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1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Provides Teleconference Update on Iraq Deployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 23, 2010

~1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Provides Teleconference Update on Iraq Deployment~

More than 550 Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) recently completed their 518th mission in Iraq.  The 1-151 FA has assembled a Soldier panel to provide an update and take questions from the media via a live teleconference from 10:00 am to 11:00 am CST on Thursday, 25 February 2010.

1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery left Minnesota in April for a one-year deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  There are five Minnesota National Guard units deployed from the communities of Montevideo, Appleton, Marshall, Madison, Olivia, Morris and Ortonville.

Headquartered in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, the unit provides Convoy Security and Force Protection for logistical supply convoys from Kuwait to Forward Operating Bases throughout Iraq.  To date, the unit has performed 518 convoy escort missions traveling more than 17 million miles.

To RSVP for the Teleconference and get the telephone access number, email mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

For more information on the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery visit http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/units/unit_template.php?unit=PU3AA

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

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