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Local National Guard unit to deploy

The Wyoming Army National Guard will say farewell to soldiers in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 p.m. before they deploy to Kosovo.

Gov. Mark Gordon, Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, and the Wyoming Army National Guard command team will attend the event at the Star Valley High School football stadium, in Afton.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

The soldiers are deploying to perform a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and will be assigned to the U.S. European Command.

Their first stop after leaving Cheyenne will be Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional mobilization training.

This is the first time the Wyoming infantry unit has deployed since organizing in 2016.

The deploying soldiers are from Colorado, Montana, Utah and the Wyoming communities of Afton, Bondurant, Casper, Cheyenne, Cowley, Dubois, Evanston, Gillette, Green River, Guernsey, Jackson, Laramie, Lyman, Marbleton, Pinedale, Rawlins, Saratoga, Sheridan, Torrington, Wheatland, and Worland.

See the May 22 edition of the Star Valley Independent for additional information relating to the community send off and the soldier’s deployment.

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