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Minnesota National Guard prepares for seventh, eighth waves of returning 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 30

ST PAUL, Minn - More than 500 soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division are scheduled to return today and Tuesday

"The seventh and eighth waves of 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers are scheduled to arrive late tonight and Tuesday afternoon," said Army Lt. Col. Rick T Schute, officer in charge for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division

"We are very proud of the brigade's accomplishments in supporting the final phase of the Iraq War during Operation New Dawn," said Schute "Please join us at the armories to welcome these groups home," said Schute

Editors:
Members of the media and public are invited to attend the initial reunions at the armories for these soldiers All times are subject to change and arrival times at armories are estimates

The following buses are scheduled for Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1:

BUS ROUTE #1
St Cloud Armory
1710 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, Minn 56303

May 1, 12:15 am

Camp Ripley Armory
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, Minn 56345

May 1, 1:25 am

BUS ROUTE #2
Rochester Armory
1715 Marion Road SE
Rochester, Minn 55904

May 1, 12:15 am

BUS ROUTE #3
Mankato Armory
100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato, Minn 56001

May 1, 12:35 am

New Ulm Armory
205 N Broadway St
New Ulm, Minn 56073

May 1, 1:35 am

BUS ROUTE #4
West St Paul Armory
1346 Robert St S
West St Paul, Minn 55118

April 30, 11:20 pm

BUS ROUTE #5
Bloomington Armory
3300 W 98th St
Bloomington, Minn 55431

April 30, 11:15 pm

The following buses are scheduled for Tuesday, May 1:
BUS ROUTE #1
West St Paul Armory
1346 Robert St S
West St Paul, Minn 55118

1:45 pm

BUS ROUTE #2
Anoka Armory
408 E Main St
Anoka, Minn 55303

2:10 pm

St Cloud Armory
1710 Veterans Drive
St Cloud, Minn 56303

3:30 pm

BUS ROUTE #3
St Peter Armory
1120 Swift St
St Peter, Minn 56082

2:35 pm

Mankato Armory
100 Martin Luther King Drive
Mankato, Minn 56001

3:20 pm

BUS ROUTE #4
Owatonna Armory
2323 W Bridge St
Owatonna, Minn 55060

2:25 pm

Austin Armory
800 21st St NE
Austin, Minn 55912

3:20 pm

BUS ROUTE #5
Rochester Armory
1715 Marion Road SE
Rochester, Minn 55904

3:50 pm

Winona Armory
1303 Homer Road
Winona, Minn 55987

5:20 pm

BUS ROUTE #6
Bloomington Armory
3300 W 98th St
Bloomington, Minn 55431

2:40 pm

BUS ROUTE #7 (This is a second arrival for May 1)
West St Paul Armory
1346 Robert St S
West St Paul, Minn 55118

3:45 pm

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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