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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visits with SGT Desirea Harriet of Sheridan recently in Bahrain. Barrasso traveled to the Persian Gulf to visit the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineering Company over the Fourth of July weekend. The unit was deployed in May to Isa Air Base in Bahrain to provide base security. Courtesy photo |Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visits with SGT Desirea Harriet of Sheridan recently in Bahrain. Barrasso traveled to the Persian Gulf to visit the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineering Company over the Fourth of July weekend. The unit was deployed in May to Isa Air Base in Bahrain to provide base security. Courtesy photo |

Sen. Barrasso visits troops in Bahrain

SHERIDAN — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., spent the Fourth of July weekend visiting with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Bahrain.

Barrasso visited with members of the 133rd Engineering Company, a unit based out of Laramie, that is stationed at Isa Air Base in Bahrain.

There are currently more than 160 Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deployed in Bahrain.

Barrasso shared lunch with the service members, toured the base and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Middle East region.

The 133rd is responsible for all of the security on Isa Air Base.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to visit with and thank Wyoming troops serving overseas. We can all be proud of the remarkable work the 133rd is doing to defend our freedom. All of the soldiers I talked to wanted me to let folks at home know they’re well, they’re getting everything they need, and look forward to getting home to Wyoming,” Barrasso said.

“During our visit, I reminded the troops that the people of Wyoming are extremely grateful for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and free. In Wyoming, we can continue to show our support by including the families of those deployed in our family and community events.”

The 133rd Engineering Company was deployed to Bahrain in May 2013 for a nine-month deployment.

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