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1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Soldiers return to Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2010

~1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Soldiers return to Minnesota~

More than 550 Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) will be returning to Minnesota following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

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's notable accomplishments include:
- Successfully completed 591 combat missions traveling more than 19 million miles without accident or injury
- Sustained an operational readiness rate of 99.63% throughout their deployment
- Received the 1st Theater Sustainment Command Safety Award
- Conducted 127 Soldier reenlistments while deployed

1-151 FA Soldiers from A Battery in Marshall, B Battery in Madison and Olivia are scheduled to arrive on Friday, April 2 to the locations listed below

10:30 am Friday, April 2
56 Soldiers
B Battery, Bold Senior High School
701 S 9th Street
Olivia, MN 56277

12 pm Friday, April 2
55 Soldiers
B Battery, Madison Elementary School
316 W 4th St
Madison, MN 56256

2 pm Friday, April 2
105 Soldiers
A Battery, Marshall Armory
500 Timmerman Drive
Marshall, MN, 56258

Soldiers from C Battery in Morris and Ortonville, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery in Montevideo and the 175th Forward Support Company in Appleton are scheduled to arrive on Saturday, April 3.  A separate media advisory will be sent out once those arrival times are finalized. 

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

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

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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