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Fort D.A. Russell Days brings history to life at F.E. Warren

Members of Living History Days march accross a feild at Fort D.A. Russell Days (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — F.E. Warren Air Force Base will host its annual Fort D.A. Russell Days from July 19 to July 21. This three-day event, free and open to the public, offers a unique opportunity to explore the base’s mission and rich history.

Visitors can expect modern military displays, including demonstrations by security forces’ working dogs, tours of missile trainers and explosive ordnance disposal showcases. “The Leap Frogs,” the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, will perform thrilling jumps, and the Commanding Generals’ Mounted Color Guard will showcase cavalry tactics, according to an announcement by the base.

The event also features extensive living history presentations, with reenactments from the Revolutionary War through World War II. The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West will highlight the contributions of African American cavalry regiments, while The Trotters will perform precision riding drills.

Free shuttle buses will run from the Cheyenne Frontier Days grounds to the base from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, making transportation convenient. Access to the base is through Gate 1 off Randall Avenue, where adults must present a photo ID, and vehicles may be subject to random checks. Designated parking areas are available, with signs guiding visitors to various event locations.

For more details and updates, visit F.E. Warren AFB’s website or call 307-773-3381.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 19:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Muskets to Missiles Displays
  • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Missile Trainer and Heritage Museum Tour
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Living History Camp Presentations
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Camp Carlin Supply Run
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Food Vendors
  • 1 p.m.: Security Forces K9 Working Dog Presentation
  • 2:30 p.m.: American Revolution Historic Military Demonstration
  • 3 p.m.: The Trotters Cavalry Performance

Saturday, July 20:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Muskets to Missiles Displays
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Living History Camp Presentations
  • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Missile Trainer and Heritage Museum Tour
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Camp Carlin Supply Run
  • 9:30 a.m.: Commanding Generals’ Mounted Color Guard
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Food Vendors
  • 10:30 a.m.: Buffalo Soldiers of the American West Presentation
  • 10:30 a.m.: “The Leap Frogs” U.S. Navy Parachute Team
  • 11 a.m.: Security Forces K9 Working Dog Presentation
  • 11:30 a.m.: EOD Equipment Demo
  • 1:30 p.m.: Buffalo Soldiers of the American West Presentation
  • 2 p.m.: “The Leap Frogs” U.S. Navy Parachute Team
  • 2:30 p.m.: American Revolution Historic Military Demonstration
  • 3 p.m.: The Trotters Cavalry Performance
  • 3:30 p.m.: WWII Historic Military Demonstration
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Period Style Dance

Sunday, July 21:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Living History Camp Presentations
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Muskets to Missiles Displays
  • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Historic Homes Tour and Heritage Museum Tour
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Camp Carlin Supply Run
  • 9:30 a.m.: Historic Colonial Church Service
  • 10 a.m.: Commanding Generals’ Mounted Color Guard
  • 10 a.m.: EOD Equipment Demo
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Food Vendors
  • 10:30 a.m.: “The Leap Frogs” U.S. Navy Parachute Team
  • 11 a.m.: Buffalo Soldiers of the American West Presentation
  • 12:30 p.m.: EOD Equipment Demo
  • 1 p.m.: Security Forces K9 Working Dog Presentation
  • 2 p.m.: The Trotters Cavalry Performance

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