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November 28, 2019

Barrasso and President Trump Surprise Wyoming Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

Barrasso joined Pres. Trump on surprise trip to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with U.S. troops, including Wyoming National Guard soldiers, stationed at Bagram Air Base.

Barrasso with members of WY National Guard in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

AFGHANISTAN – On Thanksgiving day in Afghanistan, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) joined President Donald Trump in a surprise visit to American troops stationed at Bagram Air Base. This includes members of Wyoming National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, who 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.