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  • 243rd ATC more than controllers

    Air traffic control isn't for the faint of heart. But for the Airmen of the 243rd Air Traffic Control Squadron, keeping an eye on the sky isn't just a job, it's a passion."Folks that do this job have to have a passion about it," said Maj. Pedro Rampolla, chief of Air Traffic Control Operations. "If it's a bad stress you probably don't want to do
  • Wyoming Guard recognizes outstanding members

    Members of the Wyoming National Guard were recognized for their outstanding service during 2012, at a formal banquet Saturday night."It's always an honor to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Wyoming Airmen and Soldiers," said Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's Adjutant General. "These selfless men and women uphold the core values of the
  • Lt. Gen. McDew visits 153 AW Airmen

    Lt. Gen. Darren W. McDew, 18th Air Force commander, met and spoke with Airmen of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, during a visit here Dec. 17-18."The first thing I want to say to you is thank you very much," McDew said at an all call during his visit. "At some point in your life you made a decision to do what you're doing. I
  • 153 SFS train for active shooter

    "Expect the unexpected." To some that is just a catchy saying, but for the airmen of the 153rd Security Forces Squadron it's more a way of life.Over the years, active shooter incidents at Columbine High School, Colo., Virginia Tech, Va., Fort Hood, Texas and the theater in Aurora, Colo., have made the need for prevention and preparedness essential
  • Civil Support Team achieves 97 percent rating

    The Wyoming National Guard's 84th Civil Support Team recently hosted a Staff Evaluation Assistance Team from National Guard Bureau. They received an overall rating of 97 percent and, as a result, will not be evaluated again for 24 months. The areas specifically evaluated were: budget, communications, logistics, medical, personnel, safety, physical
  • Wyo. Cowboy ChalleNGe class begins Oct. 7

    The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy, previously known as the Wyoming Youth ChalleNGe Program, designed to help high school dropouts get their lives back on track, still has openings for students in its next class, Oct. 7, at the program's campus, on the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.The ChalleNGe program provides troubled
  • 153rd Logistics Readiness Squadron commander receives award

    The Wyoming National Guard can add another Latina Style Meritorious Service Award recipient to its ranks, one who exemplifies the following characteristics:· A service member who embodies the qualities at the core of the service's mission· A person well respected by their superiors and peers as leaders and upstanding service members· A person who
  • U.S. Forest Service deactivates MAFFS operations

    The U.S. Forest Service deactivated the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped military C-130s due to favorable fire conditions in the West. The 153rd Air Expeditionary Group received the new Request for Assistance late Sept. 14, releasing the two MAFFS planes and crews that were still operating, as well as support and maintenance staff.
  • Wyoming welcomes home 44 Guardsmen Wednesday

    Forty-four Wyoming National Guard troops will return Wednesday from deployments to Kosovo and Afghanistan.The group includes 23 Soldiers from Detachment 3, B Company, 777th Aviation, and 21 Airmen with the 153rd Airlift Wing, both based in Cheyenne."We are thrilled to have our men and women home from their federal duties, serving our state and
  • NIFC reduces MAFFS C-130 support

    The National Interagency Fire Center modified its request for assistance decreasing the total number of Department of Defense MAFFS C-130s supporting U.S. Forest Service operations in the Western U.S. from four to two. Two MAFFS-equipped C-130s and aircrews from the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing returned to Peterson Air Force Base,