National Guard Community Support

Through an active community relations program, the Wyoming National Guard demonstrates that it is a good neighbor and community partner. The Guard and its Airmen and Soldiers are extensively involved in local community organizations and often participate in, or support, the events they sponsor.

There are a number of state and federal restrictions on how we can support organizations and events, and our training and mission schedule always comes first. By completely filling out and submitting Department of Defense Forms 2535 or 2536 (as applicable) by the deadlines within this section, you greatly increase the chances that we will be able to assist you.


When you have completed the appropriate form, it is highly recommended that you send them to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil.

If you would like to request Wyoming National Guard Participation or support for your organization or special event, please choose from the list below for specific information on how and where to make your request.



Armory Rentals

Wyoming National Guard Armories are often available for rental for private events. Contact the local armory in your community directly to check space, availability and rates, or download and submit the Armory Use Request Form to the address below.

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Fax: 307-772-5132
Email: ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil


Speakers

The Wyoming National Guard is capable of providing public speakers for schools, service clubs and civic events. Some topics which we can address include:

  • Reintegration
  • General patriotic themes
  • The history of the Wyoming National Guard
  • The National Guard today
  • Educational benefits and career opportunities
  • Other topics may be considered

Requests for speakers are required 30 days prior to the event, and will be confirmed with you two weeks prior to the event. Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

Email the completed DD Form 2536 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253


Parades

A hometown military presence has been a long tradition in community parades. Troops in formation or vehicles pay tribute to the community's investment in national defense.

Requests for Troops in formation or vehicles are require a minimum of a 30-day notice prior to the event, and will be confirmed with you two weeks prior to the event. Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).


Email the Completed DD Form 2536 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253.


Equipment Displays

Wyoming National Guard vehicles or aircraft are available for display in conjunction with community events. Display requests are subject to certain restrictions and are supported only where they do not impact operational mission requirements.

Requests for Military Equipment Displays are required no less than one month prior to the event, and will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event. Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events) for ground vehicles, or DD Form 2535 (Request for Military Aerial Support) for aerial equipment.

Email the completed DD Form 2536 and/or DD Form 2535 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253.


Equipment Loan / Lease

Wyoming National Guard equipment may be available for lease in conjunction with private events. Requests are subject to certain restrictions and are supported only where they do not impact operational mission requirements.

Requests for military equipment (tents, water buffalo, tables, etc.) are required no less than one month prior to the event, and will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event. Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events) and DA Form 4881-6 (Request and approval for Loan or Lease of Equipment and Loan or Lease Agreement. Requester is required to provide proof that commercially-available alternatives do not exist or are cost-prohibitive. There are many restrictions that apply to government loans and leases, so please call if you have questions.

Email the completed DD Form 2536 and DA Form 4881-6 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253.


Aerial Support

Requests for an Air National Guard Flyover, air show static displays, or aircraft demonstrations will be considered in conjunction with events celebrating U.S. Patriotic Holidays.

Requests for Wyoming Air National Guard Flyovers, air show static display, or aircraft demonstrations are required no less than 30 days prior to the event, and will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event. Requestors must recognize that "real-world" contingency and/or training requirements take precedence over public affairs events and any aircraft assets "promised," may very well be required to perform their assigned tasking and therefore, subject to non-availability at the last moment.

For Air Force aircraft (C-130s), you may submit and track your request on this website.

For Army aircraft (UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters) static displays, complete a DD Form 2535 (Request for Armed Forces Aerial Support). This form must be completed and signed by the sponsoring organization, certified by "owner" of the event site and approved by the local Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) before submission to the Wyoming National Guard. Get local FAA contact numbers.

Email the completed DD Form 2535 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253.


67th Army Band

The 67th Army Band provides music to instill in our Soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

Requests for the 67th Army Band at public ceremonies and special events are required 120 days prior to the event, and will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event. Complete a DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

Email the completed DD Form 2536 to ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or mail to:

Wyoming Military Department
Public Affairs Office
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions? Email ng.wy.wyarng.list.pao-distribution@mail.mil or call 307-772-5253.


Drug Demand Reduction

Please contact Lt. Col. Clay Fuller at 307-772-5014 or email at clay.l.fuller.mil@mail.mil


Contacts

Deidre Forster

Public Affairs Officer
307-772-5253 office
307-631-4153 cell
307-772-5132 fax
388-5253 DSN

Cpt. Tom Blackburn

Deputy Public Affairs Officer
307-772-5229 office
307-286-6377 cell
307-772-5132 fax
388-5229 DSN

1st Lt. Megan Hoffmann

Public Affairs Specialist
307-772-5935 office
307-421-4983 cell
307-772-5132 fax
388-5935 DSN

SFC James McGuire

Public Affairs Specialist
307-772-5235 office
307-275-6414 cell
307-772-5132 fax
388-5235 DSN

David Crane

Social Media Manager
307-421-8648 cell