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Cheyenne Air National Guard Base

Cheyenne Air National Guard Base
Part of Wyoming Air National Guard (WY ANG)
Located near: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne Air National Guard Base during the 1960's
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1940
In use 1942-Present
Garrison information
153d Airlift Wing
Airfield information
Elevation AMSL 6,159 ft / 1,878 m
KCYS is located in Wyoming
Location of Cheyenne Air National Guard Base
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 9,270 2,825 Concrete
13/31 6,690 2,039 Asphalt
See: Cheyenne Regional Airport for civil airport information

Cheyenne Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Wyoming Air National Guard 153d Airlift Wing.[1]


  • Overview 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The 153d Airlift Wing (AW) of the Wyoming Air National Guard occupies approximately 77 acres (310,000 m2) of leased land on the City of Cheyenne Regional Airport, located two miles (3 km) north of downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming.[1]

The mission of the 153d AW is to deliver troops and cargo, provide aeromedical evacuation, and to airlift passengers and cargo when required. The WyANG operates C-130H Hercules aircraft under the 153rd Airlift Wing (153 AW), an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained unit of the Air National Guard. The 153rd AW occupies five administrative and 18 industrial buildings totaling approximately 351,000 square feet (32,600 m2) with 180 full-time personnel. A unit training drill is conducted once a month and results in a surge of up to a total of 1200 personnel.[1]

The U.S. Air Force's 30th Airlift Squadron is colocated with the 153d and flies missions alongside them. This is the first Active Associate unit between the Air National Guard and the Regular Air Force.[1]

The WY Army National Guard is also located at the airport and operates UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.[1]

In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign Boise Air Terminal Air Guard Station (AGS), ID by distributing the four C-130H aircraft of the 124th Wing (ANG) to the 153d Airlift Wing (ANG), Cheyenne, WY. The new, larger unit at Cheyenne would create an active duty/ ANG association. Cheyenne would be robusted to a larger, more effective C-130 squadron size. Additionally, Cheyenne's proximity to an active duty Air Force installation (F.E. Warren Air Force Base) would allow it to host an active/ANG associate unit.[1]


During World War II, the airport served as a completion and modification center for B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.[1]

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 153d Airlift Wing website

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