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  • Security forces tests active shooter and lockdown procedures

    Everyday armed military personnel provide security for installations across the globe. But, what if, the very same airman tasked to protect personnel and assets becomes an active shooter? This is the scenario the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Security Forces Squadron tested Dec. 18 at the Cheyenne Air National Guard base.Secretary of Air Force
  • Retired Air Force colonel on the power of a positive attitude

    Few military members have ever experienced what retired Air Force Col. Edward Hubbard has gone through in life. Of those who have, it is likely even fewer carry his outlook on life.The world, according to Hubbard, is driven by perceptions more than facts. While speaking to members of the 153rd Airlift Wing, he went on to explain why he has not had
  • Air National Guard command chief visits 153rd Airlift Wing members, focuses on effective communication

    Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, James W. Hotaling, visited Airmen at the Wyoming Air National Guard base  Nov. 8 to discuss enlisted issues.The command chief's first order of business was to hold two consecutive enlisted calls at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Hotaling discussed three main themes - renewing ANG members'
  • Wyoming Air National Guard transfers four C-130H aircraft

    By the end of October 2015, Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing, will return to its original fleet of eight C-130 aircraft, losing four that it gained nine years ago.In 2006, the 153rd Airlift Wing welcomed the 30th Airlift Squadron to its ranks, making it the first guard-based unit in the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command to gain
  • MAFFS 3 returns to Wyoming after 14 months in Utah

    A C-130H equipped with a Modular Airborne Firefighting System landed without functioning nose gear at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Almost 14 months later, on Oct. 13 that C-130H, tail number 1533, returned to its home at the Wyoming Air National Guard.During an aerial firefighting mission over Utah, the crew, comprised of Guard, Reserve and active
  • Mixed aircrews flying over Cheyenne this week

    The Wyoming Air National Guard C-130s soaring over the southwestern part of Wyoming this week were flown by a mix of Wyoming and Montana Air National Guard crews.Maj. Leanna Thomas, tactics chief for the Wyoming Air National Guard, said she and her Montana counterpart planned this training and hope to plan more. Known as an "interfly" - when crews
  • Security personnel trained on standard field sobriety tests

    Master Sgt. Eric Farmer drank rum and whiskey while at work on the afternoon of Sept. 23 - on purpose. He was assisting the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Security Forces Squadron with training.The training required test subjects, like Farmer, to have blood alcohol levels higher than Wyoming's legal limit of 0.08. The security personnel were
  • 153rd Airlift Wing migrates to AFNet

    For the past several months, the 153rd Communications Flight has been preparing both internally and externally for the downward directed AFNet migration. This change in our network is part of a push to incorporate all branches into shared IT services. The different branches are working to strike that balance with a number of initiatives designed to
  • Operations Group conducts training at Camp Guernsey

    C-130H Hercules aircrews assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard spent four days at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center completing annual training. For the past several years, aircrews have been convening in Guernsey to complete the USAF Fitness Assessment, 9mm weapons qualification, water survival, combat survival, assault
  • Military and civilian first responders train together for incident response

    Civilian and military emergency responders are convening at the 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, for Counter-CBRN All-Hazard Management Response training.Instructors from the Air National Guard are providing radiological, biological, first response, medical, and incident command instruction about possible threats which might occur in the region. The
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