familiarity with a REM cycle as he rarely gets enough sleep to experience it.

In the early morning hours on June 22, Troesh received a call from the Laramie Fire Department detailing the events that caused a chemical fire in a chemical storage facility located in close proximity to the Laramie High School. Although the Laramie Fire Department was able to contain the fire, they were not trained to identify and assess the chemicals present in such an incident- however, those employed by the CST are.
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