Rusell Days
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CFD Fort Russell Days

Battery A of the 76th Field Artillery, stationed at Fort DA Russell (the precursor to FE Warren Air Force Base), fired the cannon announcing the beginning of Cheyenne Frontier Days. That was September 1897.

During the first weekend of Frontier Days, the base celebrates their history with three days of great fun, including historic home tours, military reenactments and tours of Minuteman III and Peacekeeper missile systems.

It's free (food and some events carry a price), and you can get on base. Just make sure everyone in the car has an ID, and that you have your car registration and insurance card.  The base is at Interstate 25 and Randall Avenue


Friday

  • 9a-4p: Living History Presentations.
  • 10a: American Revolution Historic Military Demonstration.
  • 10:30a: Puppet Show, Sarsaparilla Saloon. 11a: Security Forces Dog Presentation, Parade Field. 
  • 11:30a: Historic American Western Gun Demonstration
  • 1p: American Revolution Historic Military Demonstration
  • 1:30p: Lecture Series, Sarsaparilla Saloon. 
  • 2p: Indian Wars Cavalry Saber Military Demonstration . 
  • 2:30p: Historic American Western Gun Demonstration
  • 3p: The Trotters Cavalry Performance. Demonstration of historical Cavalry Precision Riding Drills.

Saturday

  • 8a: Buffalo Stampede. 5K and 10K race. 307-773-4948
  • 9a: 4p: Muskets to Missiles Displays, modern ICBM mission displays at F. E. Warren AFB with UH-1N helicopter, Last bus departs at 3 for tour. 
  • 9a-4p: Tours of Minuteman ICBM Launch Facility (U-1, with Payload Transporter) Launch Control Center Trainers, and visit the Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum, Maintenance Vehicles: Transporter Erector and Periodic Maintenance Team Van (Tractor/Trailer), Nuclear Payload Transporter, HMMWV, other vehicles. Provide picture ID for the tour, no cameras or large bags allowed. Last bus leaves at 2:30p. 
  • 9a-4p: Living History Presentations Demonstrations
  • 10a: Indian Wars Cavalry Saber Military Demonstration
  • 10a-2p: Buffalo/Beef Roast featuring Roasted Buffalo, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Corn Cob and a Dinner Roll served for lunch with cold beverages available for purchase at Trail's End Club. 11:30a: Historic American Western Gun Demonstration
  • 12p: Gunfight demonstration by the Wyoming Widowmakers
  • 1p: Historic WWII Military Demonstration
  • 1:30p: Puppet Show
  • 2p: American Revolution Historic Military Demonstration
  • 2:30p: Historic Lecture Series, Sarsaparilla Saloon
  • 3p: The Trotters Cavalry Performance Demonstration of historical Cavalry Precision Riding Drills, followed by a Ft. D. A. Russell Days Historic Military Demonstration 
  • 3:30p: Puppet Show
  • 5:30p: Period Style Dance. Historic period clothing or western attire preferred but not required. Dance instruction will be provided and is for the whole family. No experience required and people of all ages dance together! 307-773-2980

Sunday

  • 9a: Historic Colonial Church Service 
  • 9a-4p: Muskets to Missiles Displays, modern ICBM mission displays at F. E. Warren AFB with UH-1N helicopter 
  • 9a: 4p: Tours of Minuteman ICBM Launch Facility (U-1, with Payload Transporter) and Launch Control Center Trainers, Helicopter Hanger and the Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum, Maintenance Vehicles: Transporter Erector and Periodic Maintenance Team Van (Tractor/Trailer), Nuclear Payload Transporter, HMMWV, other vehicles. 
  • 9a-4p: Living History Presentations Demonstrations
  • 9a-2:30p Historic Homes Tour and Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum Tour. National Register Historic buildings will be on display for visitor viewing. Transportation is provided for tours on base, pickup at F. E. Warren AFB. Provide picture ID for the tour, no cameras or large bags allowed. Last bus leaves at 2:30 for the tour. 307-773-3381
  • 10:30a: Historic Lecture Series
  • 11a: Security Forces Dog Presentation 
  • 11:30a: Historic American Western Gun Demonstration
  • 12p: High Noon Gunfight demonstration by the Wyoming Widowmakers 
  • 1p: Historic WWII Military Demonstration
  • 1:30p: Puppet Show 
  • 2p: Indian Wars Cavalry Saber Military Demonstration

 

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