Minnesota National Guard Human Resource team to deploy to Afghanistan

May 16, 2019 (ARDEN HILLS, Minn.) — Six soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard’s, 147th Human Resources Company, 347th Regional Support Group, will depart on May 18, 2019, for a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

“I’m proud of all the time and work our soldiers have put in to ensuring that we are well-prepared for this mission,” said 2nd Lt. Danielle Heitkamp, the officer in charge of the team. “We look forward to taking on this very important mission to help support our fellow service members.”

The 147th Human Resources Company provides postal operations, casualty liaison duties, personnel accountability, and dozens of personnel services that help maintain soldier readiness.

This team is the third of four teams from the unit that will rotate through the mission in the next few years.

Following a brief deployment ceremony, Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Arden Hills Readiness Center located at 4761 Hamline Ave. N., the soldiers will depart for pre-deployment training at Fort Bliss, Texas. 

Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office at 651-282-4410 or mn.ng.web@mail.mil.

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.ng.mil.