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National Guard Soldiers Returning Home to St. Cloud
Seventy soldiers from the St. Cloud are coming home, just in time for Thanksgiving. The solders from the St. Cloud-based Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment will be back in town tomorrow (Wednesday).
Sartell Councilman To Be Deployed To Afghanistan
Sartell City Councilman David Peterson is heading back overseas with the Minnesota Army National Guard. Peterson, who's a captain in the National Guard, says he's being deployed for the second time in three years - this time to serve a seven-month stint in Afghanistan.
GPS Units Given To Deploying National Guard Soldiers
Ten St. Cloud area soldiers will be armed with a new G-P-S unit, when they leave for Iraq on Friday. The St. Augusta American Legion Post 621 donated the G-P-S units, with the help of Lowranz Electronics. Lowranz spokesman Mike Schnettler says the units will be a value tool for the soldiers.
Red Bull Deployment Ceremonies Planned In Central Minnesota
Several departure ceremonies for the Minnesota National Guard will be held in Central Minnesota over the next few days. The First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, is scheduled to depart Minnesota in the next few weeks in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

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