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Gov. Snyder visits Mich. troops in Afghanistan

By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says he's inspired by the high morale and great work of soldiers from Michigan serving in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

The Republican governor left for Kuwait on Monday night from Washington, D.C., and then vistied military installations in the Afghan provinces. He returned Friday.

>> Click play on the video player above to view Gov. Snyder's visit to Kuwait

In a Wednesday conference call with reporters, Snyder says he visited first with members of the Michigan National Guard's 1462nd Transportation Company that drives trucks in Kuwait.

Around 1,300 Michigan National Guard personnel are serving in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Snyder's traveled with the governors of Rhode Island and South Dakota in a visit organized by the Department of Defense.

In November 2005, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm traveled to visit Michigan soldiers in the Middle East with the governors of Kansas, Mississippi and Georgia.

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