Guard's 'Charlie Med' unit returns to Wyoming

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Twenty-one Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers are returning from a nearly one-year deployment during which they conducted medical evacuation missions in Afghanistan.

The Guard has planned a ceremony to welcome the soldiers at noon Thursday at the Raper Armory in Cheyenne.

The soldiers are members of C Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Brigade, also known as Charlie Med.

The Guard says the company is the most deployed unit in the Wyoming Army National Guard.

The company is made up of pilots, crew chiefs, medics and maintenance personnel from Cheyenne, Casper, Douglas, Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs and Sheridan, as well as from Colorado.