Attorney General Sean Reyes thanked members of the National Guard for their service as they prepared to deploy for Afghanistan this week:
“We are grateful for members of the Utah National Guard who will deploy today to begin training for a mission to Afghanistan later this year. Our prayers are with each of them, as well as with their families, as they carry out their mission on behalf of our country. Similarly, our thoughts and prayers go out to all our men and women in uniform at home or deployed throughout the world.
“We are reminded of the sacrifice of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, many from our own staff, who have contributed to the Nation’s defense over many years of service.
“Our own Major Chris Earl will also be deploying soon, although on a different critical mission, and we express our support for his efforts on behalf of our country and send our love to his family.”