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133rd engineers benefit from emergency response training


September 20, 2018

U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. Jack Eden

Douglas Chief of Police Ron Casalenda and Maj. Cole Kelly, Joint Director of Military Support, Wyoming National Guard, head up emergency management training during a training exercise at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds on Sept. 7, 2018. Wyoming National Guard personnel work with communities statewide to organize and participate in emergency preparedness training events throughout the year.

By Sgt. Jack Eden, 197th Public Affairs Detachment

DOUGLAS, Wyo. - May 27 was a wake-up call for Converse County Emergency Management Coordinator Russ Dalgarn. A sizable tornado rolled through adjacent northeast Laramie County. The recent storm got the attention of local residents, and Dalgarn said the unpredictable weather event prompted him to start organizing a response team which now involves the Wyoming National Guard, specifically the 133rd Engineer Company, based in Laramie.

"The thing that keeps me awake at three in the morning is this. 'What if I have a grandstand full of people an...

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