June 25th, 2009
09:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin visiting National Guard unit in Kosovo

(CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is visiting Alaska National Guard troops in Kosovo, her office said Thursday.

The governor is visiting the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, an army aviation unit deployed to the area on a peacekeeping mission. "A part of Governor Palin's duties while she is in country is to inspect the troops and ascertain how the experience in Kosovo will better prepare these service members for missions within Alaska and future deployments overseas," her office said in a statement.

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.

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  1. Ray Collins, Yuma, AZ

    Surprise!! A governor doing her job.

    I guess it is a big deal, after all she may be the only one.

    If she's this good as governor maybe we should all be shouting:


    June 26, 2009 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  2. steve in AK

    Palin is qualified to "ascertain" troops over seas experiences? Based on what, her hockey mom credentials or is it her beauty queen awards?

    Give me a break, she is just campaigning for the 2012 presidential election. She is so transparent is it laughable, how can anyone take her seriously.

    June 26, 2009 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  3. Sniffit

    I agree CNN...let's find out exactly where that line lies...that magic threshold that once we cross it we ALL suddenly wake up and realize that we've gone too far and should be disgusted with ourselves. The learning experience will prove priceless Please please please give us more Sanford stories.

    June 26, 2009 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  4. Joyce Bayliss

    Thank you Sarah for visiting and caring for our troops that is more than can be said for Obama who is suppose to be their leader. I want you to know that A grateful Country supports you and all the young men and women who have chosen to wear with honor the uniform of the United States of America. My family just buried a young Marine this week who was fighting to keep this country free and we thank you for standing up for our men. Unfortunately we have a President who hates our Country, our flag, Our Constitution and everything these men and women have volunteered to give their life to preserve for all of us. God Bless you Sarah Palin for I know that this is not just a duty to you but an honor. God Bless the U.S.A. I know there will be at least one person who read this before its deleted and God Bless you also.

    June 26, 2009 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  5. Ken in NC

    Why is this news? Oh, I remember now. She just got her passport last year. Being so close to Russia, she never needed one before now.

    June 26, 2009 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
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