MN National Guard Unit Deployed To Afghanistan

Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

A Minnesota National Guard unit is headed to Afghanistan where members will be asked to deal with and clear improvised explosive devices.

A deployment ceremony was held in the Civic Arena in Litchfield Sunday for nearly 100 members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Co. The soldiers will train for several months at Fort Bliss in Texas before traveling to Afghanistan.

KSTP reports that the soldiers come from 28 communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Many of the soldiers in the unit will be deployed overseas for the first time.

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