Archaeology Awareness Month - Daily Projects
Wyoming Army National Guard protects archaeological sites on Camp Guernsey
By: Ken Humphrey
Camp Guernsey is the Wyoming Army National Guard’s primary field training center. The military reservation encompasses almost 80,000 acres in Platte County. Camp Guernsey’s primary purpose is to train Wyoming Guard units, but the facility also hosts soldiers from every branch of the military from all over the United States and even soldiers from other countries. Camp Guernsey has hosted over 4,000 troops at one time and can expect to train several thousand soldiers over the course of the training season. Under the National Historic Preservation Act, Guard personnel review training activities to determine what effect it will have on important cultural resources, including archaeological sites.