Editor's Note: The name of the congresswoman from Guam was incorrect in the first version. It has been corrected.
U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, is traveling overseas this week with a congressional delegation visiting troops and meeting with military leaders, his office announced Thursday.
The delegation left Iraq on Thursday and was traveling to an unspecified other foreign country.
The locations and itinerary for the remainder of the trip were not being released to protect security, said Stephanie Valle, the congressman's spokeswoman.
Gibson, a freshman House member, serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
Traveling in the delegation with Gibson are Reps. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, and Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Congressional visits to the troops have been fairly common over the past decade.
Former local Reps. Scott Murphy, Kirsten Gillibrand and John Sweeney each traveled to either Iraq or Afghanistan, or both, while in office.