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Wyoming Air National Guard celebrates 65 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Air National Guard is marking its 65th Anniversary with reunion activities Aug. 4-6, at the Air National Guard base, 217 Dell Range Blvd., Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Air National Guard was first organized in a small hangar on the southwest side of Cheyenne Municipal Airport, as the Army Air Forces' highly decorated 402nd Fighter Squadron. The squadron was deactivated Nov. 10, 1945, and reactivated as the 187th Fighter Squadron. The unit was allotted to the National Guard on Aug. 10, 1946, under Maj. Robert E. Sedman.

Reunion schedule:
Aug. 4
Noon - Golf tournament registration at F.E. Warren Air Force Base Golf Course
1 p.m. - Shotgun start at F.E. Warren Air Force Base Golf Course

Aug. 5
Historical displays at the WyANG Main Hangar, 217 Dell Range Blvd.
8 - 11 a.m. - Base Tour, meet at the Dining Facility no later than 8 a.m.
5 p.m. - No-host reception at the Wyoming Air National Guard Social Club, 217 Dell Range Blvd.
6:30 p.m. - Milk Can Dinner and Silent Auction at the WyANG Main Hangar, 217 Dell Range Blvd.

Aug. 6
9 a.m. - Informal tour of work centers