​Alexandria-Based National Guard Unit Deploying to Middle East

​Alexandria-Based National Guard Unit Deploying to Middle East Click to Enlarge

(MNN) -- About a hundred National Guard soldiers from more than 60 Minnesota communities are deploying next week for the Middle East.

The Alexandria-based Battery C, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery will defend U-S and Allied positions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Company 1st Sergeant Adam Vanderwal said, "we have worked hard over the last several months to prepare our soldiers and families for this year-long deployment.”

The community is invited to wave goodbye to the soldiers as their buses leave Alexandria on Monday morning along Broadway to Interstate 94(9:30 a-m).

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