Press Release. - The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing will lose approximately 210 airmen and four aircraft from their active duty associate unit sometime after October of this year.
The 30th Airlift Squadron (AS), an attached active duty Air Force unit, association with the Air Guard will be closed due to the President's 2015 budget proposal.
"I express my deepest disappointment and concern for the loss of the 30th Airlift Squadron," said Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, the Adjutant General of the Wyoming National Guard. "Not only will we lose aircraft to this downsizing, but we will also lose the skilled airmen who either operate or support that mission." Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:20Read more: Budget Proposal Would Cut Wyoming Air Guard Unit
Newcastle – 14 forestry crew inmates from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle and approximately 16 inmate workers from the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton have joined forces with members of the Big Horn and Washakie County Sheriff’s Offices, Search and Rescue, the Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department and the Wyoming National Guard to assist with flood relief in the Manderson, Wyoming area.
Several ice jams have sent water over the banks of the Big Horn River causing flooding and the evacuation of several homes on Friday morning, March 7, 2014.Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:08 Read more: Inmate Work Crews Lend a Hand in Flood Relief
Thursday Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill issued the following statement in a press conference held at her request:
“I solemnly swear that I will support, obey and defend the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of Wyoming.” This is the oath I took when I assumed office. This is the same oath legislators and the governor took.
Read more: Statement Made by Superintendent Hill
Last year, the legislature passed and the governor signed into law a bill that stripped the constitutional duties of the Office of the Superintendent of Public instruction. Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 06:40
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – At the closing of the budget session, Governor Matt Mead said that Wyoming is well-served by its citizen legislature. He noted that members leave their families, their homes, to work incredibly hard and over long hours during the session. The Governor thanked the legislators for all their efforts, especially related to the budget.
“I am excited about the budget. I said in my state of the state address that we have agriculture, resources, wildlife – we are fortunate for all we have. We have savings. If Wyoming were a stock, we would not invest anywhere else,” Governor Mead said. Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 06:33Read more: Governor Says Lawmakers Made Important Investments