120 Minn. National Guard soldiers deploying [UPDATED]Published 10:29am Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated 12:31pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ST. PAUL — More than 120 Minnesota National Guard soldiers are preparing for a yearlong deployment that includes a training mission in Afghanistan.
The 257th Military Police Company was scheduled to ship out Monday to Fort Bliss, Texas. They’re expected to be there for a few weeks before heading overseas.
A Minnesota Public Radio report says their mission will be to train members of the Afghan National Army to operate a prison.