Barrasso Spends Thanksgiving with Wyoming Troops
Written by broebling on November 26, 2018
|Press Release – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming troops serving in Poland, near the Russian province of Kaliningrad.
Barrasso visited with members of the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division stationed on the Polish-Russian (Kaliningrad) border. Wyoming currently has service members attached to the division, which is charged with assisting North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in deterring Russian aggression and increasing European border security.
(Map showing where Wyoming soldiers are currently stationed)
“Sharing Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming troops serving overseas is always a highlight of my year,” said Barrasso. “Wyoming is blessed with so many men and women who have bravely answered the call to serve our nation. I had the honor of meeting some of them who are stationed near the Polish-Russian border. They are a long way from home, so it was a pleasure to bring a little bit of Wyoming to them this holiday season. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the brave service of our men and women in uniform.”
In addition to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with the troops, Barrasso toured training facilities and was briefed by U.S. and NATO military leaders on the status of their mission.