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E Battery, 151st Field Artillery returns to Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 30, 2010

~E Battery, 151st Field Artillery returns to Minnesota~

Community, friends and family of the Anoka-based E Battery, 151st Field Artillery will gather to welcome home 82 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers. E Battery, 151st Field Artillery will return to Minnesota following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

The Soldiers are scheduled to arrive at 3 pm Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Boulevard Northwest,  Ramsey, MN 55303.

E Battery is a Target Acquisition Battery (TAB) who's primary mission is to detect, identify and locate enemy indirect fire positions. 

Since April 2009, E Battery has provided radar support to US Forces in the Baghdad area.  The unit utilized sophisticated radar equipment to acquire enemy rocket, mortar and artillery fire.  E Battery was responsible for sensor management, logistics and maintenance support for 15 radar teams providing counter fire support and sensory capabilities to military bases in Iraq.

E Battery, 151st Field Artillery notable deployment accomplishments include:
- Provided early warning and enemy surveillance for 600 indirect fire attacks on coalition forces� 
- Maintained and controlled 130 radar sensor platforms on 10 different bases
- Conducted 500 critical resupply missions and upheld an operational readiness rate of 98%

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED to attend the welcome home celebration for these Soldiers� 

For more information on E Battery, 151st Field Artillery visit www.minnesotanationalguard.org/units/unit_template.php?unit=VC2AA

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

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

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