CHEYENNE – The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce this year’s recognition and celebratory events for Military May. The month is organized as a way to honor and reflect on the many accomplishments of the region’s military partners, including F.E. Warren Air Force Base, the Wyoming Army National Guard, the Wyoming Air National Guard, and the Navy Reserve.
The Chamber’s Military May luncheon is Today, May 7 at Little America Hotel and Resort. The public is invited to attend the kick-off event which begins with the presentation of a proclamation by Governor Mark Gordon honoring veterans, military members, and their families and declaring May as Military Appreciation Month. The cost is $27 per person and advance registration is required by contacting the Chamber.
Major General Greg Porter, Adjutant General for Wyoming will be the event’s keynote speaker. He directs the Wyoming Military Department, located in Cheyenne. He is responsible for formulating, developing, and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting the close to 3,000 Army and Air National Guard members in Wyoming. He is also responsible for the Wyoming Veterans’ Affairs Commission and the Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery
During the lunch, the Cheyenne Trophy Awards will be presented to the following military units for outstanding achievements.
• Wyoming Air National Guard 153rd Airlift Wing
• Wyoming Army National Guard 213th Regional Training Institute
• Airforce 90th Missile Wing 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron
The Chamber’s Military May luncheon is all about celebrating the men and women in uniform in out community,” said Dale Steenbergen the Chamber’s President and CEO. “These defenders work tirelessly to insure the freedom of our nation. We often take them for granted and it is important that we pause and take stock of their work for our nation.” He added that local military units are an economic driver for Wyoming, providing more than 800 million in economic impact annually.”
Veterans and active military members, along with their families are invited to attend a military appreciation barbecue & armed forces celebration on Saturday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the High West Energy Building, 3302 I-80 Service Rd. east of Cheyenne. Complimentary lunch and entertainment are being provided for family members.
“High West Energy has a long and proud tradition of supporting our brave men and women in uniform. We are excited to continue our role as a presenting sponsor of Military May,” said Jim East, Communications & Marketing Manager for High West. “We always look forward to hosting the military appreciation BBQ at our Cheyenne Service Center.”
Nuvision Marketing Specialist Emily Jackson said, “We look forward to a day filled with gratitude for our veterans, active military members and their families.” According to Emily, the day will be filled with prizes and happenings for the entire family. Nuvision is also a presenting sponsor for the Chamber’s Military May.
Military May is coordinated by the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee.
“The Chamber and our Military Affairs Committee appreciates the service of all veterans and active military members and extends a special thank you to all sponsors of this year’s Military May,” said Ward Anderson with Jonah Bank and the Military Affairs Committee Chair.
Learn more about the Military May events and community activities by visiting CheyenneChamber.Org.