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204th Area Support Medical Company Departure Ceremony

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 10

ST PAUL, Minn - More than 40 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 204th Area Support Medical Company are scheduled to attend a departure ceremony Saturday in Cottage Grove, Minn, in preparation for a nine-month deployment to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in support of Multi-National Force and Observers (MFO) The mission of the MFO is to enforce the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel

"Although there was a short timeline to prepare for our deployment, the 204th Area Support Medical Company is trained and ready to successfully complete our assigned mission," said Army 1st Lt Jonathan Vang, 204th Area Support Medical Company Commander

"The 204th Area Support Medical Company will provide health service support, echelon level II medical care and health protection measures in support of the MFO in order to maintain the strength of the force," said Army 1st Sgt Brent A Ambuehl, 204th Area Support Medical Company First Sergeant "The MFO is an independent international organization consisting of 14 different countries which provides peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai It's our job to ensure the health of the service members serving in the area"

"The soldiers are extremely positive and the camaraderie within this unit will make the deployment go by fast," said Vang "I have full confidence in the unit leadership and I am honored to be deploying with this team"

Members of the media are invited to attend the departure ceremony Saturday, Sept 13 at 11 am at the Park Hill High School, 8140 80th Street South, Cottage Grove, Minn Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

Follow the 204th Area Support Medical Company ceremony and deployment at www.facebook.com/pages/204th-ASMC/

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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