Contact Us

Family, Friends and Officials See Off National Guard Troops Bound For Afghanistan [AUDIO]

Photo by Abby Faulkner

A deployment ceremony was held at the National Guard Helicopter Base in St. Cloud for 21 soldiers today.

The soldiers will train beginning on April 24th in New Mexico in preparation for a one year deployment to perform medical evacuation support in Afghanistan.

They were seen off by a host of local and State officials, including Governor Mark Dayton.

Most of the soldiers, including Crew leader Neil Scott, have served in the Middle East before.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Scott says the Battalion will be deployed for no longer than 400 days, though that is subject to change.

The soldiers hail from 18 communities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.