Red Bulls: 215 Minnesota National Guard soldiers return home
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A large contingent of Minnesota National Guard soldiers who served in Iraq return to the state Sunday.
The National Guard says 215 soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team will return to St. Paul. Army Lt. Col. Rick Schute says the soldiers are flying on commercial, military-chartered flight and will arrive at the 133rd Airlift Wing.
The brigade, which provides reconnaissance and security, supported the final phase of the Iraq war.
Schute says it's the first of many groups returning to Minnesota over the next three weeks. Buses will carry the soldiers along four different routes throughout the state and will stop at various armories, including Pine City, Cloquet, Duluth, Anoka, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Hutchinson, Redwood Falls and Bloomington.
Times are subject to change and arrival times at armories are estimates.
BUS ROUTE #1
Pine City Armory1045 Main St. S.Pine City, Minn. 5506311 a.m.
Cloquet Armory801 Highway 33 S.Cloquet, Minn. 5572012:15 p.m.
Duluth Armory4015 Airpark Blvd.Duluth, Minn. 558111 p.m.
BUS ROUTE #2
Anoka Armory408 E. Main St.Anoka, Minn. 5530310:20 a.m.
St. Cloud Armory1710 Veterans DriveSt. Cloud, Minn. 5630311:45 p.m.
Brainerd Armory1115 Wright St.Brainerd, Minn. 564011:20 p.m.
BUS ROUTE #3
Hutchinson Armory1200 Adams St. S.E.Hutchinson, Minn. 5535012 p.m.
Redwood Falls Armory530 Highway 101Redwood Falls, Minn. 562831:15 p.m.
BUS ROUTE #4
Bloomington Armory3300 W. 98th St.Bloomington, Minn. 5543110:50 a.m.
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