Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF. 

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett made her first official to Cheyenne and F.E. Warren Air Force Base last week.

Secretary Barrett met with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and thanked him for his leadership and continued support to the military.

“First off, thank you for taking time out of elk season to welcome me here to Wyoming,” said Barrett. “The relationship between the community and the military throughout the state is impressive.”

She also spoke with 90th MW Airmen while visiting the missile training facility U-01 and the missile procedure trainer. 

“I saw the precision and care of day-to-day operations across the wing,” said Barrett. “Everyone takes pride in operating, maintaining and supporting the nuclear enterprise in a safe, secure and effective manner.” 

During a tour of U-01, Barrett descended into the missile silo, gathering perspective into the missile maintainer’s job, the vastness of the ICBM and the equipment used to keep the mission operational. 

Ensuring the ICBM mission is continuously operational to act at a moment’s notice is vital to the safety of this nation. 

“America can sleep easy with the Mighty Ninety on watch,” said Barrett.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing

The Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission. 

SECAF Visit 2019

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike commander, sit at a mock launch control center, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. Barrett was briefed on the extent on F.E. Warren’s many missions including its extensive missile mission. 

Photos: Top, with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon. Below left, inside a mock launch control center; below right, deplaning from official jet on arrival. (Photos by U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)