[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/24/art.palin1.gi.jpg caption="Palin (here visiting son Track’s Army brigade) plans to visit members of the Alaska National Guard."](CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will head overseas to visit troops serving in the National Guard, her office said Wednesday.
On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the Alaska governor tweeted that she had received permission to see the troops. "Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command's area of responsibility," she wrote Wednesday in shorthand that is often used on the social networking Web site Twitter.
The governor's office said the Defense Department had asked that further details of her trip not be released yet, for security reasons.
Two years ago, Palin visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait and wounded soldiers on a U.S. base in Germany, as well as a border crossing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.
Palin's son Track, who serves in the Army, deployed to Iraq last year.