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Army Guard command hosts community meeting Feb. 1 in Worland

CHEYENNE — Community leaders, members and civilian employers of Wyoming National Guard members in the Big Horn Basin are invited to a community meeting with Army Guard command in Worland Feb. 1.

The 1 p.m. meeting will be held at the Wyoming Army National Guard readiness center in Worland, 1812 Washakie Ave.

Additional meetings will be held in February and March in Sheridan, Casper, Lander, Cheyenne, Gillette, and Laramie. The Lander meeting will be later in the afternoon on Feb. 1.

Units being deployed include the 115th Fires Brigade and 2/300th to the US Army Central Command in the Middle East. Accordign to the National Guard, when those units are deployed It hits the Big Horn Basin and central part of the state the hardest, which is why the meetings are centralized in those areas.

During the meeting,

National Guard Command will discuss the upcoming deployments and programs in place to assist Guard members, their families and civilian employers throughout the deployment cycle.

Discussions will include how soldiers will be able to keep in touch with family members and the commitment involved before and during deployment.

Following the 20-30 minute presentation there will be time for questions from those in attendance. After the meeting is officially adjourned the leadership will be available for one-on-one questions.

“Building partnerships with our communities and guardsmen’s employers helps to ensure we can answer our nation’s call and deploy abroad,” said Brig. Gen. Brian Nesvik, Wyoming Army National Guard commander. “Expectations of our state’s citizen soldiers have increased over time and it is critical for community leaders and employers to understand those increased demands and how important their support continues to be.”