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Wyo Air National Guard unit to return from deployment July 2

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Air National Guard's 30th Airlift Squadron left last week for a commitment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, rotating personnel and equipment into Afghanistan.

The 39 personnel will be deployed for up to 60 days. Their mission overseas is to provide airlift support for U.S. forces.

The personnel who have been deployed since May are scheduled to arrive in Cheyenne on July 2, at 2 p.m.

"We are fortunate to be able to rotate personnel periodically throughout our commitment," said Col. Dennis Grunstad, 153rd Airlift Wing commander. "Hopefully this minimizes the impact on our airmen's family life and civilian employment, allowing them to focus on the job at hand."

The Wyoming Air National Guard has more than 1,100 men and women assigned. The 153rd Airlift Wing located in Cheyenne, is the host unit for the organization.


Note: Members of the media wishing to view the plane's arrival on July 2 should call Deidre Forster , at (307) 772-5253, or Master Sgt. Trudy Woodcock, at (307) 772-5229, for access to the base no later than noon, July 1.