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Minnesota National Guard aviation company schedules departure ceremony Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 18

ST CLOUD, Minn - A departure ceremony is scheduled Friday for more than 50 soldiers of Company C, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion, St Cloud, Minn, who are deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

"We have a very professional group of soldiers that are ready to respond to our nation's call," said Army Maj Daniel R O'Meara, C Company Commander

"I have complete confidence they are the most qualified soldiers to perform this mission," said O'Meara  "Over the past few months we have formed a strong bond where individuals can rely on each other for strength and mentorship"

"Our company is an air ambulance company and will provide medical evacuation support by use of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters," said Army 1st Sgt Juan S Esquivel, C Company 1st Sgt

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend the departure ceremony Friday, July 20 at 11 am at Army Aviation Support Facility #2, 2185 45th Ave SE, Cloud, Minn, 56304-9793  Members of the media are invited to arrive 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at ngmn.public.affairs@ng.army.mil or call 651-282-4410

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