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  • 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,
  • 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 the first air traffic control squadron in the nation. Twenty years later, members of the 243rd commemorated a decade's worth of challenges, accomplishments and innovation. Through the years, its airmen have continued to execute missions for its communities, the Air National Guard and United States Air Force.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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