Representatives from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, local government and Laramie County Community College on Tuesday formally agreed to a series of new partnerships that will expand recreational and educational opportunities for airmen and residents in southeastern Wyoming.
The installation’s partnership with Laramie County Community College will bring academic offerings, such as automotive classes, to F.E. Warren. The arrangement will provide the college another facility for its growing programs, and allow airmen and local residents to attend evening automotive classes, reported the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
A separate initiative will allow reciprocal golf play for annual pass holders at Cheyenne’s public golf courses and the F.E. Warren golf course. That collaboration is expected to begin next spring.
Airmen already have begun working on city cleanup projects with the parks and recreation department under the “Keep Cheyenne Clean” program.
In a fourth initiative, the city and base will enhance ties between their youth sports leagues.
The initial agreements are just the start of partnering efforts between F.E. Warren and its neighbors. “We’re just beginning to scratch the surface,” said Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen.
Joe Schaffer, the community college’s president, echoed the mayor: “There’s some bigger projects out there we can undertake.”
The initiatives, launched under the Air Force Community Partnership program, are expected to benefit all participants — helping the city attract additional users for its facilities and programs, the college expand its curriculum and the base offer new quality-of-life services to personnel.