Western Asia

Send-Off Set for 700 Minnesota National Guard Members

Friday's ceremony is being held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–A ceremonial send-off is being held for 700 Minnesota National Guard members headed for Western Asia. The St. Paul-based 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade will provide Army helicopter, airplane and drone support to U.S. and coalition forces. The unit flies Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters and twin-engine turboprops for reconnaissance, transportation and medical evacuations. Friday’s ceremony is…