All the members of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 452nd Ordnance Co. are now back home, after spending a year in Kuwait and Iraq.
Hundreds of people gathered to formally send off about 160 North Dakota National Guard soldiers who are bound for a year of duty in the Middle East.
A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.
More than 2,000 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard are leaving to begin training for a one-year deployment overseas.
Thousands of soldiers from across the state are preparing for a yearlong deployment to Iraq. A total of 2,400 members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, known as the Red Bulls, will head overseas in support of Operation New Dawn. Deployment ceremonies are planned over the coming weeks.
On a crisp spring evening, Wes Moechnig heads into the milking parlor of his family’s dairy farm, attaches vacuum pumps to a dozen Brown Swiss cows and waits.
The Minnesota National Guard says 460 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery are preparing to go on a one-year deployment in the Middle East.
In May, 2,400 Minnesota National Guard members will begin preparations to be deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.
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