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Minnesota National Guard announces upcoming deployment of 800 Soldiers

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Morris, 56267

Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Approximately 800 Soldiers from the St. Paul-based 34th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in late May 2008.

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Before deploying to Iraq these troops are expected to travel to Fort Sill, Okla. for three months of pre-deployment training.

The Soldiers of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade command, direct, maintain and operate UH-60 "Blackhawk" utility helicopters and CH-47 "Chinook" cargo helicopters. The brigade mission will be coordinating combat-service support missions, such as transporting cargo, personnel and material throughout their area of responsibility.

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