It's a slightly different mission for a Minnesota National Guard unit heading to Afghanistan. KARE-11 reports 22 soldiers from the Guard's Agri-Business Development Team are going to the Zabul Province to help local farmers. An estimated 80 percent of Afghans earn their living from agri-business.
53 Minn. soldiers head to Afghanistan for yearlong deployment
A crowd of 200 people turned up in St. Cloud Friday to show their support for 53 soldiers heading off to Afghanistan. The C Company 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Minnesota National Guard will be deployed for a year to provide medical evacuation support for UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.