Wyoming Infantry Deploys to Kosovo
Photo: Wyoming Army National Guard
The public is invited to attend a deployment ceremony for the Wyoming Army National Guard Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment next week 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 Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m.
The soldiers are set 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.