Wyoming Soldiers Deploy This Week
Written by andrew-rossi on May 7, 2019
Another group of soldiers from Wyoming is headed to the middle east.
At least 14 soldiers from Thermopolis, Worland, Lovell, Powell and Greybull will be deploying with the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery. They are among the roughly 300 soldiers from six Wyoming Army National Guard units who have deployed to the Middle East since January, with more scheduled to leave before September. The deployments are the largest number of Wyoming troops sent overseas in the last ten years.
According to Colonel Steve Alkire, this deployment will last about nine months.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the group of Wyoming Army National Guardsmen is set to fly to Texas ahead of the deployment, likely traveling from Casper to Fort Bliss in Texas on Thursday.
The ceremony tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. is open to the public, and will take place at Natrona County High School in Casper. Governor Mark Gordon, Major General Greg Porter and the Wyoming Army National Guard command team will be attending the event.
This will be the sixth time unit members have been deployed since Sept. 11, 2001.