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Wyo. Air Guard personnel continue rotations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Air National Guard continues its commitment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, rotating personnel and equipment into theater. 

The 30 personnel who have been deployed for up to 120 days are scheduled to arrive in Cheyenne on June 19 at 2 p.m. Their replacements left Cheyenne early Thursday. 

Their mission overseas is to provide airlift support for U.S. forces. 

"We are very proud of our personnel. Morale remains high in the unit because we are able to rotate our people periodically during this mission," said Col. Dennis Grunstad, 153rd Airlift Wing commander. "This continues to help our Airmen's family life, their civilian jobs, and allows us to remain ready and able to answer the call to assist Wyoming's homeland defense force." 

The Wyoming Air National Guard has more than 1,000 men and women assigned. The 153rd Airlift Wing located in Cheyenne, is the host unit for the organization.