When Cheyenne residents Jeremy and Cecelia Bay saw a Wyoming Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate in a Hawaii pawnshop, they knew they couldn’t leave it there. That plate needed to go home. They couldn’t leave it behind.
More than 1,670 names of fallen veterans from Wyoming are displayed on the newest statewide memorial — the Fallen Veterans Memorial — which will be unveiled in Casper on Saturday.
According to modeling by NUKEMAP, a direct hit to Cheyenne — Wyoming’s most likely target in a nuclear exchange — would result in more than 30,000 instant deaths. It gets worse from there.
The Big Horn High School football program has been part of the Heroes on Helmets program since 2018, and this season they’re honoring the 13 Marines killed in a suicide bombing last year in Afghanistan, including Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum of Jackson.
Master Sgt. Joseph Kapacziewski, a Special Operations member of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, was deployed 11 times in Afghanistan and Iraq, six of which were in Afghanistan with his artificial limb.
A Rock Springs filmmaker will host a documentary about his grandfather, a World War II prisoner of war, at the National Museum of Military Vehicles on Saturday.
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Community members along Interstate 25 on Monday stood on overpasses waving American flags as fallen Wyoming Marine Seth Rasmuson was driven back to Buffalo for his funeral.
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Fox Nation’s Laura Ingraham will visit with Dan Starks, Founder of the National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois, Wyoming on Wednesday’s episode of “Hidden Gems.”
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Gov Mark Gordon on Friday ordered flags to fly at half-staff through Monday evening as a result of the death of a Wyoming Marine Seth Rasmuson who was killed on Wednesday.
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U.S. Marine Seth Rasmuson from Buffalo, Wyoming was one of five Marines killed on Wednesday when an Osprey crashed in the desert near the California and Arizona border.
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More than 18 months after opening its doors, the National Museum of Military Vehicles will finally have its grand opening celebration in late May.
Fallen Wyoming Marine Rylee McCollum’s father refused to meet with President Biden stating that “everything he’s done has been absolutely backwards.”
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Hundreds of people lined Broadway Ave in Jackson, Wyoming on Monday afternoon to welcome the family of a Wyoming Marine who died in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Thursday.
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The family of the Wyoming Marine killed in a terrorist attack on Thursday refused to meet with President Biden in Dover, Delaware over the weekend.
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The grief-stricken mother of the Wyoming Marine who was killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Friday blamed President Joe Biden and his voters for her son’s death.
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Over $500,000 has been raised for the family of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, the Wyoming marine who was killed in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.
The U.S. military will require service members to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday.
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As it’s the 40th anniversary of the movie Stripes, we asked the former Commander of F.E. Warren AFB if the iconic graduation scene could actually happen.
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Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard made history last month by conducting its first test of a weapon deployment system.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is joining 22 other senators in supporting a bill that would make it easier for the spouses of members of the military to practice their professions where their spouses are stationed.
In recognition of Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) Friday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol posted a photograph of members of the Wyoming Air Guard who came together at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne is one of three military bases where nuclear missiles will be replaced over the next decade, the United States Air Force announced Friday.
After the helicopter experienced a power failure, the hoist line was immediately cut as a part of a standard safety procedure to minimize loss of life, further injuries and destruction of equipment and property.
The grand opening for the 140,000 square foot facility, which holds 150 military vehicles, is postponed due to the coronavirus.
The F.E. Warren Air Force Base announced Wednesday that it was now under Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie, effective immediately, to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
A Cody historian has turned his attention to a visit to the area by a famous World War II naval officer.
No one really can remember when the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center, built in 1934, began displaying its impressive holiday lights and decorations. It’s just been something Cheyenne and Laramie County residents, as well as regular tourists, expect every winter.
Volunteers placed wreaths on the graves of 4,200 Wyoming veterans on Saturday as part of a national drive that saw more than 2 million volunteers similarly decorate the graves of service members across the country.
If Congress is not willing to declare war in the Middle East, Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, wants America to bring home its troops.
One of the largest public Veterans Day celebrations in the state took place Monday at the American Legion Post 6 in Cheyenne.
On day one of boot camp, every recruit is taught the values of punctuality, personal grooming and working together, but some lessons gleaned from military experience aren’t as immediately obvious.
Gravesite flowers on Memorial Day, barbecues on Labor Day, social media outrage on Columbus Day — most holidays have their traditions. But Veterans Day tends to elude veterans and civilians alike.
War is hell, but returning to civilian life can be equally daunting for many military veterans, especially those whose wounds complicate the reintegration process.
Wyoming business leaders and U.S. aerospace and defense companies met in Casper this week to explore the chances of increasing Wyoming’s access to the aerospace and defense market.
The unclaimed cremated remains of 23 United States soldiers were interred with full military honors at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville this week.
As the U.S. Air Force reports that suicides among airmen have increased in 2019, two women serving at Cheyenne’s F.E. Warren Air Force Base are urging service members to rely on their “wingmen” for help when they are hurting.
Quebec 1, a missile silo that over the years housed three different kinds of nuclear missiles, opened Aug. 17 as a part of the state Department of Parks and Cultural Resources.
The U.S. Air Force precision flying team the Thunderbirds took to the skies over Cheyenne for the 66th time on Wednesday for its annual demonstration of high-speed formation flying.
Young people are losing interest in the agriculture industry, but the United States Department of Agriculture is hoping low-interest loans could attract a different demographic — veterans. The USDA’s loan program has been around in one form or another since the 1930s, said Rob Weppner, a USDA Farm Service Agency farm loan manager based in northeastern Wyoming.
A U.S. Air Force veteran who is traveling the country to photograph veterans stopped in Cody recently to add several portraits to her collection.
An upgrade to Wyoming’s nuclear weapons system could be coming to Cheyenne’s FE Warren Air Force Base — but is Cheyenne ready?
By Ike Fredregill, Cowboy State Daily A congressional act going into effect June 6 could make it easier for Wyoming veterans to access the health care providers of their choice. The Mission Act will replace the Choice Act of 2014, which was adopted as the congressional response to extreme wait times experienced by veterans seeking medical…
Watch this moving report from Monday’s Memorial Day service in Cheyenne. The ceremony offered a moving tribute to those who gave all in service to our country and a great reminder to share with our children and grandchildren of the blessing of being born in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
As we reflect this weekend on the sacrifice of those who have given of themselves in our armed services, our Robert Geha visits with his Uncle Eddie “Goose” Gazel, a World War II veteran, about the battle of Tarawa in the Japanese archipelago.
A standing room only crowd filled the Natrona County High School auditorium on Wednesday to bid farewell to 130 members of the Wyoming National Guard who are being deployed to the Middle East.
Services at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center remain largely intact a year after the Department of Veteran Affairs downgraded an administrative ranking for the facility, a VA spokesperson said.
A traveling 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington D.C., made a stop in Casper recently. The wall’s exhibition in Casper gave veterans the opportunity to reflect on their service and the friends they left behind.
Late last week, the USS Cheyenne submarine, known affectionately by its crew as “The Legend” and “God’s boat” returned home to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment. Cowboy State Daily attended the emotional ceremony and spoke to sailors and spouses about the homecoming and about the boat that bears Cheyenne’s namesake.
A missile alert facility that once served as a home to three of America’s most powerful nuclear weapons is soon to become a Wyoming tourist attraction.