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Minnesota National Guard hosts four more Deployment Ceremonies for 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 2, 2009


The last four Deployment Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 4 in the cities of Marshall, Montevideo, Madison (Appleton Unit) and Olivia.

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.

10 am Saturday, April 4
105 Soldiers
A Battery, Marshall Senior High School
401 S Saratoga Street, Marshall, MN, 56258

1 pm Saturday, April 4
95 Soldiers
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Montevideo Senior High School
1501 Williams Ave
Montevideo, MN 56265

3 pm Saturday, April 4
150 Soldiers
Appleton-based Forward Support Company, Lac qui Parle Valley High School 2860 291st Ave Madison, MN 56256

5:30 pm Saturday, April 4
56 Soldiers
B Battery, Bold Senior High School
701 S 9th Street
Olivia, MN 56277

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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