F. E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE – Fifteen Wyoming senators, representatives, and spouses experienced the Mighty Ninety’s mission Feb. 7, through a tour around F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Wyoming legislature members from all over the state came to Cheyenne for the 2020 Budget Session. A tour of F.E. Warren was included on the special events calendar for the session.
Col. Peter Bonetti, 90th Missile Wing commander, greeted the attendees at Trail’s End Club. From there, they were taken to the Missile Procedures Trainer where the 90th Operations Group described what it takes to defend the nation with the world’s premier Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force.
The next stop on the tour was to U-01, where the visitors were taken down into the trainer the 90th Maintenance Group uses to simulate working in a launch facility and on a Minuteman III ICBM. At this location, missile security forces also demonstrated their capabilities in protecting the assets.
The final demonstration on the tour came from a collaboration between Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Military Working Dog units. These units are able to respond to situations all over the state, lending support to other agencies in detecting and disposing of explosives.
The event ended with an opportunity for the visiting legislature members and guests to join the wing at First Friday at the Trail’s End Club following the Quarterly Awards. First Friday offered a time for them to speak with commanders and Airmen, as well as witness a CRUD tournament, a hands-on, contact billiards game.
“It is impressive to see just a glimpse of what these Airmen do on a daily basis. I grew up in this community and didn’t realize the breadth and depth that the mission of FE Warren had,” Representative Landon Brown of Laramie County said. “It was truly an honor to attend last week and I appreciate Colonel Bonetti’s invitation to our state delegation.”