Politics & Government

Palin on overseas troop visit

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sarah Palin is on her way to an undisclosed "overseas" location to visit deployed Alaska National Guard troops.

From Palin’s Twitter feed:

"Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command's area of responsibility."

The European command's area of responsibility includes Europe, Russia, the Caucusus and Greenland. I'm not sure where all the state's National Guard troops are deployed in that area, but we know from news coverage some are in Kosovo (they gave vice president Joe Biden a helicopter ride last month).

Here's what the governor's office had to say:

“She’s traveling overseas. For security purposes, the governor’s office cannot release information until it is cleared by (the Department of Defense),” said Palin’s spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow.

Leighow said Palin is travelling with Craig Campbell, commander of the Alaska National Guard, and Alaska Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon Choat. She said they’ll be going to training exercises, promotion ceremonies and hospitals. Leighow said Palin will be on the trip through the weekend.

This follows Palin’s Monday visit to an aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Alaska.

For photos of Palin's visit to the aircraft carrier, visit adn.com/photos

To read the original article, visit www.adn.com.

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