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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bryce Bishop and his grandfather, Kenneth Murphy, pose for a picture during a medal presentation ceremony, Dec. 3, 2016 at Cheyenne Air National Guard base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Murphy was awarded the Ambassador for Peace Medal for his service aboard the USS Harveson (DE) as a U.S. Navy gunners mate during the Korean War. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Galvin/released) Korean War Veteran Receives Surprise from Grandson
On Dec. 3, Kenneth Murphy, a Korean War veteran, visited the 153rd Airlift Wing, to attend a ceremony thought to be in honor of his grandson, Tech. Sgt. Bryce Bishop, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.The room was filled with Murphy's children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Little did he know, the ceremony was not for his grandson,
0 12/04
2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard load a TRN-48 Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) system on a C-130H Hercules aircraft Apr. 28, 2015 at Cheyenne Air National Guard base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Guardsmen representing logistics, operations, maintenance, and air traffic control collaborated to load the equipment for the first time on a Wyoming C-130. Over 50 Airmen from the 243 Air Traffic Control Squadron are departing to Volk Field, Wisconsin to perform preparation and setup training for Deployable Air Traffic Control Landing Systems. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Delano) 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron celebrates 20 years of distinguished service
More than 20 years ago history was being made in more ways than one.On Nov. 1, 1996, the 242nd Air Traffic Control Flight in Spokane, Washington, was transferred and re-designated to the Wyoming Air National Guard as the 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron. This began a new chapter in Wyoming Air National Guard history and established the 243rd as
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Senior Master Sgt. James Lambert, 153rd Airlift Wing Student Flight 
noncommissioned officer in charge, rides along side trainee Bailey Ammerman 
during a mock alcohol-impaired driving test Sept. 10, 2016, at the Wyoming Air 
National Guard Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. The training was intended for student 
flight trainees to experience, in a safe learning environment, what it might 
be like to drive while under the influence of alcohol. Students first drove 
the course with normal vision and then each donned beer goggles, which mimic 
the vision of an alcohol-impared driver. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 
Master Sgt. Leisa Grant / Released) Airmen learn about drunk driving in non-routine way
Driving while impaired is not a permissible activity. However, 153rd Airlift Wing student flight trainees got to do this - drive a motorized vehicle, under close supervision, while under the influence of alcohol. Or at least that is what the beer goggles they wore simulated as they drove through a course dotted with orange cones."It was nerve
0 10/13
2016
U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard practice maneuvering out from under a downed canopy during water survival training Sept 10, 2016, at Curt Gowdy state park, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Aircrew flight equipment instructors recertify aircrew members water survival skills every three years.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Galvin) 153rd Airlift Wing aircrews train in combat and water survival
Pilots, navigators, flight engineers and loadmasters from the 153rd Airlift Wing participated in combat and water survival refresher training at Curt Gowdy State Park, about 20 miles west of Cheyenne, Sept. 11.The training provided more in-depth instruction that aircrew members receive during their initial Air Force Specialty Code training, and is
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2016
A C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard is seen parked on the ramp at Edwards AFB in California. The C-130 is modified with an Electronic Propeller Control System and eight-bladed propeller system. (Courtesy photo) Wyoming Air Guard C-130’s to receive engine upgrades
Looking through pictures of Wyoming Air National Guard aircraft over the last ten years, one picture stands out. An eight year old image of a single C-130H Hercules aircraft with eight-bladed propellers parked on the ramp at dusk, foretelling the modernization of the C-130 fleet.The wing assisted with developmental testing by providing a dedicated
0 8/17
2016
Default Air Force Logo Wyo. Air Guard holds 70th anniversary celebration
Wyoming Air National Guard airmen along with former unit members celebrated the 153rd Airlift Wing's 70th anniversary this weekend. About 100 retirees attended the event.Col. Paul Lyman, wing commander, told the audience that this drill is his favorite day of the year because Guard members get to relax a little with family and friends.While the
0 8/03
2016
Gov. Matt Mead, Wyoming governor, speaks to deploying airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard June 5, 2016, at Cheyenne Air National Guard Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mead used this opportunity as a chance to let those airmen know their sacrifices are appreciated by the state of Wyoming and its citizens. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Nichole Grady). Wyo Guard airmen prepare for summer deployments
U.S. Air Force airmen from the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, are preparing to deploy around the world to support of various contingency operations.More than 100 airmen are deploying in small groups and as individuals. The deploying members belong to various units including, finance, operations, logistics, maintenance, civil
0 6/07
2016
U.S. Air Force airmen with the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, pose for a picture, May 15, 2016 at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The airmen were recognized as recent inductees at the NCO rank. (U.S Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Delano/released) Wyoming Air National Guard Airmen recognized for educational and professional achievement
A ceremony recognizing and celebrating the academic and professional achievements of 153rd Airlift Wing airmen was held at  Trails End on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Airmen who recently graduated from the Community College of the Air Force, newly promoted Staff Sgts. And Master Sgts. were honored during the event.153rd Airlift Wing Commander Col.
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2016
All eight assigned C-130H aircraft with the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, Cheyenne, taxi and prepare to take flight May 14. The wing took part in a historic event when they successfully launched all eight assigned C-130H aircraft for a training mission - an operation of a scale never before seen in the history of the wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Leisa Grant/released) Wyoming Air National Guard launches eight C-130H aircraft for historic mission
All eight of the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, took to the air for a historic event May 14. The mission was designed to validate the standards tactical airlift units are required to maintain for mass airdrop capabilities. The timing of event was also important."We only have all of our
0 5/17
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A 153rd Airlift Wing C-130 performs water drop training in southern California on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The training was conducted at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif., for the mission’s annual certification. Since 1974, MAFFS — a fire retardant delivery system inserted into C-130 aircraft — has been a joint effort including the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Defense to fight wildland fires. The training ends Friday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Marcus/released) Wyoming Air National Guard completes annual MAFFS training
CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD STATION, Calif. - In preparation for potential wildland fire support activations, 64 members of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing took part in the 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System certification week here, May 2-6.The Wyoming-based airmen joined with other Air National Guard and Air
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