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Minnesota National Guard Hosts Afghanistan Deployment Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 26, 2010

~Minnesota National Guard Hosts Afghanistan Deployment Ceremony~

Thirteen Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard will leave Minnesota for training on March 2, 2009 for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

This is the third time the Minnesota National Guard will be teaming with the Croatian Armed Forces as an extension of the State Partnership Program by developing and fielding a combined Operational Mentoring Liaison Team (OMLT)

OMLT III Soldiers will serve alongside their Croatian partners in Afghanistan as part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) OMLT III will coach, teach and mentor an Afghan National Army (ANA) Battalion with operational planning and mission execution in order to increase the overall capabilities of Afghan Security Forces

Members of the media are invited to attend the Deployment Ceremony for these Soldiers at 10:00 am Monday, March 1 at the Cedar Street Armory, 600 Cedar St, St Paul MN 55101

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

For specific demographic information on the deploying Soldiers visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org and click on the OMLT III Special Feature banner

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

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