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Minnesota National Guard hosts first three Deployment Ceremonies for 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2009


The Deployment Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, March 28 in the cities of Madison, Ortonville and Morris.

More than 550 Soldiers from the Montevideo-based 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery will leave Minnesota for training in April, 2009 for a one-year deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery will provide theatre convoy security and force protection throughout Kuwait and Iraq. Before deploying to Iraq, these troops will travel to Fort Hood, TX for approximately three months of pre-deployment training.

There are five major units in the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery in Montevideo, A Battery in Marshall, B Battery in Madison and Olivia, C Battery in Morris and Ortonville and the 175th Forward Support Company in Appleton.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Deployment Ceremonies in each community.

12 pm Saturday, March 28
55 Soldiers
B Battery, Madison Elementary School
316 W 4th St
Madison, MN 56256

2 pm Saturday, March 28
52 Soldiers
C Battery, Ortonville High School
200 Trojan Dr
Ortonville, MN 56278

5 pm Saturday, March 28
49 Soldiers
C Battery, Morris Elementary School
151 S Columbia Ave
Morris, MN 56267

There will be four more Deployment Ceremonies on April 4 in the cities of Marshall, Montevideo, Appleton and Olivia. A media advisory will be sent out on April 2 regarding the times of each ceremony.

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard visit us at www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org

For updates to this release, and others, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org/pr.

For specific demographic information on the deploying Soldiers, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org and "click" on The Special Feature banner labeled "1-151 Field Artillery Unit Overview".

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410


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