Large deployment prepares for Bahrain
This month, the Laramie-based 133rd Engineer company of the Army National Guard will begin training at Camp Guernsey. They’ll deploy to Bahrain in June.
The 133rd was last deployed in 2005. Company Captain Tyler Schiele says many of the outbound troops are relatively new to the guard.
“I would say it's probably going to be somewhere around 80 percent, which is pretty large considering how often people have been deployed," Schiele said. "And we have a lot of students from both Wyotech and University of Wyoming.”
Schiele says the company is made up of heavy equipment operators and construction teams. But they will primarily be providing security for an existing military installment in a joint operation with the US Navy.