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  • Wyoming Senator visits guardsmen

    Sen. John Barrasso shared a Thanksgiving meal with deployed Wyoming Air National Guardsmen, assigned to the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Southwest Asia Nov. 23. The Wyoming senator, who is also a member of the senate committee on foreign relations, was traveling to engage in discussions with government officials and military commanders regarding political, economic, and military security issues impacting the region. Additionally, he observed the mission of the Wyoming ANG and other forward deployed forces first-hand.
  • Air Guard dual mission: helping at home and abroad (Part 2 of 2)

    The Wyoming Air National Guard stands faithfully in support of both domestic and federal missions assisting victims in need throughout the world by providing aid when called upon.
  • 153rd Airlift Wing welcomes new wing commander

    Col. Justin Walrath assumed command of the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing during a Nov. 4 change of command ceremony at the wing headquarters, in Cheyenne. Col. Paul Lyman relinquished command, and will assume command of the Wyoming Air National Guard, as assistant adjutant general- Air.
  • Wyoming first sergeant leverages first responder skills

    Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Turner is a firefighter with Cheyenne Fire Rescue. During the week, he responds to fire calls and provides emergency medical assistance to the city’s residents. On drill weekend, he responds to the needs of the airmen and families of the 153rd Airlift Wing as a first sergeant.
  • 153rd Airlift Wing exercises deployment readiness

    As members of the Air National Guard, answering the nation’s and state’s calls in a moment’s notice is of utmost importance. On Aug. 7 and 8, the 153rd Airlift Wing’s ability to do that was tested with phase one exercises including a pre-deployment and a cargo deployment function line. The purpose of these exercises was to test the wing’s mobility readiness and to identify areas that hinder the wing’s ability to perform its mission. This was evaluated by the wing inspector general who is responsible for independently assessing the readiness, discipline and efficiency of the wing.
  • 153rd Airlift Wing Hosts Joint Diversity Day

    A day dedicated to celebrating diversity was held at the 153rd Airlift Wing, Thursday, at a multi-cultural event. Diversity Day events can be traced back to 1998 according to Master Sgt. Charles Olivas, Wyoming equal employment manager. “This event is a coming together moment,” said Olivas. “It highlights our differences as a military organization.” The event brought together not only members from different branches of service but also residents of the surrounding community.
  • Wing kicks off mentorship program

    Pick up a magazine, read about successful leaders, and you will see one commonality among the head of the most effective organizations. Each of these top leaders herald the importance of diversity, inclusion, mentorship and the process of developing successful employees. Senior Master Sgt. Sarah Brewster, 153rd Airlift Wing human resource advisor, collaborated with three rank-based councils – Company Grade Officers Council, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Council and the Rising 6 Council – to offer a brown bag lunch topic of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship, during the Wyoming Air National Guard’s June regularly scheduled drill.
  • Nicole Zoellner promoted to first lieutenant

    Nicole Zoellner of Erie, Colorado, was promoted to first lieutenant in the Wyoming Air National Guard June 9.
  • Gabriel Herrera takes command of civil engineering squadron

    Maj. Gabriel J. Herrera, assumed command of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Civil Engineering Squadron during a ceremony June 11, in Cheyenne.
  • Elizabeth Evans assumes command of maintenance squadron

    Maj. Elizabeth Evans assumed command of the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron June 10 after serving three years as the 153rd Maintenance Operations Flight commander.
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