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National Guard unit participates in Welcome Home Ceremony Saturday

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug 27

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn - Forty-two Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 204th Area Support Medical Company are scheduled for a welcome home ceremony Saturday at Century College, in White Bear Lake, Minn after a nine-month deployment to Egypt

"Our soldiers provided medical support for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), which is comprised of more than 1,600 service members from 12 nations," said Army Cpt Jonathan Vang, 204th Area Support Medical Company commander

"While there, we provided medical care and health protection measures in support of the MFO in order to maintain the strength of the force," said Vang "The unit operated in two treatment facilities in the Sinai Peninsula, as well as remote sites providing services such as dental, preventive medicine, veterinary, physical therapy, wellness services and medical logistics In July, our soldiers were instrumental in treating 14 MFO Service members when attacked by militants at a checkpoint in western Egypt"

"Over the 9 months, we treated more than 4,400 patients," said Vang "Saving lives was our greatest reward in the Sinai and I am proud of how the unit responded to the mass casualty event in July This was attributed to our prepared trauma teams and professionalism"

Members of the media and general public are invited to attend the welcome home ceremony scheduled Saturday, Aug 29, at 3 pm at Century College, 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minn. Members of the media are invited to arrive 60 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/162616918664

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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