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Wyoming Army Guard Unit Deployment Ceremony at UW April 11

April 9, 2013

Fourteen University of Wyoming students are among members of a Wyoming Army National Guard unit that will be honored at a deployment ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the UW Arena-Auditorium.

The 162 members from the 133rd Engineer Company, based in Laramie, will be deployed the following day for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Army National Guard soldiers who represent several Wyoming communities and five other states will be honored. Included in the unit are 14 UW students, and 10 others who are either WyoTech or Wyoming community college students.

The UW students are:

Burns -- Spc. Kaylie Taylor.

Cheyenne -- Spc. Stefan Dangerfield.

Greenwood Villa, Colo. -- Spc. Christopher Kirk.

Laramie -- Spc. Bryan Barry; Pfc. Samuel Krout; Spc. Mitch Mayfield; Spc. Priscilla Paredes;  Pfc. Tyler Prewett; Spc. Luke Senden; and Spc. Anthony Sykes.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- Spc. Lauren Meisenheimer.

Pinedale -- Pfc. Bennett Pena.

Red Desert – Joey Correnti.

Veteran -- Spc. Alena Gronewald.

The Wyoming Army National Guard unit received federal mobilization orders for 400 days to conduct base security operations to support OEF. The unit will receive more than one month of pre-deployment training at Camp Shelby, Miss., followed by nine months in Bahrain, a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf.

Primary parking for the ceremony at the Arena-Auditorium will be in the Ford Lot on the War Memorial Stadium’s east side. UW Transit and Parking Services will not ticket vehicles in the area surrounding the Arena-Auditorium after 2 p.m. the day of the ceremony, with the exception of fire lanes, yellow zones and disability zones (for those without a proper disability sticker).

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