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Local National Guard Soldiers leave Thursday for eventual deployment in Afghanistan

The 22 Soldiers come from 18 communities around Minnesota
 
By Rick Ellis | Email the author | March 28, 2011

Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from Minnesota are leaving Thursday for an eventual deployment in Afghanistan

The Soldiers are part of A Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard They will be supporting Oklahoma's 45th Combat Brigade Combat Team when it deploys to Afghanistan later this year Nearly 3,200 of the Oklahoma brigade's Soldiers will be deployed, making it the largest deployment of Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers since the Korean War

A departure ceremony for the Minnesota National Guard Soldier will be held at the Bloomington Armory at 11 am on Wednesday

When they leave on Thursday, they will train in the US until May, when they leave for Afghanistan The deployment is expected to last approximately nine months, but the term may be extended

More than 270 members of the Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are currently deployed to multiple locations across the world
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