Wyoming National Guard

Art in Public Buildings Celebration at Guard
In 1991, the 51st Wyoming Legislature passed the Arts in Public Buildings legislation. One percent of construction costs of new state owned buildings is used for the purpose of placing artwork in a public setting.
Wyoming National Guard Plans For Furloughs
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Military Department is planning to furlough more than 430 employees because of federal budget cuts. The furloughs are scheduled to start April 26 and total up to 176 hours through the end of September. The majority of the employees affected work in Cheyenne a…
Wyo. Guard Unit Prepares For Mideast Mission
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More than 160 Wyoming National Guard members are preparing for deployment to the country of Bahrain. The guard’s 133rd Engineer Company based in Laramie will spend nine months on the deployment. The unit will provide security at a military base. They will leave fo…
Camp Guernsey Wins Army Communities of Excellence Award
The Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center was named the 2013 Army Communities of Excellence first place winner in the Army National Guard Special Category. “The Army said, ‘Hey, If we become more of a military community, if leadership takes more of an active role in caring for the soldie…
Suicide Focus For Awareness Walk And Radio Program
Suicide prevention week winds up with a suicide  awareness walk, Breaking The Silence, along the Platte River Parkway in Casper Saturday. The event starts at Crossroads Park at 4:00. Walk as far as you want to. Up to the Casper Events Center or back the other way. Nine top musical groups supply…
Wyoming National Guard Has New Chaplain
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lt. Col. Mark Allison has taken over as the new Wyoming National Guard state chaplain this year. Allison is a marriage and family therapist, a nationally board certified clinical chaplain trainer for the Veterans Administration in Salt Lake City, Utah, and as a veteran h…
Military Suicide Numbers Climb, Wyo Guard Seeks Solutions
Suicide statistics for the military are sobering. The Associated Press reports that, so far this year, more soldiers have died by their own hand than in combat in Afghanistan. New techniques for working with soldiers are being offered now, that, according to Wyoming National Guard Public Affairs Off…
2 Wyoming Air Tankers Resume Firefighting
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes have returned to fighting wildfires this week. The increased fire activity in the West prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call for the C-130s, which are specially outfitted to drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant slu…

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