The Wyoming Highway Patrol on Friday recognized and thanked Wyoming military members who are serving overseas.
In recognition of Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) Friday, the patrol posted a photograph of members of the Wyoming Air Guard who came together at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia.
The photo shows about 20 members of the Wyoming 153rd Air Wing gathered on a flight line, holding a “Welcome to Wyoming” sign made by Guard Master Sgt. Mike Simmons, a Wyoming Highway Patrol employee.
“This is the first time the Wyoming Air Guard has deployed with a ‘WELCOME TO WYOMING’ sign, borrowing the tradition from the Wyoming Army National Guard’s deployment from the Korean War,” the Highway Patrol’s post said.
The guardsmen have been in the country for a little more than one month supporting military operations in the 332nd Expeditionary Air Wing (also known as the “Red Tails”), the post said. They are expected to be deployed well into the new year and will miss the holiday season with their families.
R.E.D. was created to urge people to show some form of support for deployed service members every Friday until they can return home.
The goal of R.E.D. is to carry the message to national levels, serve the military community, and help their families by showing them that they are never forgotten.