Wyoming Military Bases
Military bases in Wyoming consist of Guernsey Maneuver Area and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Wyoming is the least populated state in the union with a population of just over 500 thousand people. Wyoming is known for its vast plains rocky mountains and big sky. Wyoming surrounding states include Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.
Map of Wyoming Military Bases
Guernsey Maneuver Area (ARNG)
Guernsey Maneuver Area is home to the Air Force’s 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron. Although the small town of Guernsey has only 1150 residents, visitors of this military base double the population each year. The Air Force and Wyoming National Guard frequent Guernsey, and plenty of visitors arrive each year to use the unique facilities as well. For example, Guernsey Maneuver Area is also the proud host of Wyoming’s Cowboy Challenge Academy, or WCCA. This program helps at-risk teens prepare to enter adult life with discipline, ambition, and skills. Guernsey even allows its base to be used for hunting and grazing during certain times of the year.
Guernsey’s role in history began as a haven for weary pioneers traveling along the Oregon Trail. To this day, Guernsey remains a monument to their historic journey. Naturally, the area developed into a small community with provisions for these travelers. Perhaps it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that it became the home of this Army base as well. Like the pioneers before them, the elite men and women who train here are embarking on a journey that requires strength, grit, and determination.
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base is home to the 90th Missile Wing, also known as the “Mighty Ninety.” Established in 1867 just outside of Cheyenne, this base is the oldest, continuously active Air Force base in the United States. It also is one of just three strategic missile bases in the U.S.
This base was originally founded during the mid-1800’s to provide protection for the workers constructing the transcontinental railroad. Since then, it has become one of the longest-running Air Force Bases in the nation. With roots in a rich history of fortitude, this base has continued to prepare brave Americans to serve as the nation’s guardians.