Governor back from Iraq/Afghanistan trip

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal is back in Cheyenne following his weeklong visit to the Middle East to show support for the state's troops serving there.

Freudenthal and the governors of three other states traveled to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan last week. They met with troops from their home states as well as with top military commanders.

Freudenthal says he took the trip to make sure that the more than 800 Wyoming National Guard soldiers serving overseas are aware that they have support back home. He began the Department of Defense-sponsored trip on Nov. 9 and returned to the state on Sunday.

Freudenthal also traveled to the Middle East in January 2006, with stops in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.