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Open house event in Cheyenne to focus on ICBM community health issues

(F.E. Warren Air Force Base)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Torchlight Initiative, a nongovernmental organization, will host an Open House event on Friday, May 31. The event aims to address the unique health challenges faced by current and former Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile community members and their families.

The Wyoming Veterans Commission will host the event at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center auditorium, located at 2360 E. Pershing Blvd. Veterans and active members are invited to gather from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Open House seeks to shed light on the Torchlight Initiative’s mission and its commitment to supporting the well-being of those who have served in the missile community, according to a press release by the Wyoming Military Department.

Danny Sebeck will kick off the event with an overview of the Torchlight Initiative. He will present its comprehensive approach to addressing health issues prevalent in the ICBM community. Attendees will learn how the initiative can provide crucial support and assistance.

Additionally, Vicki Osman, a subject matter expert on the veterans affairs claims process, will offer valuable guidance. She will help attendees navigate the complexities of VA claims, ensuring veterans receive the benefits and support they deserve.

“The Torchlight Initiative is more than just an organization; it’s a beacon of hope and support for our missile community veterans,” Tim Sheppard, executive director of the Veterans Commission, stated. “The goal is to advocate tirelessly for the health and well-being of those who have served, ensuring they receive the care, support, and recognition they rightfully deserve.”

About the Torchlight Initiative

The Torchlight Initiative consists of current and former Air Force ICBM community members and their families. Dedicated to addressing health issues prevalent in the ICBM community, the initiative aims to ensure a safe environment for all personnel while supporting the vital deterrent capability of the ICBM mission.

For more information about the Torchlight Initiative and the upcoming Open House event, please contact Tim Sheppard at 307-631-5158.


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