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1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Completes Mission in Iraq

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March 26, 2010

~1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Completes Mission in Iraq~

The Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) completed their Transfer of Authority ceremony today at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

More than 550 Soldiers from 1-151 FA are returning to Fort McCoy, WI following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Soldiers will undergo medical and administrative out-processing at Fort McCoy before they return to Minnesota. The first wave of Soldiers are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, March 28, 2010. Their exact return dates to Minnesota will be released as soon as they become available.

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.

Headquartered at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, the unit provided Convoy Security and Force Protection for logistical supply convoys from Kuwait to Forward Operating Bases throughout Iraq.

1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery notable accomplishments include:
- Successfully completed 591 combat missions traveling more than 19 million miles without accident or injury
- Sustained an operational readiness rate of 9963% throughout their deployment
- Received the 1st Theater Sustainment Command Safety Award
- Conducted 127 Soldier reenlistments while deployed

The Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) completed their Transfer of Authority ceremony today at Camp Buehring, Kuwait
The Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) completed their Transfer of Authority ceremony today at Camp Buehring, Kuwait

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