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Over 400 Minnesota guardsmen provided support at Kabul airport before evacuation

1st Lt. Michelle Jaeger, a platoon leader with the Minnesota National Guard's A Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, interacts with Afghan children as part of operations at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 21, 2021. Minnesota Soldiers are providing humanitarian assistance to U.S. citizens, special immigrant visa holders, and their families. Photo: Photo Credit: Army Capt. Vincent Struble. 1st Lt. Michelle Jaeger, a platoon leader with the Minnesota National Guard's A Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment, interacts with Afghan children as part of operations at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 21, 2021. Minnesota Soldiers are providing humanitarian assistance to U.S. citizens, special immigrant visa holders, and their families.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: August 31, 2021 10:23 PM
Created: August 31, 2021 10:10 PM

More than 400 Minnesota National Guard soldiers provided support at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan before the U.S. completely evacuated, ending the 20-year war.

The National Guard said over 400 soldiers from the Task Force 1-194, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division deployed to the airport less than two weeks ago. There, they provided perimeter security and provided humanitarian assistance to U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa holders and their families.

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