Thunderbirds - What a Show!

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Cheyenne Frontier Days hosted a special "Thank You Reception" for the Thunderbirds' Air Show Performance on Cheyenne Day, Wednesday, July 24th at the Cheyenne Old West Museum. The event was made possible by KLJ Engineering and The Boeing Company, along with a number of Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Initiative Sponsors.

The event featured remarks from Governor Gordon, Mayor Marian Orr, Commissioner Linda Heath and the Thunderbirds themselves.

The Thunderbirds attended with their significant others:

  • Thunderbird 1, Thunderbird Commander, Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell and his spouse Christine

  • Thunderbird 2, Major Will Graeff and his spouse Christine

  • Thunderbird 3, Captain Michael Brewer and his spouse Katie

  • Thunderbird 4, Major Whit Collins and his spouse Eileen

  • Thunderbird 5, Major Matt Kimmel

  • Thunderbird 6, Major Michelle Curran

  • Thunderbird 7, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Gorney and his spouse Jen

  • Thunderbird 8, Major Jason Markzon

  • Thunderbird 9, Lieutentant Colonel Noel Colls and his spouse April

  • Thunderbird 10, Captain Lauren Venturini

  • Thunderbird 11, Captain Kassandra Mangosing

  • Thunderbird 12, Major Ray Geoffrey and his spouse Tazi

Also attending was Brigadier General Robert Novotny and his spouse, Dawn Novotny.

Special Thank You to the Initiative Sponsors:


Blue Federal Credit Union

Capitol Roofing, Inc.

Century 21 Bell Real Estate

Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange

Halladay Motors, Inc.

High West Energy Companies

Jonah Bank of Wyoming

Midas Auto Service Experts

Nuvision Federal Credit Union

RE/MAX Capitol Properties

Spradley Barr Motors, Inc

UniWyo Federal Credit Union

Wyoming Bank & Trust



Affordable Roofing


ANB Bank

Black Hills Energy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Wyoming

Charles Schwab

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Express Employment Professionals

Face Time Business Resources

First American Title

First State Bank

Holland & Hart

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC

Iron Mountain Contracting, LLC

Laramie County Abstract & Title Company