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The final wave of 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers scheduled to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 26


ST PAUL, Minn - The final wave of 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers are scheduled to attend a departure ceremony Tuesday, August 30, at Camp Ripley, Minn, in preparation for a one-year deployment in support of Operation New Dawn

"The soldiers are looking forward to supporting the final draw down in Iraq," said Army Sgt. 1st Class Erin Reski, platoon sergeant for the deploying soldiers

"We are scheduled for additional training at Camp Shelby, Miss, before we depart for Kuwait," said Reski

The brigade headquarters will be at Camp Arifjan with subordinate units stationed throughout Kuwait, said Reski The brigade will be working under the overall control of Army Central Command - Kuwait They will be responsible for providing base management and security and securing the ground convoy transport of troops, equipment and supplies throughout Iraq

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED to attend the departure ceremony for these soldiers Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

11 am August 30
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Facility (Hanger Club) 15000 Highway 115
Camp Ripley, Minn 56345-4173

More information on the deploying soldiers: Final Wave Fact Sheetpdf

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at ngmnpublicaffairs@ngarmymil or call 651-282-4410

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