33 soldiers join Wyoming's first infantry unit in more than 100 years today

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Wyoming graduated 33 newly trained infantry soldiers at the 213th Regional Training Institute in Guernsey today, May 26. The 33 soldiers completed two weeks of intense training at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center and the Regional Training Institute there with trainers from the infantry school in Arkansas. The graduates will serve in the Wyoming Army National Guard's first infantry unit in more than 100 years and will be the first soldiers to fill qualified jobs there. Among the graduates that will help comprise Wyoming's first infantry unit, is the U.S. Army's first female infantry non-commissioned officer. The infantry unit, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry, is assigned to Evanston and Afton, Wyoming, and replaces the 1041st Multi-role Bridge Company, which will be deactivated in July. *Feature photo: Graduates from 11 Bravo infantry training at Camp Guernsey hold up their blue cords at the end of the ceremony, May 26.** h/t photo: Wyoming Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news #whatshappening