Military Relocation Information
As a Military Relocation Professional it is my goal to ensure your move is made as easy as possible. I understand time tables can be short and create stress. So if you are transferring here and anticipate buying a home I will work to find the right home quickly so you and your family can relax and get on with life. I have included numerous links here to help familiarize you with our military bases and help you use your benefits.
If you are transferring out and need to sell your current home you will want to get your home on the market as soon as you know you are PCSing. And if you are planning on buying a home in your new location, most likely I can put you in touch with another MRP to help with the transition.
If you are preparing to leave the service or have been a veteran for while and are buying a home I can help you utilize all the VA home buying benefits you have coming to you. If you are selling I can help you discover VA requirements when selling to a buyer using a VA loan.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Home of the 90th Missile Wing the base was originally established as Fort D. A. Russell, a U.S. Calvary Fort, in 1867 the same year as the city of Cheyenne. Fort D. A. Russell was integral to the development and security of the Transcontinental Railroad and the fort. and later base, has been a community partner with Cheyenne ever since.
The last of the U.S Calvary Units left in 1930 and the name was changed to Fort Francis E. Warren as a U.S. Army Base. The name is intended to honor Wyoming’s first territorial governor. Following World War II in 1947 the newly established United States Air Force took over operations and in 1949 became Francis. E. Warren Air Force Base.
F.E. Warren AFB took on the role of a U.S. Strategic Missile Base in 1958 and has remained so as of today. When walking or driving through the base, one cannot help but see and feel the rich and proud history of the base.
Welcome from all of Cheyenne, Thank You for your service to our country and enjoy your time here. But be advised, once here you may not want to leave.
Useful links to help with your relocation
From the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, this site will provide all the information you need for a successful "Do it yourself Move."
Basic Allowance for Housing rates can vary based on location. This site is the for the Defense Travel Management Office at is accurate. Know before you go what your new rate will be.
This site is operated by the Defense Commissary Agency and you can find out everything you need to know about the commissary in your new location including current sales, food safety, disaster preparedness information and even employmednt information. Commisaries are going through a lot of transformation and you can use the news service here to find out what changes may be coming.
If it has to do with Military Life, this site has it all including a confidential help site. It also includes a section on moving with tons of useful information to make your move and life easier.
All the factual inforamtion you need to know about using your VA Benefits for home buying and obtaining your Certificate of Eleigibility. This site is run by the Veterans Affairs Administration.
Scroll down to read a little history on our local military.
Wyoming Air National Guard
The Wyoming Air National Guard was first organized in a small hangar on the southwest side of Cheyenne Municipal Airport, Wyoming, as the Army Air Forces’ highly decorated 402nd Fighter Squadron was deactivated 10 NOV 1945, and reactivated as the 187th Fighter Squadron. The unit was allotted to the National Guard on 10 AUG 1946, under Maj Robert E. Sedman. Flying P-51s, the Wyoming unit was activated 01 APR 1951 for service during the Korean Conflict, with personnel assigned to Clovis AFB, New Mexico, Germany, Okinawa, and South Korea. In Korea 18 Wyoming pilots flew 1,500 combat missions. In 1956 the WY ANG became the 187th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Two years later, during 1958, it received its first F-86L "Sabre Jet," and re-designation as the 153d Fighter Interceptor Group.
The most dramatic change came for the Wyoming unit in 1961 when it changed from a fighter unit to flying C-119 “Flying Boxcars” and airlifting medical patients, as the newly designated 187 Aeromedical Transport Squadron. On 21 JUN 1963 it received C-121 "Super Constellation," aircraft and expanded its military airlift role to worldwide mission capabilities. Entering the realm of South East Asia and Vietnam, the Wyoming Air Guard flew its first mission into the Southeast Asia Theater "combat zone" in late 1964, and continued to do so through the take over of South Vietnam by its enemies. During early 1966 the unit became the 153 Military Airlift Group [153rd MAG], under the Military Airlift Command [MAC].
In 1972, the Wyoming Air guard received its first turbo prop C-130 HERCULES aircraft, which has proved to be one of the toughest and most versatile aircraft ever built, and which the unit continues to fly over 30 years later. In 1975, the Wyoming Air Guard was selected for the unique role of aerial fire fighting. Two Wyoming C-130s were equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) and began water/fire retardant bombing of fires throughout the United States. Those fire fighting missions still continue through the present.
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For more history on the 153rd Airlift Command and other useful information on our Air Guard please visit: The Wyoming Military Department.
Wyoming Army National Guard
Wyoming took the first steps toward organizing what would become the Wyoming Army National Guard 95 years after the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. In 1870 Wyoming Territorial Governor John A. Campbell authorized division of the territory into three military districts. A year later, Wyoming's Territorial Assembly passed a law, effective Dec. 31, 1871, giving legal sanction to the formation of volunteer militia companies of not less than 40 men.
A number of colorful, but apparently short-lived, units, organized over concern of possible conflicts with American Indian tribes, came and went, including the "Cheyenne Rangers," the 1st Regiment, "Wyoming Home Guard," and the "Wyoming Rangers." The first federally recognized Wyoming unit was the "Laramie Grays," organized in 1888. The "Grays," Company A, 1st Wyoming Regiment, was followed the same year by Company B, known as the "Cheyenne Guards."
Wyoming entered the Union as a State in 1890 and Constitutional provisions for units in Buffalo, Rock Springs, Green River, Douglas, Sheridan, Evanston and Rawlins were put in place. In May 1894, a regimental band and the state's first artillery unit, Battery A, were formed in Rawlins. The battery was equipped with two horse-drawn, three-inch Hotchkiss guns.
The first federal mobilization of a Wyoming Army National Guard unit came in 1898 with the Spanish-
American War. Since 1898, the Wyoming Guard has been mobilized for active service in the Mexican Punitive Campaign, both World Wars, the Berlin Crisis, and Korea.
The combat action of the Wyoming Army Guard's 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion during the Battle of Soyang in Korea, was commemorated in 1983 as part of the National Guard Heritage Painting series at the Pentagon. Most recently, Wyoming Army National Guard units have served in Desert Storm and as part of the peacekeeping force in Bosnia, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Support to Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.
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For more information on our Army National Guard please visit: The Wyoming Military Department.