60 Minnesota National Guard soldiers to deploy to Kuwait, Iraq

Sixty soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard will be deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.

The soldiers from B Company, First General Support Aviation Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment based in St. Cloud will deploy Monday.

The soldiers will provide aerial movement of troops, supply equipment and combat support while deployed.

The unit flies CH-47 Chinook lift helicopters.

The deployment will be streamed live on the company’s Facebook page.