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Departure ceremony scheduled Saturday for 25 Minnesota National Guard soldiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug 23

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn - A departure ceremony is scheduled Saturday for 25 soldiers of the 147th Finance Company, 347th Regional Support Group, at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minn

"It is difficult to leave your family and friends behind for a year, but this is one of the smartest, hard working and motivated group of soldiers I have ever had the privilege of serving with during my career," said Army Capt Karly M Mangen, 147th Finance Company Commander

"I know we will excel in every aspect of our finance mission and we will continue to set the example of what Minnesota National Guard soldiers are capable of accomplishing," said Mangen

"The unit is scheduled to depart in early September," said Army 1st Lt Joseph Stuber, unit movement officer for the 147th Finance Company "We will train at Fort Dix, NJ, for a couple of months and then continue to Afghanistan We will provide financial management support during our deployment"

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend the departure ceremony Saturday, Aug 25 at 4 pm at Inver Hills Community College, College Theater, 2500 East 80th St, Inver Grove Heights, Minn, 55076 Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

For more information about the soldiers, please review the fact sheet

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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