Newcastle High School Grads Welcomed Into Wyoming Army Nat’l Guard

Local News September 20, 2019



Newcastle High School Grads Welcomed Into Wyoming Army Nat’l Guard

NEWCASTLE, WY. | CHEYENNE, WY. – The Wyoming Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion graduated 16 Soldiers from the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) on Saturday, Sept. 6.

These Soldiers completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), and are now ready to join their new units within the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Pvt. Kyle Haslam and Pvt. Michael Troupe, both of Newcastle were among the graduating class.

Haslam is a graduate of Newcastle High School, and his parents are Starla Starkey and Amber Haslam. “I joined the Guard because I wanted to become a better person,” Haslam said, adding that he will also be attending to college using the Guard’s 100 percent in-state tuition benefit.

Troupe is also a graduate of Newcastle High School, his parents are Michael and Michelle Pehringer.

Pvt. Svoboda, from Hulett, was also included in the group of graduates. His parents are Troy Svoboda (Courtney) of Hulett and Angela Svoboda of Newcastle.

Soldiers in the Wyoming Army National Guard receive opportunities and benefits including 100 percent in-state tuition coverage, health insurance, and retirement benefits for part-time service. For more information on the opportunities in the Guard, please go to, or call 1-800-Go-Guard.


Back row, l-r: Pvt. Jade Minchow, Pvt. Michael Troupe, Pvt. George Bearfield, Pvt. Zachariah Davis, Pvt. Corben Vaughn, Pfc. Ryan Ruiz, Pfc. Brad Nichols, Pvt. John Walker.
Front row, l-r: Pfc. Rhett VanDenHeuvel, Pvt. Zane Case, Pvt. Chaselynn McReynolds, Pvt. Blake Pool, Pvt. Justin Honick, Pvt. Kyle Haslam, Pvt. Trey Svoboda, Pvt. Eli Connor.


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