Wyoming National Guard unit deploys to Kosovo

WYOMING — The Infantry leads the way as the Wyoming Army National Guard will say farewell to soldiers in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment next week as they head overseas on assignment.

The soldiers are deploying to perform a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. They will be assigned to the US European Command. Their first stop after leaving Cheyenne will be Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional mobilization training.

It is the first time the Wyoming infantry unit has deployed since organizing in 2016. Deploying soldiers leave behind family and friends in communities like Afton, Bondurant, Casper, Cheyenne, Cowley, Dubois, Evanston, Gillette, Green River, Guernsey, Jackson, Laramie, Lyman, Marbleton, Pinedale, Rawlins, Saratoga, Sheridan, Torrington, Wheatland, and Worland.

Governor Mark Gordon, Major General Greg Porter, and the Wyoming Army National Guard command team will attend a ceremonial event at the Star Valley High School football stadium in Afton on Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Godspeed, men and women of the Infantry. Get back safe.

Wyoming National Guard Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment. (Courtesy)

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