Minnesota National Guard Soldiers Deploying to Middle East

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release
May 6, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Tomorrow, the 147th Human Resources Company will hold a departure ceremony for Soldiers deploying to Kuwait.

“The 147th HRC has been a high-demand unit with multiple overseas deployments as well as state active duty in their lineage, and I have no doubt they will be successful again on their upcoming deployment,” said Army Lt. Col. Joel Stamp, the 1347th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Commander.

The 147th HRC supports missions, which enable successful deployment and redeployment of units throughout the area. They have the task of personnel accountability to ensure each service member that comes into the country is properly accounted for and that their personal and operational readiness is optimized for the mission at hand.

Approximately 25 Soldiers will deploy from the company. This will be the first deployment for more than 67 percent of the Soldiers and the third deployment for 13 percent.

Editor’s Note: Media members are invited to attend the departure ceremony on May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Donaldson Company, 1400 W 94th St, Bloomington, Minn., 55431. Media can RSVP to Lt. Col. Kristen Augé at 952-913-5979 or kristen.l.auge.mil@army.mil.

About the Minnesota National Guard –
Established in 1856 and headquartered in St. Paul, the Minnesota National Guard has more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen who serve in 58 communities across the state. The Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of the Minnesota National Guard are ‘Always Ready’ to fight the nation’s wars, protect the country, respond to state emergencies, and contribute to local communities. For more information about the Minnesota National Guard, visit https://MinnesotaNationalGuard.ng.mil.