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Minn.’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade Heads Back To Middle East

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are going back to the Middle East.

More than 200 soldiers will train for two weeks at Camp Ripley in Minnesota, then leave for Texas is June.

They’ll arrive in Kuwait in July or August.

WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach spent some time with them in Iraq in 2009, where they were using the same Blackhawk helicopters. You can watch his story in the video above.

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