CHEYENNE – U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., spent the Fourth of July weekend visiting with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kuwait and Wyoming sailors in the Gulf of Oman.

Barrasso visited with members of the Wyoming National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Forward in Kuwait. In addition to Kuwait, he visited with Wyoming sailors in the Carrier Strike Group 12 onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf of Oman on the front lines of Iran.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to visit with and thank our Wyoming troops serving overseas,” Barrasso said in a news release. “The Wyoming National Guard has more than a hundred soldiers stationed in the Middle East, including Kuwait. We also have sailors serving in the Gulf of Oman. They are from communities across Wyoming and a long way from home right now. We can all be proud of the important work these soldiers and sailors are doing to defend our freedom.”

While in Kuwait, Barrasso shared lunch with the service members, toured the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Middle East region. Onboard the USS Lincoln, Barrasso had lunch with the sailors, observed flight operations and was briefed on the threats from Iran in the region.

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