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Wyoming Air National Guard

2 Wyoming air tankers in Boise to fight wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two military air tankers from Wyoming are in Boise to help fight wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wyoming Air National Guard's second-in-command retires after 34 years of service

Wyoming Air National Guard's second-in-command retires after 34 years of service

When Harold Reed joined the Wyoming Air National Guard in 1980, some people called it a flying club. The part-time gig allowed people to get some flight time in exchange for a few deliveries and some training.

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Wyoming military unit on chopping block

Wyoming military unit on chopping block

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An entire Wyoming Air National Guard unit could be eliminated if a budget proposed by President Barack Obama is adopted by Congress as-is, the Wyoming Military Department announced Tuesday.

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Authorities release driver in Air Guard explosives scare

Federal authorities have released the driver of a delivery truck that caused last week’s explosives scare at the Wyoming Air National Guard base in Cheyenne.

July 01, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Bomb scares rattle Cheyenne

Bomb scares rattle Cheyenne

CASPER, Wyo. — A delivery truck driver was taken for questioning Thursday after security at the Wyoming Air National Guard base in Cheyenne found explosive residue on the driver’s hands and in the vehicle, a guard spokeswoman said.

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Explosives test closes Wyoming Guard base entrance

CHEYENNE — Possible traces of explosives in a delivery truck prompted authorities to shut down the entrance to the Wyoming Air National Guard base for almost two hours.

June 27, 2013 3:04 pmLoading…
Wyoming C130s get practice fighting wildfires

Wyoming C130s get practice fighting wildfires

CHEYENNE — Two Air National Guard units that fly C-130 cargo planes against wildfires are taking part in annual training this week under new standards and procedures adopted since one of the specially equipped planes crashed last year.

May 07, 2013 8:35 am Photos

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Wyoming National Guard plans for furloughs

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Military Department plans to furlough more than 430 employees because of federal budget cuts.

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Groundwater cleanup enters final phase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Before the end of the month, weather permitting, Cheyenne residents who drive on ultra-busy Dell Range Boulevard may be distracted by a 100-foot tall crane set at the Wyoming Air National Guard base.

November 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mead, family, friends welcome troops back to Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Friends and family gathered at the Cheyenne airport to welcome home several of the Wyoming National Guard troops who have been deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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Ceremonies in Cheyenne to mark troops' return

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ceremonies at the Wyoming Air National Guard base in Cheyenne will welcome home several of the 44 Wyoming soldiers who are returning home from deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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C130 air tankers return to Cheyenne from fire duty

C130 air tankers return to Cheyenne from fire duty

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two military transport planes that are specially equipped to fight wildfires have returned to their home base in Cheyenne.

September 04, 2012 12:14 pm Related Loading…
2 Wyoming air tankers resume firefighting

2 Wyoming air tankers resume firefighting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes have returned to fighting wildfires this week.

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Forest Service requests more aircraft for firefighting operations

Forest Service requests more aircraft for firefighting operations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More forest fires in the western United States have prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call in two additional C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with the Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System.

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Wyoming Air Guard C-130s headed home from fires

Wyoming Air Guard C-130s headed home from fires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes are headed home to Cheyenne after more than a week of firefighting duty in Idaho and Utah.

July 18, 2012 7:38 am Related Loading…
Military firefighting planes moved to Utah, Idaho

Military firefighting planes moved to Utah, Idaho

CHEYENNE — Six military cargo planes that are employed to drop fire retardant around wildfires have been moved to air tanker bases in Utah and Idaho to put them closer to the most active fires in the West.

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As wildfires rage, modern tanker planes sought

As wildfires rage, modern tanker planes sought

CHEYENNE — President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aerial firefighting fleet, at a cost of $24 million. The same day, two C-130 military transport planes designed for that very purpose sat on a tarmac in Cheye…

June 14, 2012 2:22 pm Related Loading…

WyANG Assistant Adjutant General assumes command

CHEYENNE — Col. Dennis D. Grunstad II is assuming command of the Wyoming Air National Guard.

June 02, 2012 5:32 pmLoading…
Wyoming Air National Guard practices for summer blazes

Wyoming Air National Guard practices for summer blazes

CHEYENNE — Some of the gray Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 transport planes that loop around Cheyenne on frequent training flights are getting ready for plenty of firefighting action this summer and in the years ahead.

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Wyoming Air Guard unit on budget chopping block

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A unit of the Wyoming Air National Guard is being targeted in national defense budget cuts.

March 07, 2012 8:54 amLoading…

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