F.E. Warren Air Force Base and its neighbors in southeastern Wyoming are moving ahead with new partnerships that will allow airmen and Cheyenne residents to share golf courses, and bring classes in auto mechanics and culinary arts to the installation.
Under the golf partnership, residents with passes to public courses in Cheyenne will be able to play at Warren’s course, while airmen with annual passes to the installation’s course will be able to play at the city’s two courses. Reciprocal play will be limited to three rounds for each course, reported the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. The partnership is expected to begin next year.
Next spring, Laramie County Community College will begin offering automotive classes in an on-base garage. The arrangement will provide the college another facility for its growing programs, and allow airmen and local residents to attend evening automotive classes.
“There’s lots of capability and capacity, but it’s underutilized,” said Maj. Shawn Booher, Warren’s lead for efforts that fall under the Air Force Community Partnership Program.
In a separate initiative, the community college will launch the school’s culinary arts program at the base’s former club, which is undergoing renovations. The students will serve as caterers for installation events, saving Warren money, according to the story.
The partnerships are intended to help ensure Warren’s recreational facilities remain open by increasing usage and, in turn, revenue. They also will provide new opportunities for airmen and the neighboring community.
“We get something out of it, the community gets something out of it, everybody wins,” Booher said.