National Guard

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5:57 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Dropouts Get Second Chance At National Guard’s Cowboy Challenge Academy

Credit Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy

Nearly 1 in 5 Wyoming high school students drop out every year. Today, we take a look at a program that aims to find dropouts and get them back on track before it’s too late. And as Aaron Schrank reports, it’s run not by the state’s Education Department, but it’s Military Department.

SCHRANK: When Francisco Jovel dropped out of Pinedale High School last year, he was three years behind on class credits. He’d been in and out of the Wyoming Boys’ School in Worland for breaking and entering and theft. He was running out of options.

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5:12 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Laramie And North Platte Rivers Under Flood Warning

Specialist David Hendricks, of Cheyenne, Wyo. tosses a sandbag on the line between the North Platte River and the Riviera Hotel in Saratoga, Wyo., May 25.
Credit SFC McGuire

Flooding may lead to evacuations in some Wyoming communities this week. Rapid snowmelt and heavy rain have brought the North Platte and Laramie rivers to flood levels.  Kelly Ruiz with Wyoming Homeland Security says Saratoga, on the west side of the Snowy Range, will be hardest hit.

“Right now, the National Weather Service is predicting that the North Platte River at Saratoga, they’re predicting it to be at 10.58 on Friday.  And that’s a record level of water.  The previous record was set in 2011 at 10.49.”

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4:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Defense bill includes millions for Wyoming

A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama includes more than $21 million for military construction in Cheyenne.

F.E. Warren Air Force Base would get $12.6 million to replace an aging centralized heating plant. The Wyoming Army National Guard would get $8.9 million for a readiness center.

Warren officials estimate the heating project would pay for itself in 7 1/2 years through energy savings once the conversion is completed. The changeover is expected to take two years.

The existing system would be replaced by individual systems for each building.

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7:10 pm
Fri November 25, 2011

Barrasso spends Thanksgiving in Kosovo

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent Thanksgiving with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kosovo.

The Wyoming Republican visited with members of Detachment Three, B Company, 777th Aviation Support Battalion stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

There are 23 Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deployed in Kosovo.

Barrasso shared Thanksgiving dinner with the service members, toured the base and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Balkans.