Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deploying to Middle East

On Sunday, the 147th Human Resources Company will hold a departure ceremony for Soldiers deploying to Kuwait.

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

“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.