Barrasso Spends Thanksgiving In Qatar With Wyoming Soldiers

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent his Thanksgiving overseas, celebrating with Wyoming soldiers who are helping defend the country.

Barrasso had dinner with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Qatar on Thanksgiving day. He sat down with members of the 153rd Airlift Wing and 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, both of which are supporting airlift operations and medical evacuations in the Middle East.

The Wyoming senator makes it a tradition to spend time with Wyoming troops overseas every Thanksgiving, even in the pandemic.

“Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the people and things we’re most thankful for,” Barrasso said. “So much of our gratitude goes to the brave Wyoming men and women serving our country overseas. This year the holidays will look quite a bit different for most Americans. This is especially true for the members of the Wyoming Air National Guard deployed in Qatar.

“Despite the unique challenges this year brings, they continue to do a remarkable job keeping America and our allies safe,” he continued. “It was wonderful to share a meal with them and bring a little bit of home to them this holiday season.”

Barrasso was also briefed on military operations in the Middle East during his time in Qatar last week.

Qatar lies to the east of Saudi Arabia and to the west of Iran.

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