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Minnesota National Guard unit scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 18

ST PAUL, Minn - Nine soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's Detachment 39 Operational Support Airlift Command are scheduled to attend a departure ceremony Wednesday in St Paul, Minn, in preparation for a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

"Detachment 39 is a small group of soldiers who will command the Kuwait Regional Flight Center," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brad M Husnik, Detachment 39 Commander 

"The group is a specialized fixed-wing unit consisting of three Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft which will operate throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia," said Husnik "This group will be active flying distinguished visitors, providing diplomatic passenger transport and performing on-demand air cargo missions throughout the region"  

"The flying conditions will be considerably different from Minnesota," said Husnik "Everything from desert conditions to high altitude"
    
Members of the media are invited to attend the departure ceremony Wednesday, June 19 at 10 am at the Army Aviation Support Facility, 206 Airport Road, Room 206, St Paul Minn Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

For more information on the deploying soldiers, view the attached document

Follow the departure ceremony at www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard or Twitter @MNNationalGuard
 
For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410

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