Posted: Jul 24, 2013 12:47 PM by Jonathan Porta - MTN News
As part of a surprise overseas tour, Gov. Steve Bullock is in Afghanistan today, visiting Montana troops and military leaders.
Bullock has been on the move all week, beginning his tour Monday with meetings at the Pentagon, before making his way to Kuwait. Bullock rejoined members of the 1-189th General Support Aviation Brigade there exactly four months after saying goodbye in Helena.
"It's been an incredible trip, an incredible opportunity to talk with them about both the challenges that they are having but also to reinforce to them and to their families back home what a big, big significant difference they are making and they deserve all of our support," he said.
Upon his arrival in Afghanistan Wednesday, Bullock was welcomed and transported by a crew of Montana soldiers flying one of Montana's Blackhawk helicopters.
Over 100 Montana troops at Camp Berry visited with the governor, including the 495th, a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Despite troop deployments overseas, Bullock said Montana will have the resources necessary to combat wildfires throughout the state this fire season.