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Wyo. Air National Guard deploys to Germany

Cheyenne, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Air National Guard is deploying 70 people and three of its C-130H aircraft to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for a 30-day mission, over the next two weeks. The first rotation left Monday.

The mission is a scheduled deployment to relieve personnel currently serving as part of Operation Joint Enterprise, which began as an effort to fly troops and supplies into Bosnia-Herzegovina in the mid-1990s. It later expanded to include missions into other countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. The Wyoming personnel include: aircrews, maintenance, and support personnel.

"We have supported Operation Joint Enterprise over the years," said Lt. Col. James "Pat" Moffett, 153rd Maintenance Group commander. "It is a vital mission and allows us to assist active duty counterparts with meeting the military obligation of our nation."

The Wyoming Air Guard continually deploys personnel and units around the globe.