700 Minnesota National Guard Members Deploying On Mission To Middle East

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Seven hundred soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard are set to deploy Friday for a mission that’ll take them to the Middle East.

The soldiers are from the St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade.They’ll head away from home for training, and then eventually head to Kuwait.

There’s a special departure ceremony at 11 a.m. at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Gov. Tim Walz is slated to speak.

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