◆ There are approximately 370 Wyoming National Guard soldiers deployed.
Thanksgiving Day Wyoming soldiers stationed in Afghanistan spent some time with U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and President Donald Trump.
Members of Wyoming National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, are conducting artillery missions in Afghanistan.
“On a day to reflect on what we as Americans are thankful for, it was an honor to travel to Afghanistan with President Trump to tell our soldiers in person how truly grateful we all are for their sacrifice and dedication,” Barrasso said. “I was incredibly proud to introduce the President to Guard members who are stationed at Bagram Air Base. They’re part of the largest overseas deployment of Wyoming soldiers in a decade and are doing an outstanding job.”
Barrasso and President Trump met with service members, served Thanksgiving dinner, and were briefed by military officials about ongoing operations in the Middle East.
There are approximately 370 Wyoming National Guard soldiers deployed in the Middle East and Europe. This makes it one of the largest deployments of Wyoming National Guard soldiers since 2009.