The Republican governor left for Kuwait on Monday night from Washington, D.C., and now is visiting military installations in the Afghan provinces. He returns Friday.
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 traveling 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.