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Minnesota National Guard Aviation Soldiers to Deploy

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2015

HASTINGS, Minn- Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's Hastings-based B Company and C Company, 834th Aviation Support Battalion, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, will deploy for a seven-month mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield

"The deploying Soldiers of the 834th Aviation Support Battalion are eagerly anticipating their upcoming deployment to Kuwait With a 40-personnel manning requirement, the deploying unit received more volunteers for this deployment than we had slots available," said Capt Caleb Seelhoff, company commander

"The task force has the mission to augment the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade from the Mississippi National Guard, and the 351st Aviation Support Battalion from the Kentucky National Guard, who are already stationed in Kuwait Our Minnesota troops will be providing communication systems support and helicopter maintenance support," said Seelhoff

Members of the media are invited to attend the departure ceremony Saturday, June 6th at 11:00 am at the Hastings Middle School, 1000 West 11th Street, Hastings, Minn 55033 Members of the media are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony

To view a fact sheet about the deployment, click here

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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