CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s United States Senator John Barrasso spent Thanksgiving overseas.
He joined President Donald Trump “in a surprise visit to American troops stationed at Bagram Air Base,” Barasso’s office said in a Thursday press release.
“This includes members of Wyoming National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, who are conducting artillery missions in Afghanistan,” the release adds.
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About 370 Wyoming National Guard soldiers are on deployments in the Middle East and Europe, the largest number deployed at one time since 2009, Barrasso’s office says.
“’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 joined Trump is serving the Thanksgiving meal and heard briefings from military officials about their operations.