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MN National Guard Aviation deployment ceremony

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan 22, 2015

ST CLOUD, Minn- Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the St Cloud-based Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 1-171 Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance) are scheduled to attend a departure ceremony Saturday in Saint Cloud, Minn, in preparation for a one-year deployment to Camp Buehring, Kuwait this month in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

Charlie Company will train for 6 weeks at Fort Hood, Texas prior to their deployment to Kuwait

In Kuwait, the Soldiers will conduct Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) operations in support of US Army Central Command They will support units from New Mexico, Ohio and Mississippi under the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade

"The Soldiers of C Co 1-171 have trained countless hours for the mission before us," said Capt Amanda Waldusky, forward support medical evacuation platoon leader "I am confident that each Soldier has the required knowledge and skills to succeed in their individual tasks, and work as a group toward a successful mission This is what Soldiers train their entire careers for, and this group is excited to put their training and skills to use"

Members of the media are invited to attend the departure ceremony Saturday, Jan 24 at 1 pm at the Army Aviation Support Facility, 2185 45th Avenue SE, Saint Cloud, MN 56307 Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

Follow the Charlie Company ceremony and deployment at www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org/c1171

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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