Everett "Wink" Winkler was born in Hammond Indiana on February 13, 1944. He was raised in Northern Wisconsin until he enlisted in the US Air Force in February of 1961. He enjoyed his time serving his country and took advantage of as many learning and training opportunities as he could. He completed two tours to Vietnam and then stationed at F.E Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he decided after 20 years of service to retire on March 01, 1981.
He continued living in Cheyenne and owned a 4-wheel drive center and a trucking company. In 1990 he retired, sold his business and is enjoying life.
Wink and his wife Patti are both retired and are raising their grandson Mikey age 9 whom they have had since he was 6 months old. He is a true blessing to the couple, as well as all of their children. Wink was our Post Commander from 2009 - 2017.
The Post Commander is the key officer of the Post. They, alone, represent the judicial branch of the organization and also have some of the responsibilities of the executive branch. They preside at all meetings, enforce the rules, appoint committees not otherwise provided for, and make certain that the other officers and committeemen perform their duties.
Future EventsDecember 7, 2019 - Grand Event (Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Contest Banquet)
December 10, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJanuary 14, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingFebruary 11, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingMarch 10, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingNovember 5-8, 2020 - VFW Western Conference see more
Past EventsNovember 12, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingOctober 8, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingSeptember 14, 2019, Saturday, 10AM, at TBD (hosted by Post 11453)September 10, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingAugust 13, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJuly 27, 2019 - Deployed Family Members Picnic: David R. Romero Park, CheyenneJuly 9, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJune 11, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post MeetingJune 8, Poppy Drive, King Soopers
June 6-9, 2019 - Dept of Wy Convention, Gillette, WYMay 25, Walmart (on Livingston)May 14, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post Meeting (Post Officer Installation), Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.May 11, 2019, Poppy Drive, Sams Club
April 27, 2019, 10AM - District 5 Meeting Post 4343Apr 9, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly meeting (Post Officer Nominations end, Elections) Orchard Valley
Mar 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Post Inspection/Post Officer Nominations, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Feb 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Whispering Chase Senior Living Center, 4320 E LincolnwayJan 8, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Dec 15, 2018, 8AM-? - Poppy Drive, Tractor SupplyDec 11, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Dec 7, 2018, 6 PM - Pearl Harbor Dinner & VOD/PP BanquetteNov 10, 2018 9AM - Place Flags on Graves, Beth El CemeteryNov 11, 2018, 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day. Veterans Day CeremonyNov 12, 2018, Davis Elementary Veterans Day ProgramNov 12, 2018, 10AM - Fallen Warrior Memorial Dedication detailsNov 13, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Nov 17, 2018 9AM - Retrieve Grave Flags, Beth El CemeteryOct 9, 2018 - Raffle (at Post meeting) Flyer pdf Congrats Ray.
Oct 9, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Oct 6, 2018 - Install sod at VA RRTPSept 11, 2018, 7PM - Regular monthly meeting
Sept 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Membership Drive Picnic; about 25 people attended.June 2018 100% membershipJune 2018 VFW Special Project Award/Community Service Citation (Walk Across Wyoming)
Post PoppyWe enjoyed visiting with many great people during our 2019 Poppy Drives in Cheyenne. We look forward to seeing you next year, we truly thank you for your tremendous support.