The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing could lose approximately 210 airmen and four aircrafts from their active duty associate unit sometime after October of this year.
The associate Air Force unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, would be closed under the President's 2015 budget proposal.
Adjutant General of the Wyoming National Guard, Luke Reiner, says "the 30th Airlift Squadron is a vital component to our national defense and has made the Wyoming Air National guard stronger by its presence."
The Wyoming Military Department is planning to temporarily trim the hours of more than 430 employees due to federal budget cuts. The furloughs would begin at the end of April and extend until the end of September. Colonel Tammy Maas says the reduction in hours will impact their day to day operations, but shouldn’t impact necessary missions.