Montana Sen. Steve Daines to visit troops in Afghanistan

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HELENA, Mont. - This past weekend, Montana Senator Steve Daines paid a visit to the state's National Guard Troops deployed in Afghanistan.

Senator Daines didn't come empty-handed to the 495th CSSB from Kalispell, bringing soldiers Montana beef jerky, cookies and challenge coins.

Daines also met with U.S. Ambassador John Bass to discuss foreign policy and the fight against Islamic terrorists.

During his trip, Daines also stopped in Turkey, meeting with Istanbul Consul General Jennifer Davis and Ambassador Bass on countering Russian influence and bringing home the remaining Americans detained in Turkey.