Celebrating our Military!
Military May starts with the recognition of outstanding Squadrons of our local Armed Forces.
At the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce we host annually the Military May Luncheon. This year's festivities were presented by High West Energy on Friday, May 3rd and recognized squadrons for their outstanding achievements with the Cheyenne Trophy Awards. Plus there are more events coming this month to continue to honor our local Armed Forces and veterans. Andy Worshek, Chairman of the Chamber's Military Affairs Committee (MAC) and Patrick Collins, owner of The Bicycle Station, as well as Past Chairman of MAC recognized the following during the presentation of awards:
90th OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON The 90th Operations Support Squadron distinguished itself as Francis E. Warren Air Force Base’s most outstanding unit from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. During this period, they performed 10,392 nuclear alert hours, trained 57 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile instructors, and facilitated over 5,000 hours of training for 253 crew members. The unit’s efforts in their diverse mission set were instrumental to the community of Cheyenne and the security of the United States. Additionally, the members of the unit dedicated a total of 2,870 combined hours of community service in support of various local organizations. The distinctive accomplishments of the 90th Operations Support Squadron reflect great credit upon themselves and the United States Air Force. 153d SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON The 153d Security Forces Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious service from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. During this period, members were deployed to three separate countries in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, and the 2018 Winter Olympics. Additionally, the unit trained members of the Wyoming Military Department in domestic operations exceeding Governor Mead’s expectations. Finally, numerous members volunteered in their local communities to include two being elected to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Crisis Fund Board raising over $200K for local catastrophes. 84th CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM The 84th Civil Support Team’s dedication and outstanding support of first responders exemplifies the highest values embraced by the National Guard. The joint service members of the team have loyally served the citizens of Wyoming during real-world and stand-by mission, while participating in multiple national and regional exercises, and maintaining exemplary evaluation status in garrison and tactically. The 84th Civil Support Team continues to be one of the top 10 most active civil support teams in the nation with 96 real-world responses, over 70 stand-by mission, and over 190 assists. Thank you to all of the sponsors who make Military May possible. An array of upcoming events include the Governor's Proclamation, date tentatively May 17th, and the Armed Forces BBQ on Saturday, May 18th at 10 a.m. at High West Energy. This event is free to active military and their families. Community members are welcome to attend for a donation of $10. More information on all upcoming events is HERE. Military May Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – High West Energy Valor Level – Blue Federal Credit Union NuVision Federal Credit Union Town Square Media Justice Level- #1 Properties Cheyenne Motor Sports Magpul Industries MHP, LLP Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Military Troop Level – Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange First American Title Halladay Motors Holland and Hart Western Vista FCU