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1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Official Welcome Home Celebration and Change of Command

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 3, 2010

~ 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Official Welcome Home Celebration and Change of Command~

Community, friends and family of the Montevideo-based Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) will gather for a Welcome Home Celebration and to welcome the new Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Lowell Kruse on August 6, 2010 at the Montevideo Armory.

More than 550 Soldiers from 1-151 FA returned last March following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Battalion was headquartered at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, and it provided Convoy Security for logistical supply convoys from Kuwait to Forward Operating Bases throughout Iraq.

1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery's notable accomplishments from this deployment 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

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

The event starts at:
5 pm Friday
August 6, 2010
Montevideo Armory
711 S 17th St,
Montevideo, MN 56265


MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED to attend the welcome home celebration for these Soldiers and the community. 

For more information on 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 or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard

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

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