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ARMY ROTC|University of Wyoming Cowboy Battalion

 Posse Club

Hiking Laramie Peak

 

The Posse Club at the University of Wyoming offers a number of incredible opportunities to Cadets in both Army and Air Force ROTC programs as well as any enrolled student.  The club has two separate functions.

  • The first function is to serve as a volunteer force for Albany County Sheriff’s Office.  Our primary mission when working with them is to aid Search and Rescue missions that are all too common in a State that offers so many opportunities to the outdoors.  The Posse Club also exist to aid in other community events, including parades or as well as flooding and other disaster relief situations.  Through this function we are able to incorporate many exciting training activities ranging from high ropes training to disaster medical to training with the Sheriff’s office on their snowmobiles and snowcats.
  • The second function of the Posse Club is where the members get to enjoy the efforts they put into the community in the form of shooting events.  Any member of Posse has access to the indoor range just South of I80 in Laramie as well as access to the clubs own match grade .22 rifles and air rifles.   Roy Kern, the manager of the range, has also cheerfully volunteered his expertise to Posse members looking to hone their abilities in any or all of the three match positions.  We are also looking to begin incorporating some military oriented firearms training in the form of shooting drills and eventually room clearing drills as an added bonus to club members.

Fall 2013 Storyboard

Operation Laramie Peak (11OCT2012)

Summary 

Posse Club unpacking equipment needed for search and rescue

Army and Air Force Cadets as gear up right alongside civilians as the Posse club prepares to begin the search.  An impressive 20 members showed up to help with the mission.

Searching For Downed Aircraft

We begin our trek to the site of our base camp (set at approximately 9,000 feet.)

Setting Up Camp

Army Cadets Scott Chapman (left), Kyle Wass (right standing) and Matt Rayl (sitting on far right) wrap up the day of searching and prepare to hunker down for the night.

CDT Hinkley tying the bowline knot

 Army Cadet Hinkley practices climbing knots around a "rope corral."

Cadets having some R&R

Posse members (from left to right) Garret Boldry, Jordan Largent, Joseph Meier, Tryniti Smith, and Madison Hamblen grab burgers and chips after an afternoon of knot and ropes training.

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