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34th Combat Aviation Brigade welcome home ceremony

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2015

ST PAUL, Minn- The homecoming ceremony of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade's Headquarters Company and 2nd Battalion, 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion from a year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Kuwait and Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq will occur on Saturday afternoon

Nearly 200 Soldiers and their families will be thanked will be officially welcomed home by Minnesota leaders during a ceremony at Anoka Technical College Auditorium, 1355 West Highway 10, Anoka, Minn, at approximately 2:40 pm on Saturday

These Minnesota units conducted aviation operations and security cooperation activities at the direction of US Central Command Their mission expanded to support Operation Inherent Resolve, the military effort to combat emerging militant groups, in September

"We operated from the Arabian gulf to Iraq We were stretched very far," said Lt Col Gregory Fix, commander of the 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion

The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade worked directly with other nations, established and strengthened crucial relationships in Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

While deployed they worked with Iraqi and British military units as well as the US Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Army units to include US Special Operations

"The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers worked in high temperatures and difficult desert conditions, maintaining helicopters 24 hours every day for nine months supporting all missions and strategic air movements," said Fix

For more information on the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, visit http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/34cab

Media is invited to attend:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mn.ng.web@mail.mil or call 651-282-4410
Point of Contact on Saturday will be Col Kevin Olson, 612-308-1610





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