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Wyoming infantry set for deployment to Kosovo


June 6, 2019

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Kristina Kranz

Gov. Mark Gordon presents a sign to Capt. Eli T. Varney of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment at the deployment ceremony in Afton, Wyoming, on May 28, 2019.

Children played in the crowd. Others slept as the families settled into chairs, waiting for the deployment ceremony to begin. The mood was one of pride and somberness as leaders and dignitaries addressed the Wyoming troops who start their journey to Kosovo, where they’ll be for nine months.

On May 28, friends and family of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, gathered at the Afton Readiness Center to support the soldiers who are set to support a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

Gov. Mark Gordon, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and the Adjutant General of the Wyoming Nation...

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