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Wyo. Air Guard personnel start rotations

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

The 38 personnel will be deployed for up to 60 days. Their mission overseas is to provide airlift support for U.S. forces.

"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.